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Our trip to Spring 2014 Market.

Well, we're back from this year's High Point Market and we had an absolute blast!

Our favorite showrooms were:  Hickory Chair, Gabby Home, Ann Gish, Global Views, Marge Carson, and Lazarro.

What I learned most:  if you want the ideal look for your home at a great price, invest in a designer.  The fees you pay to a designer pale in comparison to the retail markup that you'll pay at a brick-and-mortar store.

A word about fees...

A commission fee is the best avenue for both the client and designer.  The commission is charged over the wholesale cost of goods and services.  Yes, the more you buy the more you pay to the designer.  However, you'll still be paying far less than retail.  Also, a plan can be developed and executed on your time schedule since the designer is paid as you go.  This is how the designer makes both you and them happy.

A flat fee is known completely up front.  However, the project will need to be done in a finite time frame.  Otherwise, the designer's profit and conversely time they can devote to your project decreases the longer the project takes to complete.  This could lead to the designer terminating the contract if the client exceeds the specified time parameter.

An hourly fee (~$120/hour) is the final method.  This is the most complicated for the designer because it causes them to keep track of every "billable hour" that they spend on your project.  Also, it results in exponentially escalating costs for the client since every time you meet you'll be paying more and more fees without anything to show for it.  Eventually, the client or the designer will lose interest in each other or run out of money/time resulting in a sour taste for client, thus, the industry in general.

We look forward to the October show.  Feel free to email me any questions.

Off to Market

  It's that time of year. I'm headed to High Point Market in April! A great little getaway for my husband and I to take in all of the wonderful designs and trends that will be hitting the scenes in the coming months!

Orange and Blue: On trend for 2014!

Orange and blue color combinations are sure to be gracing home interior stores everywhere!

Before you freak out and think "Why such a bold combo?!" It is very easy to use these trendy colors against a neutral palette making a pleasing statement.

I love the new look and have pulled a few of my favorites from popular catalogs to make a perfect nautical meets warm desert pair!

Garden seat from Ballard Design

Garden seat from Ballard Design

Drapery from Pottery Barn

Drapery from Pottery Barn

Slipper chair from Furnitureland South

Slipper chair from Furnitureland South

Sofa from Horchow

Sofa from Horchow

Pillow from West Elm

Pillow from West Elm

Lamp from Pier one

Lamp from Pier one

Planter from Horchow

Planter from Horchow

Wall art from Horchow

Wall art from Horchow

Ohio Design reveal!

I had a blast redesigning this 1973 Ohio living room. My client has had this furniture since they moved in over 36 years ago! It was time for a change and knowing my client's love for the ocean and anything beach I decided to go in that direction. She is always wearing bright colors so I brought bright colors into her living space. I thought she may need it during those dreary Ohio winters!

Before

Before

AFTER

AFTER

AFTER

AFTER

AFTER

Furniture is from Furnitureland South in High Point NC

http://www.furniturelandsouth.com/

Accessories from HomeGoods

http://www.homegoods.com

Window treatments by Curtains and Co. Pineville NC

http://www.curtainsandco.net/

Ohio Haul!

This project has finally reached the fun part....accessorizing! After six months of prep, painting, new flooring and furniture delivery we are going shopping!

I think we cleaned out HomeGoods!  Eight-degree weather didn't slow us down. At least the sun was shining!

This decorator is one item away from riding on the roof.

Destined for Design!

    My first shot at design! This is a picture of me four years ago with my new Christmas present! My husband and I were in the process of furnishing our first home and I had these chairs made in Hickory by Zagaroli. I am obsessed with animal print so I selected a tan upholstery with zebra print accent. I even picked out the pillow trim! I was a Flight Attendant at the time but little did I know I was well on my way to a career in Interior Design!  (I actually had long hair here!)

Here they are just after being built!

Licensed, Bonded, and Insured!

I am extremely happy to report that Jacqueline K Interiors began business today...the right way.  It was a huge milestone and transformation from my life as a Student, Flight Attendant, and Homemaker.

I am eager to finish my Ohio Project later this month!