The West Point Civitan Luncheon Club was pleased to welcome Brandi Randle-Ryland, a native of West Point, to speak at Wednesday’s meeting. She graduated from West Point High School and received her Bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University in Interior Design. She has her own home based business to help with color and fabric inovations.
“Light Spring colors will be the trend this year. Yellows, greens, blues and reds will be the color palette that pops,” explained Ryland. “It’s hard to imagine Spring with the weather we’ve been having but it is coming and so are the colors we think of in Springtime. It’s a wonderful time to be thinking of altering the color scheme of a room or two.”
Ryland went on to explain that the usage of one color but in several different shades is one way to decorate if your taste runs into the monochromatic. To go with two complementary colors and a splash of something dramatic in the way of throw pillows or an accent rug is also a good choice to brighten a living space.
If have chairs that are showing wear and don’t have it in your budget to replace them, think about having them reupholstered. You can pick out a different fabric and have chairs recovered to look like new for less than the cost of replacing them.
Floral arrangements in corresponding colors can add interest in a home or office setting.
After Ryland had answered some questions, President Alvin Quinn took the podium to discuss a day trip to the UAB Civitan International Research Center. He had already made an appointment for the West Point Civitans to tour the facility June 19.
“The tour takes a few hours and I think it would be a great way to spend a day,” said Quinn. Everyone in Civitan should know where our dues and other monies that we raise are going. The facility helps children who suffer from brain injuries and disorders. That’s what Civitan is all about. We are a service club.”
The facility in Birmingham is open to children needing its cutting edge developments in research, treatments and services for those with developmental disabilities.