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November 2015

FIRST…

When designing a concept for a room, I always start by locating one item that will guide the direction of the decor. For this particular concept the rug was the guiding source. The earth toned rug set the stage for warm colors and comfort without losing a level of sophistication.

NEXT…

When working with earth tones, soft brown and cream tones create a light and airy feel that exudes a welcoming environment. Though these traditional earth tones are beautiful in their own right, they can become a little boring, so next I had to find the perfect “pop” of color. Blue tones are the perfect addition to a warm concept that’s in need of an accenting color. To bring in color, I started by locating art and used it as a guide for adding color throughout the concept.

FINALLY…

The attention went into the details. From the lights, to the accent tables, to the table top accessories; ITS ALL ABOUT DETAILS!

KEY TAKEAWAYS…

  1. When starting a design concept, find one item that will guide the direction of your decor.
  2. Earth tones are easy to work with, but they can become boring. Throw in some color to shake things up a little.
  3. Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize!

 

Thanks for reading,

Chase

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“IF YOU CAN’T FEED ONE HUNDRED, THEN FEED JUST ONE”

-Minnie’s Food Pantry

This past Monday my team and I got to participate in a night that we will never forget. The Feed Just One Gala is the annual fundraiser for a North Dallas organization called Minnie’s Food Pantry that has an inspiring record of serving millions of meals to the community in which they serve. A little unknown fact about me is my first degree is in Human Services; therefore this type of work will always hold a special place in my heart. The night was very eventful with a silent and live auction, a live performance by BeBe Winans, star honorees, and of course the power house that carries the vision; Dr. Cheryl “Action” Jackson.

I learned about Minnie Food’s Pantry around November of 2014. Dr. Cheryl and I both share a love for Oprah Winfrey. After the Life You Want Tour Houston, she was one individual that I knew I had to find out more about. When I discovered the impact she was making with Minnie’s Food Pantry, I knew I had to get involved and support in some way. Chase Dowell Interior Design was able to donate a home accessories package and an interior design consultation to the silent auction. My team and I are looking forward to getting back to Dallas to volunteer for this great organization soon.

The theme of the gala was Dream Bigger. I can assure you, after leaving the event I started to dream a little bigger. I was so moved by all the support in the room around a common cause of fighting hunger.

To find out more about Minnie’s Food Pantry and how you can support the work they are doing, visit www.minniesfoodpantry.org.

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Thanks for reading,

Chase