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The hottest trends from Paris to Houston

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I just got back from Paris, and witnessed some of the most beautiful design trends. I’m going to give you a hint – we are really going back in time!


I’m talking rich, decadent, fabrics, sparkle, crystal, relics, stunning white pottery and so much more.


And I’m in love!


Click to watch the video where I reveal what I discovered and how you can use these trends stylishly throughout your home!




There are a few trends I’m sure you’ll fall head over heels in love with, and there are also some that I’m personally thrilled about! I included many of these styles in my own home this fall.



Which trends do you LOVE? Let me know in the comments. I always love to hear from you!


While I have you here, I have another great announcement to make…


Have you secured your tickets to our Fall Decor Workshop?



Be sure to mark your calendar for Friday, November 3rd and plan to be at Village Antiques at 11:30am for our Fall Décor Workshop.


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Not only will we have a fun French wine tasting, but I’m going to share with you:


  • How to style your island to create a cozy, autumn ‘look’
  • The Fall trends I’m loving (and avoiding) this year
  • How to effortlessly create an awe-inspiring Thanksgiving table your guests will LOVE
  • and so much more


Do not delay! You do not want to miss out on this enjoyable workshop. Especially if you have the fall decorating bug!


Click here to get your FREE tickets.


I look forward to seeing you there!


‘Till the next time we meet, keep making your home amazing with your design gifts.






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P.P.S. Have you secured your ticket to one of our upcoming workshops?


Furniture Makeover Workshops:


If you haven’t been to one of our Chalk Painting Workshops, you’re missing out on a game-changing event.


Painting your furniture is the BEST way to give your home a fresh new look with minimal hassle, and it’s one of my go-to tricks whenever I need a change. Sounds scary, and I’m sure you’re thinking you would love to tackle a project BUT fear you may ruin your piece!


That’s why I’m going to walk you through the process step-by-step. Discover which workshop is the right fit for you:

1. Beginners Hands-On Workshop  Are you new to chalk painting? Would you love expert feedback while you work hands-on on a smaller project before you dive into that piece of furniture or your kitchen? Then this class is for you!


We’ll dive into beginner and advanced techniques that will give your furniture the professional POP and finishes to set it apart from the hobbyists and the amateur look.


You’ll learn how to paint like a pro, seal for long lasting finishes, and use our antiquing glazes to create furniture that looks antique and expensive…even if it’s brand new or a bargain find. You will learn how to master all our tools and our must have tips throughout the process.


You’ll also be shown the fundamentals of distressing. If you truly want to give your furniture that classic vintage style, then it’s absolutely VITAL you learn how to distress your paint.


You’ll leave the class with samples, your very own painted decorative object and the confidence to tackle those bigger projects and know how to do “right”.


Plus, you’ll learn 2 bonus tips that we don’t teach any other class!


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2. Advanced Hands-On Workshop-  Get ready to skyrocket your painting skills to the professional level. In the pro class, you’ll learn 6 never before taught complicated designer paint finishes!

You will learn:

  • Pro distressing techniques and the fail-proof Amitha Verma Antiquing System to create an authentic finish
  • How to layer colors to add depth and brilliance to your furniture. You will learn not just one but TWO techniques the pros use
  • Whitewashing techniques and Amitha’s secret dilution formulations
  • Wet distressing
  • The secret to signature finishes like dry-brushing
  • Amitha’s treasure trove of favorite techniques to make an ordinary, flat piece come alive with detail (this should be its own class)
  • How to recreate the beautiful French Country Style on your own furniture.


* It is highly recommended you take the Beyond Basics or the Happy Hour course before enrolling for the Advanced Pro Class. We will jump right into several Advanced Techniques. Plus, you’ll get to leave with samples you can keep referring back to for years to come.


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3. Register for the FREE Fundamentals Deminar – New to the world of chalk furniture paint and want to see what is all about? Then this is the demonstration for you.


*Please note this is a demonstration only. If you want a hands-on experience we recommend the next workshop, The Beginners Hands-On Workshop.


You’ll learn the fundamentals about our products—everything from our step-by-step process to applying the paint, drying times, how to select colors that work best together, mistakes to avoid, and additional pro secrets and tips.


We guarantee that this workshop will let you recreate your favorite designer looks in under 2 HOURS (versus weeks). It’s our most popular option, and what we recommend to beginners.


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4. Paint-a-Piece Happy Hour Workshop. Just want to have some fun but still learn a thing or two? Then come in with the piece you want to paint and a certified Amitha Verma teacher will show you how to paint the right way. You’ll learn how to avoid costly mistakes, we’ll help you with color suggestions, show you how to apply sealer and antiquing glazes like a pro, and give you expert tips and guidance. Bring a friend, make it a ladies afternoon or personalized party event! Perfect for private parties or fundraising events!


What’s more, you’ll leave with a finished product!


All of our classes are small, with only a handful of people. This means you get personal attention no matter which class you choose.


But they fill up fast, so sign up now before your spot is gone! Click here to register:





In friendship,




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