Summer is one of my favorite times of year. It’s warm and the outdoors beckons, the colors explode with flowers, fruit, an explosion of green growth and the showiness of all the male birds. There is a feeling of abundance and adventure. Completion of all the things you have sown. It is bold and beautiful.Would you like to have that same look and feeling inside in your home year round? Take some color and other cues from nature and bring the outside in. Here is an example of what I mean.This picture Read more [...]
In a recent article, Healthy Home-Feel Good with Biophilia, I talked about how as humans, we want to be connected with nature and other living things such as people, animals and plants because it makes us feel good. This longing for “connection” is called “biophilia”.I mentioned numerous ways that we could use Interior Design to to get that connection for a happier, healthier home including using natural materials, plants, animals, color, art, scents and lighting.Some of the tips I gave included:Bringing Read more [...]
Each year, the various paint companies and Pantone select their color of the year, expressing what they predict are the color trends for the coming year. Blues are hot this year as three of the 2020 colors of the year are a blue hue (Pantone's Classic Blue, PPG's Chinese Porcelain and Sherwin Williams Naval).Pantone's 2020 Color of the Year is Classic Blue. While Pantone does not create paint, and there is not a paint color available that perfectly matches this color, Classic Blue is used for ink, Read more [...]
As humans, we want to be connected with nature and other living things such as people, animals and plants. This longing for “connection” with other life forms is called “biophilia”. The term was first used by Erich Fromm in The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness (1973) and later by Edward O. Wilson in his work Biophilia (1984). Lately, there seems to be more emphasis on this concept in the world of Interior Design.As humans we have always been connected to nature, for survival, sustenance, Read more [...]
As the new year approaches, you will probably hear a lot about trends in design, color and the latest, greatest ideas in furniture and accessories. My mind is focused inward on a different way of transforming your home.
I think about 2019, what I accomplished and what my life and home felt like. I’m compelled to plan for 2020 to re-invent my life, health, business and home to be the ideal expression of myself. How about you?
I have been inspired lately listening to Jim Fortin’s podcast, Read more […]