Wednesday, May 8, 2013

New Website to Check Out!

Just a quick update... I wanted to share with you guys that I have another website you might be interested in looking into! I created a Tumblr account today, and have began to fill it with tons of great design pictures, tips, and designer inspirational quotes! This site along with this blog, my Polyvore, Pinterest, Houzz, and Etsy I will keep updated regularly, so keep an eye out for new updates! 
To visit my Tumblr site click here.

I hope you enjoy and please keep following along on my blog and all my other sites! It really means so much to me!

Do you have a Tumblr or any other sites I am on? I would love to check out your sites too!! :)


Monday, May 6, 2013

My First Real Client

Remember that job offer I got to help design my teacher's legislative office? Well I originally said we would meet on Friday, but it got pushed to today. So this morning I got up bright and early to get ready. The moment I woke up, an hour before I was supposed to, I was so anxious, nervous and had the butterflies! I have never done anything like this before so I was scared and excited all at once. 

I arrived at the meet up spot, McDonalds (Ha!), and I followed him to his office building that he just bought. It was a nice little office space and big enough for just him and a few other employees. When you walked in there was a long hallway straight ahead on the left side that led to three other rooms, two storage rooms and then a bathroom. Then on the right side of the hallway is a waiting/receptionist area that is right when you walk in the front door. Then to the right of that is his private office.

Today we just picked out paint colors, we decided to do a royal blue for an accent wall for his gallery wall that is in the waiting/receptionist area and to paint the rest of the walls a cool gray and then white trim and doors. He was excited about the look I came up with!

After choosing the paint colors he told me that he wanted me to help him pick out furniture and accessories for the space. He said his grand opening was at the end of the month and wanted it to look fantastic. Well he came to the right girl! :) 

So now he wants me to come up with a designer fee charge, which I have never done before because he is my first real client. How much should I charge? My dad says $25/hour, but I don't know if that is too high or too low for first starting out, and I'm still in school too! 

Well I have to email him my fee soon and he will send me pictures of the space so I can add it into my portfolio and also so you all can see the canvas I am working with. I will be sure to also show you guys the progress along the way! I am so excited to have this opportunity and beyond blessed! 

What do you think of the paint colors, are they good for a legislative office?


Saturday, May 4, 2013

Kick Your Feet Up on These!

 My recent obsession has been with tufted ottomans, especially used as a coffee table. I love the look they portray, that you can just kick your feet up and relax. It gives a room that different twist than your traditional glass, metal or wooden coffee tables. Brightly colored ottomans can give that much needed "pop" to a neutral colored space. I love pairing them with a lovely decorative tray on top with some of you favorite accessories; fresh flowers and a few books are an easy way to perfect this look.

This one is my absolute favorite!
I love this look so much that I wanted to create my own space using a brightly colored  tufted ottoman for a coffee table. I made this set, Granny Smith Apples, a few days ago on Polyvore. I decided to use a gray, black and white color scheme and use the candy apple green for that "pop" of color. It definitely ties the whole room together and creates an edgy modern feel. I love it, I wish this room was in my house!

What do you guys think of having a tufted ottoman as a coffee table? Do any of you have one?

Happy Saturday!