Erin Gonzalez is an interior designer who has worked in the outdoor industry with Marcia Blake, founder and president of Outdoor Interiors Inc., for the past year and a half, working with outdoor furniture manufacturers and clients to create inspired outdoor living spaces. Her experiences in the design world have taken her across the pond, where she worked for a design firm in London. Erin will be sharing her passionate views on all that inspires the outdoor room.
- Unquestionably, the holiday season is one of ambiance. It is a time where we all gather our closest friends and families and celebrate the blessings in our world. Inevitably, we aim to do so in an environment that lends itself to togetherness and gratitude. During this time of year there is nothing more satisfying than the warmth of a fire, the nostalgia of a classic holiday film and the scrumptiousness of a holiday treat. The comforts of our world today are measured in the relaxation found in simple indulgences such as these. We take pleasure in small things, even more ... Read More
- Without a doubt, fall is upon us. Despite the continued heat in Southern California, the month of October brings a subtle season change, and I personally cannot wait. Fall brings about such a sense of cozy instincts and nostalgia to those, like me, who absolutely love this season. It is a time when people start changing the décor within their homes, switching out bright summer colors for more muted shades. Pumpkins, leaves and berries replace the vivid and fresh flowers of spring and summer. Accessories are chosen to represent the coming holidays and people are preparing for the entertaining seasons ... Read More
- It seems everywhere you go big-name retail stores are putting more of an effort into their visual merchandising in order to draw consumers in and create a lasting impression. Retail stores such as Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware and Z-Gallery have been doing this for years, and specialty retailers and showrooms within the outdoor industry are taking notice. Within today's competitive market, retailers and showrooms alike are incorporating a variety of inspiring ways to stand above the rest and make an impressionable impact on consumers. This means utilizing your creative skills to create visual and appealing vignettes throughout your store ... Read More