Over the last few months I have done several simple, easy kitchen renovations, a few shown below, using a moderate cabinet line I carry that delivers style and affordability. By using inexpensive materials, we were able to gave these spaces a much needed facelift without sacrificing quality and design, perfect for the landlord looking to update his property to raise the rent.
Wow…busy busy busy. 2016 started off with a bang – 13 kitchens designed since January! Some were small galley types and others were major renovations. I will post them when they are finished.
I have also been busy rebranding with a fab new logo designed by my super talented friend, Liane and a new website is in the concept phase. Following minimalism and simple living blogs, I have been decluttering my home and office with the focus of mindfulness, a modern movement with ancient roots, something I practice in my design. Liane was able to translate this into my new logo:
IFDA Selects hit the Spring 2016 AD Show yesterday with a star studded team of judges to scour the trade show floor in search of Best In Show for various categories. From left to right: Rio Hamilton, Pryor Callaway, Kevin Dumais, Vanessa Toledo, Jessica Geller, Andrea Brodfuerer, Rose Ott, Vanesa DeLeon, Elissa Grayer, Dwayne Clark and interns Samantha Coppola and Jacqueline Rossi.
Meet Rose Quartz and Serenity
For the first time in fifteen years, Pantone, the world-renowned color expert presents two colors as Color of the Year: Rose Quartz and Serenity (13-1520 and 15-3919). Pantone explains, “As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming prominent. Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.”
As most of us do every year, I spend the first week of 2016 thinking about what last year was like and what am I going to do differently and better this year. 2015 was rough, to put it mildly. The extremely painful loss of a dear friend and some personal health issues gave me insight to some key elements to living life consciously and I am not only going to implement these changes in my personal life, but in my professional one as well. All in one word – mindfulness.
This quote by Winston Churchill holds true. We can shape our dwelling and our thoughts, but ultimately they shape us. I look forward to sharing these insights and designs with you, as well as my new logo and website in the near future. Happy, Healthy 2016!