Posts tagged "interior design sources"

Just Do It – In My Design World

Make a commitment, don’t follow through and then what?  In daily life, people will move away from you and hesitate to hang out, since you might not show up or cancel at the last minute.  But somehow, in my professional world, it may not involve not showing up at all, but rather showing up late,... Read more »

Do You Need An Interior Designer? FAQs

Do You Need An Interior Designer?  FAQs
Do I need a Professional Designer for my project? If you are making minor changes or investments in your home, office or whatever you are re-doing, you may not need a Designer.  Store personnel might be all the help you need to make appropriate selections.  For offices, there are showrooms and dealers that can provide... 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 »
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Start That Project!

Start That Project!
Forward! Interior Design and architecture, decorating, building, puttering and remodeling world can enjoy positive changes now that our collective attention can be diverted from the political arena.  Many, many people have been hiding out or cowering in corners fearful of making decisions and investments that are not only about money but also about time.  I... 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 »

Shopping for Cost and Value

Shopping for Cost and Value
Most of my job is working with clients who buy– and manufacturers, tradesmen and artisans who sell their products and their services. When any client or “friend/family” person asks for my input, the better someone knows me, the more unnecessary the “should I do this to save money?” question is.  My answer?  “It’s up to... Read more »
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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 »

My Furniture (Tile, Cabinetry...) Is Taking SO Long!

Before the collapse of 2008, furniture took 10-14 weeks to complete.  Now it takes about 12 weeks to have something made.  Um…..whassup with that? No one is being lazy and no one is “sitting” on your deposits and not working.  It’s not that complicated.  In 2005, it took 14 weeks to do custom work–sometimes even... Read more »

A Designer's Golden List

OK!!  As promised in my last post, here is a (QUITE) complete list of the Professionals that I use in my Interior Design work to complete projects.  These tradesmen, artisans, service people also help clients maintain, replace and repair, update and upgrade homes, offices — whatever the spaces may be…including their outdoor spaces.   I... Read more »
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