The Next Chapter

The beginning of a new year is always an inspirational time for me.  There is something about the ‘clean slate’ feeling that always energizes me and motivates me to create goals, make plans and set my intentions for the year.  2018 saw some big changes in my life, the biggest being the sale of Posy at the end of November.

When I started this blog several years ago under the Posyhome name, I had hoped that I would be able to manage both the shop and my burgeoning design business that encompassed the selling of AHAH paints, antiques and vintage pieces, teaching workshops, and consulting.   However, with both businesses growing rapidly,  it became too much to handle and I had to scale back and focus on running the shop.  It quickly became clear to me that my real passion was decor and antiques, and after a lot of consideration I decided it was time to move on from Posy and forge a new path.  I am very happy with my decision, and excited to be turning the page and embarking on this next chapter.

As of the first of this year, Kristin Ames Design is officially open for business.  I will be working with homeowners looking for assistance with their renovations – putting together color palettes, helping with the selection of fixtures and finishes, and sourcing furnishings and decor. I will also continue to sell the Amy Howard line both online and from home, so please don’t hesitate to reach out through email if you need paint or supplies (I am on the North Shore and can arrange for delivery or pickup).

Despite my intention to take a few months off after finishing with the transition at the shop, I have already started working with clients and am thrilled to be doing so – it doesn’t feel like work to me at all.  As of today I will be picking up where I left off with the blog,  posting here and on Instagram with tutorials, before and afters, tips and tricks, and anything else I think might be helpful or inspiring.  Please get in touch if you have questions, comments or any suggestions for me – I would love to hear from you.


11 thoughts on “The Next Chapter

    1. Thank you Yolande – so nice to hear from you. !0 years goes by fast doesn’t it? We’ve both seen a lot of changes in Lynn Valley during that time. I hope all is well with you.

  1. Thank you for sending me your site!!! I have furniture I want to paint and chairs I want to reapolsier, I think your business is great!!! I just love the paints you use amazing. I look forward to your blogs I have a lot to learn!!! I painted a few pieces in my house and I love them!! Now I want to do this large dining table and chairs and my hutch. But I will need your paint and a some more knowledge on how to do it all!!!

    1. Well thanks for following Sandra 🙂 Please let me know when you’re ready to get started – I’d love to help in any way I can. I’m also looking forward to being able to pick up a paint brush again – I have a mountain of furniture in my basement calling my name and I’m finally going to have time to work on it!

  2. Congratulations and good luck with your new adventure. I have such fond memories of the beautiful wedding bouquet you made for my daughters wedding in 2010. Posy was my favourite flower shop by far

    1. Thank you Sheila, I’m really looking forward to the future. I’m pretty sure that bouquet is still featured on the Posy website, it was one of my favorites too.

  3. Congratulations Kristin! Your new business venture sounds wonderful. I’m sure you will be very successful as you are so creative and talented. I’m looking forward to following you on your blog.

  4. Hi Kristin 🙂 I wish you all the very best in this new venture and am excited and happy to see you continue to follow your creative visions. I know this chapter will be filled with your signature class and integrity as well as your unique and wonderful eye for design in whatever you take on. I will miss seeing your smiling face at Posy but am thrilled that your new business has begun so beautifully–as Posy did. Congratulations–I shall follow Kristin Ames Design with interest and delight!
    Jennifer Morabito

    1. What a lovely thing to say Jennifer – that means a lot to me. I will still be popping into Lynn Valley on a regular basis and will make sure to check in and see if you’re working when I do. BUT, I now have time for extravagances like lunch or coffee, so get in touch when you have time to catch up 🙂

  5. Heartfelt Congratulations to you Kristin on your next adventure. I have no doubt that you will have great success because success is doing what you love the most. I have saved your website information and will pass along to my clients who are in need of your wonderful style!

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