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.
Having recently returned from a trip to the Northwest, my iPad is filled with images of rich green trees, deep blue lakes and the pastels of the sky at dusk and dawn. Brightly colored dahlias on my dining room table spur me to infuse my design work with nature’s palette. Mother Nature illustrates the rainbow of color and then a wonderful spectrum within each – dozens of
This hand-painted sideboard, set with flowers that spray periwinkle against a pale green painted wall, takes my breath away. The furniture is so traditional that one is surprised by the soft contemporary use of pale green against periwinkle blue and deep coral velvet. This House Beautiful book was published in 1992. I keep it in my office for inspiration. Summer decorating brings the outdoor world
The Doctor's office and waiting room is coming together. Here's a close up of the rug, my color anchor. The adjoining two rooms have sister rugs from the same small village, in Persia. They are woven in the same colors with some variation of the geometric pattern. Please pardon my blurry iPhone shot of the waiting room. I painted the walls with three glowing values