The DIY movement changed the world of design as we knew it. Seriously, it did! We have so many imaginative individuals creating all kinds of unique goods & sharing how to do it with the world. It’s really incredible to see! So what is the actual difference between DIY and the Experts? DIY - Do It Yourself The DIY movement was actually born in the 1970’s out of the punk movement! Musicians took a new approach to reach their audience...
Let’s get real for a moment, most of us have set unrealistic expectations of how our home “should” or “shouldn’t” look! So drop the word should, and put in “can” or “will”. I’m not the cleanest person on the planet, and I’m happy to admit - most of my clients AREN’T either! The trick is designing for real life. We see pictures online all the time that look perfect and effortless, but in reality - they aren’t effortless! Checkout...
Why is design so expensive? It’s not a simple or straightforward answer, but I’ll break it down for you! All designers offer specialty services that reflect their best abilities to meet a clients needs. You’re probably used to seeing designers specialize in various types of design, levels of luxury, and even specific aesthetics. There are no set fees and it can be really difficult to navigate or find a designer who meets your needs – right?
My job as a designer is changing constantly, no day is the same, and each project has its own challenges. Whether residential, commercial, or even somewhere in between what matters most to me is that the client is heard & gets a product they are happy with. I don’t design with a specific aesthetic or style, I love to jump into my clients shoes and understand their needs in a functional way prior to understanding the look & feel of a space. It’s more important that a space actually works than it is for it’s looks, right?
Hey you! Did you know the environments we surround ourselves in impact our mood & wellbeing? Well, now you do! Ever had what felt like an epiphany on a long nature hike, or maybe felt sad while you saw the rain outside, was it the time you woke up abruptly to go on a jog because the sun woke you up early? Any of these and so many more, impact our many many moods, some more predictable than others.
While our global surroundings seem to have hit the pause button; our work-life balance has not! Parents are balancing working from home with kids; some are alone begging for any type of social interaction; and most of us just want to leave the house! So what do we all have in common? The importance to prioritize our individual wellness to keep our sanity! Here’s what we know; and how we can move forward to improve our daily well-being.