Updated: Jul 6, 2020
Back in December when Lisa Allegory from Allegory PR reached out and asked me if I would be interested in being one of four designers, tasked with designing a 10 x 20 design vignette at the Home Design and Remodeling Show, you can imagine my response - YES. YEEEESSS!
While I have been a part of event planning, have designed vignettes for The Mom Economy and other organizations and I design for my pop-up church each week (shout out to Vous Church - we design 3 times a year and build it/take it down every. single. week.), I hadn't done a home show.
OF COURSE SAY YES THEN! Ha. Jokes aside, everything that is worthwhile in life is always in the uncomfortable and I've learned running towards uncomfort has yielded some of my greatest blessings and successes. No risk, no reward.
Needless to say, I am pumped. For the last few months, I have been designing, gathering partners, having loads of meetings and educating everyone who is willing to listen to me about why they should attend this show. My passion and persistence has been taken to the next level in the prep and planning of this space and one thing I know for sure regardless of what happens - I put my heart and soul into this.
That said, here are 4 reasons I am incredibly excited about being a designer for the Miami Home Show:
1. I have been able to design a space without a client's direction. A space that is mine, a space that has deep personal connection. A space that I had full creative freedom to do what I want. YYYYEESSS PLEEEAAASSEEE! Come on! As a designer, this is reason enough to say yes. If nothing else, it's practice and experience for clients. Check out one of my moodboards for my vision:
2. I am launching my wallpaper capsule collection at the show and that's the first time I've shared this publicly so consider yourself VIP. Admittedly, typing it makes it real and real makes it scary and gives me a bit of fear - what if people hate it, what if I don't sell any wallpaper, etc. But, onward I go because again, as long as I put my heart and soul into it and it gives me more experience in my field, it was worth it. Sneak peek: