Posts tagged "interior design"

Busy Season, Being There & Getting It Done

Busy Season, Being There & Getting It Done
“My life is so much less complicated because I am reliable.”  I actually posted a version of that very sentence on Facebook early this morning!  Period—end of blog post. Not really, not until I explain why I say that. It’s an amazing feeling for me to know that I’ve noticed that in life, and especially... Read more »

Loving Your Home

Loving Your Home
I’m B a a a ck!! After meeting some heavy project deadlines, here I am again! with some (comparatively) soul-searching considerations… 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... Read more »

Interior Design in 2013 -- Defined!

Interior Design in 2013 -- Defined!
Today is the first day of NeoCon, Interior Design’s Chicago-based conference.  Exhibits, meetings, showroom presentations (and parties) abound during this annual international gathering. In honor of the upcoming gathering Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a proclamation declaring “Interior Design Week” in Illinois. It would be easy for me, as a Professional Designer and ChicagoNow blogger... Read more »
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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 »

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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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 »

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 »

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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"Mi Casa es Mi Casa" but you can look!

"Mi Casa es Mi Casa" but you can look!
This past weekend two people asked me if I meet with clients and prospective clients in my home…Not usually and here’s why: To start, we have a wonderful and friendly, but a bit crazy, 60 lb. husky.   Adorable as I think he is, I am sure he could overwhelm visitors. Yum yum. But much more... Read more »