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talkDESIGN :: October 2012
By: Michelle Jennings Wiebe
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Get Passionate about Pattern:
I think it’s time we all got a little bit more passionate about pattern! I know…I know…Incorporating “pattern on pattern” is not a design aesthetic that many are used to showcasing around their home. For most, they like the idea of wild prints but are either afraid to make the jump or don’t have a clue where to start. So for those of you that would like to walk on the wild side I have put together a few (4) quick tips to help get you started mixing patterns like a pro!
1. Mix patterns from the same color family
2. Combine patterns of different sizes and textures
3. Don’t go too matchy-matchy
4. Look for patterns that complement each other
In the Press:
Our collection of interior design news hot off the press…Please email us at email@example.com if you have any industry news that you would like to share…
-We are SO honored to have had the opportunity to design the area’s highest selling home! In some ways the sale of this home was sad as our Principal designer, Michelle Jennings Wiebe, spent three years working on this project and most often refers to the home as her fourth child!! read more
Tampa Police Department Thanks Donors For “New Home”
-Studio M recently completed the renovation of the Tampa Police Department’s media center. A special thanks to all of our vendors and friends that pitched in and donated your services to make this project possible…We could have not done it without you! read more
Interior Design Billing Index:
The Interior Design Billing Index rose to it highest point in several years to 62.5. Results signal growth in the industry as the index gained 13 points from its December report. In addition, the Inquiry Index for March at 65.8 is well into positive growth territory. Let’s keep trending upward!! read more
ABI Up Slightly from June
The Architectural Billings Index rose to 48.7 in July (number below 50 denotes a decrease in billings). The inquiries score was up nearly two points. As the overall economy shows modest improvement, “modest declines should shift over to modest growth in design activity over the coming months,” says AIA chief economist Kermit Baker.
New renderings for One World Trade Center show its 408-foot spire slimmed down to an exposed metal mast. The change could disqualify the spire from counting toward the SOM-designed building’s official height, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, leaving it shorter than Chicago’s Willis Tower and its goal of 1,776 feet tall. read more