When you delve into the world of natural fabrics and materials, you should instantly think of Zen interior design. Based on the Buddhist teachings of meditation and enlightenment, Zen designs rely heavily on Asian themes and iconography such as Zen gardens, earthen tones and textures, and minimalism. But you don’t have to go Asian, to go Zen.
I just love when a room pulls together for the whole family. In my case, that means my husband and I, and our cats. When designing for clients I try to share stories about my interiors, and talk about how we’ve come to create a home out of walls, paint, and furniture. It’s my hope that in doing so, it will inspire creativity in their process.
If you’ve started experimenting with white because we gave you some insider tips about When White is Right, congratulations! When you pair some of those styles with the Pantone-picked Spring color of Dazzling Blue, you’re well on your way to a bright, new nautical look!
I recently had the pleasure of working with a return client who was doing a complete gut and renovation of their new office space. The two-story building needed a lot of work, but the bones were great and the potential that could be seen in this Art Deco-style space was amazing. I got the call to help with the finishing touches – lighting and window treatments that would complement the beautiful work already done by the renovation team: an architect, project manager and contractor.
There are so many things to take into consideration when you’re redesigning a child’s room. Ruby is a lively, active two-year-old whose mother wanted to turn her baby room into a room that could grow with her daughter. With a toddler, safety is always a factor to your new décor. While a new bed, lamps, storage and chests of drawers need to be accessible and colorful, the room’s window treatments needed to be versatile, safe and stylish.
Client was looking for a window treatment that not only blocked the morning sun but provided a "pop" to the newly painted room. Design studio roman shades were just the thing she was looking for!
When it comes time to decorate your walls, there are a whole slew of options to consider. Adding photos, artwork, and other memorabilia can be the personal touch that turns a house into a home. It can seem overwhelming at first, but with a few helpful hints, you can take the fear out of decorating and create a beautiful wall display.
When it comes to window treatments in the Sunshine State, my clients’ main areas of concern often pertain to, of course, the sun! My clients, who hail from the chilly Great Lakes State of Michigan, had recently purchased a gorgeous winter home in Florida. The home, nestled in a golf and country club community in Naples, had incredible windows but were lacking window treatments.
When the sun’s angle starts to change, and the light gets both brighter and gentler, homeowners have an urge to throw open the windows and let that young light filter into their homes. Dusty corners we haven’t seen for a while are noticeable again, and thoughts of cleaning and renewal are suddenly unavoidable. If you’ve got the impulse to bring that spring energy into your home – and who hasn’t? – you can take it a bit further than just a good mop and polish. Why not welcome that light in with a fresh pop of color in your home?
During my meeting with this particular client, she explained how she was looking for a change that would liven up her kitchen space, without being too flashy. She wanted a little sprucing without stealing too much attention away from the kitchen, the island, and the lovely dining area that her windows looked over.
To start, we took a look at one of her two small kitchen windows which had previously been dressed with standard blinds, and decided that it needed something beautiful but functional.
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