Several months ago, I started posing a Question of the Week on Fridays on Twitter. A recent question brought about rapid-fire replies.
Toyota did such a fabulous job poking fun at!
With that in mind, I decided to delve a bit deeper, and thus the decision to start this blog series, “Dining by Design” was born. You know, it is proven that a “family that dines together, stays together”. We all eat dinner everyday; but do we make the most of the experience? Are we creating opportunities to create a place for connecting, laughing, learning and sharing meaningful conversation….
In designing spaces for clients, one of the most critical elements is to ensure that the home functions well for the family that resides there. Are designers’ personal experiences and views on dining reflected in the designs they create for their clients? These are the things I started thinking about and some of the questions I asked in order to gain insight on how we all handle, participate and view the dining experience with family and friends as it relates to a life well-lived.
|Interior Designer, Jan Showers via|
|Interior Designer, Barry Dixon via|
I know you are dying to see some names, so here is an inaugural reveal......drumroll, please:
Brandon Smith (@dcoopsd)
Charlotte Moss (@CharlotteMossNY)
Courtney Price (@courtneymprice)
Jamie Herzlinger (@JamieHerzlinger)
Jan Showers (@JanShowers)
Kelly Hoppen (@IMKellyHoppen)
Martyn Lawrence Bullard (@MartynBullard)
Mary Douglas Drysdale (@maryddrysdale)
Meredith Heron (@meredithheron)
Patti Johnson (@PJohnsonInt)
..... and there will be many more! Exciting, right? I know, I feel it too! Believe me, it's a temptation to want to serve them all up to you at once but they are better spread out, like courses in a well-planned meal, so you can savor every juicy bit!
It’s has been so much fun, figuratively, sharing a seat at the table with so many through these interviews. Now, many of your favorites are on my future must-have-dinner-with list too!!
|Interior Designer, Martyn Lawrence Bullard via|
See you back here for more Dining by Design next week and each week following! In the meantime, leave a comment here on the blog and tell me, who would you invite to dinner?
Bon Appetit! ~ Sarah