Colorful Creatives: Socials in Bloom

Colorful Creatives: Socials in Bloom

This week’s Colorful Creatives feature is Cheyenne Huffman of Socials in Bloom. Cheyenne is passionate about helping ambitious entrepreneurs craft quality brands that help their businesses thrive! Her positive attitude and go getter attitude are infections and inspire others to take a leap of faith even when not feeling 100% confident. Cheyenne shares her journey of discovering her passion, leaving her full time job, and building her business. I hope you enjoy learning more about this girl-boss and find her to be your new business bestie!

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Colorful Creatives: Events by JVB

Colorful Creatives: Events by JVB

This week’s Colorful Creatives feature is Jordan Vanden Bos of Events by JVB. This girlboss has found the perfect marriage between her business background and creative edge. Jordan’s love of the wedding industry started with planning her own wedding and has flourished over the years into an amazing business! Her passion for people and combined attention to detail make her just what you need to execute a flawless wedding!

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What's In Your Sofa?

What's In Your Sofa?

Have you ever stopped to consider what’s inside your sofa? When it comes to furniture, it’s not all created equal. Lets breakdown the basics of what’s inside a sofa: frame, suspension, and cushions. When shopping for your next sofa, ask the manufacturer these questions.

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Colorful Creatives: Jennifer Yates

Colorful Creatives: Jennifer Yates

Happy Friday! Creative expression comes in many forms, and this week I share with you a woman who found her passion by helping others. Jennifer Yates is a Diamond Wellness Advocate for doTERRA essential oils and social media business coach who exudes positive energy! Her story is so inspiring and one that I think so many people can relate to. I met Jen a couple years ago and she introduced me the wonderful world of essential oils. They have helped me in all aspects of my life, sleep, anxiety, focus, and over all health and wellness. I’m so grateful to have met this awesome Ladyboss! She has been such a huge supporter of my career and business these last two years. I hope you enjoy learning more about Jen and her journey in entrepreneurship!

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What Paint Sheen Should I Use?

What Paint Sheen Should I Use?

So you’ve selected a paint color! But now you've got another decision to make, what sheen to use. You pull out the little chart that shows the gloss levels increasing, but where to start? You decide that semi gloss is durable, and buy enough for your walls, ceiling, and moldings, one easy decision - right?

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Colorful Creatives: Radically You

Colorful Creatives: Radically You

I’m so excited to share this weeks Colorful Creatives feature, Jess Bugher of Radically You, a bohemian macrame home decor and fashion accessory line! Jess is incredibly talented and naturally creative. I was lucky enough to come across one of her posts on Instagram and got to her know better. Her story is one that I think so many can relate to, working day in and day out at an office that was’’t sparking joy in her life, leaving her personally drained everyday. She discovered her love of working with her hands at a young age, and started to explore macrame in her early 20’s. From side hustle, to full time job, to exploring opportunities in education, Jess is pursuing her passion: “working with kids and making beautiful things to bring into the world.” I hope you enjoy learning more about Jess, and be sure to check out her Etsy store!

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Colorful Creatives: Xced Design Build

Colorful Creatives: Xced Design Build

Happy Friday! This week’s feature is a boss babe killing it in the construction industry! I had the pleasure of meeting Chelsey Jackel right after I graduated interior design school. She was a natural mentor and taught me so much about the construction industry. She’s incredibly personable, talented, and cares deeply about doing her absolute best everyday. Chelsey and I recently reconnected upon the opening of her new business, Xced Design Build. Their new studio space is absolutely incredible! Fully designed showroom, studio kitchen, collaborative work area, and a design library.

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ASID Illinois Communications Director 2019 - 2021

ASID Illinois Communications Director 2019 - 2021

I am excited to announce that I have been nominated and voted in as the Communications Director for the American Society of Interior Designers Illinois Chapter. My two year term will begin on October 1st, 2019. It is an honor to be part of the Illinois design community and have the opportunity to serve on the board with such a talented group of individuals. I look forward to enhancing the stature of ASID and the challenges that this role brings.

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Colorful Creatives: B. Rose Studio

Colorful Creatives: B. Rose Studio

Happy Friday! This week on Colorful Creatives, I share with you an amazing and talented stylist, Bianca DeSantis! I’ve know Bianca for a couple of years now, and it’s been so inspiring to watch her business grow. From personal experience, I can say she gives the absolute BEST hair cuts! In this interview, Bianca shares her story of perusing her passion, and living the life she always dreamed of. Her positive attitude is contagious, and just might inspire you to take a leap of faith and follow your own dreams. One of my favorite quotes from her, “Stop saying tomorrow, make changes to seize the opportunities for success today.”

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Colorful Creatives: Rachel Serb Photography

Colorful Creatives: Rachel Serb Photography

Rachel Serb is a Chicago Photographer, specializing in maternity, newborn, infant milestone, and family photos. In this interview, Rachel shares how she started her photography business, how she landed her first clients, and what keeps her motivated today. With the launch of her new branding for 2019, I’m so excited to share this week on Colorful Creatives, Rachel Serb Photography.

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Colorful Creatives: & She’s Brave / Brave Girl Club

Colorful Creatives: & She’s Brave / Brave Girl Club

Meet Lizzie, graphic designer, social media guru, and branding extraordinaire for & She’s Brave and the Brave Girl Club. One of the best things about Lizzie is that she is so authentic. She knows who she is, what she likes and shes not ashamed to just be herself. I hope you enjoy reading about Lizzie’s journey to becoming her own boss and living her best life!

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Colorful Creatives: The Letter J Creates

Colorful Creatives: The Letter J Creates

This week, I introduce you to Jess, a self taught calligrapher from The Letter J Creates. Jess has mastered work life balance as a mom of two little ones, Zoey (4) and Zack (2), while running her calligraphy business. She’s also a Honeybook Educator, Wildflower Art Studio Ambassador, and co-founder of Naperville Weddings. I hope you enjoy getting the know more about Jess and The Letter J Creates. Please follow her on social media and leave us a comment.

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Colorful Creatives: Audrey Simper Photography

Colorful Creatives: Audrey Simper Photography

This week I interviewed Audrey Simper, a Chicago boudoir and portrait photographer. She’s the queen of female empowerment and helping other woman see how beautifully they truly are. There’s no better word to describe this interview than authentic. She shares with us the journey of finding herself and how she became the boss babe that she is today. One of my favorite lines from Audrey: “When you put yourself in the life you want to be living, you have no other choice but to make it work out.” Enjoy getting to know Audrey Simper and be sure to follow her on Facebook and Instagram!

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Happy Small Business Saturday!

Happy Small Business Saturday!

Supporting small local businesses in Chicago has a positive impact on our community! As a small business owner, I make a conscious effort to work with local furniture makers, contractors, and vendors when ever I can. I would love to work with you on your next home renovation, kitchen/bathroom remodel, or furnishings project. I look forward to getting to know you and helping you design a colorful life!

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Behind the Scenes: Dining Chair Reupholstery

Behind the Scenes: Dining Chair Reupholstery

I’m so excited to share a behind the scenes look at my most recent reupholstery project! These antique chairs needed some TLC. Finished just in time for Thanksgiving, these newly redone chairs are sure to be the talk of the dinner table! Special thanks to my favorite upholstery shop, Covers Unlimited and my go to leather source, Garrett Leather for being invaluable partners in the completion of this project!

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