Friday, July 17, 2009

Defining Design in Richmond

I am embarking on a new venture by writing a series of articles for Housetrends magazine. My first article will be about a shopping district in Richmond called Carytown. This area of town is known for its fashion, restaurants and accessory stores, but little time is dedicated to the wide array of home decor stores. As a designer, this is a one stop shopping experience for home design. I frequently scour the shops for my own clients. I decided to collaborate with Kat from Ruth & Ollie and Melanie from Ruth Joffre to design a window front that showcases the many finds from various stores such as Leo Burke, Janet Brown Interiors, Chasen FIne Art, Hirsch Oriental Rugs and Sally Fretwell Paints.

Check out how we were able to create a room in four hours that mixes modern, eclectic and contemporary pieces!

The blank store front:

Your designer and host supervising the painting of the walls.

The design in progress!

Check out the Bridget Beari logo on the shirt.

Explaining how to accessorize!

Melanie from Ruth Joffre

Kat from Ruth & Ollie

Jack from Leo Burke Furniture.

Kat and Susan deciding what to do!

The Shumacher rep Julie stopping buy with refreshments. We used the Schumacher dragon fabric on the chair as our inspiration piece.

Evan our illustrious editor of Housetrends lending a hand.

Melanie hanging our lotus pendants. Brave girl on a ladder.

A collaboration of all the participants to create a fantastically designed room. Don't you just want to take it home!

On display until July 29th in the storefront window at Leo Burke in Carytown. Also check out my article in the August issue of Housetrends and the video on the Housetrends website.


lunaticg said...

You should make a youtube video on a tips for interior design. Your design is beautiful to me.
See you around.

Susan M. Jamieson, ASID said...

I do have some videos on youtube! Check them out under Bridget Beari or on my website

nicolette said...

Great color balance. Sometimes, space, especially white space, is the key to binding colors. It's too bad that a lot of people seem to neglect that simple fact.