Monday, March 30, 2009

An evening to remember….

As you may know, I love a good soiree. Thursday, March 26th was our first Design Seminar. We closed our doors early to move the store around to accommodate 40 chairs. Kelly DuyByne from Distinctive Designs and I collaborated on our topics for the evening. Kelly has been in the design business for 14 years and specializes in color.

The evening started with champagne and decadent chocolate desserts prepared by Dee Masion. Dee is my go too girl when it comes to catering. As promised we will be posting Dees’ recipe for the Chocolate Macadamia Nut Tart. Thanks Dee!

Everyone received a fabulous swag bag of goodies and a $10.00 Gift Card.
I was thrilled to share what inspires me in my own personal decorating. I shared my tips on decorating with Antiques and Found Objects, using items that inspire me from my home.

I introduced our new custom order fabric and furniture line, French Laundry.

Kelly discussed three different vignettes, bringing the garden inside, lighting and the elegant French Salon vignette. We handpicked items from each of our 16 talented dealers to help inspire everyone.
We encouraged everyone to bring pictures of their problem area and we’d help with their design dilemma. Kelly answered design questions and discussed color with the group. She also worked one on one with people.
Congratulations Tiffany! Tiffany was the winner of the In Home Color Consultation and $100.00 Faded Elegance Gift Certificate.

I enjoyed visiting with all our wonderful attendees and friends. Thank you for attending our first Design Seminar. Stay tuned for another Faded Elegance Special VIP evening…. Girls’ Night In, Saturday April 25th.
I would also like to give a special thank you to Kelly, Mari, Dee and all the Fabulous Faded Elegance dealers for making our Design Seminar a huge success.

Friday, March 20, 2009

It's Spring! Time to Decorate!

We've just received some beautiful new wood & upholstered furnishings this week at the store, and they've been placed into new displays to inspire you! The styles range from some very French pieces in limed wood with soft tan linen fabrics that work with Classic, French country, and Shabby Beach Cottage decor styles... more transitional pieces in oatmeal linen with black stained wood that fit perfectly into contemporary and classic decor.

Just the thing for freshening up your home now that it's SPRING! You can also see some of Northwest artisan Theresa Sheeley's printed pillows & linens in these photos - we have a great selection of her newest offerings for you.

To learn more about decorating your home, don't forget to RSVP and attend our Home Decor Seminar here in the store next week... see the post below for more information, and call to reserve your spot today!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Spring Design Seminar

Faded Elegance Presents a Design Seminar on Color and Accessories for Your Home...

Kimberly McIlrath, Proprietor of Faded Elegance and Kelly Dubyne, Interior Designer, of Distinctive Interior Designs, have put their creative heads together to bring you a seminar on color and accessories. Kelly and Faded Elegance will show you how to obtain the latest design trends though accessories and color.

Join us Thursday, March 26th 6-9 PM at our store on First Street in Snohomish for an evening of inspiring ideas & information, and meeting new friends who are as passionate about their home as you are. You can even bring a picture of your problem area, and we'll help you solve your design dilemma!

All attendees will receive a $10.00 Faded Elegance Gift Card toward purchases made that evening, a Fabulous Swag Bag of Goodies & VIP After Hours Shopping. And of course, we'll have luscious Treats & Libations to enjoy! You'll also be entered in a drawing to win an In Home Color Consultation and $100.00 Faded Elegance Gift Certificate.

Kelly DuByne of Distinctive Interior Designs is a recognized leader in color consultation and window fashions. She has served a wide variety of residential and commercial clients since 1995. Kelly acquired a love for design as a child from influences of her architect father and brother, and has a true passion for design. Kelly's work has been showcased in the Home and Garden section of the Everett Herald.

FEE: $10.00
Faded Elegance

(Please call today to reserve your seat - they'll go fast, and we don't want you to miss out!)