I had the pleasure of chaperoning my son’s 6th Grade Class at The MET the other day. This museum is one of my favorites having visited so many times through my own young school years through to design school. There is so much to see, great exhibits, and old favorites…
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Last night I had the pleasure of being a GUEST on a Talk Show called Dispatch on Design + Style. It was virtually viewed on the video conferencing platform called BLAB. People can watch and interact with the hosts in real time while it is live, and even find themselves in the spotlight when asking a question.
Gabriella Mirabelli is an artist who values simplicity, space, light and stillness. Her paintings and photographs simplify natural forms into abstract compositions. She aspires to create art with peace and serenity as a detour from our frantic world…
Our Big Feature this month is a design solution for a living room that we called “Functional Geometry.” The room was rectangular and so were many of the architectural elements. We played off these shapes in our fabrics and furnishings to create a sophisticated, calming atmosphere….
Our family tradition during the Holidays is to come into the city to have some fun and see the sights. This year we started by visiting the Historical NYC Public Library. We were amazed by the intricate wood carvings in the ceilings and the soaring columns with decorative detail. We stumbled upon a photography exhibit entitled ‘The Public Eye’ that ran the gamut from old to new images…
The common element throughout is good design. There’s always a reason why an element is chosen for a certain place, whether it’s a colorful painting in a room or a specific fabric on a chair. There’s also a functionality to every item that is unique to each project’s solution. It’s sort of like an oversized jigsaw puzzle with a place and reason for each piece.
“Your rooms are like a painting. Each component is a brushstroke to create the whole picture. It’s magic every time!”