After a gorgeous summer holiday in Italy, I came home with stacks of souvenir lithography books, flyers and magazines.Eager to display them in a creative way, I hit up my favorite frame store. I measured my prints before shopping so I had some idea of what I would need. With two projects in mind, I gave my daughter the task of cutting out her favorite fashion magazine images. Meanwhile, I sifted through my many litho prints of Italy and settled on four.
Creatively displaying your favorite images on clips and wires, is a fun, easy way to change and rearrange your collections over and over.
I choose modern frames to complimentarily juxtapose with my traditional walls. The frames display the prints with tiny magnets on all four sides of the frame. So, not only did we earn some style points, but we also spent very little money and kept our project to under an hour!
Anything you can think of can become art! Create pop art from your yearly birthday cards from friends and family. Frame paper cocktail napkins from your favorite hangouts! The more meaning you infuse with your displays the better. Remember, art is in the eye of the beholder and your walls are your gallery…Be bold and be brave, it will payoff.
So I took my own best organizational advice — go vertical and get hooked! Doing television home makeovers I have learned some important lessons. I try to use vertical space whenever available while using tools that will not damage homeowners’ walls, especially when working on designs that may not be permanent. The very best tool in my arsenal is the removable hook! Sold in many styles, finishes and strengths, you can hang almost anything easily and remove the hooks when you no longer need them. Especially the teen things that tend to get dropped on the floor! I chose a selection of hooks for my different items — big and small.Simply stick the adhesive tape on the back and hold the hook to the wall. My blood pressure was lowering with each hook I stuck to the wall!
TIP: Be sure you hold up each item you want to hang so you know exactly how much space you need in between each hook. Be mindful of what each hook will be holding and choose the hook size accordingly.
Once the hooks have set (meaning the adhesive has had time to stick) let the smiling begin! I was giddy with each item I hung up — organization feels good! Figure out what items need to be within reach in any room; the bathroom, the closets, the laundry room…and get hooked!
As usual, High Point did not disappoint! To start our market we hosted “the Taste of Design Camp”, inspiring interior designers across the country with our Design Camps, we couldn’t pass up the chance to meet and greet at High Point Market. Camp Counselors Leslie Newsom Rascoe (Veranda Editor), Lisa Newsom (House of Veranda), Bill Indursky (VandM), Lisa Mende, Helene Hollub, Katy Garrett, Traci Mende, Kelli Ellis and Lori Dennis gathered on stage at the Antique and Design Center to share formulas for success and design know-how for the standing room only crowd.
We were joined by 400 of our closet friends for Taste of Design Camp Gourmet Hot Dogs and S’More party! Thank you Troy and Sons for coming out and bring your spirit and spirits!
I found so many gorgeous items that I had to have but found restraint after I satisfied my shopping hunger with this GORGEOUS lamp by Thumbprints.
And Market is never complete without tea at Halo and their divine wall art by our new friends Raoul and Danielle – Cheers to you!
Home from fantastic and hospitable Atlanta and I have to say, I couldn’t be happier with the way Design Camp Atlanta went down! Needlees to say, I love my PIC, Lori Dennis…Couldn’t ask for a better business partner and friend! We had our 1 year anniversary (we met speaking in Las Vegas, Influential Women of Design Panel) Happy, Happy LD! Thank You Fox Theater, Hotel Indigo and Georgians.
As usual we met some amazing designers, women, men, mothers, fathers and fast new fiends at Camp. It’s beyond fulfilling for me to see how much we can inspire these men and women over the course of 2.5 days. For many of you asking me “How did Atlanta Design Camp go?”, just read these reviews, the first from a delight of a woman, Ryan, a new friend for sure…. Read More
People are saying Design Camp
has changed their life. Leslie Wood, one of our inaugural Austin Design Campers, would agree. Leslie’s blog, Hadley Court, has just been nominated to the Design Blogger’s Convention Hall of Fame Awards
….. Hooray Leslie!!
Leslie says, “I attended your Design Camp in Austin. I loved every minute of it! Design camp was fantastic and really set me on the right path in social media, blogging, design, etc. I took everything I learned at Design Camp Austin, applied it to my blog and social media plan and was I just nominated for top new design blog of the year. ” Only two months after Design Camp Leslie, has hit the blogging BIG TIME.
Now, here’s where we need your help, at Design Camp, we support our interior designers and we ask that you help Hadley Court win the award for best new blog. Please click this link, it takes 2 seconds to vote and you don’t have to enter any person info.
Come to Design Camp Atlanta and witness for yourself how we bring your interior design business to the next level and unlock your earning potential!
Whether it’s the uber exclusive Hearst party (Veranda, Elle Decor, House Beautiful) on the first night of High Point Market, a glitterati dinner at Proximity’s Print Works Bistro or on stage at the theater, if you’re looking to spot America’s Best Interior Designers in one place, High Point’s Fall Market is it.
In an ongoing campaign with Demand Media Studios, I was honored to speak along side Phil Pallen and Wandia Chiuri. Thank you Phil for leading the charge today, fantastic information. Wandia is a wealth of social media info – loved every morsel.
I will post the link to the panel, asap, for you all to enjoy and learn from….Thank you again Demand, looking forward to more!