I just finished up a small redesign project styling some built in shelves in their living and family rooms. Take a peek at the updated portfolio page to see the before and after shots. Later this week I'll go through the project in more detail to give a sense of some of the choices I made.
Every year fashionistas hold out for the September fashion issue which is always chock full of the latest and greatest must haves. Those of us who can't afford to purge and entirely rebuild a new wardbrobe each season (oh, hello, everyone!), appreciate the few pages devoted to making the pieces you already have feel fresh again. Well fortunately that doesn't just work for fashion. It's also really effective for interior design.
There's something about our culture that just loves watching celebrities flounder like fish out of water. What else could possibly explain the popularity of Dancing With the Stars? But one of the fun parts of a show like that is seeing someone flourish in that strange environment. Like Emmitt Smith bustin' some fierce moves. Or Vanilla Ice (that's Robert Van Winkle to the government) flipping houses on his new show on the DIY network. The Times did a feature today on him and his continued success in a real estate market that went from white hot to...yeah, I'm gonna say it....ice cold. The show starts on October 14 and I plan to check out a few episodes to satisfy my curiousity.
One of the design magazines, I think it's House Beautiful, has a feature that's titled "Why Don't You...." that offers some fun suggestions of things to try in your home. These aren't major investment items but instead small things that add a little flavor to what you've already got going on. Well, in the interest of avoiding a possible intellectual property conflict, I've tweaked it a bit. For instance, you know what you should try? Something purple.
Christine Schwalm is an Interior Designer and Visual Merchandiser based in Los Angeles. This space will keep you updated on what's going on with CSD along with some ideas to inspire you. Go here for more information about pricing and services and here to make an appointment.