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Last Wednesday, at the Pacific Design Center was filled with great energy during the MTS Design Talk.
Some of the things we discussed:
Millennials want technology-based gadgets in their homes.
The importance of buying furniture design pieces in person rather than buying them online.
Millennials desire homes that have open space plans and are clean and simplistic.
Millennials are the fastest growing generation. It was an amazing night full of great company and discussion!
Can you believe that this is the same room redesigned by a professional?! We removed the knotty pine paneling, upgraded the bookcases in a beautiful walnut woof, and added a gas fireplace to create an impactful wall.
John Woolf originally designed this space as a dressing room, but I envisioned it to be a library filled with endless books. By adding bookcases with overhead light fixtures, it brought warmth and intimacy to the room.
We all want something that is aesthetically pleasing while also providing functionality to its construction when we buy furniture. There is a wide array of pieces for sale on various websites. It can be very tempting to buy cheap furniture but here are a few reason why you should invest in something greater:
A lot of people think that an interior designer mainly focuses on materials, fabrics, and furniture layout. However, their job consists more that just picking out paint and fabrics!
Let me give you some examples:
You don’t need an interior designer if you have a contractor. Contractors specifically build or remodel a home given to them in a plan either by an architect and interior designer.
“I have a good eye for color and do not need an interior designer!”
While this may be true, interior designers have connection to showroom and vendors that have pieces the general public to not have access to.
Renovating a home can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! By hiring the right people, home renovation can be a breeze. Now, if you have never renovated before, you may be wondering where you should start.
There are two professionals who can take on a project: architects and interior designers. These professionals can work together or individually to create the space you need.
One of the most important things in interior design is color. Picking out which colors that would look good together may seem like an uncomplicated task, but it is easier said than done!
Color sets the tone and feeling throughout the house! You see it everywhere; from the exterior of the house to the interior, it should always look cohesive and balanced from the moment you land your eyes on it.
Donna Livingston loves to play with color and design.
When reflecting on your current state of mind, do you feel balanced and full of energy or do you feel overwhelmed and chaotic? As an interior designer, I too must give myself a little check-in. It’s especially important when I’ve taken on a lot of design projects. It’s easy to get busy with all the demands of work and life that self-renewal and personal time can take a backseat.
June has been a very busy month, and I have lots of exciting things I can’t wait to share with you all!
This month, Angeleno Magazine selected the most successful business power players in Los Angeles. I am so honored to have been featured as the top LA Interior Designer! Check out their awesome spread of the top business leaders in their respective fields.
Donna Livingston Design was recently reviewed as one of the top 200 interior designers in LA based on 19 factors including customer experience, customer satisfaction, responsiveness, and quality of work. Have a look here!
Spring is in the air, and once again it’s time to celebrate LEGENDS – the most anticipated design event in the country. A 3-day celebration of design hosted by the La Cienega Design Quarter (LCDQ) that brings together thousands of VIPs and tastemakers from the worlds of interior design, decor, art, fashion and architecture, LEGENDS traditionally features receptions, keynote panel discussions, cocktail parties, book signings, personal appearances and many other social activities.
You have good taste – you’ve always had an eye for design. You know what you like.
You like shopping for new ideas – whether it’s for a chic bedside table or some spring throw pillows, shopping is your specialty.
You like dreaming – but, don’t we all? You scour the internet late at night for your “dream ideas.” You compile your favorite furniture pieces, color palettes and assemble your ideal home.
Well, I say you are the PERFECT CLIENT because