In Designing Women on May 24, 2013 at 8:02 am
We all need a space to call our own, one that is uniquely ours. From the time we were young, we would hide in our closets, climb into tree houses or build tents out of bed linens and couch cushions. Whatever we had to do to create a little space that was just our own, we did with imagination and ingenuity. It is our firm belief that we all have a creative spirit…we are all “designing women.” The trick is figuring out your personality. Are you a Julia Sugarbaker? A Suzanne? A Mary Jo? Charlene? Or, heaven forbid, a Bernice? Do you want to create a space that is practical? Beautiful? Fun? Comforting? Uplifting? We are here to help you express your personality through your surroundings. That is what makes us a SAVVY group of “designing women.” Our mission is to create a space that is uniquely yours.
This week on Facebook, we have been posting ideas on how to create a chic workspace. As we reflect on one of our favorite television workspaces from the 80’s, we have pulled together several mood boards with different personalities.
We call this workspace “The Julia”…
This is ”The Suzanne”
Leave us a message on this blog and let us know which of the ”designing women” you are.
The Staff at Savvy
P.S. The writer of this blog says she’s a little bit “Julia” and a lot ”Bernice”.
In The Chic Office on May 20, 2013 at 7:35 am
We are in the process of redecorating our design offices at Savvy. Stay tuned as we will be sharing “before and afters” of the completed project. In the meantime, here are a few inspirational workspaces.
The Staff at Savvy
Photos: Lonny Mag
In The Art of the Matter on May 14, 2013 at 7:52 am
” A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires. “ - Hedy Lamarr
Artwork is an escape. It can whisk you away, tell a great story or bring back a fond memory. It can tell a joke, recite a poem, make a bold statement or sing a lullaby. It taps into every emotion.
Our greatest tip: Choose artwork YOU love.
Here are a few other helpful hints:
1. Don’t get too high
Artwork should be hung so that the vertical center of the piece is eye level for the average person. This is typically 60″-62″ off the floor. When grouping artwork together, consider the vignette as one piece and center the entire group as you would a single frame.
Photo: Phoebe Howard.net
2. Think big
One oversized piece can easily be the most dramatic statement in your room. Sometimes less is more…and powerful.
Photo: Elle Decor
3. Then again, sometimes more is more
A series of artwork can range from two to twelve (or more) of similar pieces. When hung correctly, a series feels extremely orderly and symmetrical taking any unwanted feelings of chaos out of the room.
Photo: House Beautiful
4. It’s personal
Gone are the days of not allowing family photographs in your room. Just make sure you keep them interesting (not your family, your photographs. Of course your family is interesting!) Try to play around with scale and texture. Mixing up the size and finish of the frames will make the installation itself will feel like a piece of artwork.
Photo: Domino Magazine
The design staff at Savvy is ready to help you get straight to “The Art of the Matter.”