Interiors Category Archives

Setting The Stage

Art is subjective just as its placement is subjective.  I am intrigued by art and how its interpretation changes as its setting changes. Influences such as the architecture, lighting as well as the wall color and furnishings can manipulate the perception and interpretation of even the most distinctive piece of art. Have you ever seen the same art exhibit in two different galleries or museums?  Try …

Chair-ish Your Space

I believe, a room with an interesting chair is always more fun!   I have a fondness and a curiosity of chairs.  I always have.  Likewise, I have always used an accent chair or chairs to give spaces a little spark and some personality. Often times these chairs have been vintage treasures or family heirlooms that deserved a little tender loving care and a new leash on life.  Other times, I have …

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

Sometimes all you need is a good mirror.  Something interesting and unique to just jazz up a space.  A mirror reflects light while expanding the space. In the practice of Feng Shui, mirrors are used to create a good energy when strategically placed.  A Mirror also represent the expression of water in this practice and creates a sense of calm.  Although, it is noted that having too many …

MAKING A COMMITMENT

An important feature of any room is the millwork. The millwork consists of all the trim around the doors, windows, and openings.  Millwork also includes any base boards, ceiling moldings as well as interior doors.  Making a commitment to paint your millwork over staining is the first decision.  How to narrow down that color choice is the next. Determining a look or feel for the space can really help …

For Dogs Sake

Designing spaces that will also accommodate  furry family members is definitely an added consideration.  Upholstery should be cleanable and durable if your pets are allowed, or often help themselves to a comfy sit on your sofa or chair. I guide clients to make upholstery and flooring decisions based on their own use, but also the use of their kids and pets.  In the long run, it eases the stress …

Splish Splash

Oval or rectangle?  Long or short?  Choosing a tub is like choosing an outfit.  It should fit the bather. With today’s ergonomic and aesthetically pleasing options, the freestanding tub has risen back into popularity and has been holding its own for several years.  These tubs are now very complex with many variations from simple soaking to air jetted as well as options for synchronized LED lighting and massage or …

Star Wars

Who’s not attracted to stars?  I am!  Stars of any kind.  I have noticed that I gravitate to stars for my interiors projects frequently. With that said, one can overdo the star thing.  I guess it creates some “Star Wars” and I am not talking about yet another movie coming out this December. My thought is that a wallpaper with stars does not need to be paired with …

Shampoo Stash

Stashing the shampoo and other necessities in the shower is a personal preference, but here are five important things I consider when designing a shower niche. Location: Try to locate niches away from the spray of water. Visual:  Consider if this is something to be seen and accented or to be hidden. Tile Layout: Place the niche so that it will fit well into the tile module and shower wall proportions. Height: Always …

Before Mr. Grey

For my first “Throwback Thursday” post, I wanted to share a project from 2009. I was one of several area designers asked to design one of the unique 29th floor models for the brand new luxury condominiums being built in Seattle.  The new building was called ESCALA. It opened in May of 2010 to rave reviews.  Prior to opening their doors, the developer,and Luxe Magazine held a …