Posted On February 24, 2012
We had a fabulous turnout at our "Get it Right, Every Time" Style Workshop on Wednesday night at our new Westborough Store
. Guests enjoyed free gifts, special discounts, hors d'oeuvres & wine, and of course a truly fabulous seminar by Designer Elena Salij...all for free! Make sure you get the next workshop invite by joining our VIP email list
or following our blog!
Below are a few photos from the evening as well as some of the designer tips shared!
- Awaiting arrival of our guests!
Designer Tip #1: Designers don't make up designs in their heads, they study existing images from books, magazines, catalogs and websites - and adapt to their own taste. Don't feel like you need to make it up either! Invest in some magazines and bring in tear sheets for inspiration when shopping.
- Snacks, wine, and gift bags to get the evening started!
Designer Tip #2: You can speak "furniture" lingo with confidence. Key style terms: learn arm styles, leg styles and sofa shapes. When is doubt what you're looking for is probably "transitional" style - a blend of traditional and contemporary. Key fabric terms: learn the differences between natural & synthetic fibers - when in doubt what you're looking for is probably a blend also - the best of both worlds.
- Our Westborough Store Manager welcoming everyone.
Designer Tip #3: Coordinating color, pattern & design is so easy a 4th grader can do it - all you need is a color wheel. Complimentary color schemes, monochromatic and analogous - everything you need to know about getting colors right can be found in a color wheel.
- And the seminar begins...
Designer Tip #4: Painting is the easiest and cheapest thing to change in a room and can have the biggest impact. If you want a room to look bigger don't paint it white!
If you would like to set up a free in-store design consultation at any one of our locations with one of our talented Design Associates, sign up online!