Thursday, January 8, 2015
Welcome to 2015! And welcome to our newly designed Pinkeggshell site. As we move into a new year we’ve decided to step things up and enhance the way we interact with you—our readers. In addition to continuing to produce fresh interior design content and keeping you in the know about what’s going on in the design community, we're taking you back to school and giving you detailed plans designed to help you plan, organize, and execute your own decorating projects.
Our theme this year is completion. We are here to help you get it done! We want to get you thinking and executing your home projects just like a designer would. And as you complete projects and try out new ideas, we want you to share your successes with us so we can share them with other readers. You never know. You project might just inspire someone else to paint a wall or try a weekend update. You can always reach me at Pinkeggshell@icloud.com or by submitting a question or project via our submissions page below.
We’re not stopping with the home. Pinkeggshell aims to inspire our readers to venture outside of their homes as well. Later on in the year we’ll be featuring our traveling inspirations and much more lifestyle content. Stay tuned! We can’t wait for you to see what we have in store.
1. Our sleek new design makes navigating the site extremely easy. The site adjusts to your device so that the same user-friendly experience is accessible on your desktop, tablet and smart phone.
2. Monthly Giveaways! We will have monthly giveaways that accompany our decorating tips so winners can actually use the items we rave about in our posts.
3. More Reader interactions
More reader interaction with home features and DIY projects; Readers can now share the projects they are working on and detailed "Where to Buy" guides.
4. Evergreen Content
We understand that homeowners are entering the decorating process at different times and will be providing evergreen decorating content under our "How To" tab.
5. Extensive Event photo gallery
We get invited to so many industry events and we're excited to share the fun with you our readers.
Friday, September 5, 2014
Jack Thomasson, the HGTV Urban Oasis Home Planner and Lindsay Pumpa, HGTV Urban Oasis Interior Designer were on hand to answer my questions (I had a lot) and to share with me all the details that makes this space such a standout.
The home is about 2,000 square feet and is situated on the 37th floor of the Mandarin Oriental Atlanta. It's a two bedroom condo with two and one-half baths. It has floor to ceiling windows and an impressive closet /dressing room. The master bath is outfitted with the latest from Kohler and features a stand alone soaking tub as well as a spa like shower.
The modern kitchen is sleek and elegant and has just the right amount of storage cleverly hidden behind the cabinetry. I love the accent tile and quarts counter tops. So chic!
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
I know this is going to sound crazy but I'm really a private person. I'm a blogger and I like to talk. I just can't bring myself to sharing every single aspect of my life online. Please don't abandon me for keeping some things a secret. I have a lot of fun and exciting things planned for the fall and of course, I plan to share them in posts, on my twitter and via Instagram.
While we’re on the topic, I find my Instagram feed to be less engaging as I had previously. It started out really fun but over the years it has turned into a duplication of my Facebook feed. All the things I disliked about Facebook were now showing up on Instagram.
I realized that it was partly because I had yet not ventured into uncharted territory. I stopped following a lot of my family whose updates I can get via Facebook or my Aunt Bessie. I've also stopped following friends who took questionable pictures or congested my feed far too many selfies. Instead, I started paying close attention to the people and brands that were doing innovative things and filled my feed with more people just like them. My commenting and sharing increased because I really liked what I was seeing.
Today, I'm sharing my 10 favorite Instagram accounts. These guys consistently share images and advice that makes my want to hit the like button. I love the individuality of the people and the authenticity of their brands. They inspire me and I hope they will inspire you as well.
*I want my Instagram feed to be full of creatives whose images have the power to inspire.*
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
I absolutely love the fall. It's my favorite time of the year. This fall I am in for some new adventures and I can hardly contain my excitement. We will be starting a new series on the Blogtalk radio show with some of your favorite designers and design bloggers stopping by to share their ideas and inspirations for the home.
Our team is growing and you'll meet the girls behind Kimberly and Cameron Interiors as well as the new contributors to Pinkeggshell. Think fashion, makeup, hair and a lot more lifestyle!
I finally got my guys situated and by situated I mean focused on what I need them to be doing. This will mean more to those of you who follow Blue Satin Male and have been wondering why we stopped posting over there. Stay tuned major updates coming soon.
This fall I'll finally deliver on the kids and baby promise I made a few years ago. I've been seeing a business coach all summer and he thought I should axe Lavender Gloss. I fought for it, so I have to fully develop it in the coming months. I would really hate to see it go. We have some really cool new contributors and hopefully together we can make it the premiere-decorating destination for our kids. Fingers crossed!
I'm a lot calmer going into the fall. Having a plan makes all the difference in the world. I'm also thankful for my team. Not just the team I manage, but also the team that manages me. You don't know what you don't know! I am grateful!
Please do join us back here in August. Until then, enjoy the rest of your summer!