Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Good-bye Brillante Home Decor


A new year, a new name...
Good-bye Brillante Home Decor
Welcome Brillante Interiors

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Year 2008 - Ben Ze Wang, a talented graphic designer and a good friend helped me to structure  my website three years ago. At the time, for still to me mysterious reasons, and only me to blame, I chose the name Brillante Home Decor, only after a few months it  did not appeal to me anymore but company was formed, business cards were printed and soon I had my own blog by the same name. I am not even mentioning the fact that most people spell Brillante wrongly because in English is Brilliant with one more " i " but I decided that Brillante needed to stay because was the major part of my identity... too bad, so what...keep calm and carry on!
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Year 2011 – The great team at Meade Design Group helped to rebrand Brillante and changes were made to my web site and logo, new business card and stationery were printed and so on. All of you with a web site or a blog know how many little details are part of each project dealt with countless phone calls, emails, moments of panic (on my side) thinking “I have lost every data” moment of despair (again on my side) “This will never work” but at the end like magic and very much like in Interior design business everything comes together beautifully.
It is priceless to have the right tools to promote your business properly and in a professional manner.
My deepest thanks go to Ben Ze Wang for creating  my beautiful website three years ago and taking some of my portrait pictures, to Gareth Sirotnik for patiently editing my original web site text and last, but only in terms of time, to
Meade Design Group for giving me a new identity of which I am very proud of.
Thanks Ivan, thanks Jeff, thanks Natasha for being patient with me and understanding my needs!
I am very excited also about the integration made by Meade Design Group between my blog and my web site, now you can click on the top menu and voilà...you are in my web site.
Now a short story about the logo:
Talking to Ivan Meade he persuaded me to add a symbol to my logo and  since I had an image of a Potiche*** very dear to me, being a family heirloom, on my web site first page he suggested a silhouette of a jar, which soon enough gave birth to others multiplying on my stationery as you can see.
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*** From the Free Online Dictionary:
“Potiche [pɒˈtiːʃ]
n pl -tiches [-ˈtiːʃɪz -ˈtiːʃ]
(Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Ceramics) a tall vase or jar, as of porcelain, with a round or polygonal body that narrows towards the neck and a detached lid or cover.”
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To add even more to this story another Potiche  appeared on my very first post for this blog, so unknowingly a vase in this particular shape began part of Brillante identity from the very beginning.

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I love how life unfolds at times but I need to stick to the subject so...
Brillante Interiors
It is still me, same approach to interior decoration, styling, photography, just with a better name and more focus on what is my specialty: create atmosphere in interiors and styling rooms adding an European touch but always carefully interpreting and respecting the personality of my clients.

My mantra continues to be:
“ A well designed house is always a good part of a great life
and a beautiful room will make you happy every time you walk in.”

Now it is your turn:
What do you think of my renewed web site? what do you think of my new name?
Comments will be treasured during this exhausting but very exciting transition.

Photography by Albarosa Simonetti

23 comments:

Jane K. Schoot said...

Nice, clean, fresh.

Iván Meade said...

Bella Albarosa! Thank YOU very much for considering Meade Design Group for your graphic design needs. It has been a pleasure working with you. Iván Meade

Mary said...

I loved the old site--but this one is great, too. "Brillante" is spelled the same in Spanish as in Italian...it is those darn anglo/english speakers that mix it up. Congratulations.

Annette said...

I like your new website -- it's clean and looks focused and yet entices with the photographic links. The name Brillante is clearer to me now and I don't have to adjust my American spelling habit to understand it. Congratulations.

Peggy Braswell said...

It looks wonderful. So very proud of you! xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

Dovecote Decor said...

Albarosa: Your tag line is great!! I've always really liked your mantra because it is true. Beautiful homes make people happy. When somebody says: "Its only a house," they are just so wrong. I will be curious to learn the effect of these changes. Come and visit our new shop and tell me what you think! All the Best, Liz

Marcus Design said...

I love this, I love the simplicity and elegance! Ivan has done a wonderful job, this logo exudes nothing but class! Nancy xo

Karena said...

Albarosa, I love it and you worked with the best of the best!
Ivan is a favorite of my blog friends!! Congratualtions!
Be sure to come and enter my Gorgeous Giveaway from Blydesign......

Xoxo
Karena

Theresa Cheek said...

I love it! The potiche silhouette is wonderful. Your blog is always a delight for me.

bricarwaller said...

Congratulations! Love your new look and name and love love love the potiche as your branding. Fabulous!!

diane@onlinefabricstore said...

Change is always scary but almost always a good thing as well. Love the new logo

A CRITIC'S EYE said...

Congratulations Albaarosa, your site looks great, I only have one small comment. That of your symbol, the Chinese ginger jar. I know it has a personal meaning for you, but it does not reflect your particular niche in design, which is the Italian perspective. I would have loved to see a classical Italian symbol used instead, otherwise a beautiful Job.

pve design said...

How fresh and exciting for you. I adore Ivan and his design for you. Yes, I shall happily add you to my blog roll.
pve

Cote de Texas said...

very nice - contemporary, clean lines, easy to read. love it!!!!!

good luck with the change. you are brave!!!

i updated my blog roll too.

Joni

Linda Merrill said...

Love your new name and website - very clean and professional. A new year - a new you!

Michelle said...

Very nice Albarosa...of course, with Ivan on board...I like the new name, you are right...it suits what you do much better. Can't wait to see what Ivan can do for me.

Best,
Michelle

eclecticrevisited said...

Hi Albarosa...
thanks for the heads up about your new address... I thought I updated my blogroll with your new address..
oops,...
btw, love the new name and up-grades...
have a great day...
maureen

Mrs B said...

Hi Albarosa
It was great to hear from you! 3 years is a long time and I still have all my favourite original blogs on my blogroll from when I first started. I have updated your blog address now.

Mrs B xx

Patricia Gray said...

Hi Albarosa
Bravo!
I like the clean transition between your web-site and your blog and of course all the links at the top of the page is fantastic. Well done Meade Design Group.

Brooke said...

Your new website is perfection.
xo
Brooke

Brillante Interiors said...

Many thanks to all for your support and great comments. I love blogging and bloggers!

Plastic business cards said...

Congrats, nice to hear that you're making some really nice ground. I enjoy reading what you write.

laughingsalmon said...

I've been saying..."Bri-an...tay"...Sounds sooooo deliciously Italian...

 
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