From Richard’s Studio

Welcome to “From Richard’s Studio”, a place for Richard and the team to share our design knowledge and ideas. Those trends, styles, and special features that are meaningful and inspire us to create classic and timeless interior designs. We believe good interior design evokes an emotional response. We create these experiences with research, expertise, and inspiration. We hope that our design tips offer inspiration for your home!

2024 Pantone Color of the Year

Embrace the Warmth of Peach Fuzz: Introducing Pantone’s 2024 Color of the Year! Peach Fuzz is described as a velvety gentle peach tone that echoes our need for closeness, and connection. It radiates warmth and modern elegance. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of Pantone Color Institute says, “Peach Fuzz is a color that resonates with compassion, offers a tactile embrace, and bridges the youthful with the timeless.”
Picture using the color Peach Fuzz in a nursery, a guest room, on the wall of a mid-century design, or maybe a statement piece of furniture. View More Inspiration on our Pinterest Board

Gacek Design Group - 2024 Pantone Color of the Year

Gacek Design Group – 2024 Pantone Color of the Year

The Pantone Color of 2022

For more than 20 years, the Pantone Color Institute has influenced product development and purchase decisions in a number of industries, like fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design.
We’re excited to share the color of the year for 2022 is Very Peri. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute explains: “As we move into a world of unprecedented change, Very Peri displays a spritely joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expressions.”

Gacek Design Group – Inspired by Pantone Color 2022

Inspired by Pantone Colors of 2021


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The combination of this color scheme for 2021 represents how different elements, in this case color tones, can come together in support of one another.  Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Institute explains:  “The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow Illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude.  Practical and rock solid but at the same time warm and optimistic, this is a color combination that gives us resilience and hope .”

What Home Means

As interior designers, we strive to evoke an emotion with our designs.  Life has certainly changed.  We may not be able to fix the uncertainty we face today, but we can make your experience at home more welcoming and comforting.  There has never been a better time to think about what home means.  Here’s a mood board of What Home Means to our team.

What HOME Means

Staycation Ideas

Thinking about a Staycation?  Some ideas to inspire you: Explore your local city and the culture that surrounds you; Pamper yourself with a spa experience;  Eat at a new restaurant; or Cook a four-course meal at home;  Get outside and enjoy the natural environment; Unplug and spend time at the beach, lake, or river; And of course, Transform an interior space!

Outdoor Living

Gacek Design Group – Outdoor Living

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The outdoor living trend continues to grow in popularity. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) noted in a recent study that outdoor spaces are the most requested special function room. Decks and patios are more elaborate as materials get better. Maintenance free products available in all weather climates allows for state of the art appliances, TVs and lighting; water features, fire bowls, as well as pizza ovens. Today, outdoor living is an extension of the indoor space and essential for family time as well as entertaining.