December 18th, 2017
Interior Design Work
Hotel Decor Challenges
Hotel décor has to deal with one specific challenge, Traffic! Foot traffic, children traffic, suitcases rolling down hallways and reception, and all of these put a lot of wear and tear on the floors.
In Costa Rica, many hotels feature beautiful wood floors due to the abundance of exotic hardwoods available. Cement floors have reached a new height in design options. Tile … [Keep Reading]
Kitchen Rugs in all shapes and sizes
Kitchen rugs just don’t seem like a good idea when thinking of traditional fiber rugs. Hand painted canvas rugs take a bit of explaining. A canvas rug is also called a canvas floor cloth, the original name given by the colonists who brought this art form to America from Europe.
Canvas rugs are painted and sealed with several … [Keep Reading]
Round Rugs A Special Space
Round rugs create a space that draws you in. It’s a circle, it’s enclosed, it draws the eye to the center and also the area around it. Round rugs can make a small room seem larger and large rooms feel cozier.
This round rug in Los Angeles placed under a large comfortable reading chair creates an all-encompassing space. It’s like … [Keep Reading]
Frida Kahlo exemplifies pain and passion
Frida Kahlo is best known for her self-portraits and bold exotic colors.
As an artist working in hand painted custom décor, I can explore other artists work as inspiration for canvas rugs.
It’s a really interesting option to use a painting for a canvas rug design that opens up infinite possibilities. Evelyn Gallardo, owner of Discovery Beach House in … [Keep Reading]
Communication in Spanish is not my first language.
Even though I’ve lived in Costa Rica for almost 40 years, and there will always be a communication gap.
When there is a misunderstanding there is the assumption by the Costa Rican that it’s because of the language. We all have misunderstandings and it doesn’t always have to do with language. Living in the same country, speaking … [Keep Reading]
Decorating themes are as varied as the people on the planet.
You might be wary of decorating themes in the belief it will freeze you into a specific style that could be unwavering.
When placing an area rug in a room it can be used in two different ways, as a focal point or as a way of tying all the other décor elements together.… [Keep Reading]
Design My Own Area Rug?
To some, designing an area rug for their home is an awesome prospect. But to others, it seems impossible and overwhelming. Most people go out and buy an area rug and that’s it.
There are many reasons why not everyone can use a traditional area rug. They may have severe allergies, dogs, or live in an environment such as the … [Keep Reading]
Carpet Allergies, a whole new meaning with volcanic ash.
I don’t have to worry about carpet allergies.The Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica has been active since last September sending tons of ash into the atmosphere. With westerly winds blowing ash to MY side of the valley it has been a challenge to keep anything clean
So let me ask you this. Are you in an … [Keep Reading]
Stuck : immovable, stuck fast, jammed
What does stuck mean for you? Stuck in a routine? Stuck in writer’s block? Stuck in your décor? How do you become UNSTUCK?
Interior design creates a space to live in. Interior décor is more changeable and often small changes in interior décor can make you feel unstuck. Change the furniture around; buy a new lamp or … [Keep Reading]
Placemats in our art studio were an off shoot of the canvas rugs. We wanted to create something beautiful using the pieces of canvas and many colors of paint left over from custom canvas rug orders.
Our first placemats were painted on one side and varnished with two coats on both sides. This soon graduated to the concept of a coordinating design … [Keep Reading]