Meet Lisa McDennon, IDI Graduate, IDI Excellence in Design award winner & Accomplished Interior Designer

by Admin September 6, 2019

Today we welcome Lisa McDennon of Lisa McDennon Design www.lisamcdennon.com and NUANCE Home Boutique www.nuance-home.com. Both based out of Laguna Beach, CA. In this episode we discuss the synergy between designers, builders, and architects. We talk about how Lisa achieves her signature refined and sophisticated design style and we discuss her recent collaboration with HINKLEY…

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COLOR TREND ALERT TEAL

by Admin August 28, 2019

Photo from Architecture Lab. Article courtesy of colorpsychology.org. Teal is a medium to deep blue-green color. It is made by combining blue and green pigments into a white base. The soothing blue-green shade evokes tropical lagoons and dense jungles. From oceans to peacock feathers, teal is a common sight in the natural world. Polls show…

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ROCKETMAN Set Decor

by Admin August 15, 2019

“The idea,” says Director Dexter Fletcher, “was to create something that would genuinely explode off the screen, a riotous joy-ride of imagination, celebration and drama.” They toured Elton John’s Windsor house and met with him early on re: the look of the film, as he was not only the subject but also one of the…

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Meet Wendi Young, IDI graduate and the recipient of the 2019 IDI Excellence in Design Award

by Admin August 7, 2019

With over twenty years in the design business, Wendi, along with her talented design team, has completed hundreds of full scale interior design projects for clients near and far. Wendi has witnessed first hand the transformation of the design industry and has responded both creatively and from a business perspective with acceptance and innovation. Her…

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Design Your Break

by Admin May 22, 2019

If you’re reading this it’s likely that an attempt to get away from the everyday required data gathering or task completion work in your life is very intentionally on hold. Humans need breaks1 and although we often do this at the expense of anything productive, it is possible to get a break without losing touch…

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What’s New in Restaurant Paint Color Palettes and Design?

by Admin May 17, 2019

Delicious insights about dining design from commercial designers across the country. Credit: Article and photos from Sherwin-Williams. Forget starched white tablecloths and muted palettes. Today, restaurants are designed to entertain, to surprise, to create Instagrammable moments — and color plays an essential role. Branding, mood, day-to-night ambiance and the personality of the chef or owner…

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The “Artichoke” Lamp

by Admin April 15, 2019

PH lamps are iconic and were designed by Poul Henningsen for the Danish lighting manufacturer Louis Poulsen, founded in 1874. The PH lamp might be more familiar to you as the “Artichoke” lamp which is now commonly called the PH Artichoke lamp. Midcentury Scandinavian furniture, such as the PH Artichoke lamp, helped define the look…

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Barcelona Chair

by Admin March 27, 2019

The iconic Barcelona chair was designed in 1929 for the Spanish Royal Family by the German designer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The form is thought to be inspired by the Roman folding chairs known as the Curule chair. Although many architects and furniture designers of the Bauhaus era were intent on providing well-designed homes and…

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