Ideas on making your home a haven of creativity and purpose Most of us are hunkering down, staying close to home and wondering how to remain engaged and happy within our four walls. Maybe your chicks have flown the nest and those teenage bedrooms are collecting dust. Or maybe your children are home from school and bouncing off the wall. Children love to climb,
The goal of this home office was to keep her adult children close and comfortable My client, an empty nester dentist wanted to create a haven for her adult children while they study to be dentists. The solution was a home office off the entryway that encourages study at a well lit desk or reading on the reupholstered chaise lounge brought from her home
Details Details, details, details . Accessories pack the personality punch. In my new blue Nest, I focus on my favorite colors, memories, or whatever catches my eye at the moment. The joy is in creating calm from chaos. Finding the right place for each piece, one next to another, making each one better. Like lighting a Tree or a Menorah it feels like a
My new color scheme is black and blue This is not a metaphor, it is the color of my right hip right now. I fell down a full flight of stairs at a friend’s house two weeks ago. It was twilight, just getting dark and the lights were not on yet. I looked carefully but could not tell where the pale hallway carpet ended
Come join me in my downsizing journey Is it time for you to move into a home that fits your stage of life like a fine glove fits your warm hand? Savor this new stage with its freedom from carpools and school tuition while you stay safe and stylish. This is a great time to lighten your load by giving away or selling
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 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
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
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.
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.