Design School

LIGHTING

02.15.13

If you put in cans in the ceiling, try and angle them towards the walls to lighten them up. No one looks good in straight down overhead lighting.

HOW MUCH SHOULD I SPEND?

02.13.13

Chinese proverb “ if you buy the best you can afford you only cry once.”

WHAT DO YOU WANT YOUR HOME TO BE?

02.11.13

I want mine to be charming. Well worn and well lived in.

ENEMIES OF DESIGN

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR02.08.13

1. Decor must be suitable. Watch out for all things impractical. 2. Too much money. Do you remember on You’ve Got Mail the name of the fabric on the sofa was money? Ha. 3. Art. A picture should never be bought to be a part of decoration. If a picture isn’t LOVED for itself and [...]

HOW TO MAKE A ROOM SUCCESSFUL?

Tips from the legend Albert Hadley01.24.13

Have a strong point of view and be very particular about what goes in the room and a good reason for it.

LAUNDRY ROOM ESSENTIALS

Keep things organized01.23.13

Ever great laundry room needs…

BATHROOM ESSENTIALS

So it's nice and cozy.01.21.13

Every bathroom needs…

ESSENTIALS FOR EVERY HOUSEHOLD

Be prepared!01.18.13

Security Essentials FLASHLIGHT FIRST AID KIT ROPE LADDER with wooden steps, to get out of a second-story window in an emergency (especially good for an apartment like mine) FIRE EXTINGUISHER BOTTLED WATER, CANDLES, AND CANNED FOOD in case of a power outage

A HELPFUL TIP

Showing guests who you are01.17.13

Our homes are dead giveaways of who we are, so we should arrange it in a way where are guests see our personality in it and will be reassured not confused.

Make your home personal.

I don't appreciate any of that stuffiness.01.16.13

We must avoid the need to make our home look pretentious and staged. No one wants meaningless magnificence.

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