I am so inspired today by two incredible interior designers. I LOVE when my friends are sharing their talents and giving back all at the same time. Two of my dear interior designer friends (who I met through Tobi Fairley’s Mastermind Group) have designed a room ON A DEADLINE for the Junior League of Greensboro Traditional Home Showhouse. Traci Zeller and Lisa Mende met during the past few years working with our mentor Tobi and have developed into great friends and even better collaborators.
Below is the sneak peek of the room these ladies have designed via a beautiful rendering by Patricia Van Essche.
If you have ever done a showhouse, you know how “Under The Gun” those projects can be. Borrowing or requesting discounts on products and furnishings. Purchasing items you need NOW – no waiting allowed. Arranging installations while working around 20 other designers. Having your room ready weeks in advance for photography. Constant changing of designs due to inavailablity of product. It’s a little crazy…..no it’s a LOT of crazy. And that doesn’t even include the big financial investment.
But the rewards include recognition of your true style. An opportunity to design a room with full abandon. The ability to give back through donating your time and money to showcase your talent to benefit a charity. The chance to meet and work with other designers you may not know and learn from the comraderie that comes from working on a showhouse.
So if you are in High Point for Spring Market I encourage you to take the time to tour this home. To learn more about how to get tickets and see this great showhouse, go HERE.
Congrats to my friends Traci Zeller and Lisa Mende! You ladies are ROCK STARS!!