here’s what’s hot – episdoe 2

April 8th, 2014

I know you’ve been on the edge of your seats waiting for this one.  Trend #2 for Spring 2014 is graphic, graphic, and more graphic.  Geometric shapes, patterns, clothes, and more – bold graphics are in.

@Nelson Gonzalez Chair affair

I love geometrics & would like something akin to this, I like the contrast of the bright colour against the grey/purple tones.

Graphic patterned closet.  Would work well done with kaffe fassets shot cotton.

a house in the hills - interiors, style, food, and dogs

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/188306828141473130/

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/235172411766086960/

http://www.crateandbarrel.com/cauble-neutral-rug/f55526

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/194569646374598523/

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/65231894576456738/

here’s what’s hot, episode 1

April 1st, 2014

Spring is officially here.  Whether or not we still have 2′ of snow in New England is another subject….  If you’re wondering what is trending for Spring 2014, read on.

From fashion to your front door, sticky sweet pastels are in bloom this spring.  Rather than committing an entire room to this trend, I’m probably more likely to invest in a cute top or colorful shoes.  But that is just me.  This palette works well for many, especially blond hair/blue eye “spring” homeowners.  Know what I mean?

 Stay tuned for more trends to follow!

http://www.companyc.com/bedding-duvet-covers/sumiko-hyacinth-duvet-cover/19102.htm

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/183732859769911216/

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/462252349225656348/

so long, farewell…

March 5th, 2014

For the last 4 1/2 years, I have been part of something wonderful.  Company C is a colorful home furnishings retailer based out of Concord, NH (believe it or not).  With a strong web presence and distributors across the country, they specialize in unique area rugs, textiles, furniture, and more. (http://www.companyc.com)

To supplement my design business in it’s infancy, I have been working part-time at Company C’s flagship store.  This has been a wonderful opportunity to mature in confidence, refine my customer service skills, and foster an expertise in furniture and various textiles.  Overall I am grateful to Company C for the chance to develop my talent as a designer, as well as create several extraordinary friendships.

But alas, all good things must come to an end.

As of last week, I have moved on from Company C.  I am now the newest member of the  Cedar Mill Group, Inc., a local design/build/remodeling company I have come to know quite well over the years.  (http://www.cedarmillgroup.com)

As their in house design consultant, I will be involved in CAD drawing, contributing to design details and space planning, as well as working with clients to select materials, finishes, and fixtures.   Clearly this is an exciting and exceptional opportunity for me to grow as a designer regarding the various facets of construction and remodeling.

Aside from this (the big changes I had eluded to last time), not much has changed for Lavender & Lotus.  I am still active with clients in updating/improving their homes and offices, and look forward to the new design opportunities yet to be discovered.

Until next time my peeps – Peace :)

l’amour

February 14th, 2014

L’amour fait tourner le monde…  (It’s love that makes the world go around).

There is something especially sweet about your first Valentine’s Day as a married couple…   Life is wonderfully wonderful for me lately.  Lots of changes are on the horizon – I will be sure to update you in the very near future. :)

In the meantime, wishing you all a magical day of love.

(http://www.pinterest.com/pin/353110427004593656/)

I have a confession… Revisited

January 29th, 2014

I recently added “The King’s Speech” to my collection of DVD’s.  It has been a few years since I first saw the movie, and I had forgotten just how good it was.  Once again, my favorite character of the film was the Therapy Room.  Here is a link to my original post on this one of a kind space.   (I apologize my links’ are not linking neatly as of late).

(http://www.lavenderlotusdesign.com/content/2011/08/14/i-have-a-confession)

you’re my obsession

January 24th, 2014

Yes Treehouse Masters, I’m talking to you.  If you haven’t already caught an episode, Treehouse Masters is a fantastic fun show on Animal Planet.  With new episodes airing Friday nights at 10pm E/P, you can often catch earlier episodes running back to back during the week.

For someone with a passion for design/architecture as well as a profound connection to Mother Nature, this show is beyond entertaining.  The cast/crew may be loveable and a bit quirky, but the true star are the magical treehouses themselves.  I particularly love how each is unique from the rest and situated so perfectly among the trees.

But you don’t have to take my word for it – just see for yourself.

(http://www.nelsontreehouseandsupply.com/index.html)

happy, happy, happy

January 2nd, 2014

2013 was a year of love and celebration for me as I marked two major life accomplishments – getting married and buying my first house.  Day 2 of 2014, I already feel that there is something different about this year.  I’m not quite sure if it’s a new sense of determination, the evolution of my own self-awareness, or simply a matter of being another year older/wiser.  Whatever the case may be, I greet this day and year with optimism, enthusiasm, and purpose.

Wishing you all a very happy new year!

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merry little Christmas

December 25th, 2013

As the name implies, Thanksgiving brings a collective experience of gratitude. This Christmas I am overwhelmed with a powerful sense of love…

Wishing you all a joyous holiday! ~ Aimee

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attitude of gratitude

November 28th, 2013

(Holy cow, is it really Thanksgiving already?!)

What an incredible year it has been.  Today I am thankful for …

… my patient and clever husband…  my hilarious, beloved family…  for the courage to run my own business…  for awesome clients and supportive business partners who keep me in business…  for the ability to laugh at myself…  for the power of choice…  for sweet cats with big personalities…  for an appetite to learn and grow…  for a creative mind…  for beautiful things… for flavored coffee…  crockpot meals…  chocolate anything…  for Masterpiece Theater (PBS is amazing!), New Girl, SYTYCD, and Duck Dynasty…  for Paul Simon, Ani Difranco, Mumford & Sons, and Bonnie Raitt…  for my adorable, work-in-progress house…  and for caffeinated bursts of productivity…

Wishing you all a very happy day!

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too cute

November 19th, 2013

For the last several months I have been busy with a very special project.   In this situation, we are updating the old farmhouse my client grew up in.  First on the To Do List:  redesign the bedrooms for two little girls (ages 9 and 7).   This was a fun and unique opportunity for me to play in the world of COOL and CUTE.  Here are couple snapshots for your viewing pleasure.

But the fun doesn’t stop there!  The 2nd floor hall and dual stairways received a major transformation as well.  Stay tuned for more images to follow.

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