Posts tagged "interior designers Chicago"

One More Color of the Year 2015:

One More Color of the Year 2015:
Just about one day after I published my last post, Pantone revealed its Color of the Year for 2015:  Marsala!  It’s named after the “warm” red wine and has been predicted for Interiors, Fashion, Cosmetics, Graphics and anything in the Design world. “Marsala” can work with so many other colors, from blues and grays to... Read more »

DIY Projects You CAN Do Yourself!

DIY Projects You CAN Do Yourself!
I’ve spent blogging time discouraging readers from taking on over-reaching Do-It-Yourself projects, but there certainly are home-oriented tasks that can be perfect for a few hours, a weekend or a few weeks’ work. De-Cluttering:  You pretty much have to do this before you take on many household repairs and updates.  If your kitchen is messy,... Read more »

Made For You Is Worth It

Made For You Is Worth It
Are you finally looking to redesign (redecorate) or finally complete buying furnishings for yourself?  That’s awesome!  Hate the wait?   Before the collapse of 2007, furniture took 10-14 weeks to complete.  Now it takes about 12 weeks to have something made.  Um…..whassup with that?  Shouldn’t you just walk in somewhere (anywhere) and buy the first... Read more »
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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 »

Design and Build a Professional Team

Happy Thanksgiving Week! Here is  information that needs to be re-told again and again,  so I dug up this post from my archives (such as they are since ChiNow really isn’t very old): Design/construction projects dragged down or stopped over the past many months.  It is so frustrating (& obvious) because nearly everyone in any... Read more »

And the Colors for Fall 2012 Are...??

And the Colors for Fall 2012 Are...??
Check this out! For the first time in what seems a Very Long Time the seasons’s new colors really feel New.  Interior Design and furnishings are following the same trends and predictions as  fashion.  ”Tangerine Tango”, the bright orange of nail polish and cropped jeans this spring and summer, is still included, but many more... Read more »
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For Now and Forever

For Now and Forever
This will be a short echo of my own most basic business practice: A while ago, a very wealthy, sophisticated client (who had worked with other designers before me) thanked me for being reliable and returning calls, following up and following through. “Of course!”  is what I said.  “What?  Are you kidding?  That’s my job!”... Read more »

Design: Now and Tomorrow

“If you want to get something done, ask a busy person.”  That’s probably one of the best phrases EVER.  Unfortunately, in Interior Design and nearly every tangential part or possible branch of the design/construction tree, almost no one is That busy now. But, there are those of us who are creating a niche or enlarging... Read more »

Merchandise Mart Remains Designers' Source

As an update to this post written Thursday afternoon. I don’t “do” gossip, but I thought I had done some “research”.  Apparently, venerable Chicago media sources had this Wrong.  Sorry for repeating it! JUST as it was posting, I received an e-mail regarding this newest “version” of “The Merchandise Mart is a now a buying... Read more »
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Color Part 1: Practical Thoughts

Trends and fashion in clothing, accessories, cars and Interiors includes both design and color.  We have all seen pictures of turquoise T-Birds and red or dark green Mustangs.  In fashion, its a given. In the Interior Design field, it’s there, too, but changing more slowly than at every season.   In a practical sense, do we have control... Read more »