Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring Cleaning

Today was a fulfilling day of filling bookshelves starved for attention.  Here were built-in bookcases put in by the client, but sorely underutilized for their purpose in life! My homework for the clients was to corral all things of interest.  There was no dearth of great hardbound books, what with both clients being teachers.


When I asked the client if she happened to have any rocks, to my amazement, she showed me several nice specimens from her grandmother - a real treasure trove!  There were also some fabulous ashtrays from the 50's.

Leather bound books were rescued from the basement, and curious objects that hadn't seen the light of day in years were dusted and washed.  There wasn't a single thing purchased to make these shelves come to life!

After - left side

There are no rules really in regards to bookshelves;  each instance may present varying factors to consider.  Here, I chose to intersperse the books with the clients' personal possessions, instead of wall to wall books.  As I was taught by a librarian, the books are brought flush with the front of the shelves. 

After - right side

The now smiling shelves are ready to welcome the new furnishings yet to arrive.  A fresh  spring look for  dear old friends!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

An Auspicious Day

Here we all are, sharing a day that comes once in a century!

Completely irrational, it never ends and never repeats itself.

Math is usually all Greek to me; much as I love geometry and use it endlessly in my interiors. 

In case you forgot, Pi is the circumference of any circle, divided by its diameter.

 I do believe that everything and everyone is connected, and there is no beginning or end.

What I love about interior design are the special relationships that evolve in the process. Just consider the many people and resources that get involved in the production of putting an interior together! It is a richly layered tapestry that is completely unique.

Sometimes, in the creative process, I do feel that I am going in circles with no end in sight. There seems no end of irrationality!

I like that I have the area code 314 for telephonic communications; isn't it time that you got around to calling me?

Enough with the math,let's all enjoy some other kind of pie!