Design Thinking for the Real World – 4/14/12

Lately I’ve read on a couple of different design blogs that nursery themes are now considered passe. I have to admit I was surprised by this. I’ve written many posts on themes for baby rooms, including my own son’s Yellow Submarine nursery, and stand by them. We can agree to disagree. Today’s Design Thinking for…

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A House With Good Bones

It is often said of an old and gracious home in need of some TLC that it has “good bones.” I think what this usually means is that it has the potential to regain its former glory through extensive renovation and/or expansion. Well, in our case, our house is in the midst of construction –…

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When Architecture Tells a Story

As a college student, I was particularly interested in American art and architecture – so much so that I designed my curriculum around this subject, double majoring in art history and American studies. It was, and is, incredibly fascinating to me how important and uniquely American stories are told through period painting, sculpture, decorative arts,…

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Nursery Theme Thursday 1: Transportation

Greetings, and happy Nursery Theme Thursday to you! Or whatever day it is when you happen upon this post. I’m very excited to debut the very first theme – TRANSPORTATION! Yes, we’re talking planes, trains and automobiles. And boats, horses, maps, street signs, and anything else related to moving from point A to point B.…

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Coming Soon: Nursery Theme Thursday

After 11 years in the marketing industry, 8 of them in digital, I am pretty nerdy about analyzing my blog statistics. Something that I can no longer ignore is that my most popular content relates to babies – I mean, who doesn’t love babies? Specifically, I’m talking about baby’s special room – the nursery.

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Color For Dummies

I have to admit – when it comes to color, I am a bit of a dummy myself. After all, I am but a student of design, with my required color theory class still ahead of me (this summer – can’t wait!). I’ve certainly been guilty of timidity when it comes to using color, and…

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My New Home Scrapbook

Yesterday my husband and I learned that our offer to purchase a new construction home was accepted, but we’ve actually been moving down this path with the builder for several weeks. During that time I’ve been amassing a collection of ideas for designing and decorating, and thought I’d share it with you. As with all…

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