We're Hiring!!

5.31.2015

Wow!  Has it really been a year and a half since I've posted something on the blog.  Time flies when you're having fun!  This past year has been such a blessing.  Not only did my family grow from 3 to 4 with the addition of my daughter but Cristi Holcombe Interiors is now growing as well.




WE'RE HIRING!!! 
SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS ON EACH POSITION

DESIGN INTERN
LOCATION: ALPHARETTA, GA

With the economy on an up-swing more and more people are hiring designers.  Thankfully, many of them have chosen to hire Cristi Holcombe Interiors as their interior design firm.  This makes us very happy, keeps us busy and also allows us to add some new additions to our TEAM!

We are looking for a dedicated and determined design intern to gain some amazing in-the-field experience.  We would like to see a commitment of 10-15 hours a week.  With our roster of projects we guarantee you won’t have a dull moment.  We would love to see your design portfolio if you have one. We are really hoping you’ll gain some key design skills that you can put to good use with Cristi Holcombe Interiors once you are finished with school.

Qualifications:

-       At least 1 year of design school or similar design training
-       Strong self-motivation and extreme attention to detail
-       MUST have a great attitude and get along well with others.  We work our butts off and sweat like crazy some days.  We have fun doing it though.
-       Excellent communication skills
-       Would love to see CAD proficiency
-       Knowledge of Mac OS and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (especially Excel) 

Roles and Responsibilities:

-       Sample pick up and drop off
-       Sample ordering and maintaining our library
-       Check vendor pricing and lead times
-       Assist with client installations
-       Helping pack the car for installs (Yes, this is a valued skill!)
-       Some communication with clients, contractors, vendors and other various contacts on a day-to-day basis.
-       Running design/client related errands

This position is an unpaid internship.  We are really hoping that you enjoy our team and learn valuable skills that we can put to good use with a paid position for you upon completion of the internship.

***Interested candidates please submit resume and portfolio (if applicable) to cristi@cristiholcombe.com.

It's LIVE!!

1.03.2014

My new website is finally LIVE!

Thanks so much to Matt Vessell from mtvessell Design Studio for all your hard work.

It was so fun to see the branding start coming to life a few months ago with the new business cards that Matt created.

I don't think I was the easiest client Matt probably ever had, but I'm so thankful for all the hard work he put into my brand and website. I'm also so thankful for the extra lengths that he went to make it perfect!
I'm looking forward to posting a few new projects on the portfolio page and on the blog within the next few months.  I've been so busy with new projects that I haven't had a chance to actually post about them.  I'm looking forward to getting them photographed and on the site.

Please visit the new website when you get a chance and share it with your friends.

Happy 2014!

1.01.2014


2014 is already shaping up to be a great year.  In 2 days Elbow Room will premiere on the DIY Network.  There will be a block of shows so be sure to tune in on Friday, January 3rd at 3pm.  They'll be airing Seasons 1 and 2 while we are hard at work on Season 3.  Season 3 is set to premiere on HGTV sometime in late Spring 2014.  We've filmed 6 episodes of the 3rd Season and have 7 more to go.

Another great happening in 2014 will be the addition of a sweet little girl in June.  I'm expecting another little one.  Billy and I are thrilled and can't wait for Chase to have a sister!
In June 2013, I started a rebranding of my company.  The rebranding of Cristi Holcombe Interiors, LLC is almost complete and my website should be launching within days.  The blog has also gotten a facelift.  I'll continue to use Charm Home as my blog and Twitter handle but will use Cristi Holcombe Interiors for the official company business.  

I'm looking forward to 2014 and hope that you are too!  

Here's to a great one! xoxo

A Lot of THis & A Lot of That

6.20.2013

Is it seriously the middle of June!!  How does time fly by like that?  Filming for Elbow Room ended two months ago but the summer has been busy, busy, busy.  I picked up a heaping handful of new clients as soon as the show season ended and haven’t stopped since. 

I’m in the midst of planning two bathroom renovations for my own home too.  I’m such a huge procrastinator when it comes to doing design work for myself.  I’ve had tons of bathrooms and bathroom fixtures pinned for inspiration for a while now though.  All I have to do is narrow it down and make some serious decisions.  Our bathroom renovation will start in about a month which is so soon. 

Amy D. Morris, you steal my heart with this one.

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[amy d morris interiors]

Love this vanity

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Definitely doing the paneling somewhere.

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Love the color in this design, which I’m pretty sure is Erika Powell’s, but don’t know if I want to commit to a color in the bathrooms.

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Most definitely love this vanity for our master bath.

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Thinking of doing chrome and brass accents.  Love these Hudson Valley sconces.

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And I love the look of this sink faucet.  Great price too, but I would prefer to have chrome.

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Decisions decisions…Hopefully I can make some soon. 

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With all that has been going on with Charm Home I’ve neglected my own home quite a bit.  I couldn’t have been more excited when the people of Homejoy, a California based cleaning service, contacted me about trying out their services.  They have just opened an Atlanta division of the company.  The booking process is so simple and easy.  You can purchase your home cleaning service online in about 5 minutes.  I scheduled my cleaning service and immediately received a follow up email letting me know who would be cleaning my home.  My cleaning professional, Lauren, showed up on time and did such a great job with my home.  She was also really sweet to our dog, who  happens to hate cleaning equipment.  Our house was the cleanest it’s been since we moved in.  I’m so looking forward to using Homejoy again in the near future.  You should definitely try it out if you have been looking for someone to help with your home.  If you are wondering about pricing you can easily get a quick quote on the site.  I give the whole process 2 thumbs up!

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Show house & Gardens

5.02.2013

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Two weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend the ASO 43rd Annual Decorator’s Show House and Gardens opening night party.  Billy and I got all dolled up for the event and had so much fun touring the home.  We ran into some of our friends there and had a blast hanging out with them.

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From left to right (Billy, Me, Tricia Watkins, Chris Watkins (Thrillist)

This years show house was absolutely stunning. Of course, what do you expect when you are dealing with some of the city's hottest designers.  Melanie Turner, Michael Habachy and Courtney Giles just to name a few. 

I think my favorite spot of the entire home was the front staircase and vestibule, but I don’t have a picture of it.  Pictures weren’t allowed at the party or you better believe I would have snapped a ton of them.  It was very reminiscent of this Kelly Wearstler favorite.

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[Original source unknown via Pinterest]

My second was the kitchen. Brass pendant lights…HAVE. TO. HAVE. THESE. NOW.

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I would have absolutely no problem waking up in this master bedroom every day.

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Nor would I have a problem taking a bath in this bathroom.

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Doesn’t everyone have a wall of framed coral in their home?  If not, they should. 

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The ASO Decorator’s Show House is open through May 12th so definitely head over and check it out. There is so much more to be seen than what’s in these few pictures. 

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An even better idea would be to visit the Show House over the weekend and then pop over to ADAC May 3rd – 5th to purchase something for your home during the Annual Sample Sale.  At 80% off you can make your home look like a show house too. Well, it’s a good thought anyway. 

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Happy decorating!

**Photo credit - Jeff Roffman Photography unless noted otherwise

Here We Go–Elbow Room Season 2!!!

4.17.2013

Finally!!!  This weekend is it.  Time for Elbow Room – The Second Season!!! 

Saturday, April 20th @ 9am EST on HGTV

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For the last 6 months I’ve been working hard…really hard…exhaustingly hard on Season 2 of HGTV’s Elbow Room.  Season 1 premiered last May and reruns are still airing. But, Season 1 ain’t got nothing compared to the second season. 

Chip has come up with some of the most innovative ideas yet.  And the designs are killer this season.  I thought I would give you a little sneak into the show and also give you a little behind the scenes look into my life on Elbow Room.

Just in case you wonder what happens around the set… [Apologizing ahead of time for the photo quality. Most of these are taken from camera phones]

First off, I am incredibly lucky to be able to work with such an inspiring group of people every day.  My ER family below,

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I even love them when they make me do set push-ups, [that’s me in the center of the table. And yes, I’m doing a girly one.]

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What you won’t see on the actual episode is how many people are in the room at any given time while we are working.  Total chaos! And, this was the day before a reveal!

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Another shot of chaos on the set the day before a reveal.

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This season IKEA sponsored a few episodes so there was quite a bit of IKEA shopping,

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and when I say quite a bit I mean LOADS and LOADS of CARTS and CARTS.

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The only thing that got me through was lots and lots of these little devils.

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Chip came up with some crazy good custom elements like couches that seamlessly move from the inside to the outside, a concrete island that spans 10’ and took 8 men 2 days to get it from the driveway to the house,

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an ottoman with a zillion functions, a table that rolls up a wall,

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and much, much more.

Paddy chased some chickens,

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and later built a home for them.

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I threw a surprise baby shower for one of the homeowners,

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and did lots of manual labor.

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We had a few special guests.  My personal favorite was Kristen Davis from KFD Designs [she’ll be on this Saturday’s episode painting a beautiful mural.]

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Chip hoisted a really heavy Big Ass Fan through a small hole while climbing a rock wall with a smile on his face, or a big strain on his face…you decide which.

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And finally Alex and I had tons of fun goofing off,

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especially late at night after working all day breathing bondo fumes.  It seemed really funny at the time. 

Cristi and Alex goof off on the set of Elbow Room

 

At the end of the day we have 13 more amazing renovations completed and I can’t wait to see them on the small screen.  Please tune in, or set your DVR’s, for Saturday at 9am EST on HGTV.  I promise you’ll love Elbow Room!! 

xoxo,

Cristi

An Interview + A Pretty Room

2.26.2013

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One of my favorite places to find inexpensive tile and flooring is Floor & D├ęcor Outlet here in Atlanta.  They have some of the same tiles that you may find at high end stores but the prices are extremely affordable.  I highly recommend checking them out if you haven’t already.  They have locations in multiple states so hopefully there will be one near you.  If not, you can always purchase online.

I was thrilled when Malika, editor of their online blog, emailed me and wanted to do an interview.  You can check out the my interview HERE.

Thanks a bunch Malika!

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A Pretty Room

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Chango & Co.

Have you ever heard of the design firm Chango & Co.?  I hadn’t until I saw this pin on pinterest the other day.  I fell in love with this space.  I love everything about it from the goldenrod throw to the royal blue, vintage-looking, “Lunch” sign, to the light brick on the fireplace, to the chrome industrial pendants.  Something about it looks warm and inviting while still being bright and invigorating.  I had to check out their portfolio after seeing this image.  I wasn’t disappointed.  If you want to see some more pretty images you should check out their portfolio too!  Click on the image be low to go to their site.

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