Design, Speak + Dance

It's official, I will be speaking at Alt Summit Winter 2016. I'm honored and thrilled to be one of the many awesome speakers selected. My dreams continue to come true. Let the confetti flow and let's get creative!

 

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Pop Talk: Aurielle Jones

Aurielle Jones is a interior designer living in Atlanta. This designer is one of my favorite creatives because her personality and style can be seen throughout her work. Aurielle's interior spaces are quirky, fun, bold, bright, sassy and glam! I must say, her personality is the same as mine and that's why I can call her my friend. 

She is making a name for yourself in the Atlanta market as the go-to interior designer for commercial and residential services. You can find Aurielle out and about town seeking inspiration and following up on design trends. 
 

Now that you've had a peek of Vivid Interiors, let's have a little pop talk with Aurielle!

1. I'm most creative...

In bed. Seriously, I'm most creative when I'm sitting in my bed with my computer in front of my face and all my tabs are opened to Pinterest.

2. My creative style is...

It is heavily influenced by fashion and blending fantasy with reality. But to break it down, its modern glam with a hint of dark and edgy. 

3. The one thing people don't know about me is...

I love pole dancing and my pole name is Phoenix.

4. ( Fairytales ) inspires me

5. My life in 6 words

imaginative, determined, unorthodox, random, unique, fun

6. My dream project is...

just to design a space that completely embodies my design style and that also has an unlimited budget.

7. What's your theme song when you walk into a room?

I don't necessarily have a theme song, but every time I walk in a room, I always think of that scene from Queen of the Damned where Aaliyah does her slow sexy vampire walk into that bar. In my head, that’s how I imagine myself when walking into a room. Now how I actually look is another question, LOL.

8. Do you say Soda or Pop?

Soda

 

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Pop Talk: Monet Masters

Say hello to Brittany!

I'm excited to talk about my ATL homegirl and friend Brittany Masters, Interior + Furniture Designer of Monet Masters. Her work is so stellar! Brittany's design style is fresh, eclectic, whimsical and modern. She uses bold colors and beautiful furniture placement in the spaces she creates for her clients. Her services include consultation, full design service, home staging and personal shopping. Her spaces are the kind I daydream about. 

I met Brittany about a year ago in Atlanta at a design event. We been running into one another at great design events ever since.  We also exchange ohhhhs and awhhhhs on Instagram. She has good eye candy she shares on IG too!

 

Brittany inspires me to be happy and live for the right now! She always has a great outfit on and a smile on her face. Her energy is great, it's so contagious. Now let's have a little Pop Talk with Brittany.
 

1. I'm most creative...

I hate to say this but I am the most creative when there is not much to work with (money,materials.etc) but for the record that doesn't mean these are my absolute favorite projects :-)

2. My creative style is...

My creative style is very eclectic and effortless looking, never too crisp! Sometimes my creative style is a huge hindrance as its hard making up my mind which direction to take. 

3.The one thing people don't know about me is...

I am a contemporary dancer......typically at the gym in the aerobic room after a good workout :-) On a serious note i'm really goofy. 

4. ____________ inspires me

architecture, fabrics, cars, I hate to sound however you take this but EVERYTHING inspires me. I'm so analytical I never take anything at surface value. 

5. My life in 6 words

Charismatic, intellectual, creative, poised, optimistic, energetic

6. My dream project is...

Interior design is much more emotional for me. My dream project would be for a less fortunate family, something like the abc "extreme makeover" episode. Why, because firstly it would be a joy seeing their faces and giving them something they couldn't dream of. Secondly, it's a designers dream to design a space without critique, budget constraint, opinion or input :-)

7. What's your theme song when you walk into a room?

Geeeezzzzz that's so flipping hard but I think ill go with Jill Scott "Golden" she's my absolute favorite artist IF i'm feeling nice and friendly.... If i'm feeling myself then maybe Rick Ross "Boss"

8. Do you say Soda or Pop?

NONE, I literally drink nothing but water. Literally. That and peppermint tea.

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new digs

Rejoice all retail lovers, West Elm opened a new store in Ponce City Market. The preview party was fun and full of energy. And yes, the store is stunning! Modern + Clean + Design = A Great Retail Experience. I love good flow, great lighting with awesome products. That is my thang!

I worked in the retail industry for over 20 years as a designer and merchandiser. I never get tired of new retail design trends. I love going places and having a new retail experience. Ponce City Market is going to be the new hot retail thing in midtown Atlanta this summer. Congrats to my pals at West Elm for setting the bar high on retail shopping awesomeness!