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🎁🎁🎁 HOLIDAY GIFT CERTIFICATE 🎁🎁🎁 Looking for a unique and awesome gift this holiday season?

Halloween Decorating Event

It’s almost time for the witching hour. If you’re throwing a spooky party for your favorite ghouls and goblins,…

It's almost time for the witching hour. If you're throwing a spooky party for your favorite ghouls and goblins,...

Florida Rooms

Florida Room by SERrealDesigns The Florida Room is a common sight in homes where the weather is warm most of the year. Also known as a sun room, solarium, garden room, sun parlor, sun porch, patio room, garden conservatory, or winter garden, these rooms are usually attached the to main structure of a home and [...]

Facebook Live – Featuring April Elizabeth Hewitt of AE Design

Photo credit: April Elizabeth Hewitt, AE Interior Design What's TRENDING in the design world?  Have you ever wondered why lime green is a hot color, what made it a hot color and who decided it was a hot color? Or who decided that woven wall hangings or modular furniture was the "it" item to decorate [...]

October 26 at #KBtribechat – The Business of Design

I’m really looking forward to this chat. Designers – #KBtribechat is a plethora of design info for the kitchen and bath industry. Feel free to join in or just follow along.

KBtribechat

A management discussion
hosted by Arielle Mégie

fullsizeoutput_3d28 Our host Arielle Mégie (second from left) with Armen Alajian (Arto Brick), Stacy Garcia and Home Advisor at KBIS 2015

As an independent designer, I find myself with many daily challenges!

My KBtribechat Questions: 

Q1.) What are the pros and cons of having a showroom or a business office with samples?

Q2.) Do you charge a design fee for the initial consultation or add it into your project estimate? Explain your reasoning!

Q3.) How do you communicate possible design choices to your clients? Do you bring samples or show pictures?  Do you use an iPad or paper catalogs or go to a showroom to see actual displays?

Q4.) Making an accurate estimate without a design is problematic but many clients don’t want to proceed without a budget idea. How do you solve this?

Q5.) Please share your successful design business tips!

Join this…

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Inspired to create by the color Tiffany Blue & my Wedding…

inspired to create by...

So yesterday was my one year wedding anniversary. I probably should have written about my wedding dress before now but life has been a whirlwind of changes & adjustments.

I met Craig a long time ago. At this point it would be around ten years now. There aren’t many people who know the story of how we met or how he came into my life much like a knight in shining armor rescuing a damsel in distress…but he really did in a sense & even fought off some dragons for me.

Because this blog centers around my creating I am not going to tell that story though. What I know is that I we are together for a reason.

When we were dating & talking about getting married there were a lot of things we weren’t sure we could reconcile between work schedules, economic pressures, exes & some family member’s, so that we could have a traditional…

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Fall Colors on the Mountain

Right now I'm seeing this beautiful tree's colors through the pine tree's branches.  It's a bright and refreshing shade of green with yellow  - the sun's shining on it. The darker green and rust-colored  pinecones are seen from our front deck. The bright Kelly green Bermuda grass in our front yard is a beautiful spot of [...]

Why Paint Looks Different Once You Get It Home – Lori Sawaya, Color Strategist explains why

This article from Lori Sawaya at The Land of Color explains why the paint color you bought at the store may look different once you get it home

This article from Lori Sawaya at The Land of Color explains why the paint color you bought at the store may look different once you get it home

The Paper’s Here – Featuring HGTV!

 HAPPY OCTOBER!  I'm excited for this beautiful season and all it brings.  From the gorgeous colors of the leaves turning, to the holiday decorations...how could you not love fall! In today's paper I've featured an article by HGTV and you can see a little tidbit below.  To read the full article, click on the link below: [...]