Thursday, October 20, 2011

Design on A Dime: Interior Design for Foyer-Winchester, MA

Last night I participated in Design On A Dime where Shannon Kelly Gilmour of Grace Interiors and I presented our foyer design to all the women from the community who attended. This event was organized by the Winchester Chamber Of Commerce and ten different designers and organizers participated in the event. We were divided into four teams and given a piece of furniture to decorate a "room" around. The event was held at the Next Door Theatre in Winchester and each team set up their "room" on the stage. We each had a 4' x 8' wall to work with and a theoretical budget of $1,000 - $1,500. Each team invented their own client to go along with their design and presented their story about their client as the space was presented to the audience.

Here I am presenting to the adience! I loved it!

Shannon and I received a foyer table as our piece to work with and because the piece was large and had a masculine feel we decided our client would be a man. Our theoretical clients name is Adam Johnson and he lives in Boston in a studio loft which he has recently purchased.

We wanted to show the audience how to make a statement in your foyer but without having to spend a lot of money. One of the major pieces in the foyer is the art piece which is a piece of Marimekko fabric stretched on a frame. A simple way to create impact and unify a space is through color and by using orange and white as our accent colors throughout the space we were able to give the space a cohesive feel while also creating impact. The lamp and convex mirror were both West Elm finds, the basket is from Michaels, the orange albums are from TJ Maxx, the round boxes are antique store finds (which function as a place to store keys, change, etc.), and the dog bed is a camel blanket that Adam brought back from a trip to Turkey. For a seasonal look we brought in the cabbages, and white pumpkins. However, the foyer can easily be transitioned into a Christmas look by replacing the cabbages with white pointsettas and adding a small Christmas tree in place of the pumpkin and halloween bobble head. We also added some personal touches like a picture of his dog and girlfriend.

I'm so glad I was able to participate in this event and had such a fantastic time getting to know the other designers involved in the different projects! A big thank you to everyone who helped to make this event great!

And speaking of holiday decorating...... My husband, Ryan, and I are working together this season to deliver Christmas trees and decorate your home for the holidays! If you weren't able to get one of the cards at the event here it is....

Sign up early for the best available delivery dates!

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