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Posted in Kathy Gurski Design LLC by kathygurski on January 30, 2015

Seeing IS Believing!

A Seminar 3/14/15 at 1 PM
With Kathy Gurski
Designer • Photographer • Writer
‘Your Designer For BETTER Living’

At INspiration Interiors
A Furniture Store at 
The Design Center
1250 Kapiolani, Blvd 
Honolulu, Hi 
Updates at:

The basics easily can become unique, the unusual your reality – Modern classics like you never thought of before!

Modern, Retro, Mid-century…what do you like?

What is the latest? How are you going to use that FABULOUS piece … possibly with others you already  have or not, where, how with what, to be you? Questions asked even if only to oneself.

We can bring those questions into the light of INspiration. No problem- well actually easy problems to solve? I say to my Clients, tell me your problem, so I can present you a solution. ANSWERS for good design need to be related to you! What is done for one person usually is not the best answer for another.

Bringing in the new and fabulous with your wants and needs can be exciting and fun to what can be a  stressful time. It can bring new benefits of technology and design right into your plan for Living!

We can take a better lounge chair for your comfort and turn it into a more fashionable space for many a  place. Make it yours with specific choices or mix it, in a way, with other selected furniture. Tone it down, zip it up with color, texture… give it more slick with other modern pieces around it. Use that piece where? How? Never imagined that. Sometimes seeing is realizing possibilities…!

Let’s BE INSPIRED together at the Seminar at INspiration Interiors a Furniture Store- where we can talk  and every choice does makes a difference!

See you there! 1st Floor
Sat 3-14-15 at 1 PM to BE INSPIRED…
With Kathy Gurski
-‘Your Designer For BETTER Living! You deserve it!

Appointments will be available to set up after. Pre sign ups for seminar not necessary, but appreciated.
Please leave your name and phone to better prepare.

-Thank You for considering to BE INSPIRED!

Kathy Gurski
Kathy Gurski Design LLC
Ph 808-396-6668
Where your voicemail only message is appreciated and available.


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Posted in Kathy Gurski Design LLC by kathygurski on January 30, 2015

Kathy Gurski 
‘Your Designer For Better Living’

With all the internet telling you what you must do, isn’t it time to try to find find a slice of the real  You For Your Better Living! 

As ‘Your Designer For Better Living’, whether working on a space for living, temporary space for an event, writing to express you or bring you more, photography for print or web to show more and better for You, it is all ‘In-The-Plan’ of Better Living For You’ and creatively to express -You! 

Your HOME for whatever status should nuture you and your needs to renew U.

When away, the HOSPITALITY industry must serve up some dreams to stand out from among all the rest, for their share of serving.

BUSINESS of all types must operate efficiently and effectively to maximize efforts and results.

EVENTS happening every day- Too Often go on, not as eventfully as they could, whether a Dinner, Wedding or Business related Offering.

Writing the story of You or Your Product for Print or Web can bring new depth to your expression or experiences for MORE in YOUR living.

PHOTOGRAPHY to capture results… has greater impact when paired with selected printed word for a greater affect. -More than snaps or selfies for sure.

Specially Titled PhotoART images have a fuller impact, showing more layers for a greater depth of meaning and artistic expression.

You can get quite lost always looking to only find what others tried for their situation, needs and preferences. How about others, liking what you do! This can be the essence of what real creativity can do! 

Go forward from where You need to go, to where you never imagined, yet is right where you want to be!

DESIGN, Planning, Review, MERCHANDISE, PhotoART to fill it for Home, Hospitality, Business, Events,  -also WRITING or PHOTOGRAPHY, for Print or Web for a range of size and budget -Let’s Start Your Plan- For ‘Your BETTER Living’!

Please call to inquire Now!
Kathy Gurski
Kathy Gurski Design LLC
PH 808 396-6668
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and Appreciated. No texting.



Posted in Kathy Gurski Design LLC by kathygurski on January 30, 2015

-FAB FIND For Room Or Event

With Kathy Gurski
‘Your Designer For Better Living’

FAB FIND For Room Or Event- can easily be found in -your closet! See that interesting item over there… What you may think is just an old piece of fabric or unused object can be the start to a whole new room or event!

Fabric can be used in many ways.
-Fabric can be draped to cover or divide, or freshen a needed area.
-Fabric can also be used for a dining experience or event, covering a table to start or even for a picnic indoors!

-I have created an interesting functional art niche from a closet, draping simple material where doors once were. Maybe not soo simple, draped from a vintage doorknocker, taking simple existing to a whole new vision.

-Yet for a birthday dinner in a parking lot setting I created, I used fabric as a floating wall backdrop to create an area amid nothing, yet interesting when you looked up to be surrounded by cityscape.

-That same fabric can be a start to recover worn or needed refreshing to a chair, sofa or pillow, which is a good start to roll on the rest of the room. 

Often I use items clients already have in a variety of new ways and in new places. These items are found when reviewing existing. Reuse is yet another way to be more green for the environment too. 
-A strange unused tray can serve to be fab for a theme dinner or as art on the wall…
-Container for… can be well placed on the floor as well as on a table.
-So also true is what you might see needed to be in a corner can possibly be elevated on a table.

So what’s that interesting item over there- in your closet?! Possibilities are endless.

With creative vision we can create a whole new room or an event that just may leave you with more than dirty dishes!

Inquire about my review of a room, space, or planning a dinner / special event. There are affordable ways to keep you going forward with -Better Living. Let’s get into your closet!

Please see website for more DESIGN, ARTICLES, 
PhotoART GALLERY@www.kathygurskidesign.com 

For questions or assistance please call:
Kathy Gurski
Kathy Gurski Design LLC

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TRENDING TODAY -Getting A Start For Better Living!

Posted in Kathy Gurski Design LLC by kathygurski on January 30, 2015

-Getting A Start
For Better Living!

With Kathy Gurski
‘Your Designer For Better Living’

You finally made your decision that you want more from your living. What’s in Your Plan? Travelling or Staying Back, Planning a Special Party or Event or do you just want MORE from your Home or Business Space?! 

Thinking, that even after all your valuable work or travel, you want to come ‘Home’ to MORE?! Are there dreams of a more relaxing bathroom home spa, more fabulous easy to use kitchen, new exterior to use as interior or interior to feel more like outside, other living /entertaining areas or more for your work space to make it, even easier, more productive to use and help to afford it all! We can work on any one or all of it. 

Not sure where to start, I SAY, “let’s get a start with – YOUR CLOSET!” The closet you say?— ab-so-lutely!  The closet is one of the most least thought of spaces, yet most often used spaces, next being, the Bathroom.  The closet is not even thought of as a room, even though, it most certainly can become one! 

-Closet space is definitely missed, if we haven’t enough whether at home, at work or even as we travel. 

-Starting with the closet, can reveal some of those often forgotten or unknown treasures, that can be cleverly used, again, in many ways and places. 

-With the closet more together, it gives you the sense of accomplishment and assists to make you ready for – MORE!.

Whether you have enough closets isn’t always the problem, rather it is how well it is planned to make its’ use be enough for your needs. Can you easily access your immediate needs, less used items or treasures, whether they be to wear or use where and when you want and need them? Sounds simple, yet so often we struggle with ‘our things’. Too often, the space is wasted and items get needlessly lost and forgotten. 

With the many kinds of actual closet systems and methods of storage available, it is the plan that makes  the difference. With varied creative solutions and different combinations, you can have a more custom, yet economical space, that will give results that are right for you! 

-No two closets, as with any space, will be alike, as no two people are alike- with the exception of a hotel closet, where even there, you make it your own.

-Your closet can be well planned, conservatively, to organize, hold and access more, more easily, making it easier to use for…. 

-We can create in a wide range of luxury for a retreat with many vary degrees of chic between, that you just  might prefer. 

-We can get it comfortably together, which can be a luxury in itself! You choose the degree of luxury and  comfort right for you.

-With your closet set up for more efficient living, you can be more ready for that quick get away, special  event and everyday.

-To easily find that preferred suitcase, briefcase or bag and have a place to put it to fill, more comfortably  and even quietly is a simple, yet welcome start.

-To easily find what you want for different activities, whether on the go or stay at home makes for a less  stressful more productive start for any day.

-With various kinds of shelving there can be easier access for clothing, gear, even space for supplies or  your own mini library. 

-A range of drawers, bins or boxes can hold those much needed items or want to be found luxuries. 

-Well placed hooks or holders, reminds you of where those often used items will be, while specialty holders  make it easier to select ties, belts, scarves, find those supplies or items for that meeting, fishing or trip to  the beach. 

To prepare ourselves for work or play, whether men, women or children is of importance for each one of  us. Having our preparation be easier and with some style can be even more rewarding. Everyday or a  getaway you can enjoy being more ready. After all, you never know, when that meeting of a lifetime, trip to Tahiti or the Big Island may come up!

Not a lot of space, means using what you do have, even more wisely, in different ways, and planned for  each situation.

-For one of my Clients, I removed existing bedroom closet doors, adding furniture designed as built-ins,  for increased organized space, coordinating added storage within the room furniture for a customize yet economical space.The plan made good use of that more compact living with style.

-In another compact situation, still removing a closet door, created a functional art/storage niche, that not  only had storage, but visually opened up the space, adding an interesting customized feature draped with  fabric.

-For a larger space, even though the Client had space, I gave the Client more for that space. There was better more luxurious storage from custom wood armoires seen through archways from within the bedroom. The custom pieces were combined with a simpler storage system, seen only from within the closet. It had varied specialty storage areas, also with a compact office area, each with their own type of lighting… A closet can become another room!  

More and varied types of storage, access, art, sound, a library, a place to sit, write, have morning coffee,  mend, iron- it all comes out, with the planning for ‘YOUR SPACE’. 
-Each space and Client are unique and so the results to acheive. 
-If you are unsure of what you dream, from our conversation with my creative knowledge, I can help  you dream and put it together for you.  
-Your closet can be a source, a haven, a retreat or just be made into more- storage, easily used and  beautiful. 
-You can more easily find and use some of those ‘treasures’ to wear or use for away or your at home living.

What else is in that closet?! 
-You may have the start for a plan for change for a room or use for a ‘special dinner or event’. 
-What is that interesting item, over there!? 

Come, go, stay- let’s get into -Your Closet! 
See more in next Article to follow…

For Assistance, Questions or To Inquire 
Please Call:
Kathy Gurski
‘Your Designer For Better Living’

Kathy Gurski Design LLC  
Ph 808-396-6668 
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TRENDING TODAY -Better Living ‘For YOUR Space!’

Posted in Kathy Gurski Design LLC by kathygurski on January 30, 2015

-Better Living
‘For YOUR Space!’

By Kathy Gurski
‘Your Designer For Better Living’ 

What do you want from ‘your’ living for today?! Most people seem to want-Better, More and Now! Wanting better, making things better- starts with You ‘YOUR SPACE’ and your decision to start now ! 

With your space more together, so are you. Getting the right assistance saves you on those costly mistakes and wasted time and those less productive purchases!

Your space working more for you, makes you more comfortable, more productive, more of a winner – ready for what is next to come. 

NOW, is the best time to make your plans of how to make your living better! What are you thinking?

At the start of any season, whether that be for spring, summer, winter, fall, holiday or baby, college, new job, interest, more responsibilities, moving, retirement…ect, a productive plan is the way to be ready, to get more and more value, from your time spent, investment and ‘Your Living’! Isn’t this the -MORE- that we all want and hope to achieve!

So what are your plans for your season…? 
Please call to get started. Let’s get started Now!

Where to start? Next article…we begin…! 

For questions or assistance to MORE, whether you are spending more or less, yet with better results for you, please call:
Kathy Gurski 396-6668 at
Kathy Gurski Design LLC 

Design For Many A Space, Merchandise, PhotoART, 
Writing, and Photography For Your Better Living! 

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for an Affordable Start to a New Direction for You!

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Writer/Copywriter ‘For Your BETTER Living!’

Posted in Kathy Gurski Design LLC by kathygurski on January 30, 2015

‘For Your BETTER Living!’

By Kathy Gurski
‘Your Designer For Better Living’

Trending or Discovery?! 
What’s Your plan? How may I assist You! As a writer and designer I know it’s all in the plan to take you where you want to be. 

Do you want words to capture a vision, educate, warm the heart, feed the spirit, reveal a concept, take you  away…or bring you- to a whole new place! 

Whether in articles or stories that inform and delight or informative copy, which guides you to what is new, of interest, or simply to a better way, I can bring you to-Better Living!  

As a writer, designer, artist, photographer, in business and a traveller, chef, of the garden, crazy plant person having a range of interests…, including people, I bring much to my writing.

My experience has taken me from some of the very finest of living to simply finding a better way. Having  written articles for magazine and newspaper, my own script for a TV show on Olelo, business copy, heartfelt words, endowment request, to editing, I know I offer a wealth in my writing.

-You can, currently, see continued work at ARTICLES@

-Articles and copy for a wide range of living can also be brought to vision with my photography. PhotoART GALLERY @ http://www.kathygurskidesign.com

-Who better to review and write on Hospitality than a designer/traveller.

-Copy for print or web to bring you to- Better Living.

What’s your story to tell?! Let’s talk story- Your story! It’s in the plan…!

Please call:
Kathy Gurski 808-396-6668
‘Your Designer For BETTER Living’

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The Better Side of Thirteen

Posted in Kathy Gurski Design LLC by kathygurski on January 13, 2014

The Better Side of Thirteen
– The Inspiration of Page Thirteen
of The PhotoART GALLERY@

Shared With You By Kathy Gurski

The 13th Day of The 13th Month
Following The 12 Months of 2013

Let the notable significance of the number thirteen, intended for this Page 13 of The PhotoART GALLERY @www.kathygurskidesign.com, assist to transcend you- to a better place.

We all have our own difficulties in life, gratefully we must know there are different ways and assistance to help, from the inside, out.

As I approached page 13 of my PhotoART GALLERY, I was inspired to make Page ’13’ be something more. It is intended to share images and thoughts to even more so, inspire those going through – difficult times, with emotional, other illnesses or simply looking to find a better way in life- take them to ‘The Better Side Of Thirteen.’

The number thirteen actually has much more notable significance than many may realize. Even as in a bakers dozen of 13 -you get more.

In Roman Catholicism, 13 is noted to be the day of each 6 consecutive months on which Our Lady of Fatima appeared.

With Jesus and the 12 apostles you have a very notable group of -13.

In Hindi, 13 is Terah, which means ‘yours’.

In Judaism, 13 yrs is a sign of significant maturity and
the Torah has 13 Attributes of Mercy.

For those that may consider 13 as somewhat evil- let this page be the total contrast of it.

In Chinese 13 means assured growth or definitely vibrant.

This side of 13 certainly sounds like Good Life to me, which has inspired the PhotoART of my Page 13.

My Art can be many things, also including- inspirational,spiritual to even whimsical. So, whether you are ‘Drawn By The Light’ (Pg1), realize ‘There Is Greatness In The Shadows’ (Pg2) or you wish to Bee-lieve (Pg4) and ‘Soar’ (Pg4), perhaps my Page 13 will help you or  others that you may wish to share it, ‘On Your Journey…’, -‘Reach Ever To The Light!’ to ‘Discover ‘JOY’ When Least Expected!’

The best to you, on your journey! -Aloha, Kathy

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Please Call ‘Your Designer For Better Living’

Posted in Kathy Gurski Design LLC by kathygurski on January 12, 2014

Your call is very welcome to inquire about any size, type of project, review, change, saving money, getting more in your plan- For Better Living!

We can achieve more than you may imagine with creativity, affordable good design, merchandise, photography and writing for print or web available for Home, Hospitality, Business or Events. Your call can be the start of bringing more to your living.

While there is much out there with a click, it can only be a general exposure, yet often telling you what you need to do or have… but how do they know you?! From the start, we begin to see the direction you would like to take.

While we all have similiar requirements, we are all unique and in many varied situations. For a flourishing life that we all deserve, at all economic levels, there needs to be a fine tuning in, with a goal, for a more successful end results. The sooner you start the better the results. Isn’t that, after all, what you really want, especially with a process that will take more than a click, but is worth it!

Communication, from early on, is so important. My website gives a lot of information to familiarize you with my work, how important planning is and how interesting it can be achieving your goals.

With your call, we can actually save time with a few questions answered and get to more of what is really needed for a clients’ -Better Living.

My Creativity benefits many areas of my design work, photography and writing. Education, working with a variety of different people and types of projects brings experience to many a project large or small. Whether a room, review, change, addition, new, or remodel for Home to Homeless, Hospitality, Business, Events or Photography and Writing- please call to inquire.

In my work, I think it is important to find what is unique for each project, express it, plan it for function, safety, art, budget, often capture it in photo and have written about the living it expresses in articles for newspaper, magazine and web.

I have chosen to offer these related areas of work for Better Living, to be available for what a Client needs through different times of their lives. I offer planning and merchandise to photography and writing to express it and bring it home to you.

To bring you more, save you time and money, my experience with space planning, merchandise, budget, safety, photography, writing…together with my Creativity is so much more than a click. I enjoy working on a variety of projects.

-Please Call for a range of style, type and size of project. Your call is appreciated.

-Planning a new home or Selling an existing home.

-Rework a room, add or change it.

-Review your property w/suggestions to plan for change.

-Set up a celebration for home or away.

-Review event plans to add or simplify..

-Change a space, color, material, lighting add art…..

-A Source for Planning, Merchandise, PhotoArt

-Articles or Copy that share Better Living for print or Web.

-Writing to bring more to your web, so you can have More for your Better Living!

Whether for HOME, HOSPITALITY, BUSINESS, EVENTS for Home or Away, Photography or Writing for Print or Web
-Please Call
‘Your Designer For Better Living’
“This is Kathy…”

Kathy Gurski Design LLC
Ph 808-396-6668
Your voicemail is appreciated, so that I May better answer your call.
No texting available.
I prefer talking to typing for more time to get to the real work for you.

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Posted in Kathy Gurski Design LLC by kathygurski on July 22, 2013

By Kathy Gurski
Interior/Environmental Designer ‘For your Living’

That special event is coming- a birthday, anniversary, holiday or just because getting together is so much fun!

Getting together is so much fun, but for many, where is the time, what to do to make it special and oh your home sometimes is so…..you know.

Answer: as ‘Your Designer For Living’ hire Kathy Gurski of Kathy Gurski Design LLC to plan your event, dinner or party.

Whether for a few or more, let’s do an event that plans your party
-good food, atmosphere, suggestions to set your event apart.

While doing so at home, we can not only set up your room or rooms, but if it is more you know or you want something more- we can make some lasting changes to leave you with more than ‘delish’ leftovers, but also a -‘good remains of the day!’

We can, also, plan so that the room or rooms are ready not only for the event, but even beyond -making some changes to linger and leave you feeling ready for another party or like everyday is more of a celebration. Good excuse or good sense, how far we make changes, is up to you.

I know when I plan a personal event, there are projects I like to do to prepare. It can be a sort of celebration history to bring enhanced celebration for the times of your life. Please consider and call. -You can only imagine!

For design range, other articles …
please see http://www.kathygurskidesign.com

Your inquiry is welcome for affordable design for projects of all sizes.

Please call:
Kathy Gurski
Kathy Gurskidesign LLC
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Posted in Kathy Gurski Design LLC by kathygurski on July 22, 2013


By Kathy Gurski
Interior/Environmental Designer For Your Living

Even when NOT considering big changes in your living spaces, making the right smaller changes, can make a world of difference.

With my ‘property review’, which can be from a single room to an entire property, we can take a new look at the best and worse of what is already there. We can build upon existing, rework, remove, add or change where needed or where it can be more beneficial to you. By using the best of what you already have, but with fresh creative eyes,you go more green for the environment and get an enhanced results from what already is. You do not need to start all new to get professional design assistance, but even for changes to part or to create a plan.

Design means to plan with intent and that refers to all aspects in the plan for your spaces, from the planning and spacing for functions, to selections of materials, finishes, furniture, well chosen well-placed art and accessories.

To consider furnishings whether for residential or commercial as merely decorative is an unfortunate error of clouded thinking from the past where the interior design field has grown. Some may try to seperate, rather than understand the value of the design professional inclusion in all areas for a truly enhanced well executed design for many areas of your living. Better choices can save money whether now or over time.

For your Home, we may make better use of your space, that you pay well to have. We may create that place for your prized collection or a personal find that makes your space home. With a better place to relax and enjoy it all gives you greater value. Perhaps we rework one rooms’ no need to this rooms must be taking better advantage of what is.

For Hospitality, small changes for big results expected, make more revenues, by bringing back more business to your created brand. Whatever your brand may be it needs to set you apart from others. I enjoy creating and working
with many style translations, which is the Designer’s role, whether that be the very conservative or to out of the box. Consider all areas from lobby freshening, changes for upkeep, even venue reviews for return income .

For business consider changes for greater identification and increased income. While making a change of new flooring materials, also at that time, we can plan for ease of movement, seperation or storage can be achieved. Good use of time, efforts and materials makes good business sense- and savings.

Whether for HOME, HOSPITALITY, BUSINESS, EVENTS for Home or Other
Services are affordably available from this Designer For Your Living.

Design, Merchandise, PhotoART, Staging, Writing or Photography for Print or Web
-please consider and inquire.
Kathy Gurski
Kathy Gurski Design LLC
Ph 808-396-6668
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