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Get Hooked: June Forecast

Living In Morocco. By A Creative Mint

 We can’t believe it is June already!! Holy Macaroni. For June we have some exciting news to share with you. Wait…I feel like this is every month?! Right! First off expect to see some totally amazing updates on some recent projects. The biggest update we will have is the grand opening of North Carolina State University University’s Club on June 25th.

There will be some holiday fun for Flag Day on June 14th and Father’s Day on June 20th.

I am currently working on a post for Molly’s Finds, which is ocean water photography. If you have never heard of this before, it’s time you check it out. These photographs are incredible!! It is high definition photography at its best. Look for this post tomorrow.

We will also bring you our excerpts from the My Carolina Today Show for you to see. How did Judy do? Please let us know, we welcome feedback.

Sycamore Street Press. Eva Jorgensen

Lauren is one of the final two team members who are left to be interviewed for the designer profiles. Be on the lookout for her post on June 17th.

Also, in June we will be highlighting the employee who receives the “Living the Mission” award. In early 2010 this award was started to recognize employees who have have exemplified the values of living and working by the Design Lines mission. This award each month is passed on by the previous winner.

 (Pictures are from A Creative Mint.)

Designer Profiles: An Interview with Brittany Ruch

 Brittany Ruch, Allied Member ASID


How would you describe your professional style?

I lean towards a collection of styles; a touch of French here, mid century modern there, and a mix of neutrals (usually grays) paired with vibrant color.

How has your aesthetic evolved?

 I’m past everything being so matchy-matchy. I don’t love it when things are too “done”. 

What are your inspirations?

My environment- be it a new town, or my favorite restaurant, I love design mags, and I think a lot of what I love is rooted in my heritage and my past living in three time zones. 

What is the essential element of any room?

 Mirrors! They can transform spaces making them appear larger, brighter, or more interesting. 

What is your design philosophy?

 You can’t afford ugly

What are your three must-haves?

 Vintage dresses, a sketchpad in my pocketbook, and my best girlfriends.

What is the last place you saw that made you think, I wish I’d done that?

 Alpine house restaurant at the Canyons resort in Park City, Utah

What are you reading right now? What’s on your DVR?

 The Tall Book by Arianne Cohen, Oprah

If you weren’t in interior design, what would you be doing?

I would be a floral designer.  My favorite flowers of the week are pink peonies and the best florist in Raleigh is the English Garden

Favorite paint color and why?

 ICI’s Scroll Beige – the perfect griege (gray+ beige) goes with everything!

How did you get started in this field?

My father is a home builder in Illinois- I loved seeing how you can directly affect people’s lives by shaping their spaces.

Where’s your favorite place that you’ve traveled?

 Vienna, Austria. The people there are blissfully happy.

In your eyes, what are the biggest trends for 2010?

 Gold accessories and beachy colors like coral & lilac.


To see more designer profiles click here. We still have Lauren and Hilaire to interivew in the coming months stay tuned!

Designer Profiles: An Interview with Ashley Thompson

Ashley Thompson, Allied Member ASID

What are your three must-haves?

Jazzercise, high heels, and my pets

How would you describe your design style?

Clean and transitional with a twist and a focus on function. My rooms should contain at least one “wow” element, and never be “average”

What are your inspirations?

Magazines and movie sets

 What is the essential element of any room?

Ottomans,they are more functional than a cocktail table and allow the chance to introduce a fabulous fabric to the space.  Any touch of black, be it small or large, is also a must!

How would you describe yourself in a word? 


A favorite Design Lines moment:

Designing a nursery and then seeing children in it!

 An ideal summer day is…

Sitting at the beach with my husband & family, drink in hand, snacking on boiled peanuts. 

  What does value mean for you?

Functional, well-priced, quality-made pieces

 What’s on your DVR?  What shows do you keep up with?

The Real Housewives of (any of them)

 Favorite paint color and why?

Benjamin Moore’s Wedgewood Gray HC-146– It meshes well with any color it works well in a bedroom or a bath.  Farrow & Ball’s Powder blue is also a similar favorite, but it has a hint of green in it.

How did you get started in this field?

 As a high school senior I became interested in the psychology of color.  I think it’s really interesting how color can affect your mood.  My parents had worked with a designer for their beach home and then I had the chance to intern with her at the beach. 

Where’s your favorite place that you’ve traveled? St. Thomas

 Where’s one place that you love to have the opportunity to work on a project?

Locally- a high end hotel

Abroad- the Virgin Islands

What do you enjoy most about what you do?

The opportunity to work with such great clients and co-workers and doing something different everyday.

Get Hooked: April Forecast



April is a month full of wonderful opitmisim and happiness. There is so much going on at Design Lines, Ltd. and we are excited to tell you all about it!


Two of the biggest events that we will be blogging about this month, are our trips to High Point Furniture Market to see all of the new spring furniture collections, and the Showcase of Kitchens Tour right here in Raleigh which is hosted by the Junior League of Raleigh.

Junior League. Showcase of Kitchens Logo 

Our Lake Boone Trail house will be on the tour, so it is a must that you check it out! Plus see all the latest pictures from the event and the pre-parties on our blog.

Grab all your girlfriends on April 29 & May 1st to experience this annual event. The tour runs from 10am-4pm both days and you can drive to all the houses on tour. This is a great event if you have been thinking about remodeling your kitchen or if you really just want to look at some pretty houses. It is all worth it!  Click here for ticket information.  

We will also have updates for you on current projects, two of which are the Farmhouse and the Univesrity Club at NC State University.

There will be another East – 2 – West Series this month. Which city will be pick next?!

 Ashley, one of our five interior designers will be highlighted in our monthly Designer Profiles this April.   

2008 Ramblewood Showhouse Raleigh Design LinesSALE SALE SALE!! This month we will be selling some of our 2008 Designer Showhouse pieces that have never been used before!!!!!! That’s right, it is your chance to own some of the very best at a wallet friendly price. To the right is a preview of some of the pieces. The pink checkered chair and white sofa with nail-heads could be yours. 

We will give you all the detailed information, dimensions, and of course what room they were in and the sale price.

 So check back throughout the month of April to see what the team at Design Lines is doing and how you too can be inspired within the world of design.

Oh and lets pass the Design Lines blog on to other friends! Comment on this blog post of how many people you got to subscribe to the blog and we will enter you in the drawling to win a FREE tour ticket to the Showcase of Kitchens coming up in April!

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