Today I had a great time speaking at West Elm as one of their design experts for their “top picks” event.  They had a wonderful turn out and I loved sharing the “stage” with my fellow ASID designers Laura Neuman and Jennifer Fagalde.  We were sure coordinated our presentations so we were sure to offer different ideas throughout the event.

Jennifer started us off talking about window coverings.  She demonstrated how you can incorporate West Elm’s great drapery panels with your existing window shades and how to tie it all together with a few pillow and throw accents.  I spoke about accessorizing using my top 5 picks from West Elm’s store.  I went over a few “dos” and “don’ts” and “musts” in accessorizing.  Laura finished us up with demonstrating how to mix styles – traditional with modern using your her own traditional french chair mixed with a white lacquered parsons table.

We fielded some great design questions from the crowd and even learned a bit from each other!

I hope your weekend is going well! Happy Saturday!

Photos via Rebecca Ward