Bringing Biophilia to Your Home

Bringing Biophilia to Your Home

Know how some rooms just evoke good feelings the minute you walk in? Chances are, if a room makes you feel comfortable—like you want to stay a while—there’s some biophilia at play. Never heard of it? The word biophilia, coined by the psychologist Eric Fromm in 1963...
Go Green Decorating with Plants | Potted Plants for Homes

Go Green Decorating with Plants | Potted Plants for Homes

Want to instantly enliven any room? Add a plant! When chosen thoughtfully, a plant can act as an: intriguing accent piece provide symmetry deliver drama or mood add warmth, texture, and detail This matching set of flowering pots atop a window ledge contributes...

Color Cues

How do we know our client will like the colors we choose for their home? Asking “What are your favorite colors?” is a starting point, sure, but that’s not the end of the story. And simply using their favorite colors isn’t going to guarantee a pleasing space.   A...
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Clues: Art as Inspiration

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Clues: Art as Inspiration

Is there an object that delights you, that sparks a flutter in your heart whenever you see it? Maybe it’s a painting, or a fabric, or a favorite dress? This object might come in very handy while designing an interior space. No, not to include it in the space (thought...

Staying Cool When It Comes to Ceiling Fans

Think ceiling fans are passé? Well, here’s the thing: it takes a lot to give the boot to something as wildly functional as a ceiling fan. We can, though, improve on that wobbly, noisy, faux-wood -bladed clunker that comes to mind!   The sky (or at least the...