Starting with the Basics

"Interior Design is the process of shaping the experience of interior space, through the manipulation of spatial volume as well as surface treatment. Not to be confused with interior decoration, interior design draws on aspects of environmental psychology, architecture, and product design in addition to traditional decoration".

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

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The not so glamorous side of transformation

When it comes to creating, nothing puts the damper on things like waiting for the Permit and Resource Management Department, or PRMD.  That is who approves building or remodeling when you are outside the city limits.  And that is who we have been waiting on for the last couple of months of 2014, so we could begin the renovation on the Vintage River Cottage project.

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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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The Birth of White Oak

Let me catch you up to date, I am living my own version of the seven rings of hell. I keep telling myself that it is good to practice what you preach. Which for me is "change is good," and "do it the right way the first and only time." Well, I find myself, my 6 foot husband, a small Havanese dog and a 17 pound long-haired Siamese cat all living in our master bedroom and bathroom. This, because I insisted we put in all new wood floors throughout our house. Believe me when I say, none of us are happy right now. 

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Just the Right Hue

Life around here has been really busy with on-going projects, new clients, meetings and planning. I have not had as much time as I would like to put towards curating new finds. But, I have had a bit of time to put together my current go-to paint favorites. Benjamin Moore is my paint of choice. They have a lovely selection of historic and traditional colors. Their paints tend to be the more classic, grayed colors, which suit my design style quite nicely.

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