Cotswold Marketplace had their “Friends and Family Night” last night AND my dear dear friend and fellow designer, Rosa Dest celebrated the opening of her new home furnishing and accessory retail space. I was a newbie to the Marketplace so I had a blast, along with meeting some wonderful NEW friends.
Here I am with (left to right) Cotswold MarketPlace owner Melissa Vandiver, Multiple Blessings owner Caroline Simas and my friend Rosa, owner of Rosa Dest Interior Design.So what does shopping have to do with Michelle Obama? Last night, I shopped, celebrated, worked and took photos, all while “bearing” arms – literally – in the middle of winter. Just like Mrs. Obama, I jumped at the chance to show off my “guns”.
After arriving, I made a bee-line to Rosa’s space. The first thing I noticed was the striking reddish orange wall – Tangerine Tango, which is the “it” color for 2012. Ough-la-la…It’s vivacious, sophisticated, warm and inviting. On the focal wall, Rosa taped off alternate blocks in a matte and gloss finish which created more depth and interest than just a solid color.
The rooster behind me is an original oil painting – the details and colors are Ah-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I’m photographed with the artist below. Why does this space resonate with me? It’s not just one style but a beautiful blend of modern day elegance peppered with a liberal dose of global character.
Congratulations on your NEW venture Rosa!
After I left Rosa’s space (with my new bag) I had to check out some of the other spaces and THAT’s when I met Caroline with Multiple Blessings. She has a niche market, creating original inspirational products in unique packages for companies as well as designing and painting them.
Her work sings “goodness and sunshine”.
Caroline! You are a Rock Star Girly! Your designs make me happy. Maybe too happy – I just fell in the candle holder) and that’s before the wine)) Umm, cozy!
This is a shoppers haven. At every turn there’s more to feast your eyes upon.
Modern, graphic, oversized wallpaper designs for sale.
Thanks again for the invitation Rosa. Trust me, I will be back))))
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Later last night….