We’ve had a few days recently where the sun poked its head out long enough to shower the city in beautful 60 degree weather. The beginning of spring has the birds singing, the flowers blooming, and everyone migrating to the parks—and what a great opportunity to go outside and catch up on your reading! Here are a few articles that caught our attention. Tell us what you think, and share your current reads in the comment section below.
Written by: Sarah Seung-McFarland
“You know that feeling you get when you step into a potential home and immediately sense it’s the right one—that ‘YES! This is it!’ feeling?” Here at the Kuotes, we’ve all shared this feeling, and it was a delight to read design psychologist Sarah Seung-McFarland’s take on why this happens. As she says, “emotions can trigger associations with certain places, and places can trigger emotions, many times below our level of conscious awareness.” A well-designed home goes way beyond aesthetics and truly becomes a part of our life and who we are as a person.
Written by: Erin Gates
We were hardcore commiserating over how inaccurately networks like HGTV sometimes portray home renovation projects. If you’re a designer, it can be frustrating to explain to clients why their costs are so much higher than the unrealistic cost depictions that haunt home improvement television. Hitting the nail on the read, this brief article is a venting session both designers and clients alike should give a once over.
Written by: Zio and Sons with SPOT.com
Planning a spring vacay? Our good friends at Zio and Sons have done the legwork for you. From London, England to Cinque Terre, Italy, travel somewhere that’ll inspire your design creativity with this jaw-dropping list of destinations.
Written by Caroline Picard
It’s that time of year. Adding florals and greenery to your interiors is a must when the weather warms and spring comes around. That being said, not everyone is born with a green thumb. If your spring florals are always lacking in comparison to the Jones,’ try this secret recipe we found on Veranda. A simple ingredient mixture to keep your bouquets beautiful.