I hope you enjoyed all that spring-like weather this weekend! It was soooo nice to feel that sun shining on my face for the first time in what feels like for-ev-er.
It got me in the mood to clean up my landscaping, prune everything back, mulch and I even got some fresh flowers to put around the house. That was one of the things I mentioned in this blog last month with my friend (and local interior design expert) Diane Agricola’s tips on how to welcome spring into your home’s decor.
I swear, between all the time I spend watching HGTV, on Pinterest looking at cool home decor ideas, and getting tips from Diane, I should just become a interior designer! (as if I needed any more jobs and hobbies! haha!)
But seriously, if you’re considering being an interior designer, Diane actually does offer courses to certify you and teach you everything you need to know about the trade! Below are all the details about the courses that I copy/pasted from their website, in case you’re interested in attending. More info here.
The Agricola Redesign Training Specialists (ARTS) programs are designed to promote and enhance the interior redesign and home staging industry through quality training for our students.
I don’t know about you, but I’m officially done with all this snow and I’m SO ready for Spring! One of the ways I get ready is to do a little spring cleaning, and then add in a few new pieces to officially welcome in the warmer weather. (Click here to see all the spring decor ideas I’ve been pinning on Pinterest!)
Cincy Chic just had an event at A Village Gift Shop in Glendale, which is also home to Agricola Redesign. At the event, the owner, Diane Agricola, gave me some great tips and tricks, too. She said spring colors is always her go-to way to add spring to her step at home (she actually just wrote this article about how to incorporate the Pantone color of the year, emerald green).
Her shop also has some unique table runners, which are great for switching up the look of a room without a lot of fuss. I especially loved the cutting boards and bottle toppers that are slate that you can write on with chalk — how great would that be at a dinner party? Also great for a party are the paper runner and place mats that they had at our recent event (pictured above!) that gives you the look of a runner and place mats, without the worry of washing them!
And of course, April showers bring May flowers, so floral arrangements are a natural (literally) way to bring spring into your home! That can be through actual flowers or all the fun floral prints coming out on fabrics and accessories now. I pinned a ton of great floral arrangement and door wreath ideas here.
I told Diane I would be doing this blog, and she was so excited (love her!). She even said she’d like to offer a $50 discount on an in-home design consultation if you mention this blog. And don’t worry… she’s not one of those overpriced designers. One of the things that’s great about her is that she likes to use items that you already have in your home, but repurpose them or “re-think” them that you wouldn’t have otherwise. It just sometimes helps to get a fresh perspective to help give you new ideas! I definitely recommend giving her a call! Here’s her #: 513.771.3927
I don’t know about you, but with the New Year around the corner, it has me thinking about switching some things up to start 2013 with a fresh face. I’ve been thinking about giving a few rooms in our house a new look, and this event looks perfect to do just that!
On December 9 from 2-4pm, A Village Gift Shop at the Century House will be hosting a tour of a historic home in Glendale, which was just completely redesigned by Agricola Redesign. You’ll get to see all that they’ve done to the house and learn the ins and outs of redesigning. There will be a class featuring season table-scapes, new and exciting holiday color schemes and how to create a focal point in each room.
Refreshments and champagne will be served during the class!
Space is limited the cost of the class is $30. Bring a friend and get a discount of $5 per ticket! Call A Village Gift Shop at the Century House to register at 513-771-3927. You’ll also have the chance to enter a drawing for a gift certificate to the Rail House and A Village Gift Shop at the Century House.
Thanks to my intern Sara Elliott for helping put this blog post together!
As we chatted about getting her new column up and running, she told me about two events coming up that I thought I’d let you know about! One is an open house event at the Village Gift Shop on Dec. 5 and the other is a Holiday Home Tour through Glendale Dec. 8! Such a great way to get in the holiday spirit! Below is some info I grabbed from Diane’s site about the events… see you there!
AGRICOLA REDESIGN ANNUAL HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
DECEMBER 5TH, 5PM-9PM
Please join us for our annual Holiday Open House December 5th from 5-9pm during the Annual Glendale Christmas On The Square. A portion of all our sales all day on December 5th will be donated to the William Breidenstein Fund at Fifth Third Bank. William is a local Glendale youth who requires constant medical attention. Purchase a signed copy of A Cincinnati Night Before Christmas, and meet the illustrator, local artist Marilyn M. Lebhar. Marilyn will be glad to personalize your copy during our Open House. 100% of the proceeds from sales of this book are always donated to local non-profit adoption organizations. Enjoy the sounds of the season with acoustic guitarist Tom Laskey, refreshments and beautiful holiday gifts and accessories.
3 Village Square
Glendale OH 45246 www.agricolaredesign.com
2012 HOLIDAY HOME TOUR
DECEMBER 8TH, 11AM-4PM
Tickets are available at A Village Gift Shop at the Century House and the offices of Agricola Redesign. Tickets available at the door for $25. Purchase your tickets before December 7th and receive a $5 discount on each! Agricola Redesign is a Holiday Home Tour Sponsor and has donated the design team to do the holiday décor in two of the 8 homes open for the home. Purchase tickets here: http://glendaleholidayhometour.org