The sleek Dakota Table by Julian Chichester Spring is Here in MA., from Belmont to the Concord countryside Spring is here and it's a wonderful time for renewal both inside and out. If you're yearning for a whole new look or a quick update, Inner Visions Interiors can help. Perhaps it's time for a furniture update! This May, I shopped at High Point
The first questions most new clients ask me are, "how do I make the most of my family room?" and "how do I get the most seating, see the T.V., coordinate colors, and make the room comfortable for my family? I hear your questions. Here are the answers. Step 1. Put together an activities list Make a function list for your family room. Which activities
We are all affected by Pantone's Color of the Year. It touches everything we see in print advertisements, clothing, and home decor, and at internet speed. Pantone's Color of the Year is an undeniable force. For me, color is intimate and in the moment. I am often inspired by breathtaking Mother Nature, a client's complexion, or a rug. Below are some favorite color schemes, captured by
The holidays, Thanksgiving in particular, are just around the corner. Now that we have passed through this hostile election our country will need to heal many torn relationships. We can draw our friends and family back together with self-discovery, good interior design, and love. Dining rooms are where we nourish our family, have birthday parties, and celebrate life’s joys. Dining rooms are where hostesses have the opportunity to start their own special family traditions.
The interior design colors you choose not only affect the look of the space you’re creating; they also have an effect on your mood, your happiness levels, and how your visitors perceive you. Color and lighting affect how you feel in a space. Your color choices are an important part of being your true self. I encourage my clients to use their favorite colors to make a room that reflects who they are. During our first design presentation for this room, this well-traveled M.D. and her brilliant husband responded excitedly to a rug sample made of thick wool loops of pink, purple, and orange. Following their color lead, I showed them Osborne and Little pink, iridescent wallpaper. It was the husband’s first choice. They both loved the purple Duralee sectional. Piles of velvet pillows in a repetition of these colors was the wife’s special request. The other details and fabrics fell into place like magic after that.
How do you build a design scheme that will last? By using your favorite colors and styles. True authenticity in interior design involves self-discovery. When starting to work with a new client I ask them to find ten pictures of rooms that they like and three that they hate. Sometimes I ask them to bring their favorite sweater or blouse to our meeting. We look at the photos together and within ten minutes I can tell them which style suits them best from their selections. I find the common threads then weave their ideas into a full tapestry from which to work. I ask clients to create a Houzz idea book or Pinterest board that we can share and review.
Linda Stimson of Inner Visions Interiors Chosen for Designer on Call Program at Boston Design CenterLinda Stimson
Linda L. Stimson, Allied Member ASID, principal of Inner Visions Interiors, has been chosen to participate in the Boston Design Center Designer on Call (DOC) program. As a DOC, Stimson will be available to consult with BDC guests looking for design guidance. One of 15 interior designers selected, Stimson has been serving the design industry for more than 20 years and has extensive familiarity with the showrooms at the Boston Design Center. Guests to the Boston Design Center can work with Stimson on an hourly basis. Stimson is known for her excellence working with color palettes, fabrics and furnishings. Visit www.innervisionsinteriors.com to view her portfolio.
One of the best parts of my profession is finding fabulous new products to share with my clients. Although my personal taste trends toward transitional elements, I am always discovering new-to-market items in a wide range of styles and price points, reflecting my clients’ taste and decor choices.