Trends in Interior Design, Part One: The Color Gray.

Trends in Interior Design, Part One: The Color Gray.

Gray in the desert… Suddenly (in the past few years, actually) we all seem to find we love gray.  Here in Arizona, beige/brown used to be our go-to neutrals. (We don’t even use natural gray concrete here for our community sidewalks, which have always been...
Contemporary as a Design Style… Why Is It So Popular?

Contemporary as a Design Style… Why Is It So Popular?

Happening Now in New York City Looking at the magnificent designs of One and Two World Trade Center buildings, we are reminded that architecture has always been a public expression of current social and cultural trends and values.  Sometimes that trend looks back to a...
Design Trends for 2015

Design Trends for 2015

  Design “trends” in the Western World hundreds of years ago tended to follow the style of a particular ruling monarch in a European country, such as the Kings George, or a furniture maker such as Chippendale.  Trends then lasted many years, and became part of...
THE NEW ‘IDEAL’ HOME

THE NEW ‘IDEAL’ HOME

When I first arrived in Arizona as a designer from Colorado in 1989, I found that many of my custom home clientele were from out of state, usually the Midwest or New York. They tended to be successful entrepreneurs or corporate moguls who had recently reached the...