A Bench Auction by Kelly La Plante and Spruce Upholstery | DIFFA Austin

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Hola everyone! How was your fourth-of-July-sweltering-hot-long-weekend? Mine was low-key {meaning it was spent working} which is what I needed after a week and a half long stint in Vegas where my non-gambling and non-drinking self was spent just supporting my husband exercising his passion for poker.

Also, behind-the-scenes, I’m so lucky to be in the committee that is bringing DIFFA {Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids} to Austin — where 20 designers will showcase picnic table set ups in an Urban Picnic by Design on September 11 {more details to come}. The event is spearheaded by the talented Kelly La Plante. La Plante partnered with the upholstery mavens at Spruce to create this one-of-a-kind, retro-groovy Bench with Alexander McQueen inspired fabric and hairpin legs from Treehouse Austin. I mean, what’s not to love about this piece? It is aptly named the Frank Bench, named after one of Kelly’s dear friends who after battling AIDS for 34 years, passed away this year.

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Bid for the bench here! The auction expires at midnight, July 8. That’s tomorrow! Go, go, go! It’s an amazing custom piece made by the who’s who of the design world here in Austin and all proceeds goes to the Aids Services of Austin.

Don’t forget to bid here everyone!

Thanks for Coming | Treehouse Event

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inspiration for color

It’s been a couple of weeks since the class at Treehouse on Color Theory. I really would like to thank everybody who came {friends, family and the people I met for the first time!}. I hope you learned something new. I love all the questions that’s been coming to my inbox as well. If you went {or even if you weren’t able to}, please do not hesitate to e-mail me with any q’s. I can’t promise that I’ll be able to answer everything but I do know two heads are better than one!

Special shout out to Jocelyn of Sugaplump who made the yummy and colorful cupcakes! How else can we learn about color, right? As always, this gal for snapping the pics. And of course, the amazing people at Treehouse!

Here’s the slideshow I made for the class. Enjoy!


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My Upcoming Talk at TreeHouse

A little plug folks! I’m having a talk at Treehouse Austin this Saturday, May 25th on Color. I would love for you to come. We’ll talk about some basic theories and how to tie them in with your personal choices. C’mon, choosing a color seem to be basic in the design process but it is so hard to choose…there’s about a gazillion paint hues out there. A recent design client had a dilemma on grays. Let’s face it, gray is not so plain gray anymore…it’s a complex hue.  Anywho, promise it won’t be boring! RSVP here.

Color theories talk at Treehouse

See you there! If it’s your first time at Treehouse, you will absolutely love the store. Learn, be inspired & swoon. Did I mention you can RSVP here?

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