Discovering Design In The Country

Discovering Design In The Country - Dixie & Grace

Although I have been in the design industry for many years, with my company Sara Fattori Interior Design, I continue to draw upon principles I learned over 30 years ago.

It seems like yesterday, yet it was 1979 that I was blessed to have one of my first interior design internships at a special place in Belmont, Michigan.  As I look back over the years, I realize this experience impacted my life as a designer.

Absorbing all aspects of design, as I worked with two amazingly talented individuals, Steve Frykholm and Nancy Phillips, I also had the opportunity to relax on some Herman Miller and Knoll furniture pieces.

The experience helped me understand that collaborating and working with great designers was equally important as a formal education.

Watch this brief enjoyable video with Steve Frykholm on the wonderment of great design.

Below are the classics from each company. The chairs featured in this video are the very same chairs I enjoyed sitting in over 25 years ago. 

Below is a Richard Schultz 1966 Outdoor furniture and the Eames Chaise.

In 1966, when Florence Knoll retired to Florida, she asked Richard Schultz to design outdoor furniture that could withstand the corrosive ocean air. The 1966 Collection is regarded as the first modern outdoor furniture and remains a classic investment. Available in several colors.

[The story from Herman Miller]
The Eames Chaise is soft, comfortable, and just 18 inches wide. When you lie on it, you naturally fold your arms over your chest. Should you doze off, your arms soon fall to your sides, waking you up. It's a beautiful place to relax for a spell in a study, den, or executive office. Museum quality modern furniture can easily blend in a traditional interiors.

Investment Quality Furniture Designed for Comfort and Beauty.