We need your input on a very important project — how about helping out your Plate & Pattern designers?
If you’re familiar with our blog, then you probably know a little bit about our day jobs, which include stying and shooting for our home décor and designer jewelry catalogs.
But every year, when our company gathers for our annual meeting, we put on our biggest show of the year — Design Showcase!
It’s kind of impossible to properly describe what Design Showcase is, but I’ll try. Basically, our Creative and Design Teams, plus a bevy of stylists, staffers, carpenters, interns, and schleppers work together to transform a gigantic, cold, industrial, fluorescently lit exhibition hall into a wonderland of designer style. If a tradeshow hooked up with an idea home, our Design Showcase would be their impeccably stylish daughter.
This year, we’re doing something that we’ve NEVER done before — we’re asking our readers to contribute to our Design Showcase! Before you ask, no, you don’t have to paint a wall or haul furniture, but you do have to give us your opinion — it’s a task that’s right up your alley! ;)
You get to pick which color palette we use to decorate a theme table in our Design Showcase! Check out these two color stories:
One part seventies prep and one part eclectic mix equals a home that makes a statement. The Vintage Misfit theme is about collecting what you love and creating a stylish story in every room.
Luxe & Lace
The French boudoir influence in interiors is showcased in Luxe & Lace. Feminine shapes and a color palette of chic pastels yield heavenly surroundings. Slip into a home filled with soft fabrics and grand accessories.
Think about what color story best fits your style, and leave a comment below with your pick. The one with the most votes will be on display at our WHAM meeting this July!
In the meantime, we’re sketching, meeting, planning, propping, and shopping to create a fantastic show. I caught up with Photo Coordinator/ Designer Extraordinaire Katie Ward and asked her to share a snippet about this year’s showcase:
What are you most excited about in this year's Design Showcase?
Katie: There are two things that I am most excited about — first, the layout! We’re taking a page from today’s home designers and showcasing Simply Good Design in a fun open living space. So many homes today feature an open floor plan, so we’re excited about mixing it up for a big impact with lots of ideas. Second, I love the front room color scheme! It’s going to be an attention grabber. You’re going to rush home and want to re-decorate your entire house! It’s so fun and fresh!
PS: One more thing! For those of our readers who are Willow House Consultants and who are signed up for WHAM!, don’t forget about our Plate & Pattern Contest! Submit your best ideas for mantels, tablescapes, etc. on MyStyleShare.com (it's FREE, just tag your entry "whamcontest") for a chance to win up to $300 in free products!
Don't forget to vote for your favorite color palette — Luxe & Lace or Vintage Misfit!