Thursday, March 8, 2012

Gatehouse Design Classes

My mom and I discovered a lovely treat on Tuesday! In Orem, there is a wonderful furniture store called Gatehouse. We found out that the first Tuesday of every month they offer a free interior design class! So naturally, we went:) It was so fun and full of great information from one of their expert designers. This month, we learned about texture. Here are some helpful hints I took home with me:

1. It is okay to mix a lot of different textures! This helps give a designer eclectic feel to the home.
2. Bright light tends to flatten texture, so if you would like to accentuate texture, use soft lighting in the space.
3. It is okay to mix in dark woodwork/leather pieces with lighter colors (light is the trend right now), use those dark pieces as textures instead of colors.
4. Be sure to mix the visual weight of textures to add more interest to a room.
5. If doing a monochromatic color scheme, texture is very important in bringing the space to life.

This class was so informative! If you are interested in next month, keep up on their blog (click here), or sign up for their email list. Hope to see you there in April!

While I was there, I couldn't help but poke my head around. The store is so beautiful and well styled. Here is one of my favorite rooms I saw. It was divine!

I also found a new color scheme inspiration for my home, can't wait to find pillows!!!


  1. What a treat to be able to have somewhere close to take a design class! I found your blog on 6th Street Design School today, so I thought I would check it out! I am so impressed! You are in school and also managing to do a blog!:) Kuddos To you! Loved your blog and will start following you! We just started our blog 2 weeks ago and we would love for you to check it out and follow us if you like it!:). Good luck with your blog- you are doing a great job!!

  2. Thank you so much! Your comment seriously made my day! I would love to check out your blog:) What is the address?

  3. I LOVE the rug in the last picture. Do you know what brand it is or where I can find it?

  4. Hey Sherry thank you for commenting! It is Amy Butler and the rug is called Lacework. I LOVE it too! So unique:) Thanks again for stopping by!

  5. Thank you! Love your blog. :)