• paint quality
    VIVID:  It’s always been there for me. Always in interiors. I never had a little girl room or a teenage one or a wall in a dorm (that caused trouble) or in a first apartment, or a series of houses, that did not have at least one vivid bedroom wall. And ultimately that brought me to my first serious color job. It was not even picking colors. THEY ALL NEED NAMES:  I worked in San
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    Creative Process: From Inspiration to Realization Residential Libraries Inspiration- One of my creative processes when I start a new design assignment–for example, to design a contemporary residential library–is to go out and find visuals that inspire creative approaches in line with my client’s hopes for the room or space. “Something cool and edgy but still my own private retreat space.” Listening to great music always helps. Hmmm, music to ponder new libraries with. Try This:
  • edy keeler finishes rooms
    Over the last few months, we at Core Value Interiors have received quite a few emails asking Edy where to find her interview with Kristine Hansen for  Yahoo Homes entitled, “6 ways Edy Keeler finishes a room with style”. Seems that Google and Yahoo are having issues agreeing on where exactly the article is located from day to day. One would think that such a popular post would be easier to link to. For the
  • interior designer
    Being a local interior designer in a small state like New Mexico, I’ve found that it is truly important to not only know the people you work with, but to respect and love them for what they do and how they do it. It is also important to let them know how you feel. With that being said and fully aware that all four might be embarrassed reading this, here goes . . . These
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    Classic Endpapers Recently I was introduced to an art treasure trove: a friend’s brother’s work, created in the 60s and 70s, now kept in a huge reddish brown cardboard portfolio. The medium was good quality roughly 22 x30 inch art paper, which had been manipulated while floating face down in oil infused water. This simple water surface process has been around for ages. First seen in China during the 10th  Century, it was called “flowing