30 Mar

April 17″ HPMKT VIP Experience Tour

It’s that time of year and Deb ad I are gearing up for another fabulous tour with a great group of enthusiastic designers from all over the country.  Here are just a few of the great group that will be joining us.

 

 

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GINGER CURTIS  – URBANOLOGY – FORT WORTH TEXAS 

Ginger Curtis is an expert in home décor and design with a passion for all things beautiful and lovely. Her relentless drive for excellence is seen in everything she touches. When she started her design firm in Ft Worth Texas, she set out to create timeless spaces as well as a creative ones that were bold in the most simplistic way. Sought after by clients who understand the value of superior professional design, Ginger and her team at Urbanology collaborate jointly with clients on the creative process…never steam-rolling it. Ginger’s design style lends itself toward urban Scandinavian with a modern and organic twist. This simple, contemporary and functional look is a breath-of-fresh-air for many clients looking to break out of the mundane and create an inspiring look in their home or commercial space. A 2016 and 2017 “Best Of” winner for design and customer service are a small window into her world. Her passion for what she does and who she does it for can be seen in the smallest details. Urbanology Designs is transforming homes and lives one room at a time! We all know to well, it’s so much more then just a pretty house for those who live in it…it’s home. When Ginger is not designing you will find her with the love of her life Eric and their 5 beautiful children. Spending time in the kitchen with her kids and teaching them how to cook is one of her favorite joys in life.thumbnail_KlarissaRyan-Headshot1KLARISSA RYAN  – ART & DESIGN CO 

I took a break from the design world for the last five years to focus on my art.  I am a fine arts painter.  After networking in the industry and talking to the public, I realized the need to make original artwork accessible.  Art has a story to tell and we need to make sure everyone can hear it.  I am partnering with a local non-profit to increase the awareness and importance of purchasing original artwork from artist and supporting the creative community.  We will be hosting events to bring artist and buyers together.  
 
I am passionate about servicing my local community, but I want to take the reach of this project nation wide.  So, I fused my love of art and enthusiasm for  sustainable products and green design to create the Art & Design Co.  We are a moderate-high end e-commerce consumer resource for original artwork and sustainably made furniture, textiles and accessories.  We source the best quality products on the market and strive to provide excellent customer service through product selection assistance and additional e-design services.  Our mission is to generate emotionally informed purchases by telling our customers about the story and the people behind the items they choose to adopt into their homes.  
 
 

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MELISSA CLARK – IN CHIC ORDER – AUSTIN TEXAS 

Hi Y’all, I’m Melissa Clark an interior decorator in Austin, Texas. I have two kids, a husband and a pup named Pippa!  I’ve lived in Texas most of my life!  Some of my favorite things are Mexican food, margaritas, a good game of Texas Holdem, fresh flowers and fabulous decor!    My style is clean, edgy, simple and relaxed.  I believe your home should be a reflection of you, a respite from the rigors of everyday life, a place you can kick your boots off, and put your feet up with a good glass of wine or margarita!  Prior to interior design I was a project manager at Dell, after having children I started an organizing business, and am now living my passion working in interior design!  While working as an organizer I pursued an RIDQC Interior design certification!  There is nothing more exciting than a well designed comfortable and functional space!

 

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MARY CRANE 

“I have had a passion for interior design since I began clipping decorating ideas from Seventeen Magazine when I was 14 years old.  In high school I entered a competition for a scholarship sponsored by a major clothing manufacturer and became one of the ten national finalists.  It’s not that I loved clothes, but I enjoyed the competition’s creative challenges, and I especially loved how fabric prints and color affected clothing design.  Fashion as a career sounded boring, but becoming an interior designer sounded fascinating!  I majored in Interior Design at the University of Minnesota, became a professional member of ASID in 1976,  and started my own small residential design company in 1978. 
 
Somehow I managed to keep working at least part time while our two children were growing up (they were born in ’84 and ’85)—partly to maintain my sanity, and partly because I was very afraid of losing not just my edge, but my client base and trade accounts if I stopped working for several years.  I can’t imagine working in any other field!  I’m besotted with gorgeous fabrics, wallcoverings, and color. I’m interested in how culture influences design. I appreciate the sociology experiment that each client lays at my feet.  I still clip ingenious decorating ideas from magazines!   And I’m the kind of person who, if lying on a psychiatrist’s couch, could not concentrate on my therapy if the diplomas on the wall were poorly arranged, or if knew that the couch would look so much better if it were placed against a different wall!”
 
 
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BECKY NOELKER
 

Becky Noelker began offering interior design services in 2008; she brought with her over 20 years of renovation and decorating experience.  Over the years several of her projects have been featured in local publications.  In 2002 she and her husband completed a major kitchen renovation in their home that was featured on HGTV Generation Renovation. She has a Master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance from Washington University in St. Louis and worked for 18 years with troubled youth and their families. In her design business, she uses these skills to help people understand the connection between emotions and their environment, and uses a design psychology approach to help them find the happiness in their surroundings. Becky is a certified True Color Consultant.  She loves helping clients discover how color can make a subtle but dramatic change at the same time.       

 

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ELLEN WALKER – ELLEN WALKER DESIGN GROUP – RED DEER, ALBERTA, CAN

We know great design! An award-winning, full service design firm, Ellen Walker Design Group (EWDG) has serviced satisfied clients across western Canada for over 20 years. Their office is based in Red Deer, Alberta. Specializing in residential and commercial projects, EWDG’s focus is to create function, flow and beauty. Their client list includes medical and legal professionals, business executives, entrepreneurs, restaurant owners and professional athletes. Her design team proudly supports ergonomic health, wellness and sustainable design in all projects.  

Ellen Walker Design Group saves you time, money and headaches by providing a “one-stop shop” of design services ranging from project management/space planning to color consultations to furnishings and flooring selection. Their extensive trade team includes some of Alberta’s foremost contractors, painters, drapery specialists, upholsterers, electricians, plumbers, and other professionals – over 50 vendors and suppliers throughout North America.  Together, they provide a white-glove, turn-key service, where the client “doesn’t have to lift a finger”. Projects are completed on time and on budget.  

Being an industry leader in implementing the psychology of design in our projects, we have access to experts in both design and psychology such as Kimberley Seldon (editor, author, celebrity designer), and Dr. Ganz Ferrance, award winning psychologist. Our principal, Ellen Walker is regularly an expert guest on television. She is also a popular presenter at the annual Red Deer Home Show. In an effort to encourage support and professional development within the local design community, Ellen is the proud Founder of a monthly networking group called “Designer’s Circle”. With a unique skill set and vast design experience, Ellen Walker Design Group remains the smart choice for the savvy home or business owner. 

 

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MICHELLE DELMONICO – MICHELLE DELMONICO DESIGNS – AUSTIN TEXAS

What started out as a hobby has turned in a passion for Michelle. She is always searching for the perfect fabrics, accessories and décor for homes to give them a sophisticated, unique and special feel. From the dressmaker details to the perfect antique, no detail is forgotten.

Michelle is dedicated to creating interiors that reflect a client’s personality and lifestyle by capturing their design dreams and making them a reality. Michelle believes that your home should reflect who you are – your lifestyle, your history and your passion.

Michelle is a Midwest transplant who grew up in Minneapolis, MN. She now lives in Austin, TX with her husband and three children. When Michelle isn’t decorating or spending time with her family, she enjoys entertaining, gardening, reading, movie going, visiting museums and enjoying the outdoors.

 

We will see you all in High Point! 

Jackie 

 

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