The Golden Age of Hollywood included several design styles that shared similar traits. Two of my favorites were Art Deco and Hollywood Regency. Both include highly lacquered and/or polished finishes, the use of exotic woods, geometric motifs, luxurious, lavish, or soft fabrics, chrome, crystal, and anything that created a feeling of richness that was certain […]
“I think that I shall never see, a poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed, against Earth’s sweet flowing breast; tree that looks at God all day, and lifts her leafy arms to pray, a tree that may in summer wear, a nest of robins in her hair; upon whose bosom […]
“In this accelerated and complex life that pushes us and tears us apart, we should have the strength to slow down and keep ourselves calm, to work beyond the destabilizing elements that surround us, to conceive of life in its most gentle and specific sense” -Fernand Leger Léger wrote this quote in 1938, yet it […]
Basic Black & White; who says they’re basic? White, a color without hue, reflects light of all hues completely and diffusely. To be strictly white, snow would have to reflect 100 percent of the incident light. It is the ultimate limit of a series of shades of any color. Black on the other […]
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