Posts for January 2014

January 25 2014

Photo Shoot Me

I recoil from having photos taken of myself. I feel the same way about hearing a recording of my voice…it feels awkward. I used to think it was a bit narcissistic to self-promote, but realized years ago it’s imperative to update my photos, whether it be my portfolio or head shots. My design company is always evolving and a big part of what gets people excited to hire me is visual. So…this week I had the task of being on the other side of the camera to promote my soon-to-be launched website. Here are a few behind-the-scenes shots on location at a home I designed.head shothead shot 1head shots 5DSC_0324DSC_0335headshot 2head shot 4I left with a smile on my face. 

January 12 2014

Don’t Label Me…Ok, Just A Little.

I bumped into a friend who is kind enough to read my blog.  She asked me to clarify a few decorating styles I mentioned in one of my posts: http://hdstylestudio.com/blog/2014/01/training-the-eye-styling-tips/.  Here’s a quick break down on a few “designery” terms I referred to in my post. Just to clarify though, I don’t like to label people or a style – it feels a bit stodgy and contrived, which is not good in the world of design…in any world really. Consider understanding your style like a tool to help narrow down your look, so it’s easier to figure out what you like when you’re faced with so many options or when you hire a designer, like me! A few other styles you can Google are: modern, contemporary, traditional, transitional, country, etc.

EAST COAST: Think Hamptons beach house. A perfect example in the movie “Something’s Gotta Give”.Somethings-Gotta-Give-beach-house-photos

CLASSIC: I consider it a timeless, elegant design. Interior designer Barbara Barry is a master in this style.03_Kennelly@1xDesigner Barbara Barry

BOHO CHIC: Eclectic, with a cool bohemian vibe.3_1286384959_ED_0906_Khan_7Designer Tom Scheerer

 

January 10 2014

Terracotta Tile Love

IMG_6876I took these pictures at IDS13.terracotta-kitchen-floor-tile-dark-brown-kitchen-floor-tileSource: www.receptorbiology.com

Maybe it’s the cold, snowy weather, but I would be a happy designer if called to design a room which conjured up feelings of warm, tropical places. I love authentic terracotta tiles because they have tons of character and to be honest, anything that feels good to walk on in bare feet is fine by me.

Sending sunny thoughts your way!