Hello again my friends!! It is now Week 5 of the ONE ROOM CHALLENGE and I’m beyond excited for this room to be nearing completion!! It has been quite the process but I am extremely happy with how it is turning out.
Hello again everyone!! It is now Week 4 of the ONE ROOM CHALLENGE and we are so close to completion. Last week I shared with you the update for the Dining Room to Sitting Room makeover. If you missed that blog or any of the previous ones you can read about them here Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3.
Hello again everyone!! It is now Week 3 of the ONE ROOM CHALLENGE. I just returned back from HPMKT which I have to say was an amazing experience! Last week I shared with you the key vendors/ pieces for the Dining Room to Sitting Room makeover. If you missed that blog post you can read it HERE. This week I will be sharing progress shots of how the room is coming along.
Hello Everyone!! It is Week 2 of the ONE ROOM CHALLENGE. Last week I showed you where we began with the Dining Room to Sitting Room makeover. If you missed that blog post you can read it HERE. This week I will share more about the design plan which really started around my love of a few key vendors/ pieces that I knew I wanted to use in the Sitting Room.
Hello everyone! It is Week 1 of the Fall 2018 One Room Challenge and I have entered as a guest participant! For those of you not familiar with what it is click this LINK for more details. If you would rather not get lost in the black hole of inspiration (which I promise you will) here is a brief summary from the ORC website…
In an effort to catch up to date on my blogging this post is going to contain all the happenings from May and June combined! This way I'll be up to date and can blog on Friday mornings about my week and then follow it with my Facebook Live Week in Review. So here goes my friends!
As I mentioned at the end of the last blog post I was fortunate enough to take Maria Killam’s Color Workshop at the Allegria Hotel in Long Beach, NY this past April. Maria is a True Color Expert and blogger of Color Me Happy. The course was originally supposed to be in NYC but due to cost and the need for a venue with proper lighting it switched to Long Beach which is literally twenty minutes from my house! I took that as a sign when I registered. The course was one of the best investments I have made for my business.
So, it has been a minute since my last blog post and by a minute I mean about a month. Completely overwhelmed by the thought of writing a blog post on each and every event or course I have taken up to now caused me to freeze and stop updating since I fell behind. One result of this was I started posting a Facebook Live video every Friday since around April called “Week in Review”. It became much easier for me to jump on FB and just give a quick 10-15 min update on the week. I originally planned to blog about my weekly events but have yet to consistently post. Fast forward to today I have decided (which is always the first step) to just catch up to date the best I can and just post as I complete rather that a specific day of the week. I have accepted the fact that I just need to let the past go and move on! So here goes…..
I was first introduced to Lilian August by my sister who lives in Norwalk, CT where the Flagship Store and Outlet Center are located. My sister has several Lillian August pieces in her home and frequently visits the stores. On several occasions she told me that I HAVE to go to the store in Norwalk when I am ready to redesign my house.
This blog post is about the benefits I have experienced as an eDesigner with a big box company over the past six months. It has been a work in progress (probably way too long) but here it finally is! For those of you like me, who skim through a post, I have listed the benefits and then gone into more detail for anyone interested in the longer version. There are a lot of project images shown so hopefully the visual interest helps break up all the text. : ))
As I mentioned in last week’s blog post networking for Interior Design is extremely important. During the last two weeks of February I attended four events. Two of those were a result of listening to a Podcast, one was through ASID and the other was an IDS CEU that I was invited to by a designer friend I met at a previous event.
When I was attending night classes in Interior Design my mentor and Professor, Rosanne Scarpelli, told me to become a student member of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers). She said that it would be beneficial in the future.
In my internet search to learn what I wasn't taught in school I stubbled upon several Interior Design Podcasts. I've never listened to any before but in the past few months I found three that I'm obsessed with!
Many Interior Design blogs I have read are about trends, DIY, and/or great interior spaces. They contain beautiful images by talented designers I admire. This blog may eventually be similar but for now it's about the journey of a career change.
Design professional who is transitioning from fashion to a career in Interior Design.
So that's the opening sentence and reality of my world! I have been a Children's Wear Designer, in NYC, for the past 23 years. I went to the Fashion Institute of Technology and received a BFA in Fashion Design.