Posts tagged "design"

Location, Happy Space, Location

Location, Happy Space, Location
Blogapalooza Hour at ChiNow tonight asks us bloggers to remember and write about a favorite place we’ve lived.  Yikes!  What an unfair question for an Interior Designer. We are to supposed to choose amongst our real residences and temporary ones like hotels, dorms, etc.  What? I love so many places I’ve lived – temporary or... Read more »

Making It

Making It
“Making it” as in being successful –not as in building something–can been uncomplicated.  It’s all about fearlessness, confidence and self-confidence.  For Chicago Now’s monthly “Blogapalooza” hour, any blogger interested in writing fast can follow a chosen topic (by our gurus) as related to their Blog.  Tonight, fear or fearlessness is the topic. For some wonderful,... Read more »

Designer: Plan It and Feel It, too

Designer: Plan It and Feel It, too
I’ve decided to stop, breathe, and slow down for the next few days. Our extended family is getting together in Chicago this weekend for a joyous event and my design clients are pressed with deadlines.  They want things completed yesterday so they can move into homes “ready to go”.  It’s been a crazy week.  Everyone... Read more »
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Starting a Design Project -- Properly

Starting a Design Project -- Properly
Reload!  This is important if you are entering the world of  Interior Design Projects, so yes, I am re-posting! OK… You know you can’t properly do this design project alone.  You kind of know what you will need, so what are your options? Referrals are best… and hopefully from personal experience. If you are looking... Read more »

Furnishing Your Home? Shop the Sales Now!

Furnishing Your Home? Shop the Sales Now!
Yet another “Save More! NOW” commercial popped up during local TV programming 2 seconds ago.  Talk shows and newscasts have gone on and on about Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the After Christmas and White Sales.  Online or on the street, it does seem that anything that was cheaper for the Holidays is even cheaper... Read more »

Shop in the Neighborhood or Shop in (Cyber) Space

Shop in the Neighborhood or Shop in (Cyber) Space
For the past few years we have been encouraged to support our local businesses … and this is a wonderful idea for all sorts of resources in the world of Interior Design.  We can hardly walk or drive anywhere and not see closed stores from Restoration Hardware in a local suburb to small specialized accessory/gift... Read more »
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Is Your House Falling Apart?

Is Your House Falling Apart?
Is your house falling apart?  Actually, I mean:  “Is what’s inside your house falling apart?”  Roof and gutters are not included here.  You may not remember how old your furniture, carpet, blinds, paint job and other products are.  Unless you just furnished your place, can relate the purchases to an event or did it all... Read more »

Help: When You Can't Do This Design Project By Yourself

Help:  When You Can't Do This Design Project By Yourself
Reload!  This is important if you are entering the world of  Interior Design Projects, so yes, I am re-posting! OK… You know you can’t properly do this design project alone.  You kind of know what you will need, so what are your options? Referrals are best… and hopefully from personal experience. If you are looking... Read more »

Design Project? It's Still About the Team

Design Project?  It's Still About the Team
This subject is one of the most important ones to write about!  So this post is an update of one of my earliest. It’s been many years since I started working as a Designer and the longer I work, the more I believe this: it’s all about the TEAMWORK to get the project “right”. Usually, a... Read more »
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Christmas Envy

Christmas Envy
Happy Chris-Kwanz-Nukah! It’s Christmastime and all is colorful and bright.  Last night on Christmas Eve most stores, restaurants and even gas stations were shuttered for the holiday.  Homes had trees inside with lights that sparkled through front windows.  And, of course, there were so many varieties of outside decorations from garlands to a whole front... Read more »