Monday, January 7, 2008

A place for designers to exchange ideas and promote products

One of the most common questions homeowners hear after remodeling or redecorating is usually “who did the work for you?” I find myself asking this to friends and family as I travel to visit for cocktails or a party. I’ve always been amazed at all the different designer tastes and influences I come across, even here in Maine, but it wasn’t till I caught a glimpse of my girlfriend’s next door neighbor’s newly refinished condo at Sunday River Ski Resort that I put a lot of thought into who did the work and what designer products were used. I mean how many interior designers can there really be in that part of the state? Given the influx of out-of-state money on the mountain, probably quite a few, but realistically, any designer needs influence, products, and a place to bounce ideas of others who share their professional and passion. And thus I recently came across a web site – while sitting in a ski condo on a mountain in Maine – that made me feel like I was in the middle of Manhattan. Why? It reminded me a lot of some of the writers’ sites I frequent where there is not only a strong sense of community, but also news, extensive products lines and listing, best of all – networking and professional discussion. From blogs to news, readers will come across the latest fashions is drapery to the most relevant discussions on project management for architects.


Anonymous said...

Thanks, great post