City in Bloom - Retail Window Competition


EXCITING NEWS!

You know how much we love collaborating with our local creative community. DC is full of inspiring people and events, and this one has us oh-so-excited! :)

Mariella has been selected as one of the judges for the First City in Bloom Retail Window Competition! That's right! DC dresses in pink and smells like cherry blossoms during the months of March and April each year. This time we are partnering with the National Cherry Blossom Festival  to help spread the beauty and celebrate the creativity of our stores during the first ever retail window competition.

Inspired by the holiday window displays in New York, the competition will have a distinctively DC feel using the theme “DC in Springtime”. Follow Mariella on her Instagram stories tomorrow to see the work of each competitor and vote for your favorites!

And don't miss the peak bloom! You can follow the bloom watch in here. 

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FAB STAYCATION - Melrose Georgetown Hotel


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Happy New Year, loves!

I've had a very busy first month of 2018. Wrapping up some projects, starting some new ones, planning awesome collaborations and preparing new decoration services for you all! It definitely feels longer than only 30 days. So, when our friends from The Melrose Georgetown Hotel reached out offering a staycation for the hubby and I, we didn't have to think it twice!

What's more pampering than a romantic escape to a luxurious hotel, a bottle of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries? Our stay at the Melrose Georgetown Hotel was everything we wanted and more! The service and food were exceptional - especially the Valentine's Day menu at Jardenea that you HAVE to try - but my eyes went straight to the fabulous architectural details and interiors. Take a look! 

 Perfect molding creating a statement at the front desk area. Below: my favorite touches of black and amazing textures in the restaurant area.

Perfect molding creating a statement at the front desk area. Below: my favorite touches of black and amazing textures in the restaurant area.

 Marble fireplace, walls covered in fabulous fabric, and touches of metal for a chic look.

Marble fireplace, walls covered in fabulous fabric, and touches of metal for a chic look.

I really enjoyed the intimate lounge feeling around the common spaces. You can find a bunch of interesting nooks and seating areas - some of them dark enough to curl up with a book or maybe a martini. The atmosphere feels modern yet curated for extra comfort. The rugs are all graphic and fabulous, and the color palette includes sophisticated shades of purple and blue splashed with a fun pop of orange! A perfect pairing.   

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We stayed at the Ambassador's suite and loved every single detail. The walls are covered on textured wallpaper in a sophisticated shade of blue-gray. Again, the pops of color are an amazing addition to the decor, in this case in a beautiful leafy green. From fresh flowers to breakfast in bed for two, I can't recommend this hotel enough! If you are looking for your next getaway or a fab place to spend Valentine's Day look no further - just don't forget to order french toasts with your coffee in the morning ;)

Thanks for reading! xx. 

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BE BOLD! The BOLD Summit 2017


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A main part of my business is to grow as a design professional. I always aim to give my clients the best service and the best products in the market. And just like if I would do it for myself, I spend a lot of time curating a unique and luxurious experience for all and each of them.

The BOLD Summit 2017 was an amazing opportunity for me to meet some of the best professionals in the industry - inspiring designers with unbelievable talent transforming this world into a more beautiful place. During this summit in Chicago, I got to learn more about how to provide my clients with a truly sophisticated experience.  I discussed branding with the sweet Barclay Butera, how to excel at presenting your ideas and create without limits with Jamie Drake, and everything about the magic beautiful touch of Pamela Babey, among many other designers who I admire. 

I left feeling empowered, inspired and ready to create, full of energy to give only the best to my clients. If you are in the interior design industry, I can't recommend this enough. It will take you far into your next levels. Here are some fun pictures of the event. xx.

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 Nina Magon and Joseph Haecker

Nina Magon and Joseph Haecker

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 New amazing friends!

New amazing friends!

 Ivy presente!

Ivy presente!