Saturday, January 24, 2009

Welcome to our blog!

We are so excited to be starting this blog! So many new things are happening at Lila Elliot Design and we wanted a way to keep you updated about the business, talk about the latest and greatest in stationery design, bridal trends, and new looks for baby announcements, showcase current projects, and chit chat about the things that inspire us!

The most exciting thing happening for us right now is that we are opening up a new shop for our bridal line, Frills and Forever! Beginning February 1st, we will be located at The Madison Avenue Wedding Mall in Covington, KY! We are beyond thrilled to be able to offer a storefront as a meeting location for our brides and be able to showcase our portfolio in our very own space! 

We have been busy putting our personal touch on our shop, the first one of which was painting stripes on the wall in the pinky-melon color of our logo. Lots of work but so worth the effort! They are an easy way to add that "wow!" factor to a room. In case you are up for a project like this yourself, I'd love to share some great "stripe tips" with you to make your stripes PERFECT. 

First, get a laser level! You can pick one up for under $20 these days and they are a MUST for this job... it will project a perfectly straight line for you to apply your tape to. Second, measure each wall in the room, decide how thick you want your stripes to be (ours are about 20") and then fanagle the numbers of each stripe slightly in an effort to get them to end perfectly at the corner (for instance, some stripes might be 19 7/8, others 20 1/8, etc. - the naked eye will never be able to tell). If the math doesn't work out for this, don't worry... a stripe going around a corner can look cool too! Thirdly, and this is my BEST kept stripe secret, paint along each piece of tape with the same color as the wall. This will keep your stripe color from bleeding under the tape once you paint with that, and will create a PERFECT line each time. Voila! Your friends and family will think you are a genius! :) 

We will try to update often and in the meantime, we would love for you to come check out our new wedding invitation and stationery shop in Covington! (Hourse are Wed. - Fri. 12-5, and Sat. 10-4).

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