DESIGN SHADOW ON PROBLEM SOLVING AND ANTIQUE LAMPS

This has been an interesting couple of weeks. I would love to say “today I did …” and name a specific item. Right now I am all over the board on multiple projects doing site inspections, creating/maintaining budgets, preparing purchase orders for and buying furniture and following up on vendors that are providing products for our …

DESIGN SHADOW ON STRESS

I am sitting in a plane headed to Chicago, IL. Neocon or bust. This flight time has come as a needed break from a busy, non stop week… A week that I could feel the pressure and stress weighing pushing me down. The week started with some bad news concerning the representative for my client, …

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 …

INVOICING – AN INTERIOR DESIGNER’S NECESSARY EVIL

I wish being a designer was just about creativity and design. What I learned quickly after leaving school, was that being successful wasn’t about just being a good designer. You have to be able good at managing finances (that dirty green thing that helps us keep on doing the thing we love.) Which means getting …