Next week is the Interior Design Show in Vancouver and that means 3 days of interior design goodness for me. Not just that but I will be hanging with my best Vancouver girls when the West Coast Design and Lifestyle Bloggers descend upon the event en masse. The icing on the cake is a private party on Saturday night where 50+ bloggers will eat, drink and laugh our way into the wee hours of the morning. Maybe I'll be alone in the wee hours but whatever, it's gonna be a fun night. Here's a photo from opening night last year. Note that Sheila Zeller and I wore the same shoes but we didn't even call each other first. Sheila, please send me an outline of your wardrobe choices for this year asap. Approval pending.
For the last month I've been consulting with a local company who will be attending the show with a booth. I've been helping them to understand the design industry and focus on a model that works to include Interior Designers. I have also been planning their booth with them. They are concrete fabricators and they make dining tables, countertops, sinks, urns, pillars and loads of other cool stuff that I totally want in my house. Their stuff is over the top fabulosity and they want to showcase it properly so I've been shopping to accessorize the booth without overpowering their products. Believe me, this is a dream job and not all interior design gigs are quite this sweet.
The first area is a bathroom space and I have a very limited little area to play around with. It needs to scream luxury bath in 1 square foot. I decided on a stool with some bath accessories but was struggling with how to make an impact with only a stool. So far it was good on top but I needed something else. There way way too much empty space below. Head scratching and finger tapping commenced until a solution was found.
The second "shelf" was created by using an organic piece of wood that I originally purchased for the kitchen table I'm styling for them.
I am totally stealing this idea (from myself) to use in my own bathroom.
Here's a shot without the shelf...
Just polished enough without being over the top.
I'm kinda loving this you guys. Simple solutions are always the best, aren't they? Finally, Willis would like a shout out as he feels it's been way too long since I've mentioned him on the blog. I leave you with this. We like to call it "Pig eating Chicken".