Timeless Interior Design for Every Year

Happy New Year!  I wish you all a year filled with nature outside your window and shelter that inspires you.  I try to live in the present and avoid forecasting or living by trends.  So let’s start the new year with design elements that are timeless, nurturing, and always in style. Oh, and they’re gorgeous too!

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Metallics reflect your personality and day light and add vibrancy to any space.  The movement as the light and shadows play around them is magical. Be fearless and mix them up to create a captivating balance of shiny and worn and gleaming and weathered.

Color Lovers Welcome

Color is always inspiring or nurturing or energizing or calming, whatever your heart desires! Close your eyes and visualize your favorite things and the colors within them.  Now transfer those colors to your walls or ease yourself in with colorful furnishings.

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Texture’s tactile qualities add depth and reality to rooms.  Here I used cork wall covering, with splashes of metallic copper running through it, creating soothing texture with a funky sparkle. Layer gossamer with ribbed and velvety with knotty, as nature does, to create a rich composition.

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And there’s always glass – stunning and timeless in every incarnation. It’s one of light’s best friends as they enhance each other so well. Add clear glass tables and lamps to bring a bright airiness to any space.

Hudson_Furniture_“O”_BaseNo material touches each of us as wood does.  It affects us most in its living form while providing shade and shelter and year round beauty.  When crafted by artisans and gracing our home as an integral part of our lives, wood fills our innate need for nature. Bring it inside with reclaimed wood or with wood that’s certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.  Always choose woods with natural finishes.

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Imagine the possibilities,

Denise

Tis the season of giving!

Blog header December first postWheee!  This is my first blog post, and I hope you’ll enjoy this and many more to come.  I’ve decided to finally join this arena so that I can easily give you more in-depth info to use in your very own world of design. This first post is a salute to, and a request that you join me in my love and respect for, nature. I’m eager to learn your needs and answer your design questions, and I’ll focus on those design topics in future posts.

In this season of giving, I ask you to put Mother Nature on your gift list.  She’s been looking out for us our entire lives, so let’s show her how much we care by…

  • giving an experience instead of an item.  Take a friend to lunch, take your mom to a movie, take your sis to a play.
  • giving gift certificates or tickets to a movie, restaurant, massage, manicure or pedicure, facial, golf lesson, cooking class, yoga, museum, garden center…
  • giving to a charity that’s close to your friend’s heart, in your friend’s name.
  • giving a gift that keeps on giving –  bird bath, bird feeder, wind chimes, house plant, music…
  • spending an afternoon with friends making soup or cookies and sharing the goodies.
  • calling friends on your card list instead of sending a card in the mail.

Please share what meaningful gifts you’re giving this year. Thank you for reading and please sign-up to follow via email and share with your friends.  I wish you holiday joy every day.

Imagine the possibilities,

Denise