Quondam by Studio Six Eleven…WE ARE OPEN!!

Well just in time for the New Year Quondam boutique shop is now open for business! We are located in The Franklin Shops at 2200 First Street in Downtown River Districrt. We have been open for just one week and the foot traffic has been incredible. We love the vibe of downtown and could not be happier with our new home. Allison from The Franklin Shops is amazing and has worked so hard to bring her creation to life, HIGH FIVE to her and the gang! Our fellow shops mates are all so uber cool and we love sharing the space with them. Compass Interiors has gorgeous home decor with a coastal flair, Leather Conncection has the softest and most light weight leather goods. They even have accessories made from recycled leather, how eco-chic is that? There are some amazing unique jewlery shops as well. I can’t wait to meet everyone and as soon as I do I will update the blog with some of their goodies! The store windows are available to rent out and there is even a special location for a Pop-up shop. The Fort Myers Film Fest has set up a cool display in the window next to us, they make great neighbors and our other neighbor is artist Leoma Lovegrove.We can’t wait to see her gallery completed. She had the most amazing and delightful artwork. We are simply surrounded by lots of culture, color,  and community.This is definitley a unique shopping experience much needed in southwest florida and the downtown Fort Myers  river district. Please come down to the shops and support your local businesses.
Artwalk has been such a successful monthly event in the district. It is being held the first friday of every month and the shops will be open until 10pm during this event and others coming soon!

Hope to see you tomorrow in the meantime here are some snapshots of Quondam…more to come!

BACK IN ACTION…

Ok I know we have been slackers on the blog recently but it has been a busy few months,,,I know, I know no excuses. My New Year’s resolution is to definitely dedicate more time to this blog and rock it out!
We have had so many great things happening recently that have absorbed our attention and we can’t wait to share them with you. I like to think we have been on a creative sabbatical. From 2 fabulous weddings to our custom designed fabrics, our new Co-Op Boutique “Quondam” in the river district and our custom designed stationary line “Fresh Pulp”. Some great pics coming soon!
Speaking of great bloggers our friend Melissa over at MGA Interiors has some wonderful posts and information on her blog. I love her style of writing. She puts a lot of feeling in her writing and it feels like a great cup of tea or a warm latte. She recently posted a blog on the color trends for 2011 and it seems we may really be ahead of the curve. Our boutique Quondam at The Franklin Shops will be wrapped in all of theses lovely colors. Come and shop with us for the new year for chic home decor and unique gift ideas. “Modern Designs for Vintage Finds” but in the mean time check out MGA Interiors article on color forecast here

Quondam at The Franklin Shops on First Street
2200 First Street
Ft. Myers, FL.  33901

E-DESIGN YOUR SPACE…

We had the opportunity to work with a wonderful client this week on a room
Re-Design. Having a hard time pulling it together and visualizing the end result, the E-Design service gave her the confidence to make the correct choices for her space

  Our Summer Design Packages are available through September 1st. If you have an questions give us a call (239) 561-2741 or shoot us an e-mail.
 It’s so easy to start…
1.Send us measurements of your room along with photos.
2. Share your vision and give us an idea of how you want to use the space via phone or email. Whatever works best for you!
3. We then whip up a smart, stylish design that is fresh and cohesive and represents your personality. This will include 3-D renderings showing paint on walls, window treatment designs, furniture and accessory layout and an overall visual of your room.
4. You will also receive an inspiration board with recommended items and links of where you can purchase them, whether through Studio 6XI or outside vendors.
5. You will also receive paint and fabric swatches that are recommended for your space.

The E-design package is created to be an effective tool to save you time,money and errors when investing in your space.

Blue & Orange

We recently designed an inspiration board for our friend Heather’s baby nursery. She loves the Beatles and wanted to incorporate a little bit of Rock and Roll in her new bambino’s room. So we started off with this inspiration piece, The Beatles ’65 album cover and brought in the soft greys and chocolates with punches of tangerine and baby blue for a retro rocker feel. The area rug is an adorable hopscotch pattern from CB2 The hanging nightlight is actuality a bird feeder from CB2. Just pop in some battery operated nightlights and you have a very cool light fixture. The triangle in a square pillows are from  Deseta
and the mommy to be found this adorable mobile at Pink Perch on Etsy. She is going to be customizing it to fit the Beatles theme. That’s why we love Etsy, there are so many artisans willing to customize anything for you. She is also going to be  adding a whimsical quote by using a custom designed vinyl decal from Single Stone Studios.  Shelley at SSS is uber talented and we love her creative edge. Check out her design blog to see more of her work. With a few more functional accessories to brighten up the space like the abacus and chic orange diaper carry all this baby is going to be rockin!

Speaking of tangerines and the baby blue sky, we wanted to share some of our favorite blue and orange room designs we found from fellow bloggers.
I love the room above. It very a modern boutique look. Gorgeous neutral white backdrop with pops of turqoise and tangerine.
Colorful accessories from Z Gallerie
This room is another beautiful balance of bold colors
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Room Images via Chic Provence

Get Inspired..Interior Design

Are you getting the urge to re-vamp a room or do you have an empty room with no idea what to do with it? If you are at a standstill on your decorating vision for any room in your place we can create a seamless design concept for you. We have created this promotional package to allow you to tackle one room at a time. These packages contain 3-D renderings of your actual room to help you visualize the ending result. Also included is your floor plan, an inspiration board with selected furnishings, fabrics, wallpapers, and accessories for your space. You will have the ability to see the paint choices on the walls, where to hang artwork, place accessories, furniture placement along with the correct scale and proportions for your room. This is a perfect guide to ensure you make correct choices that will save you time and money. Our designs are created to maintain sustainable, functional, and smart environments
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PACKAGE A: Room Design Concept Promotional Price $700 per Room
- 2 Hour in home design concept consultation.
- 3-D Rendering and Floor plan of Furniture Layout, Paint Colors, Fabrics,
and Window Treatment Design.
- Inspiration Board of product selections.
- Selection of color and style for paint / wall treatments, furniture,
accessories, flooring, surface finishes, lighting, and fabrics.
PACKAGE B: Room Re-Design Concept Promotional Price $350 per Room
- 2 Hour in home design concept consultation.
- Floor plan of furniture / accessory layout of existing items, Paint,
Re-upholstery and Window Treatments.
- Inspiration Board of production selections
- Selections of paint / wall treatment, fabrics and additional accessories.

E-DESIGN PACKAGE: Promotional Price $350 per room
This package is for our far away friends all over the globe who would like a virtual design concept.

-Phone or E-mail consultation,
-Review of your existing furnishing via photos
-Floor plan of furniture / accessory layout of existing items, Paint,
Re-upholstery and Window Treatments.
- Inspiration Board of production selections
- Selections of paint / wall treatment, furniture, fabrics and additional accessories.

Offer ends September 1, 2010. Only one (1) promotional package per person. Cannot be exchanged for cash value or used with any other offer.


greige: My Sparrow Recycled Canvas Purse giveaway!

My Sparrow is giving away the most stylish yet responsible purses I have seen. I am crazy for these bags. Leave us a comment below and hop on over to My Sparrow for a chance to win and tell them we sent you. While you are there check out some of there other goodies, it’s a great site! greige: My Sparrow Recycled Canvas Purse giveaway!

The Lemonade Wedding Giveaway & The Lemonade Social

 


Check out some of these Lemonade inspired story boards from many of our favorite wedding blogs!

Well the deadline to enter The 2010 Lemonade Wedding Giveaway contest officially ends tonight at midnight! Studio 6XI and Goodwill Industries of southwest Florida partnered up to giveaway the sweetest day ever to a couple who has come upon sour times. We have some amazing stories from lovebirds all over southwest Florida. At the close of the
contest a panel of judges will be selecting our top 3 finalists and determine the winning couple which will be announced in the coming weeks. Soon you can check The Lemonade Wedding website to see the finalist stories and pictures. But the event does not end here the winning couple will be getting hitched on September 12,2010 at the Edison Ford Winter Estates and a reception to follow catered by The Flying Pig at the historic Heitman House. All of our vendors that have participated are some of the best businesses in southwest Florida. They are pulling together to host one of the most amazing events in the area. Florida brides don’t fret if you didn’t make the deadline or even the final cut because we will be hosting “The Lemonade Social” what is this you ask…well it will be the social event of the season where you will be able to meet all of the wedding sponsors upclose and personal to talk about your wedding day. You will have the opportunity to meet some of the most talented wedding professionals in the area, win door prizes, get tons of wedding ideas and connect with other Florida Brides. Stay tuned for more details on the when and where of Lemonade social by following our blog and connecting on Facebook.

 2010 LEMONADE WEDDING SPONSORS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Summer Sunshine

So yesterday was officially the first day of summer, although I must say here in Florida it’s been feeling like summer for awhile now. We recently blogged on Summer Blues but now since it’s official, it’s time for some sunshine! I always love accents of a bold color in a room. It adds an element of surprise. But you want to make sure when adding the pops of color that there is a method to the madness. Make sure your backdrop is balanced in proportion, texture and color variation. Don’t hesitate to use bold patterns but make sure they compliment each other.

Here are just few snippets of some of my favorite cheerful interiors that have a sophisticated elegance with bright accents of yellow. See how the yellow dances off of the cool grays and makes a beautiful contrast with the classic look of black and white. Whatever you choose to pair it with, just a little bit of this vibrant hue goes a long way.

Check out some products you find at Studio Six Eleven as well as our Etsy shop Quondam We have many lines of designer furniture , lighting , one of a kind vintage re-styled accessories and lots of bright ideas for your nest. Give us a shout this summer to help
you bring new light to a room!