I have another post up on Williams-Sonoma’s Designer Marketplace blog about why I don’t think the proliferation of email and Internet design consultancy is such a hot idea. You’ve probably seen a hundred designers offering mood boards for a couple hundred dollars and thought, hmmm, what a great idea! If you’ve been curious about such a service, you might want to rethink that plan…here’s why.
BTW, I’m way past my deadline for the next WS post…anyone have a question about the design industry you’d like me to address?
Lighting! I’d like some tips on lighting and what to look for and what to ask…for example, I’ve been using overhead lighting in my office, but it’s yellow-ish and I’m a renter, so I’m not going to replace it…so I went to buy lamps for my desk but I hate all of the long adjustable neck things…so I bought a bedside lamp (thanks for your input!) and now think I’ll get another one similar, but different, and a little taller…so what are some of the most common mistakes with lighting and what are some interesting (preferably inexpensive and/or DIY) ways to brighten up a dark space or make the existing light more usable?
The other Q I have is about pillows – what’s too many, what’s enough, what’s the point? Comfort only or style? What are some interesting ways to brighten up a (in my case) very brown room…keeping in mind I have a dog who likes to pull on anything shaggy and who may lie on the pillow, blanket, etc., in my absence despite my objections (so must be durable).
Thoughts on either of those?
OH, and I found out this past year that I’m allergic to wool and feathers! So no wool coverings and no feather stuffing.
(if you can solve that, then maybe you can also help me find cute sweaters without any wool in them!)