Around the house...

 I've been on a decorating kick lately, and am blown away at what a difference a few small changes can make! It's a work in progress and now I'm looking for a new coffee table, but like everything in life, your home should evolve over time and that's exactly what ours has done over the years...

I've been on a decorating kick lately, and am blown away at what a difference a few small changes can make! It's a work in progress and now I'm looking for a new coffee table, but like everything in life, your home should evolve over time and that's exactly what ours has done over the years...

 Always a work in progress...but LOVING my new gold framed painting by my good friend  Sarah Otts ! I've had the painting for a year or so, but I just now framed it in G O L D, and it made all the difference. I also stumbled upon this cowhide rug the other day at a local antique store. I love how it makes the entire space so much softer and cozier.

Always a work in progress...but LOVING my new gold framed painting by my good friend Sarah Otts! I've had the painting for a year or so, but I just now framed it in G O L D, and it made all the difference. I also stumbled upon this cowhide rug the other day at a local antique store. I love how it makes the entire space so much softer and cozier.

 Will work for antiques. Atchison Home is the Best, and worth a drive if you haven't visited before!

Will work for antiques. Atchison Home is the Best, and worth a drive if you haven't visited before!

 I will always cherish my portraits by the talented Chelsea Francis and Jane Tucker.

I will always cherish my portraits by the talented Chelsea Francis and Jane Tucker.

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Back to work, but wanted to pop into the old blog and share these for a few minutes.

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An Eye for Design

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Mimosas, makeup and dress up. It doesn't get much better than that! Thank you Mobile Bay Magazine for including me in the April spring fashion feature: An Eye for Design. What a fun day with these beautifully talented women! Jennifer Graham Jenkins, Kelley Beville Ogburn, Rebekah Phillips Webb, and Kimberly Zukley. Awesome job Matthew Coughlin Photography on the photos. Thank you Maggie Lacey for your vision and your beautiful home as a backdrop. Beyond blessed to do what I love...

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SCOUT GUIDE MOBILE BAY LAUNCH

 I’m very honored to be a part of  The Scout Guide Mobile Bay,  and no words can describe how grateful I am to work with so many wonderful brands and people. Huge thanks to our wonderful editors, Katie Crow and Jamie Conger for bringing The Scout Guide to Mobile Bay!  I’m a big believer in advocating for one another and supporting each other. I love Mobile Bay, and am thrilled to watch the growth around us. Mobile Bay friends, grab a copy at any SCOUTED business location, and check out  www.thescoutguide.com . Thank you Devin Ford Photography for your beautiful eye and photography. You ladies have become more like great friends than work friends, and for that, I am forever grateful.

I’m very honored to be a part of The Scout Guide Mobile Bay, and no words can describe how grateful I am to work with so many wonderful brands and people. Huge thanks to our wonderful editors, Katie Crow and Jamie Conger for bringing The Scout Guide to Mobile Bay!

I’m a big believer in advocating for one another and supporting each other. I love Mobile Bay, and am thrilled to watch the growth around us. Mobile Bay friends, grab a copy at any SCOUTED business location, and check out www.thescoutguide.com. Thank you Devin Ford Photography for your beautiful eye and photography. You ladies have become more like great friends than work friends, and for that, I am forever grateful.

 Browse the online guide  here.

Browse the online guide here.

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 Loved, loved, loved collaborating with one of my best buds and artist extraordinaire  Sarah Otts  on the Mobile Bay map + business directory. 

Loved, loved, loved collaborating with one of my best buds and artist extraordinaire Sarah Otts on the Mobile Bay map + business directory. 

throwin it back to 2009

I heard this song in the carpool line and it. made. my. day.

Do yourself a favor and turn up @mileycyrus “The Climb.” Sing it at the top of your lungs. Bonus points for interpretive dance moves. If you don’t feel better afterwards, something may be wrong with you.

After posting this, I learned about the video and song below. Wow. Very powerful and absolutely beautiful in every way. 

When Women Support each other....

 "When women support each other, incredible things happen. In life, in business, in everything. It's magical when we stop pointing fingers and start opening our hands to one another, to link together, to raise each other up, to high five in support. Lift your sister up today."

"When women support each other, incredible things happen. In life, in business, in everything. It's magical when we stop pointing fingers and start opening our hands to one another, to link together, to raise each other up, to high five in support. Lift your sister up today."

 Meeting with the talented web designer, Amanda Comer (center) 

Meeting with the talented web designer, Amanda Comer (center) 

 The words of  Jenna Kutcher  played out beautifully by the talented owners of Details Design Studio, Katie Kirby Interiors (left) and Melanie Rowan Interiors (right).   

The words of Jenna Kutcher played out beautifully by the talented owners of Details Design Studio, Katie Kirby Interiors (left) and Melanie Rowan Interiors (right).

 

 Before shot of exterior window. Stay tuned....much more coming soon.

Before shot of exterior window. Stay tuned....much more coming soon.

Brand Launch // Details Design Studio

 Details Design Studio has rebranded and so have owners, Katie Kirby Interiors and Melanie Rowan interiors. Interior designers and good friends, Katie Kirby and Melanie Rowan, have shared the same beautiful office space at Details for years, but have always owned their separate design businesses. That's been unclear until now....so lots of exciting changes coming soon...

Details Design Studio has rebranded and so have owners, Katie Kirby Interiors and Melanie Rowan interiors. Interior designers and good friends, Katie Kirby and Melanie Rowan, have shared the same beautiful office space at Details for years, but have always owned their separate design businesses. That's been unclear until now....so lots of exciting changes coming soon...

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Change is a good thing

 Talk about a sign transformation for Bay Flooring & Design on North Section Street in Fairhope! When it comes to my design work, there's nothing more fulfilling than creating and transforming a brand to represent the true identity and personality of a client. Very honored to help Bay Flooring do just that.   I was thrilled when I received an email from them last spring, mainly because I enjoy driving by pretty signage too, and this eyesore had stood out to me for YEARS. Their sign was grandfathered in decades ago. Rarely do you see a sign this large and close to the street, on such a busy street in downtown Fairhope.

Talk about a sign transformation for Bay Flooring & Design on North Section Street in Fairhope! When it comes to my design work, there's nothing more fulfilling than creating and transforming a brand to represent the true identity and personality of a client. Very honored to help Bay Flooring do just that. 

I was thrilled when I received an email from them last spring, mainly because I enjoy driving by pretty signage too, and this eyesore had stood out to me for YEARS. Their sign was grandfathered in decades ago. Rarely do you see a sign this large and close to the street, on such a busy street in downtown Fairhope.

   See before picture below: The first-class building and business (with both updated exterior and interior) did NOT match their 1980's sign.     This transformation ended up being a ton of work because sign ordinances and sign companies can be difficult to deal with.  DISCLAIMER: This is my design journal / blog where I share the story behind the branding and projects. So, I will be honest here but always positive in truth.   We knew that we couldn't remove and replace the existing structure, BUT that we could change the panels within the frame and the colors of the panels and trim, etc. Or, that was what we begged to do. After struggling with several other sign companies, we contacted Identity Signs and they were willing to help us, and most importantly, they didn't tell us what we 'couldn't' do. Other's had said that "we couldn't change the panel size within the entire frame" or "that we couldn't update the discoloration and/or color of the outside panels." Etc. etc. So THANK YOU, Identity Signs for taking this one on! What a difference it makes!!! (worthy of MULTIPLE explanation marks) We also ran into problems when the sign was first printed. The colors were off. BUT, Identity Signs worked with us until we were 100% happy, and reprinted the sign for us.  Its exciting to see so many wonderful businesses with 1980's/1990's brands catching on and realizing how important branding is. Branding helps make cities and streets prettier, and this is a good example of that. Thanks Bay Flooring!  The website is next, but for now,  visit their Facebook page  to see their projects and work!

See before picture below: The first-class building and business (with both updated exterior and interior) did NOT match their 1980's sign. 

This transformation ended up being a ton of work because sign ordinances and sign companies can be difficult to deal with. DISCLAIMER: This is my design journal / blog where I share the story behind the branding and projects. So, I will be honest here but always positive in truth.

We knew that we couldn't remove and replace the existing structure, BUT that we could change the panels within the frame and the colors of the panels and trim, etc. Or, that was what we begged to do. After struggling with several other sign companies, we contacted Identity Signs and they were willing to help us, and most importantly, they didn't tell us what we 'couldn't' do. Other's had said that "we couldn't change the panel size within the entire frame" or "that we couldn't update the discoloration and/or color of the outside panels." Etc. etc. So THANK YOU, Identity Signs for taking this one on! What a difference it makes!!! (worthy of MULTIPLE explanation marks) We also ran into problems when the sign was first printed. The colors were off. BUT, Identity Signs worked with us until we were 100% happy, and reprinted the sign for us.

Its exciting to see so many wonderful businesses with 1980's/1990's brands catching on and realizing how important branding is. Branding helps make cities and streets prettier, and this is a good example of that. Thanks Bay Flooring!  The website is next, but for now, visit their Facebook page to see their projects and work!

 

 

 

 

Brand Launch // Hilltop Shoppe

 We're thrilled to launch the new branding for  Hilltop Shoppe . This adorable, new shoppe is opening soon on Magazine Street in New Orleans. I'm really hoping that Bruner and I can sneak away to New Orleans for the Grand Opening party in mid-September. Plus, I'd love to finally meet these fabulous owners (Rosalind and Mary-Martin) for the first time in person! New website is in the works...

We're thrilled to launch the new branding for Hilltop Shoppe. This adorable, new shoppe is opening soon on Magazine Street in New Orleans. I'm really hoping that Bruner and I can sneak away to New Orleans for the Grand Opening party in mid-September. Plus, I'd love to finally meet these fabulous owners (Rosalind and Mary-Martin) for the first time in person! New website is in the works...