Serving Up Style
Heritage School of Interior Design loved being part of Serving Up Style this year! Serving Up Style is a series of events that support lupus awareness and research to help better the lives of those living with lupus. In collaboration with JJ De Sousa from Digs Inside & Out, we designed a Moroccan Inspired Bedroom at the Portland Home & Garden Show!
Designing a Moroccan Inspired Bedroom
To achieve our Moroccan bedroom look, we knew we needed to have an abundance of color, pattern and layers. The bed was the focal point of the room which we adorned with nearly a dozen decorative pillows, a textured quilt and a bold patterned throw. We framed the bed with velvety golden drapes and antique, cherry red side tables on either side. We used a traditional woven rug as a wall hanging to add texture to the space. In front of the bed we wanted to create a coffee vignette. We layered poufs and pillows surrounding a table topped with oversized gold lanterns, fruit, nuts, coffee and moroccan inspired serving ware. Costume jewelry, antique books and candles accessorized the space to give it a lived-in feel. When we took a step back to see the space from a distance, we were thrilled to see our vision had come to life!
Heritage Grads Giving Back
Heritage grad Sarah Logue has always been drawn to Moroccan design so we brought her on to help with the design and curation of the space. It was a great opportunity for Sarah to apply her design skills and get a sense of what it’s like to design a room for a client!
Having an academic background in cultural anthropology, I love the cultural elements that are infused into Moroccan design. Being able to collaborate with the team at Heritage was a valuable experience for me. Everyone was exceptional at creative problem solving, coming up with unique ideas and using their individual skills to go above and beyond in order to create a fun, vibrant and unique bedroom display. Participating in Serving Up Style at the Portland Home & Garden Show was a great opportunity to be around, and ultimately learn from, so many skilled designers and craftsmen
Anjali Miller, a spring 2019 graduate, designed a kitchen with a “Glamping” theme for Serving Up Style. The inspiration for her design was the Pacific Northwest meets Forest Feast and her goal was to design with nature in mind! Anjali was originally joined Serving Up Style as a volunteer at the event, but after a designer who was planning on designing the kitchen space had to drop out, Anjali saw an opportunity to take on the project!
The first thing I did after deciding to take on this opportunity was hand render my vision for the kitchen and email it to several cabinet companies in hopes to find a partner that could help with the construction of the space. The Surface Store was the first to say YES, which was huge because out of all the Serving Up Style displays, this one has some pretty high costs because of the cabinets and counters tops.
To complete the look, I visited Lapchi, Kush, Chown and Rejuvenation and after explaining my project and that I was a Heritage grad, they were pleased to let me borrow anything I needed! I couldn’t believe how the doors opened due to the great reputation Heritage has in the design community.
This entire experience of participating in the Serving Up Style event is a reflection of the value Heritage brings to the table for their students.
Visit AnjaliInteriors.com for more information about her design business!