We attended our first client event today! Real estate agent, Lauren Emig was having her first Broker Open House and asked us if we would like to attend. My marketing agency SEE IT SIDEWAYS created a website to help Lauren sell this Silverleaf home and created a social media campaign around the Broker Open House so we ran at the opportunity to come see this house in the flesh.
This house is unreal. Even the garage was nice! The owner furnished the home just for the sale (can you imagine?) and my little nosey self-peeked in the backyard to find Restoration Hardware boxes near the trash so you know this home is styled inside and out to the nines. Check out the 3D tour here (it’s a really cool tour, not one of those cheesy ones).
Excuse me while I pretend I work here for a second. Could you imagine if this was your home office? I would never leave work.
So far, this owning-your-own-business gig is off to a wonderful start.
Day one of anything is a bit scary. It’s like walking up to the high dive when you’re little and knowing that you have to jump off the diving board otherwise you’ll be the silly girl who climbs down backwards off the ladder until she’s in a safe place. Been there. Getting outside of your comfort zone is no easy task. But, we’re ready! My business partners and I have been hustling the past few days and working harder than ever.
One of our newest clients is J and J Design Group – they are amazing interior designers, HGTV collaborators and fellow women entrepreneurs that kick butt at what they do. We are so excited to be working with fellow creatives and have already begun to pick which items in their shop we MUST have for our children’s rooms. If you haven’t already seen their work – check out their designed rooms here – and – oh my gosh, do check out their Modern Kids Rooms.
All photos from JandJDesignGroup.com.
There’s a new store in town called Found. Appropriately named, because the minute I walked into this store I thought to myself. “I found it!” I found the most inspiring home & decor store that I’ve stepped into in a long time. Found Design is like Pottery Barn meets Anthropologie. It’s rustic. It’s cool. It’s modern. Best of all, it’s filled with items that I want in my home. Just take a look!
Just look at this wallpaper! I want it so badly. It would be perfect for a home office or even a dining room. Am I right? I literally walked around this store and said, “I want that. I want that. I really want that. Ooooh, that would look so good in my house.” The store just opened in Chandler (Ray & Chandler Rd.) about 2 weeks ago so if you live in the area, you’ll have to check it out.
Now do you see what I mean? The store is beautiful. There is an area to the left, right when you walk in, that displays merchandise that’s a bit more modern. But as you can see from my lens, I was drawn to their rustic home decor. Kind of makes you want to host a dinner party, doesn’t it?
“A perfectly kept house is the sign of a misspent life.” Why, thank you little book for giving me the reassurance I need that my house (which looks more like a kids toy store these days) is indeed proof that we are having fun around here.
I hope you enjoyed this little photo tour. If you’re an interior designer, decorator, home entertainer or just someone who loves pretty things, I’m sure you can appreciate why I got so inspired today. Make sure you stop in and check out Found Design Co. If you can’t make it in, you can find them online (here). We’ve got to support our local shops.
If you love interior design and you love being inspired, then you will love House & Host. It’s a new site developed by a friend of mine. She’s fantastic! The real deal. Fun, laid back, stylish, smart, passionate, inspiring. And she’s adding interior designer to her already established resume.
I was at her downtown Chicago condo in July for a work event. I think I stood in awe at nearly every point in her house. It’s that perfect. This is the kind of house you only see in the magazines. I think my favorite part of the house is the fact that it’s personal. Every niknak that she puts on display comes with a story. I just love that.
She’s a self-proclaimed obsessor (that’s not a word, is it?) of gallery walls. When you see her home photos, then you’ll see what I mean. But each wall is dressed so differently. Like the photo below. Who thinks of that? It’s smart and so tastefully done. Notice the different pictures? Everyone of them has a story. It’s what makes the wall that much more personal. And, it’s a great talking point when you’re hosting guests.
Take a peek at photos of her Chicago house. Pop Sugar just featured her house on their website so you’ll be able to see all the photos here. Get ready to be inspired!
Photo of Ann Ueno kindly taken from HouseandHost.com.
Britany may have been runner-up to Danielle (snooze) but she’s still our HGTV Design Star Fan Favorite. Please take a moment to vote! You can vote for Britany Simon as a Fan Favorite until Friday, July 27th.
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Oh, and check back here soon – I’m sure she’ll post the behind-the-scenes details from the show’s Season Finale Episode. This was a photo of us at last nights finale party. We were so stinkin’ proud of this girl!
Britany made it to the final two on Design Star. Holy cow. We are all singing her praises over here. Are you watching the HGTV show? More importantly are you online voting? Please. Pretty please! Britany is a dear friend and we would love your support.
My digital detox was amazing! Just want I needed to recharge and regroup. I jumped on Facebook 3 times in 7 days (that has to be some kind of record) and was officially back in the social scene yesterday.
To my delight, I was treated to a fabulous Facebook post from a friend! Britany Simon is going to be on HGTV’s Design Star! She’s been a friend since high school and I simply adore her personal and professional style.
She has taken all Kelsey’s photos and possesses such a glow about her. Her knack for fashion and interior style is impeccable and truly shines when she is in her realm – interior designing.
Click here to see meet the Design Stars and to VOTE for Britany as your Fan Favorite. I know, I know, it’s hard to say she is your favorite without seeing the show, but I swear – if you don’t know her already you will fall in love. Please help us make her a Fan Favorite by voting!
It’s simple and only takes about 3 seconds. Have a wonderful day! xo