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Celebrate National Decorating Month with Us

Celebrate National Decorating Month with Us

Paige Schnarr |

To celebrate National Decorating Month, we have teamed up with four home decor experts to learn more about their start in the home industry, favourite trends and more. Follow along as we are taken inside their spaces to get a first look at how they are refreshing their homes for spring, featuring a few of their favourite Umbra products.

 

KRYSTAL - @thesmittencollective

 

 
E-Designer & Lifestyle Blogger

"My name is Krystal Smit and I’m a born and raised Midwesterner living the west coast life in Los Angeles along with my husband, corgi, and cat! We lived in Chicago before moving to California, where on top of my design career, I danced professionally in the NBA for the Chicago Bulls. We’ve moved around quite a bit, and love to travel and make life an adventure! Our next adventure is taking us to Austin, TX and we are currently searching for a new home… which I can’t wait to get my hands on!"

Umbra Perch Mirror
" I’ve spent the bulk of my career in the event industry designing, producing, and styling luxury weddings, corporate and social events. I’ve always said that being an event designer was like being an interior designer, just for a less permanent installation. One of my favorite parts of the job was putting together design boards for my clients, and that quickly translated into creating them for interiors as well! My lifelong passion for home décor was turned into a reality when 2020 came around and I transitioned from designing events to spaces, offering home E-Design and Virtual Decorating with my newly formed blog and social media account called The Smitten Collective."
 
"I’m absolutely loving the use of the color green! Whether that’s a sage colored accent pillow or throw, an emerald green vase, or green marble decorative tray… it’s a color that screams spring and it's a gorgeous accent color to play with!"

Krystal & Umbra Prisma Wall Decor

"Umbra products have such a beautiful, minimal aesthetic that really go with so many styles. Which is perfect for me when I’m looking to add that modern touch to match with my eclectic style."

 


 

CARMEON - @carmeon.hamilton

 

Interior Designer & Lifestyle Blogger

 "I am a Memphis-based interior designer, content creator and lifestyle blogger, creating my brand, Nubi Interiors. My 15 years of experience in multiple facets of the design industry, from public health-care to residential to retail and merchandising, are the foundation of my work in discovering the beauty in all things and helping others find beauty in what surrounds them every day. When I am not hosting a workshop on social media management or creating content for Fortune 100 brand partners, I am often found doting on my husband, Marcus, son, Davin, and my jungle of house plants!"

 

Umbra Hub Arched Mirror

"With a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design under my belt, my career started immediately after graduation in healthcare design. I worked for almost 5 years as an interior designer for a national healthcare company, traveling across the country, designing hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, physical therapy clinics and more. The company later dissolved their internal design department, leaving me unemployed. This soon became an opportunity to start my own design business, Nubi Interiors. I worked with both homeowners and business owners, creating spaces that felt personal or on brand, but with an elevated designer’s touch." 

 "I'm loving the continued use of indoor plants, and deep, moody colors, and also how people are maximizing their square footage and creating multi-use spaces to fit their needs!"

 Carmeon & Umbra Bolo Planter

 "I love Umbra's approach to design! Modern designs that solve problems while being accessible and affordable!"

 


 

ELISHA - @ouraesthetic_abode 

 

Interior Design Teacher

"My fiance and I (and our two cats!) bought our first home in May 2020! I’m a certified Family and Consumer Sciences teacher (formerly known as “Home Economics”) at the high school level. I currently teach both Interior Design and Apparel classes. When I’m not at school, I’m designing and DIY-ing… I may or may not be addicted! We’re total homebodies so it's incredibly important to me to have a space that is functional, pleasing to OUR eyes, and displays our personality." 

 
Umbra Hubba Arched Mirror

 "I’ve always had an appreciation for aesthetic environments, but it wasn’t until recently that I became more involved in the industry. I took a couple interior design classes in college and I enjoyed them but it wasn’t a huge focus of mine. When I got hired at the school I teach at now, I was actually a little nervous about teaching interior design! I preferred teaching cooking/nutrition classes. But I ended up loving teaching it and as soon as we had a home we could call ours, designing became an immediate passion of mine." 

 

"I’m LOVING all the curved lines… all of the arches and curvy furniture have my heart!"

 Elisha & Umbra Arling Magazine Rack

"I love the simplicity of Umbra. Everything is very minimalist and practical. Umbra’s products allow me to have a more functional space without sacrificing aesthetics… which is everyone’s goal, right?!"