Bon Sejour Home

While most honeymooners return with a few trinkets and a sunburn, my husband, Darren, and I returned from our honeymoon with inspiration for our new downtown shop—Bon Séjour Home (pronounced bone seh-jour). Over a decade ago, we honeymooned in New Orleans where we were drawn to the area’s antebellum plantations. One of the nation’s most photographed homes, Oak Alley, particularly caught our attention. Although July 2010 brought the hustled début of Bon Séjour Home to downtown Chelan, the months leading up to this were full of pleasurable creative sessions, concepting, shopping and tons of fun design as a family.

 

GIlson Catalog

I've done quite a few catalogs over the last 10 years, ranging from 24 pages on up to 200+ pages. Catalog design and their production have been some of the most favored projects I have worked on. I love getting into the details of the actual design, creating a template to be consistent and uniform throughout, then the actual production work to bring everything together in a fantastic and cohesive design. I pride myself on all the details, making sure every facet is taken care of.

   

color talk

Color psychology shows how individual hues and tones affect your moods emotions. Some colors suppress our appetite (which makes them good for people who are counting calories), while other colors increase our breathing and heart rate. Ever notice how sad you may feel on an overcast day, or when walking into a dark room without windows or bright colors? Or how hungry you are when surrounded by red walls? That’s the psychology of color.