I promise that one of these days I will stop saying how quickly a month goes by, but I am not quite ready just yet. Where did April go and how is it already May 6th?! April proved to be a very busy month for GHID, particularly as we got ready for our official showroom grand opening party! We kicked the month off with a client install, decorating and setting up for the Home Builders Foundation-HomeAid Portland (HBF) Gala, more client installs, brought on some fabulous interns, won the JDR blogger award, participated in Waterfront Pearl's Model Home Tour and hosted a fun showroom party.
Decorating For A Beautiful Cause - HBF Gala
GHID was and is very proud to be a philanthropic donor to this heart-warming event. We decorated the gorgeous auction room at The Nines Hotel. This year, we had some great DIY projects that tapped into the silver and crystal themed gala, like the tall standing silver spray tree branches with crystals strategically draped around the centerpieces.
Once we were all done setting up for the glimmering event, it was time for attendees to start making some bids on fantastic raffle prizes. Below, you'll see some familiar names and faces from the event, as well as our shiny centerpieces.
Love the photos from the event? Visit Yasmin's website to see more of her natural talents!
Want to read more about GHID's behind the scenes look at setting up for the event, read this blog.
Successful Client Installs - Overcoming An Expansive Great Room
When I first saw this room, I immediately blurted out, "what are you supposed to do with the ledge up there in the corner?" Alison swiftly answered, "ignore it."
My favorite part about this answer is that I know I am not alone in wondering what to do with those random nooks and crannies, but I never even let the idea of ignoring it cross my mind. The common mistake that people make in decorating their home, is decorating their home with something draws additional attention to something that may just end of being an eye sore!
If you're pleased with what you see, read Alison's blog post that includes general tips and tricks on creating anchoring furniture so that the room makes sense!
Portland Interior Designer Wins Twitter Handle Award Two Years In A Row
We asked all of you to vote, and you all helped us pull off a victory for the second year in a row! We were nominated and won the Jackson Design and Remodeling hosted this fun and engaging award for the 5th year. Lets hope we're nominated next year!
Grand Opening Showroom Party At Garrison Hullinger Interior Design's New Storefront!
Hailey has done a magnificent job ordering some of the most incredible furniture, home decor and gifts for Portland (and surrounding areas) to shop! In late April, she coordinate a true GHID-style party with awesome raffle prizes, appetizers that were donated by Electrolux, music, chocolates, whiskey and win, etc.
If you haven't stopped by our storefront, stop by! We've always got fun treats, great gifts and I am sure Hailey can tell you about some of the upcoming decor we'll have in our studio.
Also, did you know that if you're looking for the perfect gift, oh lets just say for Mother's Day, our storefront is the place to start your search?! Come on in!