Intern Spotlight (Hannah Freeman)

Intern Spotlight! 

intern picture

  1. Tell us a little about yourself. (Name, school, program you’re studying, where you’re from.)

My name is Hannah Freeman, and I am from Asheboro, North Carolina. I am currently studying interior design at Randolph Community College, and I will graduate in May.

  1. What made you interested in interior design?

I have always been the girl to want to re-arrange my room, change wall colors, and do DIY projects, but I really knew I wanted to study interior design when I was 16. The only thing I asked for Christmas that year was to “re-do” my entire bedroom, and I did just that! I selected all new flooring, wall color, window treatments, and accessories. I was able to up-cycle my current dresser and night stands, paint them white, and give them brand new knobs. It was SO much fun. I think my favorite part was ripping up the carpet I had and being able to lay down dark engineered hardwood flooring. This entire process made me realize that this was what I wanted to make a career out of.

  1. Who are some of your design icons?

I definitely have to say that my favorite design icon is Joanna Gaines. I absolutely adore her and her classic, clean aesthetic. I have been loving the slight modern turn that her design style has taken lately. I also love the bright, colorful, and bold style of Jamie Drake. I love how he incorporates such bright, vivid colors into all of his spaces. As you can see from reading this paragraph, my style can turn quite transitional.

  1. Describe your design aesthetic.

I think if I had to list four adjectives that describe my design aesthetic those would be: feminine, transitional, vintage, and chic.

  1. What do you do at Vivid Interiors?

At Vivid Interiors I do a variety of different things. I make mood boards for certain projects, work in studio web-ware to check pricing and information on invoices for clients, organize our fabrics, and I also help prepare for installations.

  1.  What do you like best about interning at Vivid?

What I like best about interning at Vivid is being surrounded by a group of wonderful ladies who love interior design, and are willing to teach me more about the industry and how I can run my own design firm one day.

  1. Who are your favorite musicians?

My favorite musicians are Beyoncé, Maren Morris, and Sam Hunt.

  1. Favorite drink?

I LOVE strawberry lemonade.

  1. What is your sign?

My sign is Aries.

  1. If you could invite anyone to dinner (living or dead) who would it be?

If I could invite anyone to dinner I would invite Shay Mitchell. She is one of my favorite actresses in my favorite television show, Pretty Little Liars.

  1. Tell us three words that describe you.

Three words that describe me are observant, determined, and fashionable.

  1. What are your plans after graduation?

My plans after graduation are to begin taking the steps to establish my own interior design firm. I will most likely work a full-time job straight out of graduation, but I will be taking steps to build my firm in the midst of working as well.

Design Trend Wednesday: Gems and Geodes Accents

Gems and Geodes Accents add a little sparkle, pizzazz, and just a touch of magic to bring a space together. They make a wonderful accent piece, statement piece or center piece, which is why they are so easy to place perfectly around your homes. You don’t have to necessarily go with physical crystals but you can even use it as a print like we did with accent pillows.

gems 2 gems 1

Design Trend Wednesday: Large Scale Lighting

Go for over scale light fixtures especially in the dining room. They act as a focal point and ground the space at the same time. Toying with scale is a great way to add visual interest and draw attention away from negative elements, especially in a smaller space. To keep the look from becoming extreme, choose simple forms and designs.

formal dining 1

large light 1

Design Trend Wednesday: Metallic Accents

The right metallic touch can add warm sophistication and ageless appeal to a space. Metallic Accents are all the rage at the moment, from shiny gold metal shelving to silver floor lamps to eccentric bronze end tables. Metallic accents are a great way to add a bit of glam and spice, and are great attention drawers and conversation starters. Right now we’re really into gold!

gold 2

gold 1

Design Trend Wednesday: Mixing Prints

Mixing Prints is always in, you just have to know how to put it together without it looking too busy; and here at Vivid we have it down to a science. The key to victoriously mixing prints is to vary the scale of the patterns of your prints from small to large and anywhere in between.

prints 2

prints 1

4th of July

Happy 4th of July! As we spend this weekend celebrating our country’s independence, let’s not forget about the ways we can incorporate the fun that the 4th of July brings into our own homes.

There are many ways in which to do so, whether it’s bringing our nation’s flag’s red, white, and blue into a space in every aspect including furniture, window treatments, and even wall coverings; or even just keeping them in as accents found throughout the space such as in pillows or light fixtures. There is also the idea of having the patriotic patterns of the stars and stripes being used in the space to represent the American flag.

Here are some patriotic-inspired interiors that  keep the spirit of this holiday and the celebration alive:

And even…