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Let’s face it, the spaces we work in from day to day have a direct effect on our creativity and productivity. If you work from home, it’s important that your space is designed for maximum inspiration. Whether it’s a personal space for a home-based consultant or a large-scale operation for a global corporation, the design and layout of the room you occupy is essential to creating a stimulating and inspiring working environment.

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That said, I’ve always been intrigued by the world of interior design. I follow several talented designers on Instagram and frequent some of the hottest design blogs regularly, so when I stumbled across The Olive Guide, a new, digital mag created by Ariene C. Bethea and Quintel Gwinn,  it was love at first sight. The beauties behind this brand have their hands full with the ins and outs of their start up but found a few minutes to chat with me about The Olive Guide and how it came to be. When asked what inspired them to create this online masterpiece, here’s what they had to say:

We created The Olive Guide simply because designers of color and their work is too often over looked in design magazines. We didn’t want to just imagine there were designers of color, we knew it and wanted to share their stories and work with readers. We also knew that readers were interested in interior design/decorating and that our guide would provide a diverse look into the rich, varied work and lifestyles of designers of color.

In our first issue we will be sharing tips and ideas for entertaining. From creating a guest Welcome Kit that is sure to make friends and family feel at home to designing a Glamorous Dining Room, we want you to Entertain with Style.



Just in time for the holidays, Ariene and Quintel present The Olive Guide’s Entertaining Issue. Click here to check it out and be inspired!

As a New York City storyteller, filmmaker, digital content creator, and PR strategist, Renae Bluitt created "In Her Shoes" to empower and enlighten women committed to realizing their dreams.

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