Art of Design / Home & Consumer

Art of Design: Client and Designer Dynamics

Like any relationship, problems sometimes arise between clients and designers. Clients expect designers to work magic, but conditions sometimes prevent a less than ideal situation. A nonexistent budget, subjective assessment of selections and ...

Art of Design: Outdoor Space

Nearly every home has some sort of an outdoor space, from a generous terrace and backyard area to a small balcony. No matter how small or inconvenient the outdoor space, it is a physical and mental respite. And it doesn't take a large sum of money...

Art of Design: Is Your Decorating Depressing You?

From time to time, at a cocktail party or when visiting a friend, someone will corner me and confess to me that they are depressed. As if I were a member of the clergy, they whisper in sotto voce that they believe their decorating is making them ...

Art of Design: Decorating with Classics

Furniture is the essential component of what goes into creating a home. If you were to remove all of the furniture from any room, what you would have left is a hollow skeletal space. That space likely would feel devoid of functionality, comfort ...