Tuesday, March 26, 2013

2013 Dayton Home & Garden Show

Whew! What a weekend! This past weekend I setup for the Home & Garden Show, attended the show for 2 days, and managed to get everything moved out before this mini-blizzard hit. The show was lots of fun and I think a success for my business with meeting new potential clients.

Here are some photos of my space that I created. I know the photos aren't the greatest since I took them with my phone, but they're all I have! This year's theme was "It's Elemental" so each of the designers designed their rooms around a different element. Can you guess what mine was?! I chose wood.

Here are the other Designers' rooms:

Designed by Monica Harris from Home Comfort Furniture Gallery

Designed by Beth Spegal of House Dressing & Marlene Orendorf of Orendorf Interiors

By Diane Konicki of DK Interiors

Designed by Ashley Powell of Luken Interiors

Designed by Deb DeCurtains of Acorn Studios

Designed by Molly Williams of Ivy Designs

By Nancy Gentry from Your Space Your Sanctuary
What do you think? Which ones do you like?

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Dayton Home and Garden Show

 First of all, I'd like to say hi and welcome to my new followers! My blog hits have also been insane lately so maybe my blog does better when I don't post things? What does that say about me!? haha

This weekend is the Dayton Home & Garden Show and this is my 4th year in a row that I'm participating. It's always a fun show to do because the people there are always in a good mood looking for new ideas and inspiration for their homes. It's the perfect time of year for it too because people get antsy for change after a long winter! Every year it seems I make at least one good contact that still uses my services to this day.

To learn more about the show you can go here.

I'm setting up for my space tonight and I don't want to give too much away, but I'll let you in on a few of the items I'm using ;)

I'll be using this beautiful mirror from Uttermost: (I'm picking it up today and still haven't seen it in person yet.....I've still been obsessing about it though and thinking about where I'm going to put it in my house after the show!! - that's the really fun part!)

And I'll be using a fireplace with stacked wood like this one.........

And two of these sconces:

These sconces are handmade in Vermont and are even prettier in person! I'll be using these in the upcoming Showhouse as well.

O.k., that's all I'm giving away for now. You will just have to come to the show where you can vote for your favorite room design (if you're in the Dayton area!), or wait until Monday when I'll share my photos from the event.

I've been trying to do daily posts on my Facebook page, so if you're not following me yet, you can always like my page here. (hint hint!)  I currently have 198 Likes so I need some help getting to 200! :)

Have a great week!


Thursday, March 14, 2013

I promise I'm still alive!

Hello readers (and even a few new followers - welcome! I hope to get to know you better)! I miss you guys! Even though I've been on a little vacation from posting, I promise I've still be staying up-to-date reading my favorite blogs. I will get back to posting soon! Things have been crazy for me since the new year. Just to catch you up to speed:

I went back to my non-design full-time job and have recently been promoted to Director of Marketing! It's pretty exciting for me and I honestly love the company (Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors in Dayton, Ohio). I'm also thinking about going back to school (most likely in the fall) for an MBA with a concentration in marketing. I've been accepted to the University of Dayton and am meeting with an adviser for a different school tomorrow.

I still have my business and have been busier than ever! I honestly don't know how I keep up with everything (well, I haven't kept up with my blog so there's one area I'm falling behind!) but I've never been happier. My house is complete chaos right now (I'm so not even kidding....it looks like a furniture/accessories store threw up in my living room. Stuff is everywhere for the upcoming Home & Garden Show and Oakwood Showhouse!!)I'm hoping to get some photos of recent projects posted soon. Until then, Like my Facebook page where I have been posting daily updates!

I hope to back on here soon and I have some changes and improvements I'd like to do.

Until then it's back to the grind and me continuing to learn there's only so many hours in a day and only so much can get done in each of them :)

xo Laura