Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Atlanta day 7...my aching feet...

We completed our 6th day walking the showrooms today with two rolling carts...anticipating a heavier load than usual. The elevators were empty, as we're most of the showrooms. The last few days without crowds really makes our work easier.

There are so many last minute details to cover, mirrors to measure and art to document for clients...visiting established major vendors and sneaking in a few new resources.

Although we will work one more day before leaving Atlanta, this will be my last post with previews of things to come. Here are a few of the things we loved today...

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For the past several months we have been promoting and selling monograms for doors. This seems to be more on trend than our former signature wreaths. They have proved to be popular and in demand.

We found a new style that are metal and have these borders...we fell in love with them and decided to give them a try! You can choose from several shapes and fonts, single letters or the popular three letter monogram. They are great for wedding gifts, or any personal gift, and perfect for your own front door!! Tie them with your favorite ribbon and you have a personal statement. Watch for the new ones to come in soon. If interested, give us a call to place your own special order. I'm excited about this new style! Here are some of the ones we liked...


Round with single letter...and the tailored square one first pictured.

We plan to offer one of our Christmas classes where you will make a beautiful holiday wreath with either a gold or silver monogram secured into an evergreen wreath and one of our signature bows. Wow!!!

We ordered these cute oversized nests to create these fall centerpieceusing pumpkins and gourds and your favorite cloche. So cute!

These are canvas book covers in several sizes that enable you to embellish them with your own designs...stenciled words, buttons, labels...be creative! This was a collection of cookbooks. Tell me what you think.

Even our usual cottage resources were showing these modern mid-century lacquered consoles...very well priced and sleekly cool. Good storage and keen style in white lacquer. Love.

A favorite showroom for inspiration, Global Views, did not disappoint. Look at this wall in charcoal, butter, and white horizontal striped wallcovering!! Great idea! The color combo is a common one in my showroom and we saw plenty of great accessories to carry the whole look off. I love it!!

Love the graphic rug... In several colors, all so stylish!

This table scape looks like it could be transported straight to one of my display tables! It is Oh So Susan!! The mix of contrasting colors and assorted heights were inspiring.

This is a view from the opposite side. It is important that the design be equally pleasing from all views when designing a tablescape. Great example!

I admired these ceramic artichokes as wall art. The scale was dramatic, as was the color. Sometimes, something like this can take the place of art and give great visual interest.

At the very end of the day we looked up,a new resource and found these to be perfectly comfortable ! Linda claimed it was because we were tired and our feet had been in fashionable shoes since 9:00am, but I'm telling you, it was a perfect fit for me! Totally mid century in style and color...oh so susan for sure. Mixing a bit of this in with your transitional room can really put the jazz in your style. Possibly two for my new family room?!

So that was our day. Loaded with inspiring color and design. Sensory overload after 7 full days. One more day tomorrow and we will be ready to call it a trip, and return to put all the pieces together for the new arrivals.

It's been a good trip. See you back in Bucks County soon.

1 comment:

Charlotte said...

I've loved reading these updates!