Friday, November 4, 2011

Prism Awards

 I am so proud to announce that my project partner, Stephanie Morrison, and I were the recipients of the 2011 Gold Prism Award for Clubhouse Design from the BAGB (Builder's Association of Greater Boston). These awards take place every other year and feature some of the most talented designers in the industry.

 The PRISM (Prestigious Results in Sales and Marketing) Awards pay tribute to housing industry professionals for excellence in building, design, sales and marketing, and a myriad of other categories. Winning a coveted PRISM Award is a sign of excellence in your field and recognition of superior achievement.

Our second bit of exciting news is the opening of our new Marketplace.
This marketplace will feature many of the items that we have featured in our most popular residential and commercial designs. We are committed to bringing you some of the best designers like sustainable furnishings by Martha's Vineyard Furniture and handblown glass designs from Tracy Glover Studios.  We will also be featuring some wonderful nature inspired accessories from all over the world. We encourage you to pop over to the website and take a look and come back often as we will continue to add items as we finish new spaces.
Like us on facebook and you are automatically entered to win a $50 gift certificate to use on the site. Have friends and family like us too and for each person you bring we will add your name in again!

A few more announcements include the upcoming Festival of Trees on Thursday December 1 from 10 until 8 in downtown Exeter, NH.
Each year we are so proud to be involved in the Chamber Children’s Fund Festival of Trees. Fifty live trees are decorated each Christmas holiday by local businesses and families and then auctioned off in a wonderful evening of good cheer and charity. Over the years, we have made Tinker Bell fly atop a magical pirate tree, the circus has come to town complete with Dumbo spinning gracefully above, and last year we dressed up a fabulous spinning turquoise tree with Fuzzles and a giant monkey.  This year’s tree promises to have people standing on their heads!

The Chamber Children’s Fund, established in 1989, raises money that is turned into vouchers from local area merchants.  These vouchers are distributed through local social service agencies to their clients.  Parents can take these vouchers to participating merchants and use them as they would a gift certificate to buy clothing, outwear, or bedding for children up to 18 years of age.  The fund supports children up to 18 years of age and serves families in Brentwood, East Kingston, Epping, Exeter, Kensington, Kingston, Newfields, Newmarket, Raymond and Stratham.

That same weekend please join us for Art on Union Street
 I am so pleased to be a part of this wonderful weekend this year.
This event will feature a torrent of talented artists presenting  jewelry,
photography, oil paintings, metal work, and so much more.
I will be conducting some "Speed Designing" sessions. Bring your photos, designs, drawings, or just inspiration and sign up for a 20 minute slot. I will have all my paint samples and CAD wear, so we can redesign any problem spot. To sign up for a slot on Friday or Saturday just pop over to to reserve your spot! 
For more info on this wonderful event and to see a full list of vendors go to:

Check back later in the month for our gift giving idea blog.


Friday, September 30, 2011

Falling into Design

Welcome back to all our visitors! No better time to start back with our blog than in the fall. So many wonderful textures and colors and holidays just around the corner give us plenty to chat about.

I have lots of news on the horizon.... It was a wonderful summer full of design inspiration and plenty of projects. For our latest project I had he chance to work with the wonderful textile artist, Bridget Bleckmann of Penumbra Textiles on the 2011 York Decorators Showhouse in York, Maine.
Bridget invited me to work as the outdoor stylist for the stunning Emerson House. We wanted to really
take advantage of the outdoor living room concept, so Bridget worked her magic with a amazing collection of vibrant fabrics that were all suitable for casual outdoor living.
We then had the wonderful fortune of working with Knoll Furniture of Boston who graciously supplied us with many of our contemporary outdoor furnishings. Using a clean modern esthetic was a big risk in an ultra-traditional 1700's home, but we felt we needed something light and refreshing as visitors left the home. By pairing it with lush plantings and unusual displays of greener, such as our living wall from Wentworth Greenhouses, we managed to capture the perfect balance of color, texture, and whimsy. For more photos from the Showhouse, we invite you to visit our website:
Mandeville Canyon Designs.

Other exciting news this fall is the launch of the new website. Months in the preparation, I am very excited to present this new interactive site that I hope you will find easy to navigate and a pleasure to peruse.
One of my favorite features on the website is the addition of the marketplace. Here you will be able to find some my very favorite items from the residential, commercial, and outdoor installations.

I will feature such designers as Tracy Glover and Penumbra Textiles, plus sustainable designs by Martha's Vineyard Furniture Company along with one of a kind accessories from around the world. I do hope you will take the time to pop over to the website and click on Marketplace. You will also receive 10% off your opening order as a grateful thank you for your support.
We would also love your feedback on all the updates. Please feel free to comment here or like Mandeville Canyon Designs on Facebook. I would love to hear from all of you!

Look for the holiday shopping blog in October full of ideas and sustainable holiday gift giving ideas!

Enjoy fall's beautiful display!

Warm regards,