Friday, January 22, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year 2010 and yes a Happy New Year was definately shared with this designer!  Early in January I had the priviledge of being a guest lecturer to Notre Dame Cathedral Latin High School's architecture and interior design class.  The students 3-D Dream Houses and Interior Finish Boards were all on display.  The class was filled with excitement and pride.  I was amazed at how advanced the process was for students' first exposure to the design industry.  There was quite a variety; modern, traditional, and European.  What inspires these students, where do they capture their ideas?

One student had done a house for the TV show Twilight and created a terrific modern interior with a black and grey scheme including a silver brush metal detail.  Another home was the perfect layout for a family of skiers, you could imagine them all arriving home from challenging that grand mountain out west.  And lets not forget the colors of evergreen trees and pine cones that created her color scheme.

So you can see where those inspirations are captured....taking in the beauty of nature, reading a great book or a devoition to your favorite TV show.   Most importantly it was their Dream House so their imagination was the best gift of all for this designer!  As their wonderful teacher shared with me "we're planting seeds for creative thinking".  And that's a wonderful gift for the future

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