In your home, what makes a room beautiful is the blend of custom made pieces, such as the window coverings and sofas & chairs, along with objects you have purchased or made yourself.
It seems that, at least at our house, the rooms are also continuously evolving. New pieces come home. Old ones are given away. Some will always be with us.
One of the pleasures of working with clients on their interior design projects is when I go out into the marketplace and finding sources for things for their homes. With that in mind, a couple Saturdays ago I took a day trip to check out design studios and furniture stores in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Coralville, Iowa.
I want to tell you about my discoveries at one store in particular. This was my first visit to Dwell Home Furnishings and Interior Design in Coralville, located on Highway 6 just east of Coral Ridge shopping center. How to describe Dwell? A furniture store and rug gallery where you can find beautiful and unique pieces for your home that no one else you know will ever have. And I found the prices are very reasonable.
This has nothing to do with interior design. But I would like to tell you about a project I will be working on that combines my passion for wine, beer, travel and Iowa entrepreneurship. XMQBVBUPFGWG
I have set a fun goal for myself: I’m adding to my bucket list the goal of visiting every microbrewery, winery and vineyard in Iowa – in my lifetime. It won’t be easy. There are now over one hundred wineries and breweries spread out over every part of Iowa and more destinations are popping up each year. Plus, I want to find really good tasting wine. So, I’m looking for quality, not just quantity. I want to meet the growers and brewers and hear their stories. They are the 21st century Iowa entrepreneurs. They have passion and are willing to risk their money and careers on work that has no immediate monetary payoff for them. I appreciate those qualities in people!