Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Curtain Call

No room is complete without the perfect window treatments. It's my favorite area of the design process, because I am able to flex my creative muscles. It's the perfect pairing of using fabulous fabrics with couture details to create a one-of-a-kind look.
This luscious Albert Hadley fabric that dresses these windows take the room from drab to fab!

By adding the fun blue ring detail to these seemingly predictable sheers the panels are transformed from simple to sophisticated.

I can never get enough of this color combo...I'm just crazy about that Lee Jofa fabric! The blending of the panels and the roman shade add so much depth and interest to the room. One more layer of texture and color...

These window treatments look as if they can dance right off the windows. They rock!

An explosion of color! Who said matchy-matchy doesn't work? I had a blast styling ads for Duralee

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” -Coco Chanel

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A Balancing Act

Sometimes two seemingly dissimilar elements can create an undeniable chemistry!

"I relate color to music, and on their own neither the gray nor the yellow works for me. But together they are harmonious and complement each other perfectly."

I am so thrilled that my work was chosen to grace the cover of the October issue of Traditional Home. I have to give a special Thank You to the lovely Krissa Rossbund. Krissa's beautifully written story is the perfect accompaniment to the images....Her words breathe life into the room. Thank you Krissa for your hard work and continued support. My wonderful team and the amazing staff at Duralee Fabrics ...without all of you none of this would be possible. And Thank You Traditional Home for perfectly melding "classic taste with modern life".

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Two Heads Are Better Than One!

Summer is coming to an end and that means back to school and back to work. Here at the EKB Shop we head back to our design workroom to begin scheming! Refreshed after many lazy summer days we are ready to get back to creating beautiful color stories for our clients.

It's true that you are only as good as those talented individuals you surround yourself with. In my profession creativity is such a collaborative process! My right-hand and fabric guru, Creative Design Director Beth, is an integral part of the EKB design team. She is always fabric scheming and researching innovative and exciting color stories. She's amazing! Like myself, Beth takes many of her design cues from her chic fashion sense!

There is really only one way to describe the pulling together of a showhouse project and that is CRAZY! Deadlines, last-minute changes, and unforeseen mishaps are all part of the job. We need to be ready for anything! My team is just so unbelievable when it comes to multi-tasking and problem solving. Beth is always my oasis of calm in a sea of chaos....I don't know what I would do without her!

And at last, the finished product! I am so proud of my team and all that we accomplished with this beautiful room! I loved using all of those Duralee fabrics and furniture....There was so much great product to choose from and Beth and I had to use our editing-eyes to make this room pure perfection!

"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." -Henry Ford