Friday, February 24, 2017

Join Me at The Southern Spring Home & Garden Show This Weekend! Giveaway!!!!




Join me at the Southern Spring Home and Garden Show this weekend at 
The Park Expo and Conference Center!  There is a full slate of fun planned and lots to see.The showcase garden theme this year is America The Beautiful!   It's like your favorite home and garden magazine is coming to life!  Frank Fritz from American Pickers will be on hand tomorrow!  Come out and see cooking shows by the Queen City's top chefs like Clark Barlow from Heirloom, Heidi Billotto, Food Writer & Restaurant Critic, Jamie Lynch of 5 Church/ Top Chef contestant, Blake Hartwick of Bonterra and many more!  It is going to be an action-packed event this weekend and next weekend!

The stage event topics will range from wallpaper and window treatments to flower arrangements, beautiful lawns and garden vegetables.  The Cooking stage will feature several local restaurants and shops, covering donuts, Japanese cuisine, little plates, eating-local tips, wine, cheese and more!

Want to Win Free Tickets?  I have some to giveaway!!!

I have 6 Tickets to The first Readers who email me at
Lmende@gmail.com and tell me why you want to go!!!!

Who Knows Maybe I'll Give Away More!!!




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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Visit "Villa GoLightly" Modernism Week Show House in Palm Springs!

Good Morning Readers, I have a treat for you today!  I've been following along on instagram watching all the beauty unfold at this year's Modernism Week  Show House in Palm Springs, California.  I have to say I'm a little jealous I had to cancel my plans to attend this year.   This may be my favorite Modernism show house to date!  The home is quintennial Palm Spring architecture and this year's designers have celebrated the spirit of the architecture with the perfect, colors, patterns, furniture, art and design in every room.  It is a feast for the eyes!
I want to take you on a little virtual tour of the home and share some of the details I'm digging.    

Fair Warning:  You need to grab a cup of tea or your fav beverage cause this is a long post but worth the time spent gandering!

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

I Recommend Maria Killam's Specifying Color With Confidence Workshop!




If you don't already know Maria Killam, you may be living under a rock.  Maria is a color specialist and hails from Canada, but honestly, I think she is in the US more than Canada given the popularity and demand for her color workshop, "Specifying Color with Confidence." 

This past April, I  had the opportunity to take Maria's Class here in Charlotte before High Point Market.  As a designer for 20 years I  honestly wasn't sure there was anything about color that I didn't already know, but since Maria was my friend, I wanted to take the class.  I was surprised at how much I took away. I pride myself on having an expert color eye that has been honed through many years of practice as well as the age old trial and error, unfortunately.  I  can identify many colors from most designer paint lines because I know the colors so well from specifying them over the last two decades.  I cannot say enough about Maria's class.  The class is perfect for the novice designer who needs more confidence on how to work with clients on choosing colors as well as the seasoned designer who desires to learn Maria's system which cuts time out of the process of specifying colors.  I'll give you a little tip...buy her color boards.  I would suggest buying her boards and taking the class but if you aren't going to take the class buy the dang boards.  If you are a designer and don't have them in your bag of tricks, you are missing out.  More on that later but for now, let's chat about her class!

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Introducing Handley Drive Furniture! New On The Scene in Codarus Showroom



Good Morning Readers!  I have a treat for you today!  I recently discovered a new furniture line called Handley Drive.  As a designer, I am always thrilled to find a new resource and Handley Drive really delivers on the goods.  This new line is being represented by Codarus showroom so if you are in Las Vegas at Market make sure you mosey on over and check them out.  While you are there give Cody the owner of Codarus a kiss for me!  

Handley Drive is the brainchild of industry moguls Rick Janecek and Sheila Butler who have a combined home industry experience of over 50 years.  Separately they have helped created some of the most celebrated home furnishing brands in the home decor industry.  Handley Drive is sure to be a success as it fulfills the need of designers to add a little jewelry to the home.

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