“It takes a pro to create what you created in a home of that magnitude architecturally; very impressive..."
Although there are no rules (always exceptions), consider the following guidelines when rearranging your furniture.
Custom-designed furniture may seem extravagantly priced, but a deeper understanding of the craftsmanship and intricacies behind each piece reveals their true value. Let's explore why custom-designed furniture is worth every penny.
Thank you to Christopher Ramey of The Home Trust International for this heart-warming testimonial he wrote last week.
If you know me at all, you know I don’t “do trends”. Clients I’ve worked with over 20 years ago don’t want to update much in their homes. I’m very happy for them, and take pride in creating “timeless” design. We save on contributing to the landfill, and the quality pieces we’ve used have held up beautifully over time.
Sometimes we need to take a breath, and get down to basics. So here we go!
An increasingly popular concept is taking over opulent interiors. Finding its way into hotels, residences, retail openings, restaurants and beyond, biophilic design is becoming a new way of life for luxury. The nature-inspired architectural concept provides an opportunity for brands of all kinds to embrace sustainability as consumers around the world ask for it in droves.
We all encounter spaces that present design challenges. It could be a compact entryway, a modest living area, a city pied-à-terre, or an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) to be used as a bed and breakfast. Regardless of the scenario, there are several design concepts that can enhance the perception of space and comfort.
As a member of a business group of designers from across the country we have various discussions around what is happening in our industry. Last week we were discussing budgets, and I was struck by a comment from a designer in the Southeast. She noted her “high” version of a sofa was $5k. That surprised me. The pieces I’ve seen at that price are not something I would consider high quality.
Biophelia speaks to our innate need to connect with nature. After all, we’ve been in this human existence for hundreds of thousands of years, yet have lived in a built environment for about 20 thousand of those years. Our biology expects us to be in nature. This is where we are happiest and healthiest, our most creative, and our most productive.