Posts tagged seattle design
Spotlight: Birdloft's Nimbus Cloud Table

Custom Furniture by Jeff Libby & Adrienne Wicks

There are two things to keep in mind today.  One, it is raining here in Seattle (though this is never news).  Two, the raw edge is simply one of our favorite design trends for 2015. Blame it on the cloudy sky but with these two facts in mind, it should only make more sense why we chose to make the Nimbus Cloud Coffee Table by artists Jeff Libby and Adrienne Wicks, the creative talent behind Tacoma based Birdloft, the focus of our very first Seattle spotlight. Of course we know that Birdloft's Washington home isn't exactly Seattle proper.  However, Tacoma is, in the words of someone much smarter than us, just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the CGID headquarters and, for those in search of something unique to bring into their home, worth the distance.

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A Visit To Williams-Sonoma Home

This past week the Corinne Gail Interior Design team hit the road heading southbound with Portland in our sights. Our sister city, just a hop, skip and a jump from Seattle, is host to the Pacific Northwest's only Williams-Sonoma Home furnishings store and their 2015 Lifestyle Collections.  After the long haul, we were rewarded with the opportunity to see, touch and experience the new collections up close and personal. For 2015, Williams-Sonoma Home focused on three distinctive design themes - Bohemian Luxury, New Traditional, and Beach Chic.  Although all three blend unique elements, textures, and patterns, the collections are ultimately connected by the desire for comfort and beauty in one's home.

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Universal Design: Barrier-free Landscapes

Ah, the sweet smell of Spring is in the air signaling that it's time to get outdoors and tidy up the landscape. Gardening is one of Corinne Gail Interior Design's favorite subjects to explore and share with our readers.  As I always say, gardening is truly green therapy; there is no better way to relax, refresh, and rejuvenate the soul than by spending time in the garden. Unfortunately for those with limited flexibility, mobility, and sensory impairments, spending time in the garden is not always easy and, at times, can be impossible.  A study conducted in 2011 concluded that almost 50% of gardeners have trouble bending or have limited flexibility while a quarter of those gardeners polled experience difficulty walking.  Sadly, those statistics translate into people not being able to spend time enjoying the benefits of green therapy (cue my sad face).  However, I thought I'd share tips for tidying up landscaping and creating garden spaces that all ages can enjoy, even those with physical limitations.

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