Inspiration in the Studio

Become a Facebook Fan!

Did you know Southern Studio Interior Design is on Facebook?  Become a Fan and stay on top of the latest happenings and design trends.  Feel free to join the discussion and ask questions.

I have to say, I resisted entering into this virtual world, but I’m so glad I did. In the past few years we’ve lost so many great shelter magazines. I still say that there’s nothing like flipping the pages of a magazine with beautiful photography of gorgeous interiors, but a lot of design inspiration is now found in the virtual world of design blogs and Facebook pages. There’s so many great ideas out there to explore and I’m embracing the new reality! That being said, I’m not canceling my magazine subscriptions any time soon. Join the fun…

Road Trip: ASID Carolinas Fall Conference in Wrightsville Beach

This past week I traveled to Wrightsville Beach for the ASID Carolinas Fall Conference.  October is the most beautiful time of the year at the beach and the SunSpree Resort was the ideal location for our conference.

It was a day filled with design inspiration and continuing education.  Katie Wakeford, co-editor of the recently published book Expanding Architecture:  Design as Activism challenged us to consider creative design in the service of the greater public and the greater good.  We often consider design as only being accessible to the wealthy.  Katie reminded us that design should be accessible to all and can improve the daily lives of entire communities.  Am I hearing a calling?

The afternoon was spent in an interactive seminar on social media.  The statistics are fascinating!  Did you know that if Facebook were a country, it would be the 4th largest in the world?  That’s right…China, India, United States, Facebook. It looks like social networks, like it or not, will be in our future. I’m slowly conforming to this new networking tool and invite you to join the brand new Southern Studio Interior Design Facebook page.  Won’t you be a fan…please?

The highlight of the day was spending time with many talented designers from throughout the Carolinas.  I guess they’re actually my competitors, but I’d rather call them friends. I have a great appreciation for the talent of many designers, including Angela Pence and Michael Steiner.


We all need inspiration in our daily lives and today, it’s my wish for each of you….Vicky