Friday, June 5, 2015

Week 2 - Comin' to an End

Hello all and happy happy Friday!

Today is the end of my first full week of interning at Lounge Interiors. I have had so much fun this week and have learned a whole lot! :) Haley and the two other girls here have been so great - they have included me in as much as possible on all current projects; which I think is pretty cool. I'm getting to include my input and help make selections for our clients. One of my challenges so far has been field measuring just because it's pretty intimidating considering you're usually doing it in front of the client. I just had to suck it up, and put to use what I learned my first year in USM's program. After doing it this week, I'm already starting to feel more comfortable with it.

This week I have learned a lot about pricing and estimating. I've been thrown into the retail and inventory world of working in a show room. I feel like this is kind of behind the scenes in school because it's hard to make it as real as possible - and everyone prices and estimates differently depending on many factors.

If I have learned this much in only a week and a half, I can't wait to see what the next 7 weeks are going to be like!!

I hope y'all have a fabulous weekend - I know I will! See y'all Monday! :)

- Morgan

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Sharin' the News


I got some AMAZING yet terrifying news today...

 I will be gaining a client of my own (of course supervised by Haley)!! I have already gotten to pull fabric for upholstery and drapery for the client that I will show to her tomorrow. Selecting fabrics was so much fun, but there are so many options; so... I might have gone overboard with the selections :). At least the client will have plenty of options to choose from! That's a plus, right?

(^^^ Just searching for samples in our resource library - so many fabulous options! ^^^)

Tomorrow, Haley and I are meeting with the client at her house to do some field measuring and to talk to her about what she wants from us. I am so excited to speak with her and observe a real client consultation.

I just wanted to share that news with y'all. I'll be posting one more time for this week, so be sure to check back later to see how the consultation went!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Week 2 - Gettin' in my Groove

Hey y'all!!

Yesterday was the start of week 2 for me here at Lounge Interiors. This week has already been pretty steady, and we're only getting started! Monday was full of calling for updates on purchases for clients and selecting fabrics.

For one of our clients, the girls and I were on a mad hunt for the perfect shade of green to use as a velvet back fabric for the client's euro pillows. After searching through all of the bins and booklets of fabric in the back, we finally found a solution - and it's fabulous.

This week is all about some fabric for me. In several of our projects, we are to the point to select all fabrics and finishes. I am getting to organize all of our samples this week, so I'll be able to get more familiar with all the different brands and prices. On Wednesday, I get to go with Elizabeth to speak with a fabric rep and look at their new samples, and I am so excited! Here are a couple of pictures for ya! :)

So, remember the velvet I was talking about that took forever to find? The fabric above are the pieces that we were working with. 

Here's a closer peek!

One bin of fabric organized, too many more to go. 

(Above) These are fabrics that Elizabeth has chosen for one of her clients. We were searching for the perfect navy duvet to complement these fabulous fabrics. 

Well, that's about all I got for you today. Check back on Thursday for more!! :)