No, this is not a post about the Oscars. Instead, I hope you’ll indulge me while I toot our own horn just a bit.
Design Manifest has had the good fortune of receiving awesome local press lately! We are always grateful when anyone features our work, but getting a little love in Philadelphia is extra special. Just yesterday I rushed to the grocery store to pick up my copy of Philadelphia Magazine. This month is their “Amazing Spaces” issue and features our Philadephia Modern Bohemian project. I was standing there in the check out line grinning ear to ear just waiting for someone to ask me why I was so happy. I would have non-nonchalantly pointed to the photo and said, “oh that’s my work.” Alas, no one noticed or cared and I went home without bragging. But that’s what the blog is for, right?
So here’s a quickie run down of where we’ve been featured…
The Philadelphia Inquirer included us in a great article about design trends. That’s our Bachelor Pad dining room below.
(You can read the article and view the slideshow here.)
Here is Philadelphia Magazine‘s feature I mentioned above…
AND one of our favorite Philadelphia furniture stores, Host Interiors, is featuring me in their designer spotlight. You can read the little interview and see sources HERE.
I’m super excited for Host to open their new flagship store in Ardmore this spring!
The fact that it’s only just March and so far this year, the two biggest media publications in Philly have featured our work just blows my mind. We are VERY grateful. And if anyone is new to us from these source… welcome neighbor! I hope you’ll stick around. We have quite a few NEW projects we plan to reveal in upcoming months.
We also have a select few design/build slots open for the spring. If you are interested in renovating your kitchen, bath, or living spaces, please feel free to reach out naomi (at) designmanifest.com. We are already filling our summer construction slots. It’s not too early to get planning.
Exciting Week over here at DM! Yesterday I get a little message in my inbox from Roxy telling me I’m featured over on Huffington Post. Whaaaaaat?!? Its crazy, exciting, flattering and I am thrilled. If anyone has found me through Huff Post, welcome! I hope you enjoy the Cottage renovation and I also recommend a tour of my old loft. Stay tuned because I’ll be sharing a new project next week.
Here’s a little excerpt, but you can see the whole piece HERE.
Had I’d known the interview had been picked up by a major news source I may have used 6 less exclamation points. Ooops. Hehe.
Double Dose: My work was also featured in this month’s HGTV Magazine! If you see the March issue flip to page 69- Van Deusen Blue was my fun creation for a young client.
Blog Highlights: My DIY Curtains made me feel like a major success. I’m still so pleased how a little greek key trim can add so much sophistication to a basic white curtain!
Sneakity McPeekity: Speaking of curtains, we hung my shower curtains. Yes I have two. Still need to steam them. More on those soon. Other bathroom posts HERE.
Elsewhere: Two great posts about blogging. Manrepeller and Erin both made me think. I have to admit that I often have negative and confused feeling about this whole blog world. It’s still relatively so new… we are all pioneers in a way. Yet I’m still so grateful for all the opportunities it has brought my way!
Off to a very busy day. Have a great weekend All!
When this post goes live I’ll be on the train down to DC visiting this girl. Yep it’s a 30 hour girlfest with my bestie Erica! She just moved to our nations capital and as I haven’t visited since I was a school girl (shame on you Naomi,) I thought it was time for quickie trip. DC blog friends, I’ll surely be down many more times now, so hopefully we can plan a little get-together soon!
DESIGN: We are using this fabric for a client’s headboard. Hell to the Yea for awesome clients!
MANIFEST: We finished this gorgeous two-tone kitchen. I’m gonna style it up proper and shoot it soon. It’s such a great before and after.
I obsessively obsessed over my bathroom design here and here. I also shared 5 trends I’m itching to use in my cottage.
We shared bar cart styling tips on HGTV plus my cart was highlighted on Apartment Therapy. My bathroom pinterest board was named a top 15 favorite by iVillage. And my old wallpaper was featured in a great article on Houzz, “10 Home Areas that Likely need a Pro.” (Ironic Sidenote- I actually hung that paper myself and didn’t hire a pro, but I probably should have!)
Wow that’s a lot now that I Look at it. I’m so lucky!
Gotta run- Have a great weekend everyone!