Cultivate What Your Critics Don't Like


    Listen carefully to first criticisms of your work. 
    Note just what it is about your work that critics don't like - 


    then cultivate it!!

    That's the part of your work that's individual and worth keeping.
    Jean Cocteau



    Can you think of  better advice for a creative individual?


    It takes great courage and confidence of steel to follow through with this advice.
    But...think about anyone who is famous probably did (without knowing it), 
    or never heard or listened to the critics.
    They are unique. No?

    I   " 5  fingered "   this quote from Yvette @ In So Many Words

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Cultivate What Your Critics Don't Like


    Listen carefully to first criticisms of your work. 
    Note just what it is about your work that critics don't like - 


    then cultivate it!!

    That's the part of your work that's individual and worth keeping.
    Jean Cocteau



    Can you think of  better advice for a creative individual?


    It takes great courage and confidence of steel to follow through with this advice.
    But...think about anyone who is famous probably did (without knowing it), 
    or never heard or listened to the critics.
    They are unique. No?

    I   " 5  fingered "   this quote from Yvette @ In So Many Words

    Renee Finberg 'TELLS ALL' in her BLOG..... Interior Design, Palm Beach, Boca Raton,Ft.Lauderdale,Design Service, Window Treatments, TurnKey Interior Design Service,Paint selection, Floor-Plans,Online Interior Design, Cultivate What Your Critics Don't Like
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2011 DC Design House

    After almost completely convincing myself that I wouldn't make it in the Washington DC Design House, (I tend to do that when it gets down to the wire & I get really nervous) I got a call today from one of the Design House Committee members letting me know I'd been accepted.  I was kind of in shock and just so insanely happy when I listened to her voicemail.
    I can't even express how truly honored & grateful I am to be able to participate in the Design House.  Here's a photo from the DC Design House facbooke page of the outside of the 2011 home:


    The DC Design House benefites The Childrens National Medical Center which is "the largest non-governmental provider of pediatric care in the District of Columbia and treats all patients regardless of their families' ability to pay. Each year Children's provides more than $50 million in uncompensated care.   As a nonprofit hospital, Children's National relies on the generous support of individuals, corporations, and foundations to meet the health needs of children..."



    I'll keep you posted as the date nears, but it's set to run April 9th - May8th.
    The address is 3134 Ellicott St, NW

     Do you remember this succulent that had me all excited a while back?


    It was growing in the garden room of the design house. 
    It completely embodies the feeling I'm after for the space I have (an upstair bedroom/ sitting room) and I just love how fresh and luminous it is.  I'll definitely keep you posted on everything and if you're in the area, hopefully you'll be able to make it to see for yourself!  I'm teaming up with some amazing people including local artist John Matthew Moore

    I'm thrilled & honored to be joining a super-talented group of designers for this year's Design House: 

    James Rill (Rill Architects), Liz Levin, Patrick Sutton, Erin Paige Pitts, Nadia Subaran (Aidan Design), Whitney Stewart, Gary Lovejoy, Nancy Colbert, Camille Saum, Denise Willard, Barbara Franceski, Samantha Friedman, Jason Hodges, Cindy McClure, David Mitchell and Iantha Carley

    A huge congratulations to the other designers selected and cheers to the 2011 House!


    xoxo, Lauren

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There was no line dancing…

    opryland hotel

    But there was beauty, everywhere you looked:

    The Opryland Hotel is seriously one of the most magnificent places I have ever stayed. Absolutely gorgeous. And just like last year, I didn’t have nearly enough time to look around!

    I only got night shots, and they’re still amazing:

    There was plenty of goofing off:

    I’m trying to bring Traci to the dark side…that would be giving up the sweet nectar that is soda. It’s not happening. But that’s why I love her! :)

    We even fit in some thrifting:

    Kate and Chris’s faces are the BEST. (We weren’t too sure about those chairs.) And no, that is not a beer in my hand, it’s a root beer. ;)

    I got to meet the man who inspired us to change our lives, and our family tree:

    Financial Peace Plaza

    Thanks SO MUCH to Jen for having me along!! (More on that soon!)

    But more than anything, there was a lot of smiling:

    (Chris and me)

    TONS of hugging:

    (Marian and me)

    Bonding:

    (Lorie and me)

    A LOT of laughter:

    (Myra, Chris, Richella, me, Traci and Rhoda)

    Making new friends:

    (Shauna and Ashley, new friends; me and Layla, an “old” friend)

    And generally having an absolutely fantastic time!!:

    I reconnected with the friends I’ve already met over the past year, and I finally got to meet so many bloggers I knew were friends but I had never met in real life. It never ceases to amaze me how I can meet someone for the first time, yet it’s as if I’ve known them for years and YEARS.

    It’s instant friendship and love and understanding, and I am so fortunate to call all of these women friends and coworkers. It overwhelms me. What a blessing blogging is.

    To say we had a blast would be an understatement. :)

    Cheers to all of you – bloggers who were friends before we knew we were. :)

    (If we met and I didn’t mention you, I mean YOU too!!)

    A special shout out to my roomies – Chris, Rhoda and Beth:

    IMG_0863

    I already miss our late night talks!! :) You are a few of the loveliest, funniest, best women I know.

    I got home from Nashville just in time for the storm of the century (echo, echo, echo)…ice, snow and wind for the next couple of days. This was our bedroom window one hour into it tonight:

    That would be a sheet of ice. Thankyouverymuch.

    We are warming up, hunkering down and planning on staying in for the next 24 hours, at least. I hope to get some projects started and a few finished since we’ll be stuck inside. Stay safe if you are facing the same!!

    **Some photos borrowed from Beth and Kate! :)

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Design Trends!


    The final installment of my trip to Market was to look at the overall design trends for 2011.


    We saw a lot of furniture that mimicked Tara Shaw Maison and Aidan Gray - some were more rustic like Restoration Hardware, some were more chippy and distressed. There were a variety of price points and quality. But if you are interested in this look you will be able to find it at any price. My only caution when shopping is to look at the finishes - some of these vendors are doing great work that looks authentic and others are not. I was very impressed with almost all the pieces from BLISS (above) - they were my favorite vendor for quality versus price.

    We continued to see in almost every showroom neutrals and linens. This bedding ensemble from Legacy Linens was just beautiful.

    But the one new element we noticed the most was the introduction of more organic and textural type materials. We saw more rattan, raw wood and specifically we saw a lot of driftwood/wood.


    We saw wood made into sculptures like this wonderful horse -


    And this large seahorse!


    Pieces like this mirror were in several showrooms but Currey and Company seemed to have the best selection and the best quality.


    Here it is with several lamps with wood bases.


    This large mirror was just striking - and notice the chandelier in front.



    They had several other interesting Chandeliers like this trellis style.


    We fell in love with this standing lamp - we loved the texture and scale.


    Their smaller lamps were also interesting. They had several styles like this ball lamp.


    and the figure - we loved this one.

    Over all we saw little departure from the past year - most vendors playing it safe and neutral with lots of gray, taupe and brown. It was a great trip and I came back even more inspired than before, with many new sources with quality products. I would be interested to hear how you all feel about seeing more of this look and your thoughts on trends for 2011.

    (all photos Willow Decor not be copied without permission)
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Design Trends!


    The final installment of my trip to Market was to look at the overall design trends for 2011.


    We saw a lot of furniture that mimicked Tara Shaw Maison and Aidan Gray - some were more rustic like Restoration Hardware, some were more chippy and distressed. There were a variety of price points and quality. But if you are interested in this look you will be able to find it at any price. My only caution when shopping is to look at the finishes - some of these vendors are doing great work that looks authentic and others are not. I was very impressed with almost all the pieces from BLISS (above) - they were my favorite vendor for quality versus price.

    We continued to see in almost every showroom neutrals and linens. This bedding ensemble from Legacy Linens was just beautiful.

    But the one new element we noticed the most was the introduction of more organic and textural type materials. We saw more rattan, raw wood and specifically we saw a lot of driftwood/wood.


    We saw wood made into sculptures like this wonderful horse -


    And this large seahorse!


    Pieces like this mirror were in several showrooms but Currey and Company seemed to have the best selection and the best quality.


    Here it is with several lamps with wood bases.


    This large mirror was just striking - and notice the chandelier in front.



    They had several other interesting Chandeliers like this trellis style.


    We fell in love with this standing lamp - we loved the texture and scale.


    Their smaller lamps were also interesting. They had several styles like this ball lamp.


    and the figure - we loved this one.

    Over all we saw little departure from the past year - most vendors playing it safe and neutral with lots of gray, taupe and brown. It was a great trip and I came back even more inspired than before, with many new sources with quality products. I would be interested to hear how you all feel about seeing more of this look and your thoughts on trends for 2011.

    (all photos Willow Decor not be copied without permission)
    Source URL: http://threemoonsevolving.blogspot.com/2011_01_01_archive.html
    Visit Future Design Interior for daily updated images of art collection