Category: A Designer’s Eye: Smart Tips for Consumers

White: The Winter Wonder

Published: December 19th, 2016

The early bite of winter has blanketed the park and beach beyond my home with a holiday layer of soft and quiet snow.     Whether glistening in a blue-ish hue beneath last week’s “supermoon” or brightening the lake and sky in mid-day winter light, the view makes me think of the wonders of white. […]

Seven Design Strategies to Keep the Winter Blues at Bay

Published: January 19th, 2016

“In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone.”  Christina Rossetti, approx. 1871 It’s easy to succumb to the Winter Blues when the holiday sparkle gives way to the grim grays of January and February. Here’s a solution: Create a sensual feast to chase those blues away. Here […]

Red and Green are NOT just for Christmas!

Published: December 7th, 2015

If ever a color scheme evokes a particular holiday season, it’s probably the omnipresent combo of red and green that establishes the season of stockings hung over fireplaces, evergreen trees bedecked with shiny red ornaments and lights,  and a mythical figure in a bright red suit whooshing over snow-covered rooftops in a sleigh. But just […]