Southern Gal in SoCal
How do you like Mary Etta Designs’ new look? We have a new website and a new logo. Make sure you scoot on over to our re-vamped website. I can’t wait for you to see what new things we offer to you all. There’s a new service offering that allow you to get help from me no matter where you are in the world. We have joined the world of virtual design, or e-design, as it is more commonly know.
So what is the deal with the Pineapple? I’m so glad that you asked. I will explain in a moment. But first, many of you know that our family relocated here from Cincinnati, Ohio in 2003. Ohio is a Midwestern state in America. It’s northern border is mostly Lake Erie. Kentucky, West Virginia, and an itty bitty part of Indiana make up Ohio’s southern borders. That’s a lot of southern influence. In fact, when you land into what used to be called the Cincinnati Airport, you are not greeted as arriving at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. The nearest city is actually Covington, Ky.
Cincinnati, is across the Ohio River, is sometimes referred to by locals as “up south”. The ‘Nati is loaded with southern charm. You will hear “yes sir” and “yes m’am” more often than not. And the very polite, “please?’ is not a request for a favor. It is a request for you to repeat yourself. And Cincinnati is where Mary Etta Designs was founded. And my aesthetic lends itself to the layered, (updated) traditional look of southern stylings. I wrote about my obsession with southern interior styling in this recent blog post.
Wrap around porches, all things monogramed, florals, all lend themselves to the southern aesthetic. The one constant among southern living is hospitality. If extended to you, friend or neighbor, it is genuine. So much so that the pineapple, a decorative symbol for hospitality, will very often be on display on a door, gate, or somewhere in the home. I decided that’s what Mary Etta Designs does for you, our clients. We create homes that welcome you and all who enter.
So the pineapple is the symbol of Mary Etta Designs’ new look. It fits with our new identity perfectly. Our mission is to help to make your home elegant, yet comfortable and inviting for you and any guests you wish to entertain. I believe that you can live elegantly and comfortably, right here in Southern California. Your home deserves a fresh new look. Contact Mary Etta Designs to get started. firstname.lastname@example.org. Your Southern Gal in The SoCal