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Style vs. Brand

Brand names do not always equate to the best product. Style is all about honing your eye to look for the diamond in the rough or that special find in an unusual place. Whether it be with your interieur or with your wardrobe,  it’s nice to have a mix so that your home does not look like it’s straight out of a showroom. Don’t misunderstand, I’m all about a high-end, beautifully curated room.  But a room has so much more style and personality when it contains pieces that tell a story.  Style is not about the price tag. I do have my favorite vendors, but finding unique one-of-a-kind items is one of my trademarks, and I never know when or where I may find something perfect for a project. Brands are easy and obvious but style is intuitive.

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LONNY + PARLORE

Remember the Lonny/Parlore party that was at my house during market? Well, Lonny has done a feature with more pics from the party. Such a treat to help with the party at my house. If you haven’t heard of Parlore yet, you are in for a treat, especially if you are in the design field.  They have simplified the design process through their new app, making the whole scope of the project easier for designers by managing the business side of things, therefore leaving more time for creativity (our favorite part!).  A lot more info on their website (www.parlore.com). Click the image to see more on the Lonny feature.

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These Boots Were Made for Walking

Although I’ve been in Florida and there aren’t too many boots in sight. It’s been a go-go-go kind of week, but nothing gets me more excited than new projects on the horizon.  More on that next week, have a great weekend!

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At Home With Homeware

HOMEWARE is the new kid on the block and my husband (photographer Ron Royals) and I have been working with a brilliant creative director to shoot and style the sets and to define the HOMEWARE brand. The upholstery and case pieces are the stars here but I get to have fun setting the scene for each piece.

You may or may not know about the range of projects that I do but I love a challenge and my job description  travels far beyond the residential world. You’ve seen some of the events I have designed and today I have some images to show you of another project I’ve been having fun with over the course of the year.

It’s so much fun and takes me back to my early career where I did this full time for ad agencies across the US.

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Start Your Day With Q

Q as in Quinoa! I have the tendency to think about quinoa for savory dinner dishes, but not so fast.. it is equally delish in the AM.  I’m thinking of trying a quinoa bowl along side my latte tomorrow.

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MORE IDEAS + IMAGES 

 

Minneapolis Install

I’m so in love with this Minneapolis project that I finalized in September.  The neutral palate just sings to me and I’m excited to share it with you.

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Poncho Season

A nip in the air calls for a poncho. Just like my interieurs, I love the opportunity to layer myself this time of year.

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Post Market Lineup

Market was a treat this time.  So much was palpable, drawing me in for a closer look and feel.  My Fave pieces had textures and colors that felt more natural and raw.  We’ve taken a step back from glam (although always loving that mix, like the metallic bean bag chair).  I felt really in my element. Here’s a lineup of my fave’s:

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Goodnight Market

We’ve reached the end and I am still standing, actually I’m feeling invigorated and inspired.  Here’s when I have to make myself slow down, even just for a bit. I’m off for a cleansing, relaxing weekend. Look out next week for my Market Highlights post. Ciao!

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It’s Been a Week of Party Prep

I had a full week of ‘party-ing’ for market. Months of pre planning and it all comes together and SINGS!

The first party was for the Bernhardt 125th anniversary. Every detail was thought out from each bar to the signature cocktail. Next up, I styled my back yard with the creative gurus behind Lonny Magazine and Parlore who had rented my house for the week. The spirits were flowing, the food truck was delish, and mood was sublime. Working with the talented people are what truly made these soirées a success.  I loved every minute of it and I am already counting the days until Spring market so I can do it all over again.

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