Bauhaus, Gropius and Breuer

As most students of architecture and interiors do, I gained a healthy and lasting respect for Modernist architecture and it’s beginnings.  Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus school in Weimar Germany in 1919.  After the first world war, Germany experienced a time of artistic experimentation.  Gropius believed that simplified forms, functionality and mass production could enhance … Continue reading

Boston Mass.

Way back in 1997 I took an internship at the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (now known as Historic New England).  Since 1910, Historic New England has preserved historic homes, operated and created museums in most of the homes they own and boasts an impressive collection of period pieces from clothing to … Continue reading

Q&A Corner – Counter Tops

Q: Is granite my only option when upgrading my kitchen countertops? A:  Absolutely not!  There are many other options for your countertops that will still increase resale value and sometimes even be easier to maintain.  Quartz is a great option for families with small children.  It is a non-porous material that will not allow bacteria … Continue reading

Inspirations from Cracovia

Like most people, one of my favorite things to do is travel.  Beyond the obvious benefits of getting away from the mundane, and being able to relax – traveling helps recharge my “creative” batteries.  The photos you find here were taken on a trip to Poland in 2005.  These photos are all from the  Old … Continue reading

Q&A Corner – Paint

Q: I’m remodeling my home but I want to re-sell in 2-3 years.  Do I have to choose colors that will appeal to future potential buyers today? A:  This is a tricky question and we hear this all the time.  When you are selecting an overall color scheme for your remodel and plan on selling … Continue reading

hello design enthusiasts!

I am so excited to roll out my new Word Press blog.  Here you will be able to find the latest in design tips, trends and style.  We hope you enjoy reading the ramblings of an Austin designer and learn something cool in the process!