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Design2Sell Intern Program: Our new Intern

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Design2Sell Intern Program has offered Marketing and Interior Design positions over the years to both foreign and domestic candidates. We have been fortunate enough to have students come from as far away as Germany, France and Sweden and have interns from Canada and the United States as well. Design2Sell has recently added a new Staging/Interior Design intern to our team. We are so pleased to welcome Keia Grant to our team. Here is a brief intro to get to know her better..

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“Hello Everyone!

 My name is Keia Grant. I am from Atlanta, Georgia and currently reside South of Atlanta.I first attended Gordon College where I studied Art for 2 years and from there I attended Valdosta State University for 3 and a half years where I proudly received my BFA in Interior Design.I am above and beyond ecstatic to be blessed with the opportunity to work with Design2Sell for the next 6 months and eager to practice the wisdom that I have been given and use it in the best way possible. I am farther more eager to learn and grow during this new job experience by bettering my craft and knowledge. Hands on and shadowing participation is what I strive for as a designer in the real world and it all starts here with Design2Sell!”  - Keia Grant

Welcome Keia!!

  Post by: K. Cupid

Spring Color Trends

Each year Pantone chooses a color of the year, as well as what will be popular during the seasons. Not only are these color trends popular for fashion, but they are also implemented in interior design. The idea behind this spring 2016 color trend is vivid and bright colors that transcend gender norms and were inspired by urban vegetation. Typically Design2Sell's designs consist of a neutral palette with pops of color. We have been loving navy and mustard yellow which happens to be in almost every home décor store right now because they are on trend! color trends In this bedroom (Designed by Lisa Uihlein) we used the mustard yellow in the art as well as the pillows from West Elm as a pop of color in the overall very masculine room. Photo Jun 09, 8 54 08 AM A media room (Designed by Lisa Uihlein) also uses the mustard yellow and navy color as a pop of interest.   Post by: Allison Blankenship Photos: Design2Sell

Design2Sell for Phoenix Pass and HomeAid Atlanta

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Design2Sell had so much fun assisting Home Aid Atlanta in dressing a home for a family in the Phoenix Pass housing community on Conyers, GA. Home Aid Atlanta, an organization that builds new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach, has partnered with Rainbow Village to help homeless families with children find refuge, recover and learn to rebuild their lives with the love and support of a community-based family surrounding them. Our Property Stylists Lisa Uihlein and Lisa Sisom pulled inventory from our warehouse along with making purchases to fully furnish one of eight Phoenix Pass unit apartments for a family in need. The Phoenix Pass complex will eventually accommodate up to 90 people at any given time, providing housing for up to two years along with case management, a mentorship program, life skills classes and aftercare programs. After participating in the Rainbow Village in stall last year, we were more than ecstatic to partner with Home Aid again this year. The touching stories we heard last year on how the program helps and continues to change families lives is the main reason why we love to donate to this program. It was such an honor taking part this summer and can't wait to help again next year. Here are some highlights from the installation..



High Point Market Fall 2015 recap

Design2Sell headed to High Point, North Carolina for Fall Market again this year to get a crash course in all things furniture, fabrics and design. Thousands of vendors exhibit the latest products and trends and there a ton of seminars and discussions to attend to inspire. It definitely is a must see event! We saw plenty of the predicted trends for this fall being reds, natural and organic materials, bold rich color and details, details, details! We visited many vendors including Bassett Mirror, Moe’s Home Collection and Loloi rugs just to name a few. We also were fortunate enough to meet Donny Osmand where we got an exclusive look at his Donny Osmond Home Collection which will be rolled out by Coaster Fine Furniture. Here’s a look at the highlights from our trip this season…

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Interns Short stay with Design2Sell

Design2Sell has been so pleased with all the interns that have worked with the company over the years. Having both foreign and domestic interns has really added to our team and has been a great experience for both parties involved.  We recently had two Interior Design interns join our team and stay with us for a months time. Miriam had joined us from Austria and Isabelle is from Georgia and a soon to be SCAD student. They were both very hands on with projects by helping the design team with preparation and installs, creating lovely artworks that could be used in future projects and working alongside our other long-term intern Tisha with keeping the warehouse looking good. We are so grateful for all their help this last month and are sad to see them leave, but we can't wait to see what the future has in store for them. Here are two short goodbye blurbs from them and some example of their marvelous work...

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"Hi everybody! My name is Miriam and I have been working with Design2Sell for the past four weeks. This internship has been a great addition to my studies of interior architecture. Although the time passed so quickly, I gained a lot of hands-on experience. For example I had the pleasure of helping with design projects and research tasks, assisting designers at home stagings and creating vignettes and artwork. By accompanying Barbara, I experienced her way of interacting with clients in a dedicated and perceptive way. She also let me gain insight into Design2Sell´s working process. Most of all I enjoyed the conversations with the designers, who were so willingly sharing their knowledge with me. And since my home country is Austria, the internship abroad has confronted me with different perspectives and lifestyles. This will definitely benefit me in the future. I want to thank Barbara for helping me to pursue my passion for design. You taught me to do everything with a smile and a positive approach. Also, I would also like to say special thanks to the Design2Sell team for welcoming, involving and teaching me. I am deeply impressed by how motivated and cheerful you are. It has been a pleasure to get to know you all! I really hope to stay in touch with you" - Miriam

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"I had a lot of fun at Design2Sell and had some amazing opportunities. In the three weeks I was here, I got to participate in 5 stagings and even had some more responsibilities at my second to last one. These 5 stagings taught me to look at rooms in a completely different way, and the knowledge I’ve gained will be a huge asset to me as I begin studying interior design. I also loved getting to work on artwork with the other interns and knowing that what I painted may actually be used by the designers on projects. The fact that, even though I was just an intern, the projects I did including stagings, art, and research projects, actually helped out in small and large ways was one of the amazing things about this internship. All the designers were really welcoming and in just a couple of days I felt right at home. I hope to see you all again soon" - Isabelle

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Post by: Kristine C.

Mid-century Modern Design Series: Patterns & Textures

Design2Sell’s Mid-century Modern Design continues with Patterns & Textures.  This trend really embraces clean lines, geometric shapes, graphics and vivid colors such as the primary colors -red, yellow and blue combined with white or black. Graphics were also including in patterns giving the pattern a unique feel. The textures where usually heavier in weight like burlap or wool knits which had included a textural value to the fabric and also displayed good quality. Today we are seeing a lot of chevron, poke-a-dots and stripe patterns. Below are a few patterns and textures we enjoy that can be used in today’s décor.

What’s your favorite pattern or texture?


  1. Target pillow $25  2.WestElme Rug $69+ 3.Jonathan Adler Rug $795  4. Wayfair Shaggy Rug $ 57+ 5.Etsy Wall decal $27 6. Horchow Rug $199

Father’s day Gift Guide 2015

Design2Sell has put together a Father’s Day Gift Guide for those who need a little inspiration or are on the last minute gift hunt. From the perfect man crate to great father’s day activity ideas. Take a look at 7 great gift ideas for our favorite dad's…

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Gift guide

  1. Man Crate – you can find the perfect gift for any dad with a Man Crate. They have crates geared for an array of interests and hobbies.
  2. Father daughter/son quality time : Camping The movies – gift card for two Fishing, Cook out, Swimming , hiking
  1. For the tech savvy dad an Apple Watch
  2. The perfect Shaving Kit
  3. Beer! – or favorite drink of choice.
  4. A modern chair for a modern dad. Whether he works from home or needs an update for the office
  5. Frame a picture with a memorable moment or frame a few to add to a wall gallery

Design2Sell for Rainbow Village and HomeAid

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Design2Sell had so much fun assisting Home Aid Atlanta in dressing a home for a family in the Rainbow Village housing community. Home Aid Atlanta, an organization that builds new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach, has partnered with Rainbow Village to help homeless families with children find refuge, recover and learn to rebuild their lives with the love and support of a community-based family surrounding them. We were fortunate enough to attend the ribbon cutting event where Rainbow Village opened its doors to the public. It was such a beautiful day that started with much gratitude from the Rainbow Village team and the Home Aid team to all the people who helped make this project possible. We even got to hear from Rainbow Village program graduate, Johanna, who shared her touching story on how the program helped and continues to change her and her family's life. Hearing her story really brought home why this program is profoundly special. Along with Rainbow Village and Home Aid representatives, Johanna got to cut a ribbon to The Rainbow Village community doors. From there, guests were finally able to see all the hard work that was put into building this community.

It was such an honor taking part in this cause. Here are some highlights from the installation and Ribbon Cutting ceremony..


Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2015

Design2Sell has put together a Mother’s Day Gift Guide for those who need a little inspiration. From the perfect flower arrangement to great mother’s day date ideas. Take a look at 7 great gift ideas for our favorite mom’s….

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  1. The sweetest flower arrangement starting at $99
  2. Mother daughter/son date : - Mani/Pedis - Movie Night - Painting class - Cooking class - Yoga class
  3. For the mom who loves to cook a Marble and wood cutting Board $54
  4. These cool leather wallet and tablet case set, perfect for summer styling  $38
  5. Wine! – For an evening of relaxing.
  6. Her favorite Chocolates $11
  7. This Chalkboard Planter makes for a neat gift for those mom’s who love to garden $145

Do you have the perfect gift Idea? Let us know!

Post by: Kristine Cupid

Design2Sell Welcome’s New Intern

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Design2Sell has offered Marketing and Interior Design intern positions over the years to both foreign and domestic candidates. It has been a rewarding experience for both Design2Sell and the students. We have been fortunate enough to have students come from as far away as Germany, France and Sweden.

Design2Sell has recently added a new Interior Design intern from our very own state, Georgia. We are so pleased to welcome Latisha Greenidge to our team.

"Greetings! My name is Tisha Greenidge and I am currently a Bachelors of Fine Arts Interior Design major. So far I am loving interning  at Design2sell because of the awesome hands on experience and the fun projects! The team here has been very welcoming and patient with me. They continue to teach me the reality of working with clients within a timely manner and keeping my design concepts at a consistent flow. Here at Design2sell my teamwork skills have advanced because they allow me to express my opinion on changes that can be made within the company and at our project sites. Working and being a part of the the Design2sell team is a great opportunity for me and encourages me to be a great Designer! "

We look forward to the next couple of months with Tisha. Keep an eye out for blog posts on her progress and insight on her time with us.

Post by: Kristine Cupid & Tisha Greenidge