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Bet you didn’t know…. The origin of the design of a rug

In working toward my MA I am reading so much and accumulating some seriously trivial knowledge still interesting all the same. I am currently reading an essay by Michel Foucault “of other spaces: Utopias and Heterotopias” a more philosophical look... Continue Reading →

The Accent Chair

We all have that favorite chair we sit in at home. Is yours the overstuffed one? Is it leather or fabric? One way you can tell which is the favorite chair is by how stained the arms are or if... Continue Reading →

Put a Sink in a Hallway? This Could Be the New (old) Trend.

Cleanliness is the name of the game these days. With the pandemic looming and no end in sight for a year or two until we have some sort of vaccine or flu shot to help our communities survive this mess,... Continue Reading →

Lighting Design Tip: Task Lighting – Being Able To See What You’re Doing

As I get older its down right pathetic how my eyes are doing less and less for me. This is a challenge when the attention to detail is a great part of my job description as a designer and an... Continue Reading →

Design Resource Full of Color and Creativity- Support a Small Artist Because #weareinthistogether

I just wanted to share a resource with you that I just love. This is a platform where artists and crafters come to create and sell their work to the rest of us humble beings. Please visit the site and... Continue Reading →

Working from home? Give that home office a face lift on the cheap!

Any of us still working are doing it from home. It can get lonely and boring which kills our productivity. Here are a few things to help get you moving, productive and hopefully finding some joy and a crazy situations.

Is it Time to Re-Paint Your Space? Sign Up For FREE Color Consult Fridays

During this pandemic I am finding a bit more time to exercise. I love to mountain bike (really just trail riding here in Florida). My husband Christian said I would get better at it if I started training during the... Continue Reading →

The Real Life of a Designer and How Core Values Get You a Better Design

Understanding what your core values are before you start any home project, before you call any contractors or designers, is vastly important. You need to have an understanding of who you are and what you want your life to look... Continue Reading →

Design Element of Space Shape and Form

  Space is defined by construction and restricted by the functions of rooms, and we perceive it as we walk through spaces. Divisions and restrictions are the foundation of architectural planning. Interior designers try to create unequal space allotments within... Continue Reading →

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