4 July 2016 0 Comments Category: Uncategorized

Choosing A Table Lamp With Style And Functionality

Lamps are critical to good interior design and they often support the ‘wow factor’ in a room because they can be ornate, structural, simple, modern, eclectic, you name it—there is a lamp for every style. They are a necessity but not just for looks but for function as well, which makes choosing more difficult.  This post will focus on table lamps. They provide not only decorative but functional needs as well, such as accent and task lighting and they can be part of your “layered lighting” design for the room. […]
2016 Trend Forecast in Interior Design

21 January 2016 6 Comments Category: Uncategorized

More Trends and Style Forecasting for 2016

Let’s continue looking at what is being forecast as trends in 2016 for home furnishings.  The best part of being and interior designer is having the privilege to work with fine artists and craftsman who create incredible works of art to put into the home.  It is always amazing to see what they are doing. ARTISTS AND NATURE Fortunately, hand-crafted furnishings and accessories are becoming more available and as craftsman are creating more one-of-a-kind pieces, we embrace their exploration of new techniques and because of that, we are seeing a revival in creativity.     […]
Pantone Colour of the Year in Interior Design

12 January 2016 4 Comments Category: Uncategorized

Introducing Rose Quartz and Serenity

Pantone Colors of the Year 2016 The new year brings us a new Pantone Color of the Year.  Let’s take a look at what the experts at Pantone have chosen for their color trend in 2016.  This year we have two colors to celebrate and is the first time Pantone is blending two shades.  Although not a palette I have used, these soft hues do give a ‘light and airy’ essence to a room.   courtesy of pantone, inc.   The thinking behind this pairing is to balance warm and cool colors.  Their […]
Guest Room Preparation

8 December 2015 4 Comments Category: Archives, Uncategorized

Preparing The Guest Room

colin cadle photography   You may be hosting family or friends over the holidays so a few reminders on setting up a guest room might help.  The thought of a fine hotel room comes to mind and your company would love that experience as well. I like to have open space in a guest room, not too much clutter and plenty of flat surfaces. You will want to be sure it is easy for your guests to find light lamp switches and have a light control near the bed for […]
Holiday table settings with an autumn flavor - sunflowers

16 November 2015 1 Comments Category: Archives, Uncategorized

Entertaining And Setting A Holiday Table

At the end of every project, I thoroughly enjoy adding the finishing touches to the home.  The “styling” phase of the design—adding the clients’ personal items, artwork, new décor and accessories—working collaboratively to perfect the space, is great fun and very satisfying. Giving your home that festive, holiday flare when hosting a meal or having a party is a similar experience.  As we prepare to entertain during the holidays, media outlets fill the ‘airwaves’ with great decorating tips and ideas while at the same time  stimulating our appetites with the wonderful cuisine that accompany the events […]