THOUGHTS ON GOOD DESIGN BLOG
By the start of 2014’s fourth quarter, inquiries for Interior Design projects had reached their highest level in three years, according to the ASID’s Designer’s billings index. For a closer look at the industry, Home Accents Today spoke to Denise Wenacur and four other top designers for their feedback on the business end of Design…
A beautiful home nestled in the woods in Connecticut, required an equally cozy interior for the family room. The family loved natural elements and textures. View the VIDEO tour with Denise as she points out some beautiful items in a soothing color palette of tans, browns, and earth tones…
Looking to be outside but stay closer to home? Walkway on the Hudson is a scenic walking bridge located over a wide part of the Hudson River, in Poughkeepsie. Originally an old abandoned railroad bridge after a massive fire, the bridge has been turned into a pedestrian park and historic preserve, for all to enjoy.
Its hard to believe that we are starting to wrap up the construction phase of this project. 4 months goes by fast! Of course, it is never easy living in a house during a renovation, but the end result is always worth the sacrifice as most homeowners will agree.
Do you like HGTV? Do you watch as many How-To and Do-It-Yourself shows as you can find on TV? Admit it, we know you do! These shows are popular because they offer varied solutions and allow us to dream about transforming our own homes. Denise Wenacur is offering another viewing option for your secret indulgence, of an ongoing renovation…
Tim’s collage work regularly appears in The New York Times, The Nation, and The Wall Street Journal. In 2010 his collages were featured in Print Magazine and in a new book by Steven Heller. Clients include The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Harvard Business Review, The Nation, Canadian Business, Time Warner, Condé Nast, Xerox, Exxon, The History Channel, Workman Publishing, and Rodale Press, among many others.
“I retained DW Design & Decor LLC for two projects. The first was the redesign of my great room in my home in Montebello, New York and the second was decorating my living room/dining room combination in my NYC apartment after we sold our Montebello home and moved to Manhattan…”
The Fall Market week in High Point, North Carolina in October was really great this year!
Lots of people, manufacturers and socializing. It is always an inspiring trip and allows us to bring you specific insights into what you should look out for that is trending next year, in 2015.
My annual dedication to honoring the victims from 911, included a visit to the 911 Museum, located on the actual site of where the twin towers once resided. It was a humbling experience to walk the foot print of these buildings, viewing the remains of the steel footings that have been preserved, and see bent pieces of steel and structural pieces.
I had the pleasure of attending a special viewing of this beautiful showhouse located at The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester. A 5400 sq ft penthouse had been fully decorated with merchandise from area businesses. Breathtaking views of the City to the Sound are seen from the floor to ceiling windows on the 19th floor.
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!”