I was tossing this stuff out on Twitter all day yesterday, but I figured there are probably a good number of you that don’t use Twitter or follow me, Chad or 100khouse. Don’t worry, tweeting is not a prerequisite for knowing what’s going on . . . yet.
We are getting to the point where the imminent completion of our first homes and the promise of PR to follow is making us really start to think about the inside of the 100k House. Basically, we are going to be taking this home out on the town, and we need it dressed to impress. This means cool furniture and impressive art. Not much to ask on a low budget with little time, right?
Many of you probably read Chad’s recent post on interior design. If not, take a minute to read it and the comments that follow. Done? Good, you should have a pretty good grasp of the basic concept behind the design and the types of pieces for which we might be looking. But, how do we get them at a cost we can afford? I’ll give you my thoughts and then I’ll be wanting yours.
We are looking for furniture designers, manufacturers or retailers who might have an interest in exchanging discounted rates or loaned pieces for PR exposure. We have a number of print and television outlets already interested in covering the finished project, and we expect more as the finish date approaches. While we are not the biggest deal beneath a roof, we feel like their might be some value in tying a couch or chair to the 100k House.
This might also be a good opportunity for the right interior designer to make some noise. We are shameless promoters of everyone who works with us or helps us out.
We have beautiful expansive walls and great natural light in the 100k House. What better environment for displaying art? Naturally, it will have to be modern, minimalist work to fit with the decor and our general aesthetic.
Our idea right now is to offer artists the chance to display work on our walls for a month or two at a time. With all of the open houses, parties, meetings and other happenings this should give the artist good exposure while allowing us to display real art at a rate we can afford (free). We would also promote the artwork through our various online channels.
How do you feel about these ideas for stocking our interior? Do you know any furniture folks who might be want to work with us? Any artists who might be interested in showing their work? Can you think of any other avenues we could use for acquiring interesting pieces at an affordable rate?
Help us out in the comments.
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