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I love interior design and LEDs… and my job!

In Uncategorized on September 20, 2009 at 7:24 pm

Okay, there are too many things I love about my job to list all at once, but here’s what’s on my mind for loving it right now.

I love interior design. I don’t claim to be even an amateur interior designer, but I do love art and furniture and picking out paint colors and putting everything together. I like reading magazines, blogs, tweets, etc. to see what the professionals do. I love that through my work with Thomasville Furniture (yes, that is a disclaimer that Thomasville is one of my clients) that I have the pleasure of working with Darryl Carter who is the most amazing person at putting together a room. It just comes natural to him. Being with Darryl at Vegas Furniture Market last week allowed me the opportunity to witness what an inspiration he has been to other designers who came to get an autographed copy of Darryl’s book, The New Traditional. This book topped the Amazon charts when it first came out last year, and I understand it’s topping the home category again right now. No surprise. And no surprise Darryl was selected for the Merchandise Mart keynoter (Chicago, Oct 2) this year… for a spot that was filled last time by Martha Stewart.

Darryl Carter talks with interior designers about his book The New Traditional at Las Vegas Furniture Market

Darryl Carter talks with interior designers about his book The New Traditional at Las Vegas Furniture Market

In somewhat of a related space, I’ve becoming incredibly interested and intrigued with LED lighting and other energy efficiency and green building topics. How great is it that I get to work with Cree (which is the only NA-based LED lighting manufacturer and the company that is introducing true lighting-class LEDs to the world) AND with Briar Chapel (the largest green community in the area where I live in NC)?

Just hit me this evening as I was following more folks on Twitter for both client and personal interest that the two are increasingly becoming the same. How lucky am I?

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