Recently I worked with a young couple remodeling their first home. I was hired as their interior designer and project manager only days after the young couple got the keys to their apartment. They wanted to make some remodeling changes (remove a wall, plan the kitchen-living room areas to maximize their small space) to their apartment before they moved in. Some of their friends had heard that they hired an interior designer/project manager and were shocked that a young couple
It's almost Tu B'shvat and along with dreams of seedlings and young plants, you may also have dreams of a house or a room or a corner full of luscious plants to give your home a warm inviting feeling. Do you have problems keeping house plants alive? Follow my simple tips. 1. Know your sun and light! Know what direction your windows face and kind of light you have throughout your home. Southern exposure? Northern? Eastern/western? Full direct sunlight? Full light but no di
When designing a kosher kitchen there is a lot more to plan than just creating one 'side’ of a kitchen and then recreating a mirror image – one for meat and one for diary. In this two-part article series let’s first take inventory on what you have and then in Part Two we’ll talk about my favourite design tips and tricks, taking into account all the kitchen “stuff” you have! First take a look at the kitchen you have today and examine what you have, then how you move, manoeuvr
If you are self-employed and work from home, you know you have the best and worst of all worlds! Before opening your business you may have dreamed of ‘working in your pajamas and never being late for a meeting’; but today you know that your office still needs to be “an office” and you need to take it seriously if you want your business to succeed! It’s time to take the SOHO (Small Office Home Office) seriously and that begins with an understanding of your SOHO design needs.
Whether you live in an apartment or a large multi-floor house, everyone wants to keep warm and cozy in the winter. Proper insulation of doors and windows, suitable heating for the size and arrangement of your home, and an understanding of where your windows face and how much sunlight your interior rooms are exposed to on a daily basis are all important factors in keeping your home comfortable all year long. Today I want to share my favorite interior design styling tips you c
Just like our cars, our homes need to be winterized to function effectively and be energy efficient. Don’t wait until the first storm to find out that your home is not ready for winter. Here are some great tips to think about when checking your home: 1. Walk from room to room and check for drafts around to windows and doors. Replace old window stripping or even the entire window to ensure that your room can be heated (and cooled) efficiently. Doors can be resealed ar