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Have a project planned for 2013? Come visit the Springfield HBA Home Show and learn about new products and make connections with qualified professionals in all areas of home and garden design, construction and renovation.
Plus, I’d love to visit with you and see if eDECORATING, the innovative online design package, can be helpful in accomplishing your home remodeling goals. I’ll be at the Springfield Design Association booth on Friday from 11:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m. While you’re there, make an appointment for an in-home consultation, plus you will receive a coupon code for 15% off of your eDECORATING plan.
I look forward to meeting you!
Contact me to make an in-home design appointment or for more information on eDECORATING!
It’s been an incredible year! I am so very thankful for the wonderful opportunities I’ve had to work with some great clients and on fun projects. Designing award-winning rooms is only as good as those who implement the plan, and I am so thankful for a reliable team of contractors and subcontractors in whom both I and the client can communicate well with and feel confident in their skill.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to the following individuals and companies who brought our plans into being:
• Bob Scranton, Scranton Construction
• Craig Sloan, CAS Builders
CARPET, GRANITE, TILE & STONE
• Aaron Paddock, The Carpet Shoppe
• Jim Getek, Quality Tile (Installer)
CABINETRY & CLOSET
• Richard Dudden, Mudpuppy
• Matt Elliott, Elliott Painting
• Sarah Huffman, Faux Painting
• Amanda Satterlee, The Lighthouse Gallery
• Darellene Sosebee, Southern Materials (Plumbing Fixtures)
• Gavyn Sky (Original Art)
One big, huge, important aspect of the rooms I design is flexibility, both in function and in the products that are placed in the room…especially in public spaces such as living rooms, kitchens, media rooms, etc. A trend that has been going strong for at least a couple of years is the “pouf” — little upholstered cushions that can serve as a pull-up seat, foot stool, or table if the material is right.
I have noticed that I have put these little soft, versatile goodies in nearly all of my most recent spaces, and I was so excited to see the new line of poufs that Surya has to offer this year! In particular, I’m L.O.V.I.N.G. the natural fibers and different shapes. No longer will you just find a faux-leather cube or microfiber drum. The thick cable-knitted wool round pouf had me at “Hello!” Seriously?! What room would that NOT work in? And the jute cylinder pouf would look fabulous when paired in with something sleek and contemporary, as well as cottage style. Put a round tray on top and it could make a great small-space end table that doubles as extra seating when guests arrive. And how about that Ikat? That print is just everywhere now and the squat, square pouf adds whimsy and a casualness to a neutral room while invoking shades of spice.
Poufs love company so pair poufs under a console behind a sofa. Add two to the front of a fireplace. Create a cozy reading area for children in fun, bright colors or just use one as a footstool in a bedroom near a trim chair. Anyway you do it, the pouf is where it’s at!
For pricing information on the featured poufs, please contact us!