Posts tagged "style"

Design Trends and Your Taste...

Design Trends and Your Taste...
OK…This is a big and wide topic! I put furnishings into a few categories, but they meld into: Modern, Traditional, “Eclectic” — or a controlled combination– & “Transitional” — not as modern, but not fussy–). There’s also Asian, Primitive, Country plus various specialized styles based on serious antiques and historical periods.  There is also the very customized (what I... Read more »

Location, Happy Space, Location

Location, Happy Space, Location
Blogapalooza Hour at ChiNow tonight asks us bloggers to remember and write about a favorite place we’ve lived.  Yikes!  What an unfair question for an Interior Designer. We are to supposed to choose amongst our real residences and temporary ones like hotels, dorms, etc.  What? I love so many places I’ve lived – temporary or... Read more »

It's Shape Up Time -- For Your Home

It's Shape Up Time -- For Your Home
Is your house falling apart?  Does it look uncared-for and aging?  This actually means:  “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... Read more »
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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 »

Be True -- To You

Be True -- To You
Design is creative and varied and new topics for this blog are beginning to avalanche (is that a verb?). After deciding that designing, re-designing or just rearranging your physical environment is now inevitable,  you have to think about what to do and how.  I’ve written on that and continue to think about it, and one... Read more »

5 DIY Projects to NEVER take on yourself...

5 DIY Projects to NEVER take on yourself...
This is my first Guest Blogger!  Welcome Michelle Ortiz Dunbar from Arizona (and originally from New York which she calls the “Design Capital”– which I agree).  This topic is near to my heart, as my readers already know.  Thanks, Michelle for being informative and articulate! I remember a time when homeowners who were able, paid... Read more »
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Emerald Green!! 2013’s Color of the Year!

Emerald Green!!  2013’s Color of the Year!
This year is going to be great fun!  For about ten years, Pantone has predicted/anointed/selected one color as the “Color of the Year” in fashion, interiors, products, even cosmetics:  “Chili Pepper” in 2007, “Blue Iris” in 2008, “Mimosa” in 2009, “Turquoise” in 2010, “Honeysuckle” in 2011 and “Tangerine Tango” in 2012.  Then, or in retrospect,... Read more »

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 »

Architectural Treasures in My Town

This time, it’s about ARCHITECTURE! And today I am reminding everyone that  this weekend is Open House Chicago presented by the Chicago Architecture Foundation.  Doors will be open this weekend to visit varieties of buildings  from famous mansions to theatres, churches and office buildings from 9 to 5 Saturday and Sunday.  The open tour will... Read more »
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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 »