Gem Floral and Rentals: Mariam Chekmeyan’s dream is blossoming

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Mariam Chekmeyan was working full time for a construction company and made a great salary.  But the desk job stifled the North Phoenix woman’s creativity. “I’m a very creative person,” the Sandra Day O’Connor High School graduate says. “I couldn’t be myself doing things with construction and office work. I told my boyfriend, ‘I am quitting my job.’ “He says, ‘Not until you figu ...

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DIY Summer Decorating

DIY Summer Decorating What to do (and not do) when creating a seasonally inspired space. By Kristen Forgione   DO Let your color shine If you normally can't stomach a little pop of color, try it in summer in small doses.   DO Work in prints Whether you're print heavy or print empty, adding prints into your everyday décor will help brighten things up, add texture, and is a great opportunity to play ...

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