Thank goodness we can say good bye to winter finally, and hello Spring! I hope life is treating you well and you’re making great plans for special outings, vacations, and checking off your list for those endless yet wonderful indoor and outdoor projects.
I would love for you to take a break and come out to see me this May in Charlottesville VA. I’m happy to say I took the plunge for a great opportunity in participating for the first time in a Design Show house. This is Charlottesville’s 5th year. Love the surrounding areas of Charlottesville with it’s beautiful scenery of rolling hills along the mountains which I find so captivating. Other than the gorgeous views, what helped me decide to want to be a part of the Design House was all the proceeds goes to support Shelter for Help in Emergency. It’s a 34 year organization that helps Women and children, and a small percentage of men who have experienced violence in their homes. They give these family’s a safe place while helping them get back on their feet through special programs, pretty amazing isn’t it. What a great way for designers to take part sharing their talents while helping towards a great cause at the same time. To learn more about this organization click this link: https://www.shelterforhelpinemergency.org/
I’ve wanted to participate in a Show House. But,after learning from few designer’s in the past about the cost it kept me held back, and somewhat hesitant. Then this opportunity fell in my lap. It felt right, and it was time…., so I went for it! I have found at this time in my life you have to just jump in and swim and the How’s, meaning (how too’s) will take care of itself. Well with a lot of faith that is exactly what happened. Everything just fell into place with my great team of loyal vendors who I have developed relationships with for years came on board without a thought to help me, a lot of them charging me nothing for labor.What more can I say that I am one blessed girl for their love and support. I’m happy that I will be mentioning a lot of these vendors in the Design House programs. I want to thank my family,friends and clients who have believed in me and my work never doubting and always trusting,this has inspired me.They know who they are, I send much love, and many thanks!
In this Show house, I will be designing the upstairs guest bedroom.I call this the”Traditional Guest bed room Retreat”. This is an older home, so I took a traditional approach that I felt was very appropriate. I’m excited to be using a brand new line of fabrics called Tilton and Fenwick colllection from Duralee. Enjoy the sneak peak preview of photos I’ve shared. I will be doing a follow up blog letting you know the success of this event! I can’t give away to many details you will have to come and see for yourself!The tickets will be sold at the door, or in advance. The tours are May 3rd through the 18th. There are other events you are welcome to attend; See the details below on this link. There are special times listed with guest speakers to share on different topics that will take place during the tours . For ticket information click the link below:
http://cvilledesignhouse.com/tickets.html To Sign up for events click this link: http://cvilledesignhouse.com/events.html
Look forward to Seeing you there!