February 2014 archive

Copper Penny Grand Opening

By Christa Sorauf

Congratulations to Heather Brehm and Elizabeth Brehm on the grand opening of their new Copper Penny on Augusta Road. Gregorie and I were fortunate to assist with some of the design choices for their fabulous new boutique and perhaps the most amazing thing was the entire store came together in just 19 days. We started with a vision board back in December…

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And then we found some furniture locally that we upcycled like this green china cabinet that turned into a beautiful piece thanks to the talented Christine at Southern Housepitality where we found the cabinet…

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A table from Worlds Away took centre stage underneath the chandelier and we added a beautiful cowhide from Saddlemans and two mongolian poufs from Fabulous Furs…


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Elizabeth also found this console table locally and the painting is by local artist Kim Hassold…

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Copper dark chocolate hearts from Kilwins…

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The beautiful new proprietors on opening night…


Stop by the new Copper Penny this weekend, it’s right in McDaniel Village next to Davani’s Italian restaurant and say “hi” to Heather and Elizabeth.


X O • J K

Spring Trends

By Christa Sorauf

After being snowed in for a week it makes our hearts sing to think about spring! We haven’t been able to blog as much as we want because we’ve been crazy busy and been given the most incredible opportunity to create a new product collection for a company that we’ve long admired, so we’ve been thinking, brainstorming, painting, creating and playing…

But when we saw these trends from Horchow we wanted to share. As part of creating this new collection, I’ve been looking at PANTONE’S forecast for 2015 and trends such as luxe and light are right on with the sherberts and candy colors that will be coming next year for 2015. We just used a similar palette for house in Chanticleer and it’s turning out beautiful…

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On the exact opposite of the spectrum on the PANTONE forecast is warm, earthy, global colors…

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And pieces with a provenance that is special to you is always on trend, which is why I love the tea cup collection that my grandmother gave me…

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Hope you’re looking forward to spring as much as we are!

X O • J K

We Won a “BEST OF HOUZZ” Award

By Christa Sorauf

Woohoo — we found out today that we won a “Best Of Houzz” Award for Customer Satisfaction! Gregorie and I are so excited that homeowners are embracing our concept of affordable design a room at a time. We love each and every one of our clients and there’s nothing that excites us more than helping them turn their dream rooms to reality. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the opportunity to work with you. The official press release is below…

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Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals

February 4, 2014 – ROOM SERVICE by JOLIE KOLAJ has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Our creative design firm was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.

The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013.

“Houzz provides homeowners with the most comprehensive view of home building, remodeling and design professionals, empowering them to find and hire the right professional to execute their vision,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize ROOM SERVICE by JOLIE KOLAJ among our “Best Of” professionals for customer satisfaction as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

Follow us on Houzz or give us a call if you’d like to set up a complimentary consultation. We’d love to meet you!

X O • J K