March was a very busy month for us here at GHID, but we have great results to show our hard work and ongoing efforts! Let’s take a closer look at everything we’ve accomplished over the last few weeks that has been keeping us busy here at GHID: we've grown by two interior designers and a new intern, been on six planes, held various first client meetings, visited great show rooms, attended the Design Bloggers Conference, attended networking events, worked the Better Living Show and continued generating our top-notch work to each and every client. Similar to this post, I am going to recap our monthly activities here at GHID so we can share with YOU.
Taking A Closer Look...
GHID 30,000 Miles Up (March 3-5)
Nicole and I kicked off this month by travelling down to sunny LA for the 2013 Design Bloggers Conference. We were able to successfully network with fellow design bloggers and get me further engrained in the interior design industry. It was great to see existing relationships that Nicole created from BlogFest in NYC, meet all of the passionate designers and learn from fellow bloggers.
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Party (March 6)
Alison, Garrison and I were able to show some GHID love at the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams' party and do they know how to feed us some great food and show us some fabulous home decor! We met some fabulous people and reconnected with familiar faces.
Three-Day Weekend (March 8 )
On the heels of a VERY successful Portland Home & Garden Show, Garrison gave the entire GHID team a comp day to show his appreciation and acknowledge the hard work that went into the show. Huge thanks to him for a three day weekend so the team could rest and reenergize.
Scott Edwards Architecture (March 14)
Garrison met architect, Jeff Lusin at the Tour Of Remodeled Homes and personally received an invitation to SEA’s open house. Unfortunately for Garrison, he was unable to attend and put Alison and I in charge of representing GHID. We had a fabulous time at SEA's open house and thanks to SEA, we were the proud winners of two gift cards to Ate O’ Ate and Ringside.
Better Living Show & Blue Home (March 21-24)
We had another successful Better Living Show & Blue Home. We were able to showcase our Custom Interior Spaces new and improved booth display cabinet, and Quoin Design’s gorgeous signage at our booth. Nicole spearheaded efforts to get the NW Natural Blue Home complete – great job Anna Nicole! We want to thank CFM Floors (Contract Furnishings Mart) for your generous contributions of all tile and flooring throughout the entire home, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams PDX for all the stylish furnishings and Rejuvenation for the spectacular lighting selections. These demonstration homes take a huge effort and huge congrats goes out to James Feild and his company for all their hard work. Also, we’ll be featuring our display cabinet in the entryway of our new office space.
Marvin Windows and Doors Production Facility (March 25-26)
Garrison and Daniel travelled with Portland Millwork and various construction professionals to Warroad, Minnesota - brrrrr - to visit the Marvin Windows and Doors production facility. With just over 45 acres of interior manufacturing floor space the group was led through every stage of the manufacturing process from processing raw wood to custom window design. They were also fortunate to learn the background story behind the Marvin name and the vast array of options, accessories, and multitude of tools and services that can make window selection pane-less. Even though it was quite cold, both Garrison and Daniel had a great trip and thank Portland Millwork & Marvin Windows for such a beneficial and fabulous experience.
Last minute L.A. Trip With The Design Team (March 28)
March 28th was an exciting day for the GHID team. The team jetted off to L.A. for the day to tour the manufacturing facility of Brownstone Furniture. There the team was able to witness the fine craftsmanship and beautiful materials that are used in each piece of the Brownstone Furniture Collection. It was an exciting and educational opportunity for the team. Stay tuned to see some of the Brownstone pieces in an upcoming project. To make the best of their travels, the team also had lunch with the ladies of the Christopher Guy showroom and viewed their glamorous furniture pieces, toured the Pacific Design Center, absorbed all inspiration around them, and caught a few rays while walking the streets of 90210.
GHID In The Media
- Prismma Magazine - India's first digital India's first online magazine & website dedicated to interior design, travel and lifestyle
- Horizon Airlines Magazine - March 2013
- USA Today's Home Magazine - Spring 2013
- North West Indiana - March 23, 2013
We're already gearing up for the busy month of April and cannot wait to share everything that is in the pike for us. Teaser: Be on the lookout for the April recap that will include some fabulous photos of our new office space in the Rejuvenation building, a big client install and much more!