Thursday, July 23, 2009

Ella Mint design showcase!!

Well, my dear readers, Annie & I are so excited to announce a major event and breakthrough for Ella Mint!! As of Tuesday the girls of Ella Mint are designing and entire 1-bedroom loft apartment in downtown Lexington for the "Naturally Chic" design showcase that's being sponsored by Lorillard Lofts and Capacity Inc.

Capacity Inc. is a non-profit organization that strives to empower underprivileged women by generating an income for them and outfitting them with a career. There are so many homeless women and children that we are sadly unaware of, so it's wonderful when a charity steps up and hosts an amazing event to benefit those less fortunate. And, Ella Mint is so excited to take part!! Using our design skills for a good cause...which is exactly what we as a company want to do. God blessed us with great talents, so we should strive to be selfless and use those talents to love and benefit other people. Yay!!

So anyway, Ella Mint has been given the Dream Girls: Retro Mix design theme, so Annie and I are working together to assemble an amazing design scheme that's eco-friendly (yay for repurposed furniture & accessories--what we do best, right?!) that gives off a retro/eclectic vibe while maintaining simplicity and elegance. We have a million and one ideas reeling through our heads, but the above photograph displays the color palette we've nailed down. A spin on dreamy sherbert hues: airy blue, citrus yellow, peach/mango/clementine, and a creamy "whipped" white. Unexpected retro at its best.

Well...we can't wait to throw updates your way--there are sure to be many!! We get to meet the lovely chairwoman next week to see the loft and discuss further details. But, for now...mark your calendars!! There are 7 or 8 other designers I believe (Ethan Allen being one of them) transforming these lofts for an amazing reveal October 24 and 25th!! Tickets are $10 a person and proceeds will go towards Capacity Inc's amazing cause. We hope you will come see Ella Mint, and all that we can do!!

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