Here We Go. Onward & Upward!

Well, Well, Well 2020WON…

We are so delighted to meet you! You have been a long awaited dream and are finally here to wake us up and WIN us over! You are breathe of fresh air, the light at the end of the tunnel and the start of a new beginning – how exciting for us ALL!  We cannot wait to get this party started and let you take us onward and upward! Together.

We all know this past year presented various trials and tribulations that will mostly remain unsaid (we are all aware). However, it also graced us with laughter, family time, opportunities to reflect & think forward, be considerate, create new habits and just be HOME. We’ve all found our own silver lining to each of our stories and found ways to look on the brighter side.

At LL&A we certainly had our share of experiences as individuals and also as A-Team (no pun intended, well maybe just a little pun).

Like most of you, we were challenged daily with new formats of meeting our clients (HELLO ZOOM), working from home, social distancing and keeping our eyeglasses from fogging up!

Oh Yeah… AND quarantine! From illness to family matters, we had equal amounts of fun, love and blessings.

During 2020, we were excited to attend the Las Vegas Market in January, participate in the very FIRST Virtual Homearama in July, complete various residential renovations and commercial projects (all of which we are very grateful), participated in the annual JeffMainStreet Holiday Open House, Small Business Saturday, AND expanded our team members by adding three new interior designers and one tiny new addition.

Now Introducing:

Shelby Sills, 2020 University of Louisville Graduate (our very own self described “extra”, queen of the selfie).

Mallory O’Brien,  2020 Indiana University Graduate (sweet and silent but packs a dry wit we all love).

Katie Bryant, 2020 University of Louisville Graduate (resident fashionista and the only one of us that can rock suspenders and white go-go boots).

Weston Eurton, 2020 May Addition (our cutest, wildest future delivery boy).

We thank each of them for joining our team and to Lauren for delivering such a sweet little tot to the team, just like icing on cake! There were so many positive vibes, personalities, loves and friendships formed in 2020 and we are thrilled!

Looking to 2020WON

We will be exploring endless possibilities to create mindful, innovative, functional & beautiful spaces for each of our clients. Since the new year has rolled in, we’ve started fresh and eager to step up our game, learn something new, teach something positive, mentor, lead, follow, set examples and be good people.

The 2020WON Blog promises to deliver the newest in design products, inspiration, instructional tips and more.

Starting with the 2020WON Pantone color of the year! We love the contrast and story behind the decision to release two colors this year, how appropriate!

Meet Pantone colors of the year for 2021: PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating.

Our attitude is gratitude and we are deeply thankful to our clients, families, industry associates and supporters for enabling us to do what we all love.

Let’s take the best and leave the rest!

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Lets do some “Window Shopping”

When the time comes to consider what window covering products are best suited for your needs, the process may be overwhelming.

Determining what your individual needs are is the best place to start, whether it be privacy, light control, or simply decorative purposes. Manufacturers are offering a variety of products in fabric, woven horizontal and vertical shading systems, metal and wooden blinds, and motorized options.

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Woven roman shades offer a simple privacy solution with added texture.

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Horizontal screens provide subtle privacy and sunlight control to this conference room as well as versatility to raise and lower.

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2” metal blinds are perfect for high traffic spaces. They offer durability and versatility with no interference to overall design concept.

Consider the rooms purpose.

We will educate you on each product and their suitability. With so many choices, each offering their own benefits, we can align you with the proper products and finished look.

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Solar shades offer the perfect understated solution to this space. Motorized to raise and lower to meet the demands of the sun, yet subtle to compliment the wood walls and beams.

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2” wood blinds were the perfect solution for these elegant wood paneled walls.

It’s all in the details.

Fabric, trim and hardware build the perfect soft treatment by adding pattern, color or texture. This combination of silver metallic wooden poles, crystal finials, beaded trim, button detail, tiebacks and lush fabric produced a stunning custom window treatment scheme in this formal master bedroom.

A splash of color, pattern or texture on any window will add flavor to your room. Window treatments are like that perfect piece of jewelry to a favorite outfit, a room is just not complete without them.

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Combine a sheer with a pop of color and bold stripe.

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Soft subtle texture.

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We love the way these smocked jute panels frame this sweet reading space.

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Asymmetrical draperies with custom bedding components.

We are proud to offer an extensive fabric library to customize drapery panels, valances, pillows and bedding. Let one of our professional designers put together a look tailored specifically for you!

$250.00 window treatment consultation is rebatable towards purchases of $500.00 or more. Professional installations are provided.

We are proud dealers of:

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Call Today!  Spring is coming…

Your friends at LL&A Interior Design!

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LL&A’s 30% Off Extravaganza!

 

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Gifts Galore! All Items – 30% OFF!

If you’re like us, you still you have holiday shopping to do! Don’t worry…We’ve got you covered! We are offering 30% off storewide to our valued clients!

When: Monday, December 10 – 24, 2018

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am – 6pm and Saturdays from 11am – 2pm

Christmas Eve: 10am – Noon

Stop by The Shop at LL&A and check out our newest additions of fashionable scarfs, jewelry, holiday giftware, scents, artwork, lamps and accessories! There are so many fun gifts to choose from and we’re here to help if you need assistance in finding that perfect gift.

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Plus we’ll have it wrapped beautifully and ready to go to make the shopping experience quick, fun and convenient!

Can’t decide? Give a Gift Card!

We are offering the perfect gift for the person who has everything! Interior design consultations are perfect for that hard (or easy) to buy for person in your life that seems to have everything. Let one of our trusted professional interior designers help guide and assist your friend, family member, or loved one in achieving the home or room of their dreams! Holiday Consultation Special: $225.00! Contact us at 812-282-6606.

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Cheers to shopping local and shopping small this happy holiday season!

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Happy Holidays and see you at the 30% off extravaganza!

Your friends at LL&A Interior Design.

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Holiday Design

Let LL&A create a perfect, personalized, festive holiday atmosphere for your home or office!

With the Holidays only a few weeks away, it’s time to start preparing for all the festivities, celebrations and parties.

With all the hustle and bustle approaching, let LL&A Interior Design assist you with “Decking Your Halls” while you enjoy the upcoming season with family and friends. Whether it be your home or office, we all enjoy festive surroundings to share with the ones around us.
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How to “shelf a book” & an accessory or two!

We believe bookshelves are the window into our family life and tell the story of who we are. Many of us have either built in bookshelves, wall shelves, or furniture pieces with shelving and have a difficult time accessorizing them in an effective way.  Showcasing our collections of treasures, family photos and books can be a tricky task and end up looking like an afterthought instead of a prized feature of a room.

Let us share with you a few helpful tools to turn your wall of shelves into a wall of storytelling…

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Edit out all items that no longer serve a purpose or speak to you.  Remove old greeneries, tiny objects, and tired outdated pieces.

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Scale

Our rule of thumb is nothing smaller than a cantaloupe belongs on a shelf.  Combining large scale accessories with frames, books and treasured collections will provide a clean tidy appearance and also highlight features items.

Color palette

In order to achieve a cohesive easy “read”, select an accent color and stick to one.  From there, add a greenery source to give an organic element and texture, then photos, books and accessories.  For example, if you want a fresh beach look, try blue accessories combined with brown books and wooden photo frames – clean, easy and fresh!  If you prefer a monochromatic look, maintain a greenery source to let the accessories breathe.

Books

Yes, bookshelves deserve BOOKS! Even if you are not a reader, add books! Local libraries have book sales at least two times a month and is great fun collecting sets and color combinations. Remember, paperbacks do not count, only hardbacks (no cheating). Measure your shelves and buy more than what you think you need. Trust us, the shelves will eat books up! Select a color scheme and buy books within that range. Consider blacks and grays or browns and tan. You may even like blues if that is your look – go for it! If you own an assortment of mismatched books already – no problem, turn them around and show the page side! TaDa!

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Family photos

Bring it on! Here is your chance to create the story wall. Combine your favorites and select frames that compliment your accessories.  You can choose to either use color photos, sepia or black and white. Again, all depending on the look you desire to achieve.  Keep all frames simple and of similar appearance in color and texture.

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Accessories

Your accessories will tie your entire look together. They should all compliment your valued treasures and collectibles that tell a story all their own.  Keep accessories in one color palette with clean lines and scaled appropriately.  Mixing ceramics, glass, and pottery are all terrific ways to add texture. Just keep within the same color range.  Adding baskets in neutral tones that compliment your scheme adds great texture and scale.

 

Side tips:

  • White items on white book shelves do not showcase well.
  • Glass items will not show up unless filled with greens, spheres, nuts, rock, etc.
  • Move small objects onto smaller side tables or with cabinets.
  • Play with shapes. Less is more!
  • Don’t be afraid to paint your bookshelves a different color or add a textural wallcovering to the back wall.  This may be the perfect addition to draw attention to your feature.

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Now take these hints and tips as you begin your own journey in creating the perfect bookshelf display! Have fun and enjoy!

Until next time,

Your friends at LL&A Interior Design

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Inspire | Expand | Educate

Header blueThis has been an action packed summer here at LL&A!!

We have participated in several events that have raised our awareness of wonderful products, sales tools and sources.

This past June, Leslie and Lauren attended Neocon in Chicago. Two days in the Windy City left them inspired and ready to share the great products they were exposed to. We always appreciate opportunities to explore the latest trends and products available. Bringing them back to Jeffersonville and sharing them with our clients enables us to provide the best solution to each project.

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We are proud to share a few resources that they were very impressed with…..

Hush Acoustic Lighting

Made from safe, non toxic materials available in many shapes and colors, and easy to assemble, these systems are perfect for individual work stations, conference tables or gathering spaces.

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Koncept Lighting

Koncept is a perfect addition to any modern or contemporary environment. Designed with the most discriminating consumer in mind, these fixtures offer a variety of sleek, clean and colorful combinations for home or office. This line represents high quality LED lighting in desk, floor, wall and ceiling fixtures. We loved the Z Bar and the Splitty!

 

Its never too late to keep learning!

We strive to stay ahead in our design field and take pride in continuing to educate ourselves within our industry. Yes, this summer has been a fun one for us but, it has been educational too!

Leslie and Tammy attended a 4.5 hour seminar hosted by Koetter Woodworking to earn continuing education credits. A plant tour, product knowledge specification course, and an Andersen Window class provided us with all the tools and essentials we need when specifying these products. The plant tour itself was educational and inspiring. We would like to especially thank Randy Koetter, Brian Koetter and Mike Deacon for their hospitality!

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Now on to additional Post Neocon classes in September!

You’re never too old to keep learning & be inspired!

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