Monday, March 29, 2010

ReLaX the day away

I have been spending some time exploring I have found that you can actually build rooms in it! So cool! For my first room, I decided to compile a very relaxing bedroom. I believe your bedroom should be a place of peace to rest and relax.
Items in this set:
Ralph Lauren Home - Bamboo Bed -, $20,695
Tulips Faux Floral Arrangement in Curved Glass Vase : Target, $51
Home Interior Design, Decorating and Paint Ideas from 3d Home...
Hip Furniture | Portland, Oregon
Bookcases, Contemporary Bookcases & Modern Bookshelves | west elm, $450

Monday, March 22, 2010


It's a work in progress and there is always more to do.... but here is my online portfolio!

view my portfolio:

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Design a Room

In the last few days I have discovered several websites where you can pay as little as $250 for a professional designer to custom design your room. I think this is taking away the credibility of designers. We already have lots of design shows showing everyday homeowners how to create a designer look and now this super cheap option?! Where is my interior design degree going to take me if we belittle interior design? I entered this career to become a professional, not to be a "decorator."

Frustrated Designer

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Elise Island-a well designed space for children

I am very passionate about good design suited for children. I love kids and have worked with them for many years, i feel they have very specific needs different from adults. Senior year studio was spent working on a child care facility and learning about efficient design for children. When I came across the article on Elise Island () I immediately fell in love with the design. The space was designed as a santuary for children and adolescents suffering from psychiatric problems. When the children and adolescents arrive at the hospital they are told the story of Princess Elise. When she was young, Princess Elise invented her own island, with golden sand, palm trees, rocks that kiss the waves and shelters where she could rest when she needed to. Here she was always safe. Now as a grown-up lady, Elise does no longer need to live on the island and therefore dedicated it to her young patients in the hospital. There are three separate "playrooms" according to the age of children.

The things that work well in this design are:

-the use of primary colors

-wide variety of shapes

-multiple levels

-friendly drawings on walls



-creative play areas

-seating for parents/doctors/nurses

Monday, March 1, 2010

Design Quotes

I absolutely love quotes, of course only inspirational/funny/fascinating quotes. But i mean who doesn't love a good quote every now and again? What is even better is design quotes. As I was working on my portfolio this afternoon, i decided to put a good design quote on the first page of my portfolio. Man of man, there are just so many quotes, to narrow it down I decided to search for design quotes. I found a great site featuring design quotes from many famous designers/architects and others speaking about design. The quote i decided on :

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
-Frank Lloyd Wright