Point of View


Among other things, design is a point of view.

The discipline of design is not confined simply by the world of interior design. Influences in fashion, architecture, film, art, theater, photography, travel and cuisine, and not too surprisingly, music all play into the designer's perspective. My point of view is one that is also influenced by history, culture, strong family connections, and by my clients.

So here lies my blog, dedicated to revealing the internal narrative that informs my perspective on design. I want to share with you my point of view on the fine art of creating a home ... of living with dedication to function and to beauty.

I hope you enjoy the read.

Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.

Frank Herbert
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We’ve heard it so many times! “I know what I like but I don’t know how to pull it all together.” The overall driving force behind building a lasting look for your home, and really understanding your style is good planning and conscious buying; placing needs before wants, buying quality rather than quantity. By focusingRead More (…)

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I hear it all the time. “We would love to re-do the living room but the kids are still little”.  Sticky fingers, cheesies, spilled drinks, and let’s be honest – red wine spills, don’t exactly conjure up visions of Norman Rockwell paintings. But we are here to tell you that you CAN have your cakeRead More (…)

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Artful chic, or its popular subset boho is a multicultural melange of bright, patterned layers and elements that work together for seemingly no rhyme or reason. If this is your style, you breaking all the design rules and pull it off with flair!

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As work from home becomes the new normal (never a day without a cliche), I find I keep refining my processes and organizing my papers, projects, and samples in a more streamlined way in effort to minimize the space they take up. A dedicated room as a home office is ideal, but in smaller urbanRead More (…)

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When empty nesters decide to downsize, we often deal with their need for a workspace. Downsizing usually means doing away with a dedicated home office but there is no reason you can’t build an efficient work-station into a guest room by repurposing the closet to create a “cloffice”. Let’s face it, guests won’t really missRead More (…)

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Everyone loves natural light in their homes, but beauty and functionality come with carefully chosen window treatments. We know from hearing from our clients’ that there are so many options it can be overwhelming. When you know how high to hang your drapes you will cinch a “pro” look. That’s a good start but readRead More (…)

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Sourcing lighting is one of the most challenging aspects of a project because nothing defines a space better than the lighting. You can take a simple room, and depending on what lighting you select, shift it from casual to dressy, country to urban, soft to graphic. Like the difference between an exclamation mark and aRead More (…)

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We shared our tips for styling pillows on a bed post a while back, and how to match patterns recently, but many people wonder why their efforts don’t look as good as the professional photos of top designers. When you get the pillow size right, your room can look polished and professional! We’ve got aRead More (…)

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We shared our tips for styling pillows on a bed a while back, but many people struggle with styling their sofa too. The art of mixing patterns in our living spaces takes practice. If you aren’t yet confident with mixing and matching I suggest you stick with our few guidelines for a winning combination. MixingRead More (…)

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You can avoid back pain with the right desk chair by selecting a well-designed office chair that fits your body. If you spend most of your work day sitting, like many of us do, no piece of equipment or furniture is more critical than your chair. The right desk chair chair can ease an achyRead More (…)

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