Things have been moving at about a thousand miles an hour around here for a while now. [Read more…]
We’ve moved into new digs!
Fabric is a foundation of interiors. Different types of fabric have their own character and make all the difference to how a piece of furniture looks and performs. [Read more…]
Our SG/2016 Design Dispatch covered this idea and how it is as relevant for interior design as it is for fashion. [Read more…]
Exciting developments over here. I’ll be presenting a workshop at Interior Living on Wednesday, February 17!
This will be a lot of fun and a great way to get together with a few friends and tackle some of your design challenges.
Registration is open now and you can get your tickets here.
- steps to take in creating a tailored home
- how to identify what is missing in your space
- choosing lifestyle-driven accessories
Grab your girlfriends and join me at Interior Living on Wednesday, February 17 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. We’ll have bubbles and bites and lots of discussion on ways to make your home the stylish haven you imagine.
One lucky participant will also win a complimentary 2-hour in home consultation.
I hope to see you there!
Our W/2016 Design Dispatch covered this idea and how it’s showing up in the design world right now.
It’s a lot of work to make things simple. Life and design can get complicated very quickly. Solve it by working out what is most important to create the right experience and build everything from that point of view.
When you get lost in the details, you can always come back to it.
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The news is out and Form Interiors is excited to have won Best of Houzz 2016 for both the Design and Customer Service categories!
This is the second year in row we’ve received these awards. It is great to know that clients are loving our work and that the response to our portfolio is so strong.
Thank you to the wonderful clients who trust in the process and the design work that results.
Creating spaces you love is so rewarding for us.
It feels good to be recognized for that work, too!
Image Details (L to R): Hillhurst Kitchen Renovation, Hillhurst Kitchen Renovation, Feature Contributor: Avenue Magazine – Hiring for a Renovation, Panel at entry to Hyatt Stillwater Spa, Beakerhead 2015 Installation, Peace Bridge by Santiago Calatrava, Ice Heaving on Lake Windermere, BC, Planning, Wonderland by Jaume Plensa.
A year can feel like a long, unproductive, slogging time. Seeing it compressed into nine standout images is a great way understand how much gets accomplished and how the seemingly unconnected pieces of a puzzle form an image.
It’s also a good way to understand the spirit of something. I spend a good deal of time thinking about placemaking. When I work with a client on creating a home that they love, I am designing an environment unique to them. Seeing Calgary’s efforts at placemaking reflected so clearly in my photographs is great.
Designing a business, a life, or the inside of a home is very much like that process, too. It’s the details you fill in that create the character.
How those details are selected, collected and presented creates an energy and feeling in the space. It’s a process and a skill.
Calgary is on a very exciting journey in this respect and has made giant strides in recent years.
One example is the Peace Bridge. I’m a big fan. I know that’s not always a popular viewpoint, but I am.
It’s an iconic design.
It’s a tourist attraction that enhances one of the greatest assets in the city, the Bow River Pathway system.
It’s functional and necessary to creating walkable infrastructure. Anyone who walks or bikes knows eliminating a few kilometres on a trip makes a rather large difference, especially when it’s below zero.
The cost is a (highly visible) rounding error on the annual infrastructure budget and what the bridge contributes in terms of elevating and identifying the city is immeasurable.
It’s not just a bridge and I think many miss that point.
The second thing I love (aside from that kitchen reno project) is the nighttime image from Beakerhead.
We are so lucky to live in a talent-filled city where people can imagine, create and produce experiences that the entire community can step into. It really gives me hope for what we can become with that kind of heart and vision.
Placemaking is a process in that way. The elements that make up the whole come to define the city over time.
Individually they can make you shrug, but in collection – wow.
That’s what the 2015BestNine brought out for me.
Did you take a look at yours? What did you notice?