Creating curb appeal for June Delugas Interiors is one of the prettiest feathers in my cap. I’m proud to have her in my portfolio of store fronts created by Flowergardengirl. June DeLugas is the premiere interior decorator for the Parade of Homes, local and regional home builders, and is sought after for her award winning decorating and faux painting, as well as her extraordinary taste in furniture, artwork, lighting, window treatments, plantation shutters, carpeting, and accessories.
She respects and appreciates what her customer wishes and I very much enjoy designing outdoor spaces for her home and shop. June is known for reinventing indoor spaces using antiques and new while faux painting and adding textures to create comfortable unique spaces in every room of the home or office. When setting out to fit her personality with her landscaping, I added new cultivars with old favorites. Texture and charm had to marry with antiques, statues, and the wrought iron gates already placed in her store front garden area.
Every one of my clients is different and much appreciated but designing curb appeal for a designer took some extra effort to make sure there was enough wow power without causing competition for the beauty going on inside. Decorating for a decorator means you must play it up and calm it down at the same time. You have to create a smile on the patron’s faces before they even enter the store. June’s store is flavored with old European, shabby chic, antiques, old garden style, and modern working in harmony which is her trademark style. This is how she successfully reinvents the client’s own pieces with an updated look and feel.
I love the way the store front cottage garden came to life as my design and 40 years of plant experience celebrated the personality of June DeLugas Interiors. I am thrilled she likes it and love the comments coming my way. It feels good when you feel you read your customer correctly. Those of you in the flower business will recognize my use of old and new varieties.
Some of the surprises which aren’t so apparent just yet—is the ‘Miss Ruby’ butterfly bush in a planter, the nasturtium blooms, purple ruffled basil, tall cleomes on each side of the door, and old fashioned ageratum. One of June’s favorite colors is blue and I’ve dotted it throughout the plantings—that will truly make those iron gates stand out this summer.
Thank you June for letting me create curb appeal for your store and I look forward to being at your home this week. I’m already working on the views out your windows ;).