Last week the Colours Design team had the privilege of receiving instruction from award winning designer, artist, author and educator, and my good friend, Jackie Von Tobel. The design team and I took part in an all-day seminar of instruction and creativity. I believe that education is a never ending aspect of design. Being able to learn new things and adapt to new concepts is a paramount aspect of design. With the expert instruction from Jackie, my designers and I were able to enrich our knowledge of a skill which is easily lost on our age of technology; Hand sketching and rendering!

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Jackie has delved into many areas all over the map of design. She is a seasoned interior designer having run her own full service design firm for twenty years. She found her niche in becoming an expert in fabric application designs beginning with drapery. C­­atering to professionals and homeowners alike, her detailed books inspire and instruct the basics of fundamental elements of interior design with hand sketching and rendering. Jackie now has published three design directory books, The Design Directory of Window Treatments,The Design Directory of Bedding and the newest edition to the collection Slip Covers and Upholstery. The window treatment and bedding books have been staple directories for designers everywhere, including my studio at Colours. The beautiful designs alone inspire amazing custom designs.

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This class was such a great way to dive into this skill which is essential when creating designs and demonstrating what the treatment will actually look like. Creating custom window treatments is a cornerstone element to interior design. Pulling together the design of a space can be influenced by these window treatments alone. Jackie taught us tricks and tools to use that can help make a simple deigns really pop off the page!

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