Artwork can inform or act as the inspiration for interior design. Using these six particular black and white Silver gelatin prints by Edward Steichen as the starting point for this seating area helped to provide a design direction that for me, points to the bygone era of Hollywood Glam. In 1923 Steichen became the chief […]
Slowing it down, enjoying time with friends and family, or just some quiet time alone, has become very attractive to many of us. Incorporating an outdoor space, courtyard, deck, loggia, or a patio into the design or renovation of a home is a great way to make this happen. An outdoor space also adds […]
Knowing that the same art can inform the sensibility and overall feeling of multiple room designs, I created two dining rooms using Fernand Léger’s “Le Femme Et La Fleur” and “Marie L’Acrobate” and Carlos Luna’s “Talavera Plates”. This is one of them. Luna, a Cuban born artist, attended the San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts, The […]
“If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled or composted, then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production.” — Pete Seeger Eco-friendly fabrics or textiles are generally defined as fabrics that have been made with a minimum use of chemicals and pesticides, best land management practices, sustainable farming and […]
I was very impressed with Dorothy: She's very discerning and methodical, and was great to work with. Dorothy has a good sense of what you like and finds a way to integrate that into the vision. We found her to be very authentic and sincere about her desire to satisfy us as a client. She is so good with people, and worked well with both me and my wife (who have different tastes) … Dorothy is very open to being collaborative and I personally like her as well!Marty Davis, president/ceo (owner), Cambria USA
Dorothy has incredibly creative ideas … I really like her energy and I found her to be very fun to work with. She pulled all the details together and gave the client far more than what they anticipated!Kristi Hanson, owner, KHA Architects, Inc.
I’ve been privileged to work with some of Architectural Digest’s top 100 architects and interior designers in the world; Dorothy ranks right up there with all of them. She has worked on projects for me in the Madison Club. Her innovation, communication, drawings and documentation are exceptional. And her execution is flawless.Mark Bradshaw, Bradshaw Construction, Inc.
Dorothy has been delightful to work with. So upbeat and patient … Dorothy is both personal and personable. Always extremely professional, with great ideas, and through it all, she is having fun. We asked for a referral for a “get it done” person, and Dorothy has truly been a terrific find. She worked very closely with the builder on the remodel and literally transformed the home’s interior … spectacular. We had to work remotely for much of the project, so we needed a designer who was reliable as well as capable (with Dorothy, you can add adorable!). Everything was where it was supposed to be, when it was supposed to be there. Her resources and subcontractors are wonderful; she did a lot of design and worked closely with the fabricator to ensure everything was done right. It was a happily ever after story. We enjoyed her as much as a friend as a designer, and very much look forward to doing more work with her.Sherry Smith
Dorothy is always a pleasure to work with. Her positive attitude and desire to meet the client’s goals along with great design is very important to me. Working with Dorothy helped us accomplish our goals within the timeline, with a high level of design and craftsmanship. Every client is different and many designers don't listen to their needs. Dorothy listens and then captures those ideas, along with her vision, which is wonderful.Tom Lathrop