Monday, March 22, 2010


If I think back to my childhood, I have many wonderful memories, and an awarness of furnishings that to some may seem unnatural, but is probably what led to do what I do today.

I would love to spend time at my Grandparent's home, decorated in comfortable Danish Modern, and go on errands for my Grandmother when she needed eggs and other food items that required a "specialist". There was the egg lady and the one I recall with amusement is the berry lady. Mrs. Henrietta Laucke, wife of Elmer, was the lady that you purchased all freshest berries from.

She loved for you to visit awhile before you went on your way with your treasured berries, and I didn't mind so much, if I could sit on the floor. She had fairly new furniture, with the scratchiest fabric ever invented. In the summer I was usually in shorts and that was not good if you had to sit on her sofa or chair. A glimpse of what I'm talking about. It was also the same approximate color 2 shades darker.

This must have been the beginning of my searching for wonderful, comfy chairs. The chairs below were made for a client of mine and are a dream to sit in. Down cushions really add the feeling of luxury.

There's nothing like a great chair!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Down sizing isn't so bad !

There's nothing like down sizing! Only million things and room for only half of them, and none of it goes with the new place! On top of that, the new space is so much smaller that feeling cramped and claustrophobic might be a problem. Thinking ahead is deffinately something to do.

Use to a lot of space? Then the new space needs to feel big, even if it isn't. An open floor plan really is a help in that department. However, that open space can have defined areas. The dining room may really be a part of the living area, yet set apart.

As you can see from this view, this home is open from the foyer, through the Living room and dining areas, and if you look closely to the right, you will see it is open into the Kitchen area.

This view from the foyer shows how it is open into the "sun room", casual area, yet doesn't impose on the formal area. Good furniture placement sure helps!

This house feels huge, yet the amount of space is a mere fraction of the old place, and isn't it lovely?