Sex and the City Challenge
I’m such a devoted follower of Carrie’s fictional greatness, that I was extremely amused and secretly chuffed when my friends drew comparisons between her life and mine, with the purchase of a desk for my city centre apartment.
Industrial Inspired Urban Chic
Industrial inspired design is everywhere you look in the interior design world at the minute. And it’s not a new craze to have stumbled onto the design scene but it has had tremendous staying power.
Black & White – Embrace It Don’t Fear It
Monochrome is a term that describes varying shades of one colour. It is not correct to describe a room that has been designed using a colour palette of black and white as Monochrome. Let’s summarise…
Sinking One’s Teeth Into ‘Real World’
When fate comes a knockin’…
New Feature – Tutorials
I’m giddy beyond all belief. I’ve discovered an amazing FREE screen capture application that allows you to video stuff from your very desktop. Seriously, I’m like a kid at Christmas here. If you’ve ever wanted to hear my dulcet tones (yes, I’m joking), then you’ve come to the right place! I’m dipping my little pinkies into […]
Post Processing – Who Knew?
As a self-taught devotee of all things CAD related, I’m continually finding myself on a journey of discovery even though I’ve been dabbling in the ‘art’ of 3D rendering for well over a year now (trust me, it’s an art – my hair-pulling, feet stomping and sulking can vouch for that!!). But I’ve stumbled upon something […]
Back to Basics – The Humble Light Bulb
Sometimes I’m continually amazed at just how much my taste has changed from I started studying interior design. Here I am, researching various types of lighting for a commercial space and what am I drawn to? Light bulbs. Plain, good ‘ol fashioned light bulbs. Doesn’t sound overly astounding, offensive or ground-breaking. But when I say ‘light […]
A Little Trip to the Dark Side
Educational establishments should put a disclaimer on all of their Interior Design courses. Before I embarked on my current journey of discovery I thought I was confident in what I liked and didn’t like, and for good reason. I was a fundamental fan of the neutrals family. Beige? Loved it. Taupe? It gave me goose bumps. Glorious shades of […]
1 Year Anniversary – It’s Top 5 Time
I took a sharp intake of breath, slapped my face a few times, splashed some cold water on my chops, did a few warm-up stretches and then finally typed my first blog post nearly 1 year ago. 84 posts; 11 pages; 223 comments; 107 followers; 21,885 views and Anita Brown [Design Studio] is still going strong. As I […]
The Mysterious World of CAD – Top Tips
I get asked questions quite often about how I produce my 3D Visuals and the CAD applications I use in general. So consider this my quick guide to what you should know about various CAD applications for the interior design industry; based on my experience to date. 1. SketchUp is your friend. No really, it is. If […]
The Boyzone Effect
I’m still on a high from learning how to create candlelight using Maxwell Render. This can only mean one thing: I’m now increasing the risk of fire hazards left, right and centre in my 3D visuals. There’s only one way to deal with my new found obsession and that’s to overindulge to get it out of system once and for all.
Fire!! I Have Created Fire!!
When I first started using Maxwell Render (the photo-realistic rendering suite) I was thrilled to create a space that sort-of resembled a room that you might consider ‘real’, or as close to ‘real’ as virtually possible. Nowadays, my progress has developed to such an extent that I kinda know my 3D visuals could be considered […]
Collaborative Working – A Dream Come True
I can’t take credit for these designs, they were created by an interior designer that I’ve been fortunate to work with recently. However, I can take full credit for the creation of the 3D visuals. I’m particularly proud of these!
If You Haven’t Heard of Multi Stem, It’s Time That You Did.
I don’t like fussy pattern. And I’m not a huge fan of floral. But I love Orla Kiely’s Multi Stem. And I’m not entirely sure why. Actually, I do know why. It’s refreshing. It’s uplifting. And it’s fun.
Fotoshop Fail – The Legacy Continues
Fotoshop Fail is about applying an extremely basic image editing tool and using organic and rustic techniques to transform a photograph without actually enhancing it. Get my drift?
The Perils Of Being A Perfectionist
In my last post I uploaded renders of various rooms for a design concept, but I wasn’t happy with some of them. A couple of those renders were a little noisy and I know exactly why. I needed to shine more light on them…
Finally! The Big Reveal
Without further ado, it gives me great pleasure to finally post snippets of my research work, the technical aspects of my work and the renders that I created in support of the various design concepts for this space.
The CAD Chronicles
My new found skills and knowledge of various CAD software applications and in particular photo-realistic rendering, has really surprised me. I get my biggest sense of achievement from teaching myself all of this stuff.