Monthly Archives: March 2016

Country Living Fair-Ticket Giveaway

You all know about the Country Living Fair right?? Well if you dont, let me explain!!

Each year, Country Living Magazine travels to beautiful Music city to hold the Country Living Fair. A place where Interior Designers, Design enthusiast and anyone who loves beauty, gather to shop, enjoy great music and eat Delicious  food. There is also amazing opportunities to connect with editors and other designers, learn from seminars and just soak in the feeling, that is Country Living!! Sound fun? I KNOW!!!

Country Living Fair TicketGiveaway612x612

If this is RIGHT up your ally, and you are in Tennessee or want to travel here, you are in luck!! I am part of a group called The Nashville Influencers, and Country Living has been gracious enough to give each one of us (2) complimentary weekend passes to give away! Say WHAT!? YES you read that right, (2) passes for the entire weekend. For free!!! Im so excited to give these tickets away! So how does this work?? You just need to hop on over to Instagram, and follow @DesignThoughtsInteriors and comment by tagging someone you would want to take with you! Thats it!!  I will use a random selector to choose a winner next week, and you will be notified via Instagram!!

Good Luck, and I hope to see you there!!!!



Wilsonart the Magnificant

DAY 5 #write30

Wilsonart  ( yes, the brand) is on my mind. Its been a few months since I traveled to Las Vegas with Modenus and #blogtourKBIS, but I still find myself thinking back to all the wonderful surprises that awaited me there! Especially when I go to spec a second home for a client, and they are interested in A solid surface or Laminate for their lower-level game room and bar area! Whahoo!! My first thought was Wilsonart! 4 months ago, Wilsonart would not have been what came to mind first. For NO other reason other than I haven’t kept up with their ever changing, growing brand! I dont typically specify laminate, usually natural stone, so when I stepped into the Wilsonart booth at #kbis, my jaw dropped! This is not your everyday laminate and solid surface ! Take a look. ( Photos via Tori Aston)

Wilsonart-3-XL Wilsonart-23-XLThe capabilities of Wilsonart are expansive. Have a pattern or color you love? no problem, they can scan your image and create a custom surface just for you. Amazing!  Like so many companies aligned with Modenus and Blogtour, Wilsonart strives to bring connection to the client and the product. How do they do this? by listening. They listened to their demographic ask for custom options, so they created it. And they do it so well.

IMG_7557 Wilsonart-KBISI will say, over the course of (2) days at #kbis2016, Wilsonart was on the very top of my list for brands that blew me away. I walked in with a pre-conceived idea of what their brand was, and left with a completely refreshed, excited view. Ready to specify!!

Have you used Wilsonart in your projects? I want to hear about it!!



The Magnolia Story: Street Team

Day 5 of #write30

The Magnolia Story

The Magnolia Story –

Big news around Design Thoughts Studio here in Nashville!! I have been selected to be a part of the Street Team ( Called ” The Shiplappers- Magnolia Street Team) that helps promote Chip and Joanna Gaines new book ” The Magnolia Story”. The actual book comes out this October, and I couldn’t be more pleased to be a part of this awesome team and brand! What an honor!

People Magazine had the first rights to run the Cover reveal, but due to a “leak” it came out early, and we were able to share it with the world!! If you follow me over on Instagram @DesignThoughtsInteriors then you were among the first to see the reveal on Wednesday! You can follow the hashtags #themagnoliastory, #MagnoliaStreetTeam and #Shiplappers  to see all the most recent info and a few exclusives that I get to bring just to my devoted readers! YAY!!


Im so excited  to bring you all the information about The Magnolia Story, including first access to pre-ordering and a few giveaways! Yahoooo!!!

If you arent familiar with Chip and Joanna Gaines, they are the super duo behind the Magnolia brand in Waco Texas, which includes, retail, Real Estate, Interior Design and the recent addition of the Magnolia House Bed and Breakfast. The are most well known for their HGTV show called “Fixer Upper”.

Are you a Fixer Upper fan? Are you going to buy this book? I cant wait!

PS> Thank you to fellow team member, Kenn LaFramboise who designed “The Shiplppers” logo!