Thursday, January 5, 2012

love what you do

I am really only just beginning to get my feet wet in the world of interior design. While I have been working at my current company on and off through college, I finally feel as though I am coming in to my own in regards to design. I am starting to form my own tastes as well as becoming more and more knowledgeable on what exactly it means to be an interior designer. Because there are so many new, fun and interesting things out there to furnish a home it is sometimes difficult to reign in what exactly you want or need. That is where a design professional comes in handy because we have tons of different resources we can use to help clients pin point their design tastes as well as help them throughout the entire process until they are happy in their homes. 

Since, I am basically just starting out, I get really excited about work when I find things that I absolutely love and can't wait to show clients. Since most of my job is considered "research" I really do enjoy going on the web and finding new things because the world of interior design is ever changing. That being said, I want to share with you some of my favorite recent finds and where you can get them and incorporate them in to your life. 

This first one is from Oly and comes in two different sizes. This would make an excellent centerpiece for a sort of table with some fun accessories in it. 

Reclaimed barrel stave wine rack

Not only is it fun to find new products but it is also amazing to come across things that you may or may not be able to do yourself. The above image is taken from ArtsInCraft's Etsy Shop and would make such an interesting conversational piece in any home bar or entertainment area. 

Sparkling Tea Light Holders
A great way to relax in any home is to light some candles and draw a bath for yourself to unwind from the hectic day you just had. These sparkling tea light holders will illuminate the around the room and make it feel instantly cozy.

I want to start doing some more projects that are more green when I have my own place, this is the perfect way to reuse some of the books that I have laying around my room. For someone who is very interested in design, I'd have to admit if I am watching television, I would say that you can probably bet I have on HGTV and that is where they show you step by step how to recreate this look for your home. 

As always, I am happy to share with the people that read my blog. Check back for more tomorrow!


new year, new products

New products make me happy to be a designer. I'd be lying if I were to say that I don't want to use this to decorate in my own home but hopefully this fixture can make it's way in to one of the homes of our clients. It is such a unique piece and really has a lot of character.

Redfern Chandelier
The Redfern Chandelier made it's debut on Niermann Weeks' website (  earlier this morning. The company said that they were getting a lot of requests for smaller fixtures and this certainly fits the bill. You could work this in over a kitchen table or dress it up in a formal dining room. It is that gorgeous!