For those of us who value time spent outside, the design of your outdoor living space is just as important as the interior of your home. Keep in mind too, that creating a relaxing and comfortable outdoor area can increase the overall appeal and can greatly increase the value of your home, and provide an oasis for entertaining when friends and family come to gather.
Home renovations can bring on a wave of emotions, all the way from excitement to overwhelm. You have a vision in mind for how you imagine your new home, but bringing that vision to fruition takes time and meticulous planning.
January is the month of optimism- resolutions, a new diary, and a home feeling fresh, once free of holiday décor. I, personally, like the quiet of a new year when calendars are still calm, and macro-planning for the upcoming year and taking care of the business of my home is first on my to-do list.
This part is a big topic, and I apologize for the longer post. However, stick with me, we’ll guide you through and have added just enough info to allow you to start and finish this step in one sitting. I promise.
One of our favorite mantras here in the design studio is "an organized home is the happiest of homes" and I really do believe that organization makes a home more beautiful than all the pretty wallpaper in the world.
Yes, it's okay- please do go ahead and laugh, I can't really fathom how an entire 10 months have passed without a newsletter, either! Well, for those of you who follow us on Instagram, you know we've been busy, and that sometimes (ok, some weeks, months) it seems impossible to look up to take in the view. So, for Thanksgiving break, I did just that.
2015 was a very busy and productive year; we welcomed the opportunity to work on our widest array of projects which proved to be a real joy for me and my staff designers. In the city, we worked on a beautiful, historic Brooklyn Heights brownstone brimming with original architectural detail, as well as an uptown, duplex apartment with a distinct, comfortably-modern concept.
When we recently listened to a client tell us how she planned to use an open kitchen and dining area, she described that her kids would relax while she cooked, that football games would be watched, homework would be done and her family would be able to gather easily.
Recently we had an exceptionally good day. We had our first design presentation with a client for whom we're designing an uptown apartment with a distinctly fun (but mature) downtown vibe and the meeting went really well.
This past April marked the ten year anniversary of Kathleen Walsh Interiors. Don't worry, you didn't miss the party—I glanced at the calendar, smiled, thanked the stars and then got back to work. It seems fitting that these ten years have been bookended with career highlights involving the same client.
Our 2014 winter seems to never want to end, but it's time, and I think we may have finally turned a corner. Sometime around Valentine's Day, I usually start reminding clients that any orders for outdoor furniture need to be placed soon, in order to enjoy it by Memorial Day.
This winter in New York has been an especially snowy and cold one, and when my family and I had the opportunity to jet off to sun and fun over a long weekend, we grabbed it. Delighted to be able to ditch the boots and mittens, my kids and my husband ran off to the pool as soon as we arrived
A colleague of mine emailed me from Las Vegas to tell me Pantone just spoke about the trend of "Perfect Imperfection," a topic she and I had recently discussed in earnest. It came up because I was trying to describe the atmosphere I try to create in a room.