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June 27 2014

Portfolio Pictures

I have had several requests to see my portfolio lately – which is exciting! However, I am in the process of having my website rebuilt and my old site is now off-line. In the meantime, here are a few pictures and a computer rendering featuring some of our work.

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March 31 2014

The Genius of Modenus

After spending several days with Veronika Miller, the founder of Modenus. I have an even greater appreciation for what she has achieved.  She has created and online resource not only for members of the interior design industry, but for those in the general public who have an interest in design.

Who and what is Modenus? The simplistic answer — “Modenus is a comprehensive digital resource for design professionals and design enthusiasts.”  They collaborate with top industry leaders and manufacturers and have a keen sense of what is worthy of promoting to the public. It’s a HUGE feat to stay on top of the latest out there and they do this with the greatest of professionalism and creativity. In my opinion, they are rockstars in the design industry.  

Here they are in a nutshell:Screen Shot 2014-03-31 at 4.23.34 PMScreen Shot 2014-03-31 at 4.23.11 PM

160 + designer portfoliosScreen Shot 2014-03-31 at 5.02.29 PM

15568 products in 12 categoriesScreen Shot 2014-03-31 at 5.03.06 PM

The latest design info on their blogScreen Shot 2014-03-31 at 5.03.29 PM 

I had the privilege of being invited to #BlogTourNYC personally by Veronika and hearing she and her talented daughter (and colleague), Florence, talk about their philosophy behind Modenus. The experience has made me want to stand most enthusiastically behind their company. It’s a digital age, but people who run their business with integrity and passion are still number 1 in my books.

November 22 2013

It’s Time To Shoot

Screen Shot 2013-11-21 at 2IMG_5027booksIMG_5603IMG_2905  glassy babyliving room floating benchIt’s been an exciting month with interesting projects as well as having professional photos taken of some of the past homes we’ve designed for our new website, which will be coming soon! It’s amazing to me how much work goes into a photo shoot. I’m talking a crazy amount of hours and the whole process has to fit into an already busy schedule. There are the initial site visits, emails, style planning, shopping, scheduling,  and image planning, which involves preplanning the angles to be taken, lighting, etc.  It’s a big deal…and expensive. Here are a few iPhone pictures I took to show you some behind the scenes planning that took place. I like to keep my images clean, interesting and natural;  they need to represent the people who live there.  Shooting commercial work is a different process, however I like to approach it with the same philosophy: reflect the client who occupies the space and give it a fresh, contemporary edge.

Having a current portfolio is a designer’s calling card.  We are the trendsetters, the people who keep classics looking fresh and know when to break the rules but still maintain great design. Designers also are expected to be ahead of the game in both our formal (business-related) and informal (social media) lives and our work needs to reflect that. It’s a lot to juggle, but it’s also exciting to put what you love to do out in the world for others to admire…or critique. You be the judge.