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  • How to find a great lamp shade! - December 7, 2015
  • Ask Mr. Williams Lamp Shades Dear Mr. Williams, I am looking for new table lamps for my living room and family room. Everything I see has shades that I will describe as boring. Or, the shade is so outlandish with feathers and such I am unable to actually appreciate the lamp beneath. What should I […]

  • Ask Mr. Williams How to use fabrics - September 24, 2015
  • Dear Mr. Williams, You have written about how to select fabrics. I, however, don’t remember seeing anything about how long a fabric should last before having to recover the furniture. I recovered a sofa, two chairs, an ottoman and a pair of small pull-up French style frame chairs only four years ago. They all look […]

  • Ask Mr. Williams - September 18, 2015
  • Ask Mr. Williams Lamp Shades Dear Mr. Williams, I am looking for new table lamps for my living room and family room. Everything I see has shades that I will describe as boring. Or, the shade is so outlandish with feathers and such I am unable to actually appreciate the lamp beneath. What should I […]

  • Ask. Mr. Williams - September 10, 2015
  • Dear Mr. Williams, I have old rugs given to me by my mother when she moved to a retirement community and I would like to know how to use them in my home. One of the rugs has different shades in the background and in the other some of the colors are faded. In the […]

  • Sorry – Grateful - September 8, 2010
  • Three years ago, almost to the day, I started this blog to create interest in my upcoming book, Starting Your Career as an Interior Designer.

  • Tell It Like It Is
  • It happens to all of us at one time or another. The fabric we had on reserve and just ordered is now on back order and will be delayed for another eight weeks. What to do?

  • On A Clear Day - September 1, 2010
  • What is it about running your own business that keeps you on your toes? I kept thinking about it and decided it’s all about how to keeping focused and ” clear of thought”

  • All Alone Am I - August 25, 2010
  • I was, for a few months, a sole proprietor working alone out of my apartment in Philadelphia. I did it all. Sales, project management and follow-up.

  • Never On Sunday - August 18, 2010
  • Robert and I were talking the other day with our writer about working with clients and I remembered that when I first started I would see clients whenever they wanted to meet.

  • I Heard It Through the Grapevine - August 11, 2010
  • What! You don’t keep your ear to the ground listening to the jungle drums of gossip and word of mouth? Most designers will tell you they depend on word of mouth…