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If Your Walls Could Talk…Part 1


If your walls could talk, they’d ask to be covered with textured porcelain tile that creates the illusion of being in the ocean. Or, ‘clad me in an Osborne & Little pink iridescent wallpaper’ they might shout. Maybe they would whisper ‘just paint me in Benjamin Moore “Bright and Early” (834).’

If Your Walls Could Talk…Part 12017-11-14T03:18:25+00:00

Vacation Inspirations


We all need a vacation now and then to inspire and refresh us. Nothing reinvigorates the creative juices like a vacation to a tropical destination. I recently returned from a week in Costa Rica on a contact dance/yoga retreat. The flora and fauna took my breath away, the beach and Caribbean Ocean brought to mind ways to incorporate these beautiful hues in current and future projects.

Vacation Inspirations2017-11-14T03:18:25+00:00

Stylish Storage Solutions


A solution to living with less stress is to design storage that allows you and your family to put “stuff” away stylishly. For a Harvard Square client, we turned lemons into lemonade by designing glass shelving that holds her large Art Glass collection. Behind those translucent windows is a view to a chain link fence and a three foot city alley. Clear glass shelving, illuminated

Stylish Storage Solutions2017-11-14T03:18:27+00:00

Secret Sources of an Interior Designer


Like most interior designers, I have my secret sources for unique, high quality home furnishings. The latest styles in accessories, lighting, furniture and floor coverings are highlighted at special conferences and design shows throughout the world. During shows in the United States, vendors from all over the country display their most popular wares and new products for the home. I love attending these shows so

Secret Sources of an Interior Designer2017-11-14T03:18:27+00:00

Insider’s View of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Cooke House


I have been privileged to have an inside view of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Cooke House in Virginia Beach, VA. Commissioned in 1951 and built in 1959 towards the end of FLW’s career, a family member has owned the home for more than 30 years. We have celebrated weddings, Thanksgiving and many other occasions there together. I never realized what a treasure this home was until they

Insider’s View of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Cooke House2017-11-14T03:18:27+00:00

Dress Up Your Home for the Holidays


Just as we like to dress up during the holiday season – add festive touches to our LBDs – our homes can also be embellished for entertaining this time of the year. No matter what your faith, there are ways to make your rooms feel special Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. Delight all of your senses as you add your own perennial favorites and create

Dress Up Your Home for the Holidays2017-11-14T03:18:27+00:00

Floorplans That Encourage Intimate Conversation


Do you want to hear the secret that your best friend is about to tell you? Then you’ll need a floorplan that encourages intimate conversation. You also want your floorplan to maximize the use of the space and optimize the main focal points in the room – a beautiful view, a statement fireplace, or often the television. Many of us live much more informally than our parents

Floorplans That Encourage Intimate Conversation2017-11-14T03:18:27+00:00

Want to love your house? Let’s light it!


If you want to love your house let us show you how to light it. Enhance your child’s grades by lighting their room properly. Add romance to your bedroom or dining area with the use of indirect light and dimmers. Light has both a physiological and emotional effect on us. Rooms change color throughout the day with natural light coming in from your window, from morning glow

Want to love your house? Let’s light it!2017-11-14T03:18:27+00:00

1911 Shingle-Style “Cottage”


the Outside view Walk through the dark oak front door of this 1911 shingle-style “summer” cottage, right into the world of Frank Lloyd  Wright, Louis Comfort Tiffany and Gustav Stickley. Inner Visions Interiors has been working with the new homeowners to update and renovate their dream house.

1911 Shingle-Style “Cottage”2017-11-14T03:18:27+00:00

New Work: Nature Loving Space in Stow, MA


A contemporary house set on acres of rolling hills in Stow, MA is the setting for this nature loving, colorful living space. The client, an executive in environmental non-profits, wanted to bring the outdoors inside with colors of nature. They like to entertain casually so the furnishings are durable and comfortable, especially important for standing up to their two Golden Retrievers. Kravet Smart furniture kept the

New Work: Nature Loving Space in Stow, MA2017-11-14T03:18:27+00:00