Posts tagged "Interior Designer Chicago"

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 »

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 »

Notes For Your Spring Design Project

Notes For Your Spring Design Project
Hey Everyone:  It looks like there’s a buzz in the construction industry again!  Yay!  It’s fun, and exciting and I couldn’t be happier for all the wonderful showrooms, tradesmen and manufacturers that are starting to breathe comfortably again.  I’ve missed my sometimes daily connections to them and the smiles on my clients’ faces when they... Read more »
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Design Week Is Now

Design Week Is Now
For some reason, actresses can become “Designers” on widely-watched TV shows because they can sew curtains.  OK, I guess?   On the other hand, this week, highly professional representatives of the Interior Design industry in Illinois are spending time talking to legislators in Springfield  about new legislation.  New regulations would separate and license qualified Interior... 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 »

Real Design Tips (for Free)

Real Design Tips (for Free)
Whether you will be working with a Design Pro or doing a project on your own, here are some Real tips including some nuggets.  I some of these tidbits from wonderful mentors and others are just from all that experience.   And it all just seems Logical now! Starting from your front door: 1. Your... Read more »
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Re-doing, Keeping Up, Keeping It Together

Re-doing, Keeping Up, Keeping It Together
“If you don’t keep up the work on your house, it will become an overwhelming proposition.” I heard that quite a while ago from one of my most experienced clients…meaning that she had years of experience doing and waiting and trying to keep up!  I completely agree with her, and have repeated this quote many,... Read more »

What To Expect When You're….Re-Doing

What To Expect When You're….Re-Doing
Here are a few pointers and reminders if you’re  improving your office or your home.  Any of these items will make the process easier: 1.  The most important reminder:  Get some help when making costly decisions.  There are professionals all around, and there is no question that they will save you what they cost you. ... Read more »

D. I. Whine (ing)

 D. I.  Whine (ing)
SURE, you can Do It Yourself!  I am not sure why you want to, but if you like, you can.  You might also make a mess and/or spend good money to end up with less than good choices in your design and decorating.  Since I’m a serious Design Professional I’m (of course) more opinionated (and... Read more »
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If I Scratch Your Back, Do You Scratch Mine?

A buzzword these days is “Networking”.  I interpret this “movement” to be a mutual sharing of ideas with the bottom line of sharing of sources, resources and exchanging recommendations.  Right?   Well, some are in a better place to recommend than others and some have limited resources for being recommended.   There’s always W.O.M. (Word of Mouth),... Read more »