Saturday, December 20, 2014

Design School Portfolio

This week I finished my A.A.S. Interior Design Degree. It still has not quite sunk in yet. It has been two years of very hard work, long hours, and lots of patience from my family.

Some of my completed classes: Intro to Architecture Technology | Architecture CAD | Graphic Presentation | Principles and Elements of Design | Digital Architecture (photshop google sketch-up) | Principles of Interior Design | Construction Methods and Materials | Building Codes | Textiles | History of Interiors and Furnishings | Residential Design |  Products |  Commercial and Contract Design | Revit |  Business Practices |  Lighting Design |  Environmental Systems

I thought I would share my journey by posting images of some of the many projects that I have done over these past two years. I have learned so much....more than I ever thought I would. 

Portfolio Images:

Hand Sketches

Hand Renderings
Model built to scale

Caribbean Style Rug Design

Office Space in downtown Raleigh - Autocad, Autodesk Homestyler

AutoCad and Google Sketch-Up

Hand Drafted

Hand Drafted


Autodesk Homestyler, Photoshop

Sketch-Up, Photshop, Autodesk Homestyler

Google Sketch-up, Photoshop


Design Boards for Projects:

Waiting area renovation

Commercial Bathroom - Google Sketch-up

Rustic Bathroom
Office Renovation
Sustainable Project
Mixed Use Facility
Mixed Use Facility Lighting Plan
Misc. Images
Master Suite Design

Master Suite Selections

Master Suite Selections

Inspiration Board

Row House up fit

One Bedroom Apartment Plan

Pipe Rendering

Commercial Bathroom Perspective - Google Sketch-up

Paint Color Project with digital perspectives

Hand Drafting Project

Some of the many, many books I had to buy

Book shelf model built to scale from construction documents

Design philosophy collage

Fabric Design

Luminary Project (Pallet Wood)

Environmental System Class


I am looking forward to see what the future holds. I will keep you all updated.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Black and White Bedroom Design Plan

I had the privilege of designing a bedroom for a 13 year old girl named Avery. I sat down in Avery's room and talked with her about what she wanted. She is a girl who knows what she wants.....and I like that. 
She new she wanted all white walls with one wall having a black design on it and she knew she wanted only black and white.

I specified black scroll wallpaper, a new platform bed, bedding, a new white dresser and night stand, window treatments, black leather chair,  rug, and a gallery "selfie" wall for images of her and her friends. 

Along with this e-design board, I gave Avery and her mom a Recommendations Sheet that listed links to where everything could be purchased along with a layout of her room showing where to place all the elements. 

Here is the plan:

If you are interested in having a room designed that you can execute yourself, please let me know. I would love to put a plan together for your space. (If you live out of town, you can send me pictures of your space).

Happy Thanksgiving Week...gobble gobble.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I Love My State.

I love my state....the state of North Carolina. Today I was able to go on a field trip with my son Jake and his 4th grade class to the NC Capitol Building in downtown Raleigh, NC. When I venture downtown, I am reminded how much I love it. 

The NC Capitol Building was completed in 1840 and is a beautiful example of the Greek Revival Style architecture. 

Image from Raleigh Skyline

In the Rotunda stands a 1970 copy of Antonio Canova's original statue of George Washington. 
(pictures are taken with my very old iPhone....haha)

Looking up into the rotunda

Bust of Samuel Johnston

Southwest Suite (Governor's Office) Since 1840, these rooms, which feature furnishing of the 1840-1865 period, have served as the offices of North Carolina's governor. The massive 1850s-style armchairs were hand crafted, as well as the pier table, believed to have been crafted by the free black artisan, Thomas Day of Caswell County. Nineteenth-century style window hangings suspended from gilded wooden rods and a fine Wilton weave reproduction carpet, featuring classical motifs, complement the office furnishings. (NC Historic Sites)
Governor McCrory was not in today so we were able to take a sneak peak inside. 

House of Representatives Chamber - Look at the detail of that ceiling....amazing. 

Senate Chamber

I am in love with this light fixture.

What an enjoyable day with Mrs. Hinton and this great group of 4th graders from Wake Christian. I feel so blessed to live in such a great state and to be part of such a great school.