“And Let There Be Light!”

Light is a powerful variable in interiors, depending on the balance of the natural and artificial lighting in the space. Traditional white light/sunlight can be split into the colors of the rainbow with a prism, and the individual colors can be combined to form a multitude of possibilities for design. In addition, we can create…


Feng Shui: What the Chinese Have Taught Us About Water

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines feng shui  as “a Chinese system for positioning a building and the objects within a building in a way that is thought to agree with spiritual forces and to bring health and happiness.”  Feng shui can guide and inform the choices a designer makes.  In order to incorporate the philosophy of…


Frank Lloyd Wright and the Use of Water Features in Home Design

Considered by many as one of the greatest architects ever, Frank Lloyd Wright knew how to design his buildings to be one with nature.   Possibly his most famous home, Fallingwater was commissioned by Kaufmann’s department store as a site to host a “summer camp” for their employees.  The site in western Pennsylvania on which Fallingwater…


Walking on Water: Using Water Streams Within House Flooring

If you have been to any of world’s tallest buildings, one of the definite attractions on the topmost floors of these buildings will be the glass floor, which tends to give acrophobics the jitters. This allows us to feel the adventure of being at a fearful height without any restraints. Similarly, we can use the…