UPDATE- Consignment Concepts Now Available on Issuu!

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We are excited to release our recently produced interior decorating E-Magazine, Consignment Concepts, on the Issuu format. Now you can take your issues wherever you go and view them on your Android devices. Apple iPhone and iPad versions are coming soon! Issuu is an exciting new way to explore the latest E-content from your own personal library! Learn more and explore the Issuu.

If you missed our previous issues, check them out today by viewing them below.

August Outdoor Living Issue

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November Holiday Issue

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Consignment Concepts - Holiday Issue

Consignment Concepts 2011 Holiday Issue

Seasons Greetings from Designer Consignment! It's that time of year again, the time of year that stirs up nostalgic memories and family traditions. This year we wanted to share with you some simple holiday decorating ideas that will help you transform your special place into a festive and fun atmosphere that everyone will enjoy.

Take a few minutes to download or view online our latest Holiday Issue of Consignment Concepts now in Issuu format and you'll be well equipped with inspiring holiday decorating ideas for your home. Now you can actually enjoy decorating for the holidays!

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Consignment Concepts Magazine

Consignment Concepts - August - Outdoor Living

Designer Consignment is proud to present Consignment Concepts... a design magazine specifically tailored for consignment shoppers! Filled with inspiring and simple ideas, Consignment Concepts will help you add a fun and creative vibe to your living spaces. This months issue features Outdoor Living with some excellent tips to make your next outdoor patio party a smashing success!

Download or view online the August edition of Consignment Concepts Outdoor Living below!

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Repurpose a Hutch For a Trendy Bar!

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I had an old Armoire that I put to the wayside for a while since it was not being used as a TV cabinet.  I love the style of the armoire and wanted to repurpose it for something new and exciting.  It happened to be the holidays and entertaining came to mind.  So I turned my Armoire into a Trendy Bar for the Holiday Season. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]

Designer Consignment recently received a Stanley Hutch and it was beautiful on its own, but not getting the attention it deserved…so my inspiration from my own experience and some great wine canvas art that came in yesterday, made me whip this Modern Bar together in a flash.  Some favorite Crystal Glasses and Decanters can fill most of the space and make for a wonderful showcase.  The wine canvas art and the Metal Basket for the Vino added interest.  What a great way to refresh and old Hutch, Cheers!

Creating a Home Gallery Wall

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So you have probably seen those great gallery walls in magazines, such as Pottery Barn.  Have you thought…that would be nice but where do I start?  It is really quite simple if you break it down. Here are some Basic Guidelines:

  • Find your “Inspiration Piece”
  • Tell a Story with your collection
  • Make sure there is balance to the wall

Your inspiration piece could be an architectural element you found in your travels or your favorite family picture.  This should be your focal point, so I like to start with this piece, center it at eye (gallery) level to make a statement. Tell a story with your collection.  It may be a Family tree, your collection from your favorite destination such as Paris (which my heart sings for), or a theme that speaks to you. Balance is the most important factor.  This will allow you to be eclectic and free to use what you love and mix it all together.

Being the Decorator (or AKA “Ginger the RE-Arranger”) at Designer Consignment, I have to say, I feel like a Kid in a Candy Store!  I can walk around this store and find many treasures that look like they have been together forever, which make my favorite collections, those eclectic ones no one else has. Here is how I put together this wall Gallery Vignette for Designer Consignment…

I started looking for my “inspiration piece”, that being a lovely framed Vintage style Botanical art print.  So I decided the wall inspiration would be “the love of Nature”. Next, I needed to pull anything that caught my eye and told a story about nature and its elements.  I found this unique “tree trunk” table and used it as the furniture piece that would be great in an entryway!  Now if that doesn’t say nature…what does, right?

In picking my favorites, I looked for similarity in weight to give balance to my wall, remember don’t worry about different frames or colors, rules don’t apply if you have one common factor in place and balance, my common factor being a theme. I like to add a few mirrors and I used a mosaic sconce above the main picture to bring depth to the wall, find as many small pictures or pieces that you can to fill in the open areas after placing all the large ones.  Let the heavy pictures balance each other on each side.

The table toppings carry the story on with the rustic texture of the Terra Cotta pots and the amazing book I found that happened to be titled the Amazing World of Nature…Perfect as an accent piece (telling the story in words)!  A lamp to add warmth, and the little details I love, like the mini pot with a glass votive inserted inside for ambiance or using a vintage rocker as a plant stand.

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Just remember to have fun with it all and everything will turn out ok!

Till next time, Ginger