As seen in Milwaukee Magazine, November 2021 by Everett Sullivan
This special section features some of our city’s most accomplished female leaders. These women represent a wide variety of fields, from finance and education to interior design, health care and more. Join us in saluting them in our third annual Women of Distinction!
Was there a moment in your career when you realized you could open your own business? Or was that always a goal?That’s always been my dream. I love what I do. I even more so love my clients. They made the transition easy by helping me succeed at Fringe. There weren’t a ton of obstacles – it was more or less running full speed and not looking back. Every year is a better year than the year before.
What is some advice you have for young women who would be interested in starting their own business?Having confidence and knowing that you can do it is huge. I tour a lot of MATC students in the design school. These young women ask me for advice, and I say you have to have a strong support team behind you cheering you on. My family stuck by me and said, ‘You can do this.’ That builds confidence to say, ‘You’re right. I can do this.’
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Creating your best nest...
Add a Pop of Color to Your Space!
While decorating with neutrals is always safe, attractive and on trend, it doesn’t mean you have to shy away from pops of fun color in your living space. Below are some simple ways to add pops of color in your space.
A touch of warmth: While we generally think of pops of color to be bold and vibrant, we also know warm hues can be bold and bring just the right amount of color to spaces that need a touch of coziness and warmth.
Thinking about adding some color to your space, but in need of some direction? Fringe is happy to help bring your dream space to life; give us a call when you're ready to begin!
Master bedrooms often seem to be the last room people design. But why? We get it; you don’t host Thanksgiving in there, or even book club. And it’s not a gathering spot like your living room. But it IS the most important room!
White is a classic, timeless color choice for interiors. This versatile neutral works well in a variety of color schemes and design styles and is a simple way to soften or brighten a space. Fringe has plenty of options to add interest, texture and even a little fun into your décor! Here are just a few of our favorites!
After finding the right rug we move on to which colors and textures we want to use on the sofa and chairs. Here, we chose a soft gray fabric for the sectional which compliments the darker shade in the area rug and helps balance the room. The plaid fabric on the settee adds dimension and movement while also playing off the pattern in the rug to create a fresh, up to date vibe.
Accessories are often the finishing touch in completing a design. Whether you choose artwork or accents that bring in pops of color or decide on a neutral palette, combining various heights, patterns and textures are key to keeping the room cohesive and harmonious. We used a monochromatic scheme: the patterns in the artwork and lamps create the illusion of movement; the height of the open candleholders and pair of ceramic vases create visual interest by adding scale and dimension and the mirrored wall sconces reflect light throughout.
Still overwhelmed? That's why we're here! When you're ready to start your next project, Fringe is here to answer all of your design questions and help you create something you will love.
It's fall y'all. What is the first scent that you associate with that cool, crisp air? Whether it's the smell of sweet pumpkin pie or a smoky fire, these fall favorites are sure to create a warm, cozy vibe in your home. Can't pick just one? Burn a combination to create your new favorite scent!
Summer scents have arrived!
Brighten your decor with a splash of color and a fresh summer scent! Our lidded ceramic candles feature a custom, hand painted pattern on a bold colored base. A brushed metal lid adds just the right amount of glam while doubling as a candle snuffer and wax protector. Available in five fragrances and designs!