Painless Paint Specs

By: Julie Knight Developing the proper paint specification can be a bit of a mystery for most designers. But now, Sherwin Williams has developed SpecExpress.  This tool allows you to develop a three part CSI, Construction Specification Institute, product specification for the exact coating you will need for your project.  In five (5) easy steps you create a custom spec…. Read More

The New Hood – Agrihood

By: Kris Kleinknight That’s right – Agrihoods.  They are popping up across the US and will probably continue to do so for some time.  You may be asking, “what is an Agrihood”?  An agrihood is a residential neighborhood with a farm at the center—not a golf course, club house or pool, but something really sensible: fresh, organic food! And now… Read More

Color Inspiration for Design

By: Rhonda Wessel A recent article in the Sherwin-Williams magazine Stir titled “Prima Patissiere” about Maggie Austin, a former ballet dancer and now a baker/cake decorator specializing in wedding cakes for customers all over the world for royalty and Hollywood stars, using color and light to make her cakes stand out.  This article was right up my alley since I have… Read More

Trash, Keep or Donate—A Moving Expert’s Guide to Lightening Your Load

By: Kelsey Venekamp In August of this year, I realized that I had hit a milestone in my life—I have now lived in Indiana for 8 years, which is officially the longest I have ever lived in one place! Unless you are also a military child, you wouldn’t understand the significance in that statement. The irony to this, however, is… Read More

What They Don’t Teach you in School

By: Catie Sterling Since this is my first IDO blog I had some difficulty deciding what to write about. I started thinking about interior design trends, millennials in the workplace, and other expected topics. The thing that has been on my mind lately is how weird it is that I’m not going back to school this fall. I’ve been going… Read More