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Big News and A Big Thank You!

Andrea May Hunter Gatherer was recently recognized with a ”Best in Design” by RoomReveal. Reveal Award winners are chosen by design enthusiasts and homeowners, reviewing work from the best designers across the US and around the world.

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“There are so many exceptional design professionals on RoomReveal that the decision was really close,” says RoomReveal founder, William Moynihan. “We were really able to leverage the design fans and homeowners that frequent RoomReveal to choose the winners for this season’s Reveal Awards through the feedback they contributed across hundreds of nominated portfolios.

This season’s top design professionals each receive a limited edition RoomReveal magazine cover celebrating their “Best In Design” achievement. The handful of winners  can also display an exclusive “Best In Design” award badge on their Website and RoomReveal profile. andrea-may

Then, as if the RoomReveal award wasn’t enough big news for one week:  Our Andrea May Hunter Gatherer RoomReveal cover appeared on June 12 and June 14 in Times Square, New York City.

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A very big thank you to RoomReveal and to all the RoomReveal design enthusiasts who recognized the work we do!

Happy Anniversary to the Urban Electric Company!

I’m thrilled to tell you that my great friends at the Urban Electric Company in Charleston are celebrating a special milestone:  A decade of American craftsmanship.

I placed my first order with UECo nine years ago and instantly fell in love with both their handcrafted lighting and their incredible service.  This is a company in a class by itself, as you’ll see in this celebratory anniversary video.

Thank you, UECo, for including me in your celebration.  Happy, happy birthday and many more!

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How to Work with a Color Consultant

nurseryA fantastic article, 17 Things Color Consultants Want You to Know, by lead Houzz contributor, Becky Harris, came out on houzz.com this week.  It is very thorough and really explains working with a color consultant–the process, rough costs and the benefits.  I’m thrilled to be included in Becky’s article because I truly love learning about color and sharing my expertise.  As Becky aptly points out, color consultants love what they do!

Voted Best of Houzz 2013!

Andrea May Hunter Gatherer has been recognized as one of the 2013 Best of Houzz for both Design and Customer Satisfaction. Our portfolio contains some of the most popular images from 2012 among Houzz’s 11 million monthly users. You can see our award-winning work in this “Best of” ideabook.  A big thank you to the Houzz community for this honor.  Thrilled!

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Since I completed my True Colour Expert Certification with Maria Killam this year, a lot of my business is color consulting. I really enjoy creating balanced interiors, where color flows harmoniously from one space to the next. Here’s a great idea from Iris Interiors so you can always have a little touch-up paint on hand. Thanks, Iris!

Inspired Design

I love being organized – it can save so much time if your are able to achieve it!  Pinterest is a great source for organizing and DIY tips, and one day when I have too much time, I will test and implement everyone of those fantastic ideas!

One idea I just recently came up with is to create a paint-touch-up-kit for my clients.  I had been searching for the perfect containers for a while until I realized that small mason jars will do just fine.  With the help of round Avery labels each jar was quickly and easily labelled.

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I kept the jars in the cardboard case they came in which made it is to carry the whole “kit”.

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Lessons learned?  I had purchased mason jars with the 2 part lid.  Next time I will buy jars with a full lid, I think that will work even better. Additionally I…

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