Sunday, May 14, 2017

Urban Backyard Garden Party

With this beautiful weather I thought I would share with you a recent event request for a garden party to showcase a recently acquired wall mural and updated landscaping in a backyard in Baltimore City.  I immediately had a vision that included strung globe lights, soft music playing in the background, good drinks, and great company.  Below are some images I found that perfectly illustrate that vision.

Image from The Daily Nest
Image from Pinterest

Image from Pinterest
Once I had a chance to discuss the party and space with the client I set to work on a design board and (very) rough sketch of the backyard.


The mural mentioned above has a flamingo theme which I attempted to highlight with accessories.


I will be sure to take before and after pictures of the set up and post them soon!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Design Show House: The Final Reveal




Im going to be straight with you, the Show House has been a lot of work. A great deal of that work has been growing and expanding my business at the same time as creating the vision and the install of the bathroom space. Designing business cards, figuring out sales tax forms, business insurance, and all the paperwork in between has been a challenge and I've certainly learned a lot.

I guess because of the way it came together I can't really imagine it working out any easier or if there may have been a simpler way.  I really needed this push that participating in the Show House provided. Otherwise I don't think I would be as far along in this process as I am (and I'm still a long way from sitting back and kicking off my shoes).

I couldn't have made this progress without the huge support of my husband and my friend Sarah, who have both spent hours with me figuring out all the small stuff that goes into starting up a business. They both pushed me and inspired me to keep going, all with no complaints along the way; proof that I have amazing people around me.

Thank you to everyone that followed along on this design project. I hope that you stay tuned for more projects as I continue to blog about my business, the design that inspires me, and before and after pictures.

Also, congrats to the winner of the Show House tickets is Bobbie L and her girl Lauren!  Can't wait to see you at the house!

XOXO,

Before

After: Mornings Away Framed Art, Gold Tray, Gold Robe Hook, Orchid, Paint is SW Rock Bottom
Before

After: Chestnut Hill Radiator Cover

Before
After: Light, Faucet, Hand Soap, Mirror, Black Soap Dispenser

Kohler Purist Widespread Faucet


Lux Robe from Phina's for the Home


Custom Soap: Phina's for the Home



PS - If you are just now joining in on the fun, check out the series below: