Fall is here and the holidays are upon us. As I reflect on the year, it has been productive and I’m grateful for the creative projects, appreciative customers, and supportive trade professionals I’ve worked with. Best wishes for a beautiful holiday season.
I’ve had the chance to attend a number of industry seminars and events since the last newsletter. Leight Kitchen offered an informative seminar in its contemporary downtown showroom and Kiwi AudiVisual did the same in its high-tech Carlsbad showroom. The NKBA design awards were held at Cosentino, presented by HGTV personality Matt Blashaw. Ferguson Vista hosted a seminar and featured American Standard’s showroom on wheels — a huge traveling trailer filled with working faucets and showers and showcasing its self-cleaning toilets. The Laguna Design Center Fall Market, as usual, was filled with inspirational designs in fabrics, furniture, tiles, window treatments and cabinets. Daltile hosted an event that’s a highlight of the year: Sherwin Williams’ Colormix, forecasting paint colors for the upcoming year. Cal-a-Vie Resort & Spa’s designer day in Vista offered a fun escape to the “French countryside.” And, ProSource Wholesale Flooring’s customer appreciation event featured festive celebrations.
Since space layout is the most important aspect of design, I’d like to share some space planning tips for your home or business.
A space that hasn’t been adequately space planned can end up being unsightly, cramped and a detriment to traffic flow. Make sure that doesn’t happen in your home or business by following these five space planning tips:
Diane’s Take: When thinking about space planning, consider creative ways to use spaces for multi-function tasks or in non-traditional ways. You may be delightfully surprised at the result of your out-of-the-box thinking.
Please consider referring my services to friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers who are in the process of or are planning to remodel their kitchen, bathroom, home or business and need space planning expertise.