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Architecture class at ArtCenter’s Saturday High: week three. We are working on understanding scale and proportion. First two sessions were devoted to initial brainstorming steps of DIY Like an Architect: 11-step method. Today my creative teens are sharing the insights — building presentation skills is one of the objectives.

Architecture class at ArtCenter’s Saturday High: week two. In the first workshop we learned how to approach a project by means of mind mapping and collaging — steps 1& 2 of DIY Like an Architect method.  Today my creative teens are parti diagramming.

Even in my wildest dreams, I had never considered becoming an architect until someone asked: “Why don’t you study architecture?” He was a stranger — my jaw dropped: “But I don’t even know how to draw!”

In my previous post I talk about designing for the way you really live. But there's no need to dwell on limitations. Most importantly, you do not need to compromise. Even when dealing with a tiny space. Below please find some big laundry room design ideas.

In the previous post I write about tailoring space to your lifestyle. Addressing a design problem holistically is another guiding principle. Especially when working with a tight bathroom. Please take a look at some space saving tips and design ideas below. I hope they will come in handy.

I talk about good use of space and making every inch count constantly. Another topic of paramount importance is building an environment that instills confidence as much as nurtures creativity in children. In other words, the objective is to provide adequate room to grow with lots of choices along the way. For example, I love showcasing my kids’ talents throughout our home. As such, a hallway gallery of kids' art is a no-brainer. But it's not simply one of hallway design ideas, it's a way to encourage and promote self-esteem.

In the first post in the series I shared my views on how to simultaneously organize and show off your prized possessions. This time, I'd like to specifically focus on living room and home office design ideas.