Oct 2014
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Spotlight Source of the Month
Top Tip of the Month
Time to Vote for Best Of 2015!
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Dear Jane-Marie,
October is just disappearing before my eyes - what with touring Washington, DC for MEA weekend, attending new trend seminars like Sherwin Williams' ColorMix 2015 and taking client calls as people realize they will be stuck inside their houses for the next 6 months, I am just now getting a chance to breathe in this nice crisp air we have today.

I'm sure you are just as busy, but if you have a moment, I'd LOVE it if you would VOTE AGAIN for Best Interior Designer of Southwest Metro through Southwest Metro Magazine.  Voting is open for only 2 more weeks!  Check out my last section of the newsletter for the rules, or click here for more info.  Thank you again for your continued support - you are the best clients one could ask for! 


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  Spotlight Source of the Month
I just learned of this site the other day - Love it!  The site is similar to ebay but puts entire estate sales online so you can bid on items from artwork and furniture to accessories and your gotta-have-it vintage telephone booth.  It fits well with the philosophy of reuse/re-purpose and satisfies that inner hunter in all of us.  I'm hoping it comes to the Minneapolis area soon, but they will ship items.  Prices can be unbelievable.  Check out some of my wants below:



I decided to take a pass on the "unique handmade dance cage" that I found in the "Oddities" section -  

but man, that was hard to pass up!  

 Top Tip of the Month - Sneak Peak at Color Trends 2015
As I mentioned, I just got back from DC - a treasure trove of history to be found on every corner.  Interestingly enough, many of the things I saw reminded me of the first two color trends from the Sherwin Williams ColorMix 2015.

The color palette of all the buildings in DC - from the White House and Capital to the Monuments and Memorials - is simplistic yet dramatic in its sameness.  With the Chrysalis Trend, think extreme monochromatic and tone-on-tone - beige, soft aquas, pale pinks, whites, ivories and chocolates. Big influencers of this ethereal color scheme include Jean Girel, Yasuaki Onishi, and Nao Tamura

Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum reminded me of the Voyage Trend for 2015.  Our odyssey into space revs up in the near future - watch for opportunities to fly to Jupiter (they can get you there, but not back so don't sign up too quickly!), live in a space colony and at the same time have it match the decor of our homes.  This trend delves into the world of space but also the world of under water - think hotels below the sea.  Big influencers of this color scheme, which is full of smokey greys, plums, amber, light blues, citrine and deep kelp greens, include Jason deCaires Taylor, Marie Daage, Adam Wallacavage & JSPR Lighting.


Watch for more color trends in November's Newsletter.
 Time to Vote - Best Interior Designer for Southwest Metro - Let's Make it a Three-Peat!

Vote by Nov 15th!   

Voting has begun for the Southwest Metro Best of 2015!  We've won

Best Interior Designer for 2 years in a row and would love to make it a 3-peat!  Click here to vote.  Remember, you have to vote for at least 10 categories and the same establishment cannot be listed more than 3 times.  Additional rules are provided in the link.  Some of my favorites in the Chaska, Chanhassen, Eden Prairie, Victoria & Waconia area include:

  • Best Landscaper:  Southview Design in EP
  • Best Vet:  Prairie Village Vet Hospital in EP - sometimes I think they might like my cat more than I do, and I REALLY like my cat!
  • Best Real Estate Agent - of course, my hubby, Bill Bloomberg of Bloomberg Real Estate
  • Best Builder/Remodeler - award-winning Mackmiller design+build
  • Best Nail Salon - love my ladies at Lady Nails in EP
  • Best Boutique Gift Shop - locally made & sustainable gifts at the Finding Joy Boutique on Market Blvd in Chanhassen
  • Best Dentist - Anderson Lakes Dental in EP
  • Best Patio Dining - Redstone - definitely try the awesome, huge Bloody Mary
  • Best Orthodontist - Dr. Ekim at EP Orthodontics makes my kids feel so comfortable
  • And Best Interior Designer - Embellishments Design Studio!!
 Thanks for your support!


Embellishments Design Studio provides interior decorating, space planning and color consultations, as well as custom window treatment designs and staging services so that you can transform the house you live in into the home you love!

Embellishments Design Studio is available to speak at your group's next function.  Contact me for more information!

Jane-Marie Bloomberg
Embellishments Design Studio