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"there’s a psychological dimension to space…"  Being a designer, I’m fully aware of this concept and it’s what I try to communicate to my clients as well. Regardless of the space constraints, a well designed space leaves one feeling good- and that’s what design is all about.

A magnetic chalk board keeps the office a little more on track. This DIY project was simple. I applied several coats of chalkboard spray paint to an old IKEA magnetic bulletin board. Done!

A magnetic chalk board keeps the office a little more on track. This DIY project was simple. I applied several coats of chalkboard spray paint to an old IKEA magnetic bulletin board. Done!

Project Planter Boxes:
After coming up with a design & layout, I found two styles online. Something things to consider… 1)Drainage system, 2)A liner or protected interior coating to fight corrosion, 3)Exterior finish, 4)Product dimensions.

High end:
http://www.planterworx.com/shop/all-planters/ranch-planter/

Low end:
http://m.cb2.com/outdoor-decor-and-accessories/outdoor/galvanized-matte-black-planters/f9787

Although I love the rusted look of the high end steel planters, they will not be easy to move in the future. I’ve decided to go with the smaller units & group them together to create the various levels I proposed in the original concept. (However, they will need liners.) Nonetheless, they will satisfy the overall look & feel I was trying to create for this back patio space.

Project Planter Boxes:
After coming up with a design & layout, I found two styles online. Something things to consider… 1)Drainage system, 2)A liner or protected interior coating to fight corrosion, 3)Exterior finish, 4)Product dimensions.

High end:
http://www.planterworx.com/shop/all-planters/ranch-planter/

Low end:
http://m.cb2.com/outdoor-decor-and-accessories/outdoor/galvanized-matte-black-planters/f9787

Although I love the rusted look of the high end steel planters, they will not be easy to move in the future. I’ve decided to go with the smaller units & group them together to create the various levels I proposed in the original concept. (However, they will need liners.) Nonetheless, they will satisfy the overall look & feel I was trying to create for this back patio space.

Apr 3

"Design is in my DNA." The next time you’re in Mumbai check out Bungalow 8. A home & fashion playground for tastemakers, trendsetters and the well-traveled.

http://www.remodelista.com/posts/bungalow-8-mumbai-maithili-ahluwalia-concept-store-indian-fashion-furniture-antiques?utm_source=Remodelista%2FGardenista+Subscriber+List&utm_campaign=832262c863-Remodelista+Daily+Mail+Campaign&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_447a717cea-832262c863-384470617

Nobody does it quite like Kundig.

This Capitol Hill home, featured in the April issue of Elle Decor, showcases Kundig’s expert steel and glass design. I’ve followed Kundig from early on, and it would be an honor and a dream to work with him on a project one day. But until then, I continue to be impressed with his thoughtfulness of details and his delight in the fantastical world of design.

Last week at the Design In Motion presentations, Steven Rainville, Principal at Olson Kundig Architecture, spoke about their design process. I was enthralled - he could’ve talked for an hour, I would not have minded. Needless to say, this architecture firm is prolific and with their forward thinking ideas, they’ll be around for many years to come, further proving that good design lives on!

http://www.elledecor.com/home-remodeling/what-the-pros-know/design-solutions-seattle-contemporary#slide-1

Design in Motion. #seattlepklove #pechakucha #seattlepubliclibrary  #gooddesignliveson

Design in Motion. #seattlepklove #pechakucha #seattlepubliclibrary #gooddesignliveson

Inspiring Vibrant Spring Colors for your home! Get out to the Skagit Valley & visit La Conner’s Tulip Festival this Spring. Be sure to check the official Bloom Map for updates on what’s currently blooming. And while you’re in the spirit of Spring, hit Dot&Bo for great color drenched home accessories & collections!
http://www.tulips.com/bloommap.cfm
http://www.dotandbo.com/collections/passport-delightfully-dutch

Inspiring Vibrant Spring Colors for your home! Get out to the Skagit Valley & visit La Conner’s Tulip Festival this Spring. Be sure to check the official Bloom Map for updates on what’s currently blooming. And while you’re in the spirit of Spring, hit Dot&Bo for great color drenched home accessories & collections!

http://www.tulips.com/bloommap.cfm

http://www.dotandbo.com/collections/passport-delightfully-dutch

This weekends painting project is complete. The orange looks amazing with the slate floors, wood tones, & it adds a whole new dimension. #gooddesignliveson #benjaminmooreCinnamon #innerspacedesigns

This weekends painting project is complete. The orange looks amazing with the slate floors, wood tones, & it adds a whole new dimension. #gooddesignliveson #benjaminmooreCinnamon #innerspacedesigns

Tallulah’s, Linda Derschang’s newest hot spot on Capitol Hill, does not disappoint, from the decor, space layout, to the lighting selections, and indoor/outdoor concept, and oh yea, the food is perfection.

I instantly noticed the artichoke lighting, hanging above our heads, as we sat right by the vintage record player —- which was the source of our groovy guitar noir brunch tunes. I had seen the artichoke pendents over a year ago at Pacific Galleries in SODO. (Picture #2, check out my archive, August 2012.) I thought they were fantastic! I was thrilled to see them in this space, one of her spaces. Note that the petals were bent upwards to give the fixtures an open, more pronounced look, which differs from the rest of the globe pendent lights.

Nice work Linda. Well done. I’ll be here a lot this summer. Save me a table on the patio.

Design Details : Terrazzo 101
This flooring of choice throughout Mid-Century Modern homes and warm climate dwellings has been around since the 1400s. “Terrazzo” comes from the Italian word for “terrace,” so it’s fitting that the material would be used in both exterior applications as well as interior. Why is it so widely used? Terrazzo offers a unique and clean look that is durable and virtually indestructible so it’s perfect for residential homes as well as commercial projects.
Now, here’s the basics:
1. What is terrazzo? Simply put, it’s marble, granite, onyx or glass chips in a cement or resinous binder.
2. Where can terrazzo be used? It is mostly used on floors with zinc or brass divider strips, but it can also be used on stairs, walls, countertops, furniture, sinks.
3. How is terrazzo installed? Typically it’s installed over wood or cement slab. Repairing cracks or damages to the subfloor/concrete is first, if ripping up carpeting or another material. A moisture vapor material to prime the slab is then used. The pattern is determined for the divider strips, installed, and cured. The terrazzo mixture is then poured and hand troweled for a perfectly smooth, level surface. It cures again. Finally, a grinding and polishing process happens to expose the marble and glass chips leaving a lovely finished surface.
4. How much does terrazzo cost? It’s comparable to stone (not tile or stone tiles), and about 50% more than wood flooring.
5. How do I care for terrazzo? Maintain the high gloss shine with diligent dusting and sweeping, by cleaning spills immediately, and by mopping with a neutral cleaning solution prescribed for terrazzo.
A bit more on the subject:
http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/5868202/list/Terrazzo-Makes-a-Comeback-for-Floors-and-More
http://www.naterrazzo.com

Design Details : Terrazzo 101

This flooring of choice throughout Mid-Century Modern homes and warm climate dwellings has been around since the 1400s. “Terrazzo” comes from the Italian word for “terrace,” so it’s fitting that the material would be used in both exterior applications as well as interior. Why is it so widely used? Terrazzo offers a unique and clean look that is durable and virtually indestructible so it’s perfect for residential homes as well as commercial projects.

Now, here’s the basics:

1. What is terrazzo? Simply put, it’s marble, granite, onyx or glass chips in a cement or resinous binder.

2. Where can terrazzo be used? It is mostly used on floors with zinc or brass divider strips, but it can also be used on stairs, walls, countertops, furniture, sinks.

3. How is terrazzo installed? Typically it’s installed over wood or cement slab. Repairing cracks or damages to the subfloor/concrete is first, if ripping up carpeting or another material. A moisture vapor material to prime the slab is then used. The pattern is determined for the divider strips, installed, and cured. The terrazzo mixture is then poured and hand troweled for a perfectly smooth, level surface. It cures again. Finally, a grinding and polishing process happens to expose the marble and glass chips leaving a lovely finished surface.

4. How much does terrazzo cost? It’s comparable to stone (not tile or stone tiles), and about 50% more than wood flooring.

5. How do I care for terrazzo? Maintain the high gloss shine with diligent dusting and sweeping, by cleaning spills immediately, and by mopping with a neutral cleaning solution prescribed for terrazzo.

A bit more on the subject:

http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/5868202/list/Terrazzo-Makes-a-Comeback-for-Floors-and-More

http://www.naterrazzo.com