Look to the world of interior design… what the decorators are doing will influence the home and gift markets — and vice versa.  So keeping an eye on their color palettes is a good idea for those of us wanting to be color-saavy licensors.

melissagaltI’ve recently had the pleasure of meeting a very fun, friendly designer, Melissa Galt.  We met through the Teleseminar Class I am taking and had the opportunity to meet offline (as in, in person!) when I was in Atlanta.  What an adventure we had when we went 10 miles and 30 minutes out of our way finding a great Greek Restaurant that was 1.5 miles from where we started!  Thankfully we can both find humor in most situations so it was lots of fun!  But I digress…

Melissa is one of the designers on AvaLiving.com — look for the room with the BIG elephant photo — or just click #2 .  The featured color is “Citron Green” and it is inspiring to see how 12 designers use the same color in such a variety of ways.  Looking for color in new and exciting places will keep your creative juices flowing!

~ Tara

P.S.  Melissa is no dummy when it comes to business either!  Read her article featured in Home Accents Today Magazine – Business Building Blocks: Create Your Own Economy.  It’s directed to Interior Designers but there are lessons for us as well.

P.P.S.  Melissa also has books,does keynote speeches and more… she’s an inspiration to me!  Check her out at:  melissagalt.com

P.P.S.S.  At the airport I ran across the Winter 2008 issue of Oprah’s “At Home” magazine — guess what it’s called?  The Color Issue!  Another great source to check out.