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Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Design Public Staff Profiles: Meet Michelle

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Name:
Michelle

Title: Customer Service

How long have you been with Design Public? Since August 2009.

Where do you live? Who else lives there (including pets)? Coeur d’Alene, ID (try and say that one out loud). Husband (Tim), daughter (Eden), dog (Buckley), cat (Bandit).


A Design Public product that’s on your wishlist ? The Lux-Us Lighted Cube. Newly added to our site and I’m already in love!

What’s your place like? How would you define your style? Local and Vintage. We love decorating our home with pieces made by local friends/artists (and people we have met along the way). We have an awesome painting hanging on our wall done by a dishwasher from a restaurant that I worked at in Chicago.  We have a variety of photographs hanging on the walls taken by friends. We also have a collection of very old books handed down from grandparents and great-grandparents. I love designing/decorating with pieces that have a story.

Favorite designer on the planet? I am fascinated by 3D graffiti artist: Kurt Wenner and the mysterious graffiti artist: Banksy. Kurt Wenner does some pretty insane stuff with chalk. I’m pretty much just able draw my name on the sidewalk. Banksy is this elusive graffiti artist who sneaks around the UK, stenciling buildings with his rad and edgy street art. Nowadays, people pay thousands for a piece of his artwork.

Worst design mistake you ever made? When I got my first apartment many moons ago – I thought it would be super fabulous to hang that FAKE Ivy around high places. Do you know the stuff I’m talking about? Don’t judge me. *Sigh*

Favorite city or town? What do you love about it? Top 3 (in no particular order):

1. Couer d’Alene, ID (where I live now) – I love the location, the people, the small town feel, the lake, the local festivities (farmers markets, Art On The Green, CAR d’Alene, Ironman Triathlon) – there’s always something to do in the summer!

2. Savannah, GA – I love the history, the old buildings, the Spanish Moss, the “Squares”, the art, and the awesome peeps.

3. Chicago, IL – I lived there for 4 years and loved every minute. Even though it’s a big city, it’s broken up into little hubs/neighborhoods, so you really get to know your community. Such a diverse place and there is always something to see and do (and EAT!). Go Cubs!!

Movie you think has the best set/location eye candy? Danny Deckchair. I loved the location so much – I had to find out where they filmed it. Bellingen, New South Wales, Australia.

Which reality show are you the most ashamed of watching? The Biggest Loser.

What technological advance can you not live without? The iPhone. All things Apple really. I don’t even know how to navigate around a PC anymore.

Favorite App of the moment? Kingdom Rush. Yes – I am a nerd.

Describe your dream vacation? Somewhere tropical. I’ve never been anywhere tropical!! Can you believe it?? Open for suggestions (and also free plane tickets).

About Becky

Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the "Editorial Director" here on Hatch, you can find me spewing lots of design opinions and tips over at Houzz. Make me happy -- leave a comment!

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