Allo Plum

My DesigN Influences

I love to DIY. But just because it is DIY, doesn’t mean it has to look like it.

 
 
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Keith and I at the opening party for one of his largest projects- a 12,000 seat event center.

Keith and I at the opening party for one of his largest projects- a 12,000 seat event center.

Married to Architecture

I am surrounded by design professionals. This is a good thing. As the wife of an architect, I’m constantly exposed to the best of the best in the design world, the greatest industry secrets from design professionals and the design trends that haven’t made it to your Pinterest boards yet. And while I am not designing buildings, I apply what I call my “ambient architecture” knowledge to all of my projects. And now I can bring this to you to help you make your DIY projects even better.

If you are interested in checking out my husband’s firm, go ahead and peruse the Koch Hazard Architects instagram account or their website.

 
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DIY CAN (AND SHOULd) incorporate good style
(AKA stop using character prints)

As a compulsive DIYer, I am constantly sifting through the internet to find inspiration and good tutorials. But what I find is that while there is a plethora of information out there, most of what I find is either dated, trend overload or just completely void of design. I have to spend a lot of time trying to reimagine the projects to have the style and look I want. DIY projects can still look like you bought them from your favorite (probably expensive stores). And that is where Allo Plum brings you projects that are both technically informational AND styled well.

 

Vive La France

I have an ever so useful (more on that sometime) degree in French. I love France. I spent time in college studying and living there and a LOT of my design flavor - especially in the homemaking, cooking, baking, hosting and drinking categories, is heavily influenced by French lifestyle. I also volunteer at my children’s school teaching a french club bringing it back into my life in full force these days!

When I first decide to start Allo Plum, I had no idea what to name it. Because of my connection to design and my love for color, I started looking at names of colors. When I saw “plum” I knew I was on to something. When I first saw it I thought about how “plum” is used in architecture and construction to mean perfectly vertical. And then I realized not only am I far from exact in my measurements - but that word is actually spelled plumb…. But then….