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Burnham Design

When I was in Los Angeles, I had the honor of  meeting American interior designer Betsy Burnham of Burnham Design who joined me for the Decorate Mood Board and Signing Event at Anthropologie. I was SO impressed by her – what a genuine, talented and approachable person – I expected to be completely intimidated but I wasn’t at all, she is warm and very, very sweet. Her clients must love working with her.

Burnham Design

Betsy is a rock star in the world of designers, right up there with Kelly Wearstler and Jonathan Adler, so I was honored to have her stand next to me speaking about her passion with all those who came out to The Grove to hear us speak. What a fun event! She spoke along with Leslie Shewring and I about how to use a mood board as a guide to tap into your own personal style. Betsy also briefly mentioned her online “e-decorating” service called Instant Space that she launched several years ago that is still strong and successful. She is the pioneer of e-decorating services and as she walked us through a recent client project that was done virtually and through snail mail with her Texas-based client, you couldn’t help but think that Instant Space is one heck of a value and service in that you get access to Betsy’s mind, finds for your home, and a completely new floor plan in one affordable package. Love it!

Burnham Design

Burnham Design

It was also a pleasure to meet her project manager, Max Humphrey, whom Betsy predicts is the next big thing, “a rising star in the design world”, so we’ll have to wait and see because anyone Betsy endorses has my attention! He was very sweet when we met and I was honored when he approached my table with a stack of books for me to sign. It’s nice to have that nod of approval from so many talented people in the design world, especially from Burnham Design. Thank you Betsy and Max for being at my event in LA and for sharing your time, talent and energy with all of us!

(images: burnham design)

Posted in designers on September 07, 2011

Melody Miller

It’s always fun to peek in on Atlanta-based designer Melody Miller because she has so many happy patterns in her head and I like how she brings them to life through retro-ish prints and now, her brand new fabric line called Ruby Star Rising for Kokka (available here). Happy brights never let you down, do they? If you’re not a fan of muted hues then Melody will be your new best friend because nothing about her collection is shy or understated! Here are a few favorite prints of mine…

Melody Miller

Melody Miller

Melody Miller

Melody Miller

Melody Miller

Melody Miller

Melody has a blog and an etsy shop that you may want to visit, too!

(images: melody miller)

Posted in textiles on September 07, 2011

Meet Me at Anthropologie in St. Louis Park, MN on 9/14!

Wow this is cool news! Anthropologie asked me to do another event in-store so here I come – this time it’s in the midwest! Yippee! I’ll be just outside of Minneapolis, MN in a town called St. Louis Park, MN. Do you know where that is? I have no clue, but I’m coming anyway! I can’t wait to meet decor8 and Decorate readers AND I’ll be doing a mood board presentation and talking about how to gather information and use it in a way that results in actual projects getting DONE and not constantly “in progress”!

Next event!

The details are in the graphic above, but to recap:

Location: Anthropologie, 1622 West End Boulevard, St. Louis Park, MN

Date: Wednesday, September 14th (that’s next week!)

Time: 6:30-8:30

RSVP: Yes, please! anthroevents [at] anthropologie [dot] com with subject: Decorate Event in MN.

Thank you! See you soon, midwest!

(image: anthropologie)

Posted in events + markets on September 06, 2011

Fun Idea: Clipboards On The Wall

Isn’t this a fun idea? I’ve seen clipboards-as-art and storage before but in this setting, it really speaks to me.

Nice idea

Would you try this at home?

You could display:

  • Work
  • Monthly calendar
  • Only B/W photos
  • Family photos
  • Art
  • Etsy prints you love
  • Wallpaper the clipboards then clip favorite things to them
  • Favorite fabrics

via A Design for Life via Trendenser.

(image: trendenser)

Posted in Decorating Tips on September 06, 2011

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