Wednesday, November 24, 2010

How Do I Find My Style?

My BFD at Dvorine Associates just blogged about how to find the designer that is right for you. I thought I'd delve a little deeper and expand upon how you can find your style. This will help ease the process when deciding on a designer.

Ask yourself some questions~

  • Do I want to surround myself each day with spaces that are minimal or spaces that are layered with furniture drapery and art?
  • What colors or tones are most appealing to me?
  • Am I drawn to textured spaces or ones that are more slick and clean? Am I drawn to textured or smooth elements?
  • What details of the architecture do I feel should be changed to reflect my style?

Bring answers to these basic questions along with any other wish list items you may have to the intial consultation with the design professional. You'll be surprised how more productive that first meeting will be.

Monday, November 15, 2010


What do you get when you have an interior designer who likes to bake and wants to do something to improve her hometown community? Simple - "A Highhlandtown Santa House" inspired by the design of a gingerbread house!

This is one of my latest and greatest projects set to be completed on December 1st.  Here is a small preview but stay tuned to see how it turns out.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hello World!

My name is Felicia Zannino-Baker.  For my ENTIRE childhood I was going to be a "Fashion Designer"; but as soon as I entered MICA that all changed and I have been involved in the Interior Design Industry ever since. Although I live in DC my heart strings are still tethered to my beloved Baltimore; so I have a studio in both my current home and my hometown.  I have tested the waters in just about every aspect of this dynamic industry; and so the intention of my blog is to share some wisdom, talk about current trends and speculate about the future.....and oh by the way, I keep my ear to the ground with what is happening in the local art scenes, so I will pass along that info too.  I invite you to come along on my journey!