Introducing Kelly Spalding, Designing Events & Interiors

June 20, 2012 } Blog { by Kelly | No Comments

I am excited to announce that my name has changed…well my company’s name.  When I first started my company I was decorating and organizing for clients and the name fit…Perfectly Placed.  Things have changed and my company turned into so much more so it was time for a name change.   Perfectly Placed is now Kelly Spalding, Designing Events and Interiors.  Not only did the name change…but my address changed too!

I have a new retail showroom in Historic downtown Franklin, Tennessee.  Come by 915 Columbia Avenue for a shopping experience filled with stylish, vintage chic décor for home and entertaining as well as a studio for designing the wedding or event of your dreams.   A perfect place for inspiration and any guidance you might need to bring your vision to life.  Y’all stop by soon and say hello!

 

 

Brett & Jordan

November 23, 2011 } Blog { by Kelly | No Comments

This wedding has a very special place in my heart. I was so excited to help pull all of their ideas and dreams together for their special day. Jordan and Brett are so in love and I think Focal Point Cinematic Weddings did an incredible job of capturing that emotion. This vintage backyard wedding had tons of details that reflected the couple’s style and personalities. Custom vintage pieces (designed by me) from Southern Events added a warm inviting atmosphere to the backyard. The smile on Jordon’s face when she saw it all pulled together brought tears to my eyes. You see….she was my children’s first (and only besides family) babysitter and lived 2 doors down from us. When she left for college it was like losing a member of the family. Seeing her all grown up and living her dream in New York City is incredible…but how I miss the sweet 13 year old that gave me sanity when I had 2 small boys and needed a night out with my sweet hubby.

So thankful I was a part of their Happily Ever After story!

Plan on darlings,

 

 

Be an Inspiration

November 10, 2011 } Blog { by Kelly | No Comments

My mother was an inspiration.  She was an inspiration to many others and to me.  She lived in a small town and was one of the first women in that community to be diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987.  There was no support group or breast navigator and there weren’t any “How to Handle Breast Cancer” books or websites available either.  She had to figure it out on her own.  So as other women she knew were diagnosed, (and there were several over the years), she passed along her knowledge and gave support and encouragement to each of them.  She was proof that there was life after cancer….she gave them hope.

Mom was one of the faces of cancer, and helped raise money every year during the Walk for the Cure event.  She never felt sorry for herself or asked “why me,” and she maintained a positive attitude through all of her relapses and treatments when it would have been so easy to just give up.  The Pink Gala is in her memory…a celebration of hope.

This year I want to help inspire and give hope to all the women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer recently.  I want to hear your story….I want you to give someone hope and encouragement.  This year The Pink Gala will choose a survivor to be the voice of hope for the 2011 event.

To be considered for our Survivor Spotlight:  Send your name, address, short bio, date diagnosed with breast cancer, Oncologist, where you received your treatment(s) and current picture with an essay of your journey (around 500 words).

If you are chosen you will receive 2 VIP Pink Gala tickets, a room at the Marriott on New Year’s Eve and some special gifts from our sponsors.  The deadline is November 21 and the survivor spotlight will be announced December 1.

Submit your story to kelly@kellyspaldingdesigns.com  Together we can make a difference!

You can find out more information on The Pink Gala website

Big, fuzzy PINK hugs,

 

It’s Fall Y’all!

September 20, 2011 } Blog { by Kelly | 2 Comments

I love pumpkins!  I use them as decor from September through Thanksgiving.  I found some cute ideas and wanted to share them with you.

I can’t wait to use this idea for my front yard.  I can turn the pumpkins around and put a different message on the other side.  Now to find a cart!  I found this idea here.

I love the great ideas on bhg.com

Cute idea!  I love using candy corn in my decorating and think this would be great as table decor or on a mantle display.

 

I love a little sparkle in my Halloween decor.  I think this would make a very spooky table with all white pumpkins.

I love to personalize my decor and this is an easy project for the kids to help with.  It would also be fun to spell out words or messages.  I found this here.

Now this is right up my alley!  I love a little bling don’t you?  I found this one here.

No go on and get yourself some pumpkins. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Party on~

 

Let’s talk about

August 09, 2011 } Blog { by Kelly | 1 Comment

I just love to connect with people and I know you do too.  So let’s talk about Janice….

Janice Carnevale is a sweetheart that I have been tweeting with for almost a year now.  She and I have so much in common and I feel like I know her in real life, but sadly we haven’t had a chance to hook up yet.  I am sure one of these days we will!

Janice is the owner of Bellwether Events, an event planning firm based in Washington DC.  She lives with her husband Larry and her two rescue dogs, Nikki and Tammy, in Falls Church, Virginia.

Describe your business. We are dedicated to helping modern couples create clever and inspired weddings.

What is your favorite color? I like shades of blue and shades of gray.

Let’s talk coffee….what is your favorite Starbucks beverage?  I don’t drink coffee.  At all.  So when at Starbucks I usually buy Blackberry Hink Water.

What are you watching on TV? Admittedly, I watch a lot of TV.  Most people are surprised that I am able to keep up with as many shows as I do. During the summer, I watch all of the original series on USA and TNT, such as In Plain Sight, White Collar, Royal Pains, Suits, and Covert Affairs. Regular season favorites include Glee, House, and any cop or detective drama, a la Criminal Minds.

Tell me one thing you love about your work…. How do I pick just one? The way the groom fiddles with his new ring all night. Seeing the couple as they come down the aisle at the end of the ceremony. The father/daughter dance.

What is one thing you would change about it? It is inevitable that engaged couples are under-educated about what wedding planning entails, and what weddings cost. They likely have never planned such an extravagant party before, and thus suffer from a huge learning curve. I would like to somehow magically educate all couples on the investment often needed to ensure a seamless and beautiful event.

A favorite quote…. “Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow.'” – Mary Anne Radmacher

Beach or Lake…. Both! I like being near the water while I am on R&R.

Disney or Camping…. Neither! Can I go to Harry Potter World at Universal Studios, instead? I would definitely pick roller coasters over sleeping in the dirt.

Europe or Caribbean…. Yes, please! I have been to both, I love both and I will never pass up the chance to visit either.

Heels or flats….. I wear heels (wedges, not stilettos) in limited amounts, as they hurt my back and feet. So I am relegated to flats or sneakers for the most part.

Books or movies….I start a lot of business books – never seem to get around to finishing them. We canceled our Netflix subscription years ago because we watch too much TV to watch any movies. I try to go see a movie in the theatres at least once a month.

Sleep in or stay up late....I do both!

I know you want to see some pictures!


Janice you rock!

Plan on Darling,