I have a degree in Architecture and spent over fifteen years as an interior architect in the commercial interior design industry. I was on the management fast-track in my career and, along the way, missed out on the opportunity to enjoy and develop my more creative side. That all changed when I really got serious about looking for stuff for our home. I am a modernist. Minimal spaces are an admiration of mine but only from a distance. I am so jealous of the people who can live like that! I know the vast majority of us just have way too much stuff. On the other hand, I can’t stand clutter. Too much stuff in a room makes me nervous! Continue reading
Even in this digital age of online social networks and resources, contemporary style conscious individuals today are still purchasing magazines; I know that I do. My favorites are Modernism, Metropolitan Home (will forever be a classic!), ElleDecor, Dwell, Living,etc, I.D., and Home and Architectural TRENDS. What’s more, I very rarely throw them out.
I think design magazines, in particular, are so popular because we always find ourselves in a state of creating; our homes are an eternal “work in progress.” Every new journey through a design magazine reveals new ideas — depending on which room or style is our current project or desire. Continue reading →