Power of art in the home.

Through the ages of time people have always understood the importance of having art in their life. From statues standing in town square to more personal works hanging in their home, art is a key factor in society. Not only is art a great way to record the past but, it also can add that personal human touch to any room of the house.  Easily turning the empty spots above fireplaces and walls into a focus point of conversation, while sharing your home with friends and family.  Whether it’s a painting of old or a new masterpiece, the styles and choices of what fits you and your desired environment are endless. Already have that piece your just absolutely in love with or has been in the family for years? Why not design a room around the art and incorporate everything you like about it into a actual living space. Now the next time you feel like something is missing you will know what, art.

Scarves and drapes.

Standing there clothed from head to toe in the latest fall collection, you find yourself wondering what is missing. A slight chill passes over your neck and the answer is clear, you forgot a scarf.  Placing your cashmere scarf around your neck, there’s this sense of warmth and completion added to your mood. Not only is your outfit well accented, but you’re more comfortable.  Now ask yourself, shouldn’t your home feel the same way?  A sanctuary in which you can enjoy all the beauty and elegance in the world surrounded by the hue of the drapes just like the scarf warmly, hugging your neck.  Portraying that luxurious and custom feel that you enjoy from your favorite shawl and giving it back into your home. Transforming the almost perfect room into an extension of oneself that lets everyone know your home represents you.  So no matter, the gorgeous frame, the finest fabrics find themselves around windows and self. There’s no reason both can’t be exquisite!

Welcome to our blog!

Before I start delving into the ever-changing world of interior design trends and statements, let me first welcome you to our new blog for Designs Of The Interior – our DOTI blog, so to speak. DOTI was founded as a small Interior Design studio in 1983 and today is a name that represents specialization in residential design as well as ASID-certified designers and a network of home furnishings manufacturers.

This blog is meant to serve as inspiration to you, dear readers, as our clients and fellow lovers of beautiful things. We are going to work hard to bring you the latest trends, color schemes, interiors, and furniture so that you can be inspired, awed, and more aware of just how varied and amazing the world of home décor and design really is.

Please feel free to comment with your thoughts, questions, or suggestions about the blog– we would love to hear your thoughts on a trend or how you were inspired by a particular post.

Once again, welcome, and enjoy your DOTI blog experience!  Remember, life’s too short to live with ugly stuff!

Michele