“Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.” - Joe Sparano


DIY Weekend Projects

What are you up to this weekend?  If you have some extra time, here are some easy, weekend projects that you can do on your own to spruce up your home… 1. Paint Did you know that paint is the cheapest and easiest way to freshen up a room?  It is the perfect DIY project […]

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Spring cleaning!

I always know when the first day of Spring rolls around because it’s also my birthday.  My mom always teased me growing up because I LOVE spring-cleaning.  Literally, I get such a thrill from purging, organizing and then enjoying the clean, end result.  Here’s what’s on my spring cleaning to-do list: 1. Organize closets Several […]

Behind the scenes…

Part of the reasoning behind my blog is to provide some insight into me, Denise Maloney, as a designer and an individual.  So I figured what better way to share some personal insight than a behind the scenes look at my office.  I am a strong believer in surrounding yourself with things you love and […]


If you start to groan when you hear the word geometry, never fear, I won’t be talking congruent triangles any time soon.  When I think of geometry, I think of shapes and pattern in textiles, carpets, wallpaper, etc.  So let’s explore some examples of geometric patterns for interiors that feel fresh and fun… Maybe you […]

Is it Spring already?

As I am stuck inside grading concept design boards for the interior design class I teach at Academy of Art, I can’t help but stare out the window at this bright blue sky and think towards Spring. Cue to Osborne & Little’s Spring 2013 collection.  For a bold Spring look, I love the Ionia indoor/outdoor […]