May15

Dale Chihuly – Glass Sculptor & Entrepreneur

  Dale Chihuly is a glass sculptor and entrepreneur, born September 20, 1941, in Tacoma Washington. He was inspired by Native American textiles and culture of the area. “His works are considered unique to the field of blown glass.” His...
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May14

Alvar Aalto – Master Architect and Furniture and Lighting Designer

  Alvar Aalto was a master architect and furniture and lighting designer, born in Kuortane, Finland (1898-1976). His work also includes, textiles and glassware. He designed buildings in different parts of the world: concert halls, libraries, hospitals,...
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Oct20

Before & After: A Case Study

Family Room/Breakfast area BEFORE, the walls and the fireplace in this family room/breakfast area were a very dark brick color, the same brick used in the outside walls in the backyard of the house. My idea was to light up the space, and to find the right...
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Oct20

RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR DESIGN: 10 TOP REASONS TO HAVE A CUSTOM DESIGNED DRESSING ROOM

Improving the organization in your dressing room makes you feel good about yourself and saves you time.   Married couples may need space-savings solutions for combined belongings. You may want components that can be locked. Small spaces, require...
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Jul23

Inspiration from Portugal

  A Journey to Portugal……. One of my favorite places to visit is Porto, and I enjoy its exquisite food, music and warmth of the people. Everywhere you walk, there are panels of tiles, called “azulejos” on the walls of old buildings....
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Jan01

Interior Design: Your Home Office

Many executives travel frequently and visit their home offices more often than their corporate headquarters.  Some work from home on Fridays only and some work from home on a regular basis. More and more executives telecommute full-time. That’s...
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Jan01

Interior Design Tip: Round vs Rectangular Tables?

When working with an interior designer, you need to consider function as well as form when choosing furniture and accessories. On a recent project, my client ordered a customize round table – 80 inches (7.5 feet) for a dining room space.  I worked...
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Mar04

Interior Design With Columns

In the previous post, we talked about using columns to create an elegant, classic look. Here are more tips from this article by John Valentine in Materials Marketing. (1) Work with your designer, architect and structural engineer before adding columns...
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Mar04

Elegant Interior Design: Columns

Interior designers are turning to the classic. And classic architecture begins with columns. Columns typically come from Greek architecture, although of course you see many examples among Roman buildings. You can use them in any room of your home –...
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