• Lori Garrison

Updated: Oct 19, 2017

It all began with buying meat in a box....

Really, Lori, what does meat in a box have to do with decorating?

I am always looking for a better way of living, whether it be eating better quality foods, exploring wellness and vitamins, remodeling, entertaining, engaging in a new sport with my boys or homeschooling. I was searching for better quality food because I have a severely food allergic son and I wanted to work with a farm to source more of our food. After searching on the internet, I discovered grass fed beef delivered with dry ice to my doorstep! I can go online at any hour of the day and put together a meat box for my family and never have to leave my home! I also found a produce company that delivers farm fresh fruits and veggies in a box I create and ship once a week too! What a time saver! Oh, and the family could not be happier or healthier! This is the future!

I then began to think about how I could change my interior design business. Over the last 15 years, I worked on remodel jobs and I tired of managing sub contractors. I worked on new homes and found it took 3 years to complete a design and build it before I could begin to decorate. I picked paint colors and freshened up interiors here and there and yet, I was still itching to create and furnish on a much larger scale. I have travelled to the furniture markets yearly and love the beautiful furnishings, yet I can only share the designs with a few clients. I have assembled a wonderful team of craftsman throughout many different companies and I wanted to sell more of their beautiful furnishings, but I was often tied down with hourly work. Being a company of one, there were never enough hours in the day to do it all. After working with a darling young couple, it occured to me to create a starter furniture collection that was of very high quality that they could build upon. We selected a beautiful sofa covered in a luxurious velvet and plush rug. As they could afford more pieces, we added them one at a time. That is how Curated Collections came to be!

Welcome to one stop shopping designed from "secret trade only" resources available to designers!

I designed this beautiful entry in Colorado that shows the details in a custom bench made to order with plush pillows and a luxurious rug! Look for these details in the rooms I curate for you!

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  • Lori Garrison

Updated: Dec 16, 2017

Wouldn't it be great if you could wave a magic wand and have a bedroom like this delivered and set up in your home?

Now you can! I will walk you through the beautiful details in my design work shown above. I chose the fabrics from a variety of companies that coordinate the look. (There are 8 fabrics and trims.) The bedding is all made in Jacksonville, from my local sewing workroom. I have a beautiful headboard with a faux textured leather in gray that was made in North Carolina. Then, I layered two huge pillow shams that match the dust ruffle. Next notice the ruffles and fringe on the accent pillows. I like to use a washable ivory coverlet as a blanket. A duvet or bedcover adds more warmth in this design (because it is in Colorado) but I may skip it in a Florida climate. The nightstands are actually upholstered in cowhides and then detailed with a nailhead design I envisioned. The footstool was made by our local craftsman and then painted by an artist. The same artist painted a monogram on the lampshades too! I love a beautiful patterned wool rug to finish the space and have a soft landing when you get out of bed. I like to choose art that takes me on a journey to a beautiful place. The peaceful painting sets the mood for relaxation and sleep! Don't you just want to crawl in and sleep in this beautiful setting?

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