Layers are not just for fall and winter anymore…

This past year has been an interesting reminder that good design is about “big picture” thinking. I spoke a little about this in an earlier post discussing a plan starting from the entry on the property, up to the house and all the pieces surrounding. This is true whether you have acreage or if it is a city lot, you don’t need to put in place all the pieces at the same time but you do have to have a plan or a design strategy in mind so you can make good choices as you move along in the project.

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Practicing What We Preach

I cannot believe how fast this year is marching along. Here we go into the holidays and before we know it, it will be 2015! Being that my life is all about a good renovation…I decided to sign myself up for a whirlwind reno that we are fitting in just before Thanksgiving. Call me crazy, but I suppose that it is always good practice to know, live and understand just what you are putting your clients through.

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The Art of Planning by Design

We are heading into the last quarter of the year, which typically quiets down, in my work life, but this year feels different. Instead of waning, things seem to be picking up. Part of my curating life outside of my design business is representing my late father’s estate of art. This week was marked by a visit from the Winfield Gallery in Carmel.

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The Design Trio

Here is the create piece. The last two weeks have been very busy and full with a trio of residential design/renovation projects. One is in the waiting stages. We chose a redesigned floor plan that added square footage and function, made decisions on the majority of the material specification and dropped the permit set plans off at the County to get the go-ahead to start demolition and reconstruction.

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