Archive for July, 2010

a fresh re-do of Erin’s living room

My dear friend Erin W has lived in her downtown Tallahassee home for five years and is ready to make her living room the space she’s always wanted it to be.  Currently a collection of various styles and assorted decor, Erin wants a space that captures her personal style while maintaining a comfortable and flexible aesthetic.

Erin’s personal style can be described as simple sophistication. She loves J Crew for it’s fresh colors and luscious textures. I took this into consideration when developing the concept for her new fabulous space.

The goals of Erin’s room were:

1 | Make the space light, bright, and modern

2 | Make the space clean and tidy

3 | Create visual focus and organization

Check out the BEFORE photos and Design Concept details below. Alternative color schemes, product suggestions, and an implementation plan for making it all a reality are included in her design guide downloadable below.

I can’t wait to see what she decides to do with her space and will post pictures as soon as her transformation is complete!

Current space

wall 1 | BEFORE

wall 2 | BEFORE

wall 3 | BEFORE

wall 4 | BEFORE

Design Concept

design concept | floor plan

design concept | rendering 1

design concept | rendering 2

design concept | rendering 3

Design Guide for Erin | table of contents

Download complete Design Guide (low res)

recommended color schemes

product guide

do-it-yourself custom art concept


a search for inspiration

Design Sherpa, a revolutionary internet marketing service for the home design and remodeling industry , recently announced a “What Inspires You?” contest in search of an individual who embodies design sensibility, expression, and inspiration. The winner of this contest wins a 10-day trip to Paris while blogging about his/her experiences at Maison & Objet as well as $10,000. Thanks to an old co-worker,  I was made known of this contest and decided to enter. This week I was notified that I have been selected as one of the top 100 entrants to move on to Round Two. Yay! I am excited about this potential opportunity and  decided it was worthy of mentioning since it relates directly to what we are trying to do with silo c and the upcoming launch of seven silos. It is my passion to share design and inspiration with all those who come looking for it.

So here’s my first submission. I will post my second submission in August after the deadline and so on until I am no longer in the running! Wish me luck!

FIRST ROUND ENTRY | Image and one hundred word essay on “what inspires you”

It’s all around us.  In every city, every home.

The ordinary.  It lies silently waiting to become more, to become extraordinary.

Big, small.  Old, new.  Natural, artificial.

A constant carousel of possibilities are revealed to us everyday.

Fresh eyes see beyond the ordinary and seize the chance to transform it.

Scotch tape becomes fine art.  A  shopping cart becomes a chair.  A 2-minute car wash becomes a private performance of color and light.

The ordinary made extraordinary refreshes my soul and inspires the fringes of my mind to be more, see more, and seek for more out of life.

a new logo for a new life

Newness is all around Zach and I. New city, new state, new culture, new marriage, new families, new jobs, new house just to name a few! We decided to launch a new blog with a new brand capturing our new life here in Florida. Follow us on our journey full of good stories and goofy shenanigans at A Little More Dirty, A Litte More South!

this is the start of something good, don’t you agree?

As a newly married couple Zach and I are joining forces and combining all our creative talent to launch siloc, a design consulting business focused on interior design, graphic design, and presentation design. We are really excited to see where things go as we embark on this journey together. Stay tuned for more details on current projects and completed transformations!