open minds

I've been enjoying new projects in the commercial world - as well as my residential ones.  These ventures have not necessarily required, but encouraged, the sleuthing of new resources, new materials, current trends and most importantly, what's next on the horizon.  What have I learned?

Gray is the new beige.  Blue is the new beige.  Color is the new beige.

Organic is not a trend.  Whether you believe in global warming or not, it makes sense to take care of our planet and reuse, reupholster, reinvent ( I believe "repurpose" is the buzzword).

 Unique design takes research and time, contrary to what the tv networks tell us.

 Proper lighting continues to be one of the most imortant elements in a functional room, and perhaps the least addressed.

 Wallpaper is never out.  Color is never out.  Matchy-matchy rooms are.

 An open mind is perhaps the best way to battle the aging process.  A few "nips and tucks" in our home spaces every once in awhile keeps major surgery to a minimum.  

As the world becomes increasingly uncertain, the more relaxing and joyful our homes and offices should be, for us and for others that we invite into them.

The more time I spend in NYC, the more I love its energy and endless inspiration.  The more time I spend in NYC, the more I am inspired, current and stagnant-free . . .