Q. How would you describe your own style for your home?
A. I would describe my home as being warm and inviting. I want everyone who visits to feel welcome, comfortable and relaxed. I love to surround myself with pieces that bring back fond memories: trips, family, friends, accomplishments and personal items that reflect who I am.
Q. What connections do you feel between being a home decor designer and an artist/singer/songwriter?
A. They are both outlets for expressing my creativity and connecting with someone. I feel my creativity for music and my brand are similar in that I want to have a connection with my products, much like I want to have that connection with my fans when I sing.
Q. What do you feel you bring to the home furnishing industry that’s different from other designers?
A. With my profession, I travel all over the world which gives me the advantage of seeing what is available in the marketplace. I want to bring products to my consumer that are special and have meaning when brought into their home. I look for products that are made of quality materials that will add warmth to my home. That is what I am creating with my brand.
Q. Where do you draw most of your inspiration or ideas for products?
A. I gather inspiration from everything: magazines, traveling, landscapes, architecture, friend’s homes, other people. I always have my eyes open for great products and what is being offered in hopes that we can design something unique and not do what everyone else is doing.
Q. How did your partnership with Dillard’s home first begin?
A. We started the REBA Brand with ladies sportswear in the Spring of 2005. After finding success in this category, we were approached to create a bedding line for Dillard’s. My home is my retreat. It’s the warm, comfortable place where I get to relax and spend quality time with family and friends, so Harmony for the Home was a natural extension for me and the brand. I personally use the products, and my home is full of the REBA bedding and bath collections.
Q. Can you give us a sneak peak of some upcoming REBA home fashions?
A. We have several beautiful bedding collections coming for fall. Gold Coast is a regal, traditional collection in gold and cream. Belvedere is made up of a large scale border with black and camel hues that will be offered with coordinating drapery and decorative pillows. The Belvedere collection is grand and makes a statement. We will also be offering an American Indian collection that is made up in the beautiful, rich colors of burgundy, camel and turquoise. We have many more collections coming this fall that we know you will love!
Q. What’s the ultimate message you want to get across through your products?
A. I want people to know that my products are a direct reflection of my lifestyle. I hope that my consumer will connect with them because they reflect a level of quality and comfort that I personally approve.
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