The GHID Blog

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Garrison Hullinger Interior Design's Monthly Recap: October 2013

Portland Interior Design Firm’s Monthly Recap

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As always, time flew! Here at GHID, we've experienced a ton of change, excitement and new opportunities. October has proven to be a month of change for us; we have moved into our new office space, installed and complete our Serving Up Style COLORbomb dining room vignette, led a luncheon at a private club, hired and promoted a few people, and last but not least, we fond out that we have to part with one our first designers at GHID.


Revealing COLORbomb At Serving Up Style

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We were so proud of the outcome of the COLORbomb explosion! It has become a huge conversation piece and sparked an audience that is outside of our "normal" look. This was GHID's third year participating in Serving Up Style, and we wanted to focus on a few partnering key vendors and let their product speak for itself while melding into our concept. We teamed up with fabulous vendors: Murrayhill Remodeling, Cascade Coil Drapery,  Five Star Faux Finishes, Yolo Colorhouse, Katayama Framing, Murdoch Collections, Custom Interior Spaces, Chown Hardware and Barclay Events.

Getting Up Close And Personal With Danielle Colding

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Alison and I met Danielle Colding from HGTV's Design Star and she was great! We were able mingle with her and hear her answer some questions from local builders, designers and attendees. Whether you are a lover of interior design, or secretly want to be an interior designer, she proves that it is never too late to go back and follow your dreams. Read more about her here.


Home Builders Association's Excellence Awards

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Earlier this month at the HBA had their annual Excellence Awards, GHID won 4 Excellence Awards in the following categories: Best Overall Marketing Campaign, Best Print Media, Best Media Production Piece, and last but not least, Bathroom Design Remodel Under $50,000. We are so honored to be recognized and we are proudly displaying our awards in our new office space just outside of Garrison's office!


How To Create Floral Arrangements From Your Store Bought Bouquets

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GHID partnered with Rosemary Stafford of Rosemary Stafford Floral Design and the Multnomah Athletic Club here in Portland to show members how to create beautiful floral arrangements with store-bought bouquets! The event was a huge success and had rave reviews from the 135 attendees. In 45 minutes time, Collin, Alison and Rosemary were able to create 12 arrangements beautiful and out-of-the-box ideas that incorporated succulents, orchids and bouquets from Trader Joe's.


Internal Changes At Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

We are so excited to say that our intern, Chanel Tomko is our newest Junior Designer! Additionally, we have some promotions to announce too...Daniel McCulloch was promoted to Associate Designer, and Alison Van Delden was promoted to Senior Designer!

In the same vein, we also have very sad news for GHID, but very exciting news for Lisa Lester. It was very tough for Lisa to decide to leave GHID, but she will be heading back to Ankrom Moisan Architects, where she worked prior to coming to work for Garrison. As we are all aware, Lisa will be impossible to "replace," but she will always be welcome back in GHID's loving arms. Is it too soon to ask if she is ready to come back? Stay tuned for more exciting announcements as our team expands.