You always can count on a decorator to tell you what’s wrong with a room—and typically, said decorator will not take a breath before telling you how to fix it. “There is just so much that is obvious to us, but not to others,” says Washington decorator Zoe Feldman.
Putting together a monthly publication has its ups and downs. I won’t lie; it is a lot of fun. But it’s also a lot of work. Who comes up with the feature ideas? Where do we get our inspiration? Where do we go from there? How do we stay relevant?
Tim Eakin wants to show you something you haven’t seen before. His work comes from exploring his own imagination and pulling out “something that’s beautiful, but provokes some kind of thought other than ‘that’s pretty.’ “
As a designer, I like to get inspiration from many places. I’ll see advertisements on websites or on billboards and beautiful photos on blogs, and I’ll get inspired for my next design. When I can’t find inspiration naturally, I look for it online and through apps. Here are my favorites.
Designing a magazine each month is tough work. When I started at About, I sometimes felt lost when trying to think of design concepts. With time, it’s become much easier to get from the thought process to the final product.
Walk into the five-bedroom, five-bathroom home of David Beule, his wife, Loretta, and sons, Nicholas, 17, Daniel, 15, Michael, 13, and daughter, Andrea, 7, and you’ll be welcomed by a stereo playing soft music, the sweet smell of cinnamon and the sight of unique glasswork by John Boyett of Canton Glass Works.
“It is an awesome honor,” said the owner of SOLID Fitness. “I really haven’t been here all that long. This is my fourth full year training, but I’ve only been open since October so this is an awesome honor.”