Friday, December 31, 2010

10 Design Topics for 2011

Another year has come and gone.  We asked our daughter this morning if there was anything she didn't get to do this year... 'cause today is the last day!  She replied that there's always next year.  Well, I guess that's true but most of the time I feel like we're trying to cram one more thing in the day just to cross it off the list.

So in that spirit, here's my last blog post of the year.  Over the past months, I've compiled tons of inspiring photos for client discussions and many would make great blog posts.  Here are few photos on each topic and you tell me what you'd like to read more about in 2011!

1. Built-in shelving along a fireplace wall...


2. Painting an interior brick wall...



3.  The inspiring work of residential architect, Joeb Moore...




4. Not your grandma's drapes...


5. Thinking about bunk beds for a cozy cottage retreat...


 


6. Kid's rooms and built-in beds...



7. Kitchens with fireplaces... 

Darryl Carter's Townhouse featured in Elle Decor


8. Another inspiring residential architect, Mark Hutker...




9. Dark sash steel windows...


Design by William Hefner


10. There is something about a white bathroom...

Designed by Joeb Moore


There you have it... my first top 10! And to think I woke up this morning wondering what there was left to write about.  So please cast a vote... or my next post might be in 2012!  (Wen, I'm talking to you...)

It's hard to believe that I started 2010 with my first blog entry.  It feels so long ago and I'm in a different place now... as we all are.  The events and moments of the year have added to who I am and the work I do.  Its fun to look back at what I was thinking about from month to month.  I've enjoyed the process and I hope you've enjoyed reading.  Thanks to all of you who have followed my blog this past year.  I appreciate all your comments and positive feedback.  Here's to 2010 and what 2011 might hold for all of us! 

Have a Happy New Year! 
                          -Jennifer Marsh

5 comments:

  1. I vote for the built in shelving along a fireplace wall...second is painting (or sealing or glazing) an interior brick wall...

    Happy New Year!!

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  2. I vote for the white bathroom and the built in shelves!
    Another idea, what to keep/not keep in a renovation and what to do with salvageable items!

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  3. Glazing a brick wall... yes, that is a good question! Ours makes a lot of crumbling mortart dirt and sealing it would be great... except I fear it being super shiny which I've seen. Hmm, I wonder if there is a matte finish out there...

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  4. Jojo... hope you're move went well. Send me some pics and maybe I can help you out with your keep/not keep dilemma!

    Are your salvagealbe items old or vintage?

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  5. I like the idea of bunk beds in a living room. Our home office at home is attached to the living room. Since my work is writing online articles, it's my habit to nap from time to time. My husband suggested to have a sofa bed near the living room. That's where my idea started, instead of sofa bed, I'll opt for bunk bed design. My daughter works in an office which resembles the lovely design of office space (Atlanta-based) and office space (Charlotte-based) offices. I'd like to pattern our design with theirs. Isn't it exciting? Thanks for sharing the photos!

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