Coming up with a design scheme is the most fun part of interior design.
When I work on a Showhouse, I can really let the creative juices flow.
Designers love to do them because (generally) the sky is the limit.
For the 2009 Breast Cancer Showhouse in Milwaukee, Susan and
I came up with our own “client”. A young, hip, twenty-something female artist.
We have just finalized the fabrics for our Artist’s Retreat.
Bright and bold colors are perfect for our “client”.
We fell in love with this orange, purple and fuchsia print by Duralee.
I love the big, bold graphic flower. You will be seeing more and
more purple in all shades in the coming months. It will make a
great bedspread or coverlet for the day bed.
Every bed needs lots of pillows so we plan to design and make
a variety using faux suede and cotton fabrics in complementary colors.
Can’t wait to get started on those.
I’m not yet sure where we will use this purple on orange print
with child like scribbled circles, but it coordinates with everything
else and is just plain funky!
The pattern on this lovely sheer fabric looks like little flying carpets.
It will add color to the windows without blocking the natural light.
Susan and I along with the other interior designers will start painting
and installing our room layouts April 1. We only have a month to
get the room ready.
Great fun, worthy cause!