April 22, 2010
Call it “Human Green!” The Trend: support of artisan-created products. It’s an experience that many enjoy.
Boston-area colorist and designer Barbara Jacobs, owner of Silk Road Weaves custom Tibetan rugs, reports that “Clients state a preference to direct their hard-earned dollars toward individuals rather than mass-produced items.” States Jacobs, “Among many people there seems to be an increased interest in appreciating individual efforts with the result of owning something unique, special, and custom. I love to call this the ‘human green’ experience because it’s so directly related to our individual economy and well-being in general.”
As this applies to the world of area rugs, she offers five important things to know about ordering a custom Tibetan rug.
Download the full 1-page press release here.
Trend to support artisan products
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April 13, 2010
Silk Road Weaves featured on Getting Home Design.com
Boston-area rug designer and nationally recognized colorist Barbara Jacobs, Silk Road Weaves™, is featured, along with her line of custom Tibetan rugs, on www.Getting Home Design.com.
The extensive article includes 26 images that provide a taste of what she offers to designers and homeowners alike.
In describing her unique approach to rug design, Jacobs states in the article, “Everything I do artistically and in design comes from my core belief that color is the element of design I can translate into any medium.”
View the 2-part slide show “The Journey: from inspiration to you.”
You can also read her views on the COLORVIEWS blog posts
Download a pdf of the one-page press release here
Silk Road Weaves featured on Gettinghomedesign.com
January 5, 2010
Massachusetts color consultant Barbara Jacobs views consultation as client education.
“There’s a lot of information available for D-I-Y decorating. All that information can also create confusion rather than great solutions. I created the new “Case Studies” page on my web site to allow people to be comfortable with the process of working with a color consultant, as well as to provide a view into the before and after photos that make the case.
“Most home owners assume that there’s not much involved in choosing paint colors, but such an assumption may be in error. There’s actually quite a bit of what I call ‘internal detail’ that goes into helping people create the interior and exterior built environments that will meet their needs. Clients have often commented to me that after our sessions together, and seeing the results in their own homes, they feel more confident about making design decisions even when working with a professional,” she says.
Exterior design issues are also very important to homeowners, and Jacobs chose the subject of the first “case study” on http://www.integralcolor.com/home/case-studies/, a 1950s custom Massachusetts home whose homeowner wanted to create a great view of his house from the street.
Download the full pdf press release here Designer's Case Studies Educate Consumers.
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