DESIGN SHADOW ON ANTIQUES

The current project that I have been working on is a historic renovation and has required me to do a lot of in-depth research into the late 19th century. I specifically have spent a lot of time with the Eastlake, High Gothic Revival and Renaissance Revival design movements of the overreaching Victorian aesthetic. I have …

FABRIC AND UPHOLSTERY MISHAPS…

Purple has never been a favorite color of mine by any stretch of the imagination… sorry to all of you that LOVE it like my daughter… But I have been spending a whole lot of time with it over the last little while.  A couple weeks ago I spent some time inspecting 44 yards of light …

A SITE VISIT AND A FIELD REPORT

For this Thanksgiving Holiday I went out of state to celebrate with my extended family for a couple days. Luckily, I am also a part of a project for a local university where we are building housing units/apartments for the campus. It makes it quite convenient for me to get some work done and save …

CABINETRY DESIGN

This is what my morning consisted of today: Awhile ago, another designer and I took a concept of a Victorian Eastlake cabinet that was made by a manufacturer for a historic building and re-worked it for our project using some other photos of historic pieces. The design was sent out to bid to a couple …

“TI”

Today at about 11, I was asked if I could accompany a Principal Architect to meet with a possible client and do a site walk of his buildings today at 3.  He explained that it would be a TI (tenant improvement) for two residential towers in the city.  If you aren’t aware, TI’s are where …

Decorative Painting – TIDLIC

When I traveled abroad for the first time during college,  I was taken aback by all the decorative painting all over Europe. Below is one that was on the ceiling of my hostel…now cut up by the dissecting walls. Based on my limited design exposure – growing up among the Idaho fields of potatoes – …