2012 April Archive

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Fresh Inspiration From HighPoint

Why do I attend HighPoint International Home Furnishings Market? As most other designers that love to attend, I search for new fresh inspiration. My clients know I keep on top of trends and can find unique items for them when I go. They look forward to getting my texts with finds for their home that I hand select for them. Talk about adrenaline rush. I think there were several moments when I got the chills from excitement!!

The inspiration I wanted to highlight in this blog post is the human body. With natural curves, I found that I saw a lot of accessories and furniture embracing the feminine body.  I find that interiors are embracing new and innovative ways of showing off new curves in interesting proportions.

“The Two Graces
Dramatic contrasts characterize this extraordinary piece of wall art, hand made from thousand upon thousand of individual glass mosaics to reflect the contradictions of passion and detachment so perfectly embodied in Tamara de Lempicka’s art.”- Christopher Guy
I’m a huge fan of mosaic art, whether it’s in wall hanging, kitchen back splashes or in furniture. The detail of the placement fascinates me. It a process that takes many hours of precision, patience and talent. This art piece was incredibly beautiful, dramatic and sensual.

Kick out Chaos!

Do you walk in your door and you don’t know where to kick your shoes off? Where do I put my jacket? Do I just dump it on the rest of the pile of crap on the bench? Bahhh! Help! With kids, your mud room/mud hall quickly fills up with shoes, back packs, jackets, school projects, workout bags, keys, etc… There is no comfort in this chaos! I’m in midst of designing a space that is not only organized, but also functional and nice to look at. You can see my mudroom from my kitchen so it can’t look like a locker room or a pile of junk! Here are some ideas that I’m considering and I wanted to share with anyone else having the same problem!

“Human life itself may be almost pure chaos, but the work of the artist is to take these handfuls of confusion and disparate things, things that seem to be irreconcilable, and put them together in a frame to give them some kind of shape and meaning.”- Katherine Anne Porter

Especially now with the changing of seasons, we have winter coats, spring coats, rain boats, rain jackets, backpacks, a bench, a mirror and a pile of a mess! I walk in the door and feel overwhelmed instantly as I try to carry five bags and get the kids to remove their jackets and shoes. I don’t even know where to put my purse!

Image via: http://www.bhg.com/decorating/storage/mudroom/mudroom-decorating/#page=13

So ideally, we’d like to build these custom locker spaces for each one of us to hang our jackets, display our shoes and hide our scarfs and mittens! This above solution is perfect. What if we don’t have to money to accomplish this right now? Here are some other solutions…

What are your needs: make a list or checklist.

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