I know I say it every time, but how is it already April?! In February we had numerous design team members flying around the U.S., but I ended our traveling spree in early March after heading back from the Design Bloggers Conference in Atlanta. While I was away, GHID named our first-ever winner for the Ultimate GH iDesign Giveaway who lives in Warrenville, IL. In the midst of the busy here at GHID, we added a spectacular Associate Interior Designer to the team. Also, while we continue growing, Garrison and his partner, J are getting closer to being done with their home renovation, and we were able to celebrate G-man's birthday as a team. Can't get enough? Read on for more details and fun photos that show off the highlights of March for everyone here at GHID.
Named Our First Winner For The Ultimate GH iDesign Giveaway
On March 1, we were able to name our first Ultimate Dream Room Giveaway winner, Adam Jarnell! He is well on his way with his GH iDesign. We recently received his profile, which helps us get a handle on how he plans to use the space so that we can ensure a beautiful and functional area in his home for him and his family to enjoy. The lead designer on this project, Chanel is in the initial phase of Adam's 3D model and space plan for his new family room. Chanel has plans to transform his den into a functional family room. She dishes on what we can expect in terms of his design style! She says "watch out for a modern design that collides with industrial edge!"
I Attended The Best Interior Design Bloggers Conference
Aside from what I wrote in this blog about my fabulous experience at the 2014 Design Bloggers Conference, I am still seeing the benefits of attending this conference for the second consecutive year. I was and am able to continue bettering relationships that I created at the conference. I now have a larger interior design bloggers network of people that are just as willing to support and share our news as we are of them! I am still starstruck and am still loving the time where I got to meet Candice Olson. :) If you missed out on some of my other favorite moments from DBC2014, you have to check out this blog!
And Here We Grow - GHID Hires A New Associate Interior Designer
Where do I even begin? She is so awesome, talented and fits in with the team like a white velvet glove. Ashton was born and raised in New Orleans, moved to Idaho, and then landed herself in the this beautiful city she calls home. Portland is where she found her calling for design and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Portland. She is known for focusing on the psychology of a space. She begins every project with a strong concept and follows through with thoughtful innovation. She cares about preserving the past with vintage finds and seeks ways to meet environmental and energy standards. She has built a strong relationship with the local design community proficient in furniture and product design. She plans on designing and making her own products in the near future, stay tuned!
Philos is what we needed; an organized, kind and hardworking warehouse assistant! Prior to his experience here at GHID, he spent many years in the financial sector as a business operations analyst/IT professional. He is extremely detail-oriented and is a very resourceful team player. Outside of work, you'll find him spending time with his family and watching his two boys play sports.
We're so thrilled to have Amanda move from being a temp accountant to a GHID employee! She is an accounting para-professional, a skill that she first learned from her father and continued to cultivate later in life. She has fond memories of typing W-2s on a manual typewriter as a teenager. In her free time, she is also an artist, author and poet. She recently wrote and illustrated her first children's book, entitled "The Legend of Owl,” and has begun publishing a series of advanced coloring books.
Happy Birthday - The Boss Turns 29 Years Old!!
The team was able to leave the office at a decent hour on Friday, March 7 in time to make it to happy hour! We celebrated Garrison with extra dirty martinis and fabulous burgers from Produce Row. MMM. Can we celebrate Garrison every month?
Garrison Continues His Serial Renovating Spree - An Inside Look At His Home Renovation
Some of you loyal blogger fans haven't even heard the news! Garrison and his partner sold their gorgeous craftsman home and purchased a home on the west side of the river. They are in the midst of a major renovation, but they are getting closer to seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Garrison and I will be blogging about his entire project and showing even more fun before and after pictures, so stay tuned!
April is already off to a great start! We are going to be having a grand opening party for our showroom with great prizes, food, drinks and furniture discounts. Mark you calendars for Wednesday, April 23 and we can't wait to see you! Keep a close eye on our Facebook page for more updates on our showroom grand opening.