Entries by tfiori

Our Second Principal of Design: Color

Research has proven that certain colors will elicit certain emotions. But…there are so many variables involved when specifying color.One of the first questions we always ask our clients is “How do you want to feel in your space?” We start by grouping colors as Cool versus Warm: Cool colors are purples, blues and green – We […]

Lighting for Boomers

  I recently read a statistic that said the highest population of baby boomers live in Califorina.   It should really comes as no surprise.  As we age, we naturally yearn for more natural sunlight…simply because it makes us feel better. So, if you don’t live on the West Coast, here are a few easy […]

Thoughts on Natural Lighting

I can sometimes tolerate a room without windows on a dreary day but on a sunny day… it’s unbearable!  Most people tend to gravitate to the areas of their homes that provide them with the most sunlight and the best views. Why?  Because it’s been repeatedly proven that natural light is healing – stress levels decrease and mental […]

Art is how we decorate space; music is how we decorate time

“Art is how we decorate space; music is how we decorate time”. Photo Sourced from Soundwall.com I saw this quote online and it really resonated with me.  My kids are always amazed at how I can remember the year and exactly where I was whenever we hear a song from the 80’s or 90’s. One […]

Modern Vintage

According to  a recent article in newsblaze.com, one of the trends that will influence US Homes in 2017 is titled “Modern Vintage”.  They describe it as “contemporary furniture based on vintage styles”.  This is not a trend likely to go away anytime soon.  It includes items that have natural textures and are also durable, such as […]

Our Focus For 2017

I typically don’t make New Year’s resolutions….personally or professionally. 2017 just feels different. This year I will focus on what resonates most with my clients and myself and that is the idea of designing for wellness. When we’re in spaces that are designed to fit us perfectly, we feel, relate and live well.   These are spaces […]