Tuesday, February 22, 2011

What goes around, comes around....

While I was trying to decide what to talk about in this blog post, something popped into my “in box” that helped make the decision for me. To begin with I want to tell you a little bit about how I started my love of interior design.
When I was in high school I had made up my mind I was going to pursue a career in fashion design. Then during my junior year my Mother decided my bedroom needed an update.  Her good friend and our back door neighbor, Alvina Betts, was her interior designer. They included me in all of the selections and with them I made my first of many trips to the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC.) That is when I made the decision to find out more about this exciting new career option.
Now back to what was in my “in box.” Fashion Week has just wrapped up in NYC this week and the new color forecast for the Fashion industry had been posted.
There in the color forecast for Fall 2011 were all of the colors that had graced the design of my teenage bedroom! We had used emberglow, cedar, coffee liqueur and nougat. The main fabric was a cotton print of butterflies, woodland flowers and vines. All of those colors on a cream background. Still love it today!
It used to be that the interior design took a year or more to follow the color trends of the cat walk. But things are picking up, so it won’t be long before you will start seeing these colors coming into play in the higher end of the interior design industry. Quickly after, they will be showing up at Target in their household department and it all started on the runway!
Tory Burch
House Beuatiful

So I am grateful to our neighbor, who was a lovely lady and an excellent designer, for helping me get to where I am today!

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