Posts tagged "Interior Design Chicago"

"To The Trade" Means "To The Trade"

"To The Trade" Means "To The Trade"
“To The Trade” is the term that separates the consumer from a wholesale purchase.  It defines what “kind” of sale it is.  ”To The Trade” services and products are supposed be sold and marketed only to Professional Interior Designers, some Decorators and some Architects.  (All capitalized ONLY for the purpose of making this easier to read).A... Read more »

Interior Design and Money in 2013

Interior Design and Money in 2013
The first time I wrote on this topic was a couple of years ago.  Since then I have found that there are always new ways of working with a Design Pro.  I read and listen to what my peers are doing and, especially in today’s world of less discretionary cash and more universal access to... 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 »
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What's an "Interior Designer"?

What's an "Interior Designer"?
One of the most common questions I am asked is to explain the difference between a Decorator and a Designer. Here’s My answer, which I am positive that I would find much agreement within the REAL Design community including related professionals like contractors, architects, manufacturers, showrooms, “and more”: How can you tell?  First, ASK!!  Along... Read more »

Setting Up & Sorting Out Your Design Project

Setting Up & Sorting Out Your Design Project
Design projects creep up on us in several ways.  The 2 usual ways are either that something looks awful and just has to get “done” OR it’s moving time and you don’t have enough things to fill your new place. Whatever your most immediate needs might be, these are steps you can take to get... Read more »

Loving Your Home

Loving Your Home
Why does loving your home matter?  It matters because if you are happy in your home, you feel settled, you’re calmer and that extends into other aspects of your life.  I was noting Sunday that I have lived in this house longer than anywhere else.  When I was a little kid, and my parents acclimated... Read more »
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Re-decorating Resolutions: What Happened?

Re-decorating Resolutions:  What Happened?
What resolution?  It’s March already and, after this week’s weather, you might want to go outside until fall (or till we have a last snowfall or a heat wave).  Weren’t you tired of how your house/apartment looks?  What can you do rather quickly, and for not a lot of cash?  Here are some easy ideas... Read more »

THE Color for 2012: Tangerine Tango!

THE Color for 2012: Tangerine Tango!
And the verdict is……Tangerine Tango!!  Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2012!! Bright, and fun, another hot, glowing color that has been selected.  Pantone has predicted and selected colors and color trends for the several years. Founded in 1963, Pantone has provided color wheels, charts, fabric samples and online tools for graphic design and printing, fashion... Read more »

Good Design: It's Not Just For “The 1%”

Good Design: It's Not Just For “The 1%”
Occupy Wall Street started on  September 17th and Occupy Chicago began a week later on September 24th – today is day 73. This Movement touches and protests many political and social issues and positions from the banking bailout fiasco and the continuing mortgage chaos to free speech, environmental responsibility and gay rights.   But the core... Read more »
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Just because TV Says you Can?

Just because TV Says you Can?
One more time:  You are not a Designer because TV says you are.  Just because the Internet and HGTV/ DIY television are giving out all sorts of options for helping one exude overconfidence in construction, remodeling and design (plus, plus), doesn’t mean that it’s truly so. Sadly, Lowe’s is letting many employees go in our... Read more »