“My approach to design whether for myself or clients is to “MIP” Make It Personal. Cookie cutter decoration – where a home is filled with brand new out of the box showroom pieces – reads just as that and lacks personality.
I strive to make each clients’ home their own individualized space. The goal is to create a space that feels as though it’s been amassed over many years and is filled with character and a sense of humor. I love to create spaces where the details are slowly revealed and unfold over time.”
“…never invest in a trend. If a new fashion should emerge that you just can’t resist, go with it – but be prepared to change out whatever you buy soon thereafter. What’s in tends to be out just as fast. If that all-the-rage piece or that must-have look isn’t banished when its fifteen minutes of fame are up, the home and everyone in it will look sadly out of date.”
“When someone asks me to help create a room my first reaction, if I do not already know the person, is to try to feel out what he or she really wants the room to be and to understand, if possible, what “memory,” old or new, has brought this idea about.”
According to an article on SocialTimes.com, the internet turned 30 on January 1st of this year. There are opposing opinions, but for the sake of this post, we’ll go with 30 (if for no other reason than it’s a nice round number.)
In that time marketing and advertising have radically changed. Blogging is the new marketing tool.
Interior designers and design professionals regularly ask me why I blog, and if everyone should start a blog to advance their brand?
After nearly 3 years of researching social media and content marketing, I’ve come up with 6 reasons not to start a blog. So before you start – or continue writing a blog – you might consider reading this post.
As reported in an article in Friday’s New York Times, the unemployment rate has fallen below 8% – the lowest it’s been in the Obama presidency. It’s just the latest in a string of economic reports showing a turn upward. Is the ‘Great Recession’ finally over? And will the interior design industry ever be the same?