The Grammys have nothing on the Orgies. That’s right – the night before the music industry celebrated in downtown Los Angeles, the 5th annual Los Angeles Organizing Awards, or “Orgies”, were held at the Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. This Red Carpet evening was the climax of Get Organized Month for the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO-LA). [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVeuCjhgkDY]
Industry leaders from as far away as Australia were in attendance. Colleagues caught up with each other, made new friends, and celebrated the best products, services, media, authors and people in the professional organizing industry. Kim Coles was the evening host and the program featured Peter Walsh, from The Oprah Winfrey Show, Julie Morgenstern, celebrated author and time management expert, Dorothy Brenninger and Standolyn Robertson, both experts from the new A&E “HOARDERS” hit show, plus many more. Get It Together LA! was a finalist for “Best Closet Design” and “Best Garage Design” this year.
I was especially honored to have as my guests Senior Designer Carolyn Judson and Design Assistant Rachel Eisner of Connie McCreight Interior Design. At times, organizers are fortunate to work alongside other professionals on client projects. In the past couple of years we have been included on several of the Connie McCreight Design Firm’s projects. From Bel Air to the Hamptons, Get It Together LA! has had the opportunity to watch these designers create residential masterpieces. They mention working with Get It Together LA! in their blog post, “Everything in its Place”. Connie suggests “when thinking about refreshing your space, focus on two or three items that will make the most impact…add drama with new paint, a bold graphic rug, or eclectic artwork”. Even rethinking furniture arrangement can make a difference. Add in some new accessories like a statement mirror, or swap accessories you already have within the rooms of your home.
Along with beautiful design, the style of the road was also represented at the Awards gala. Event car sponsor Joe Clapsaddle, of Hornburg Jaguar, was also at our table. Joe is past chair or the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and a very active community leader.
Hornburg sponsored a drawing for a Weekend in Hollywood giveaway featuring the use of a 2010 Jaguar XF Supercharged, which was also parked on the Red Carpet as the evenings’ guests received superstar treatment on January 30.
Luxury roadsters, sophisticated design, and skillful organizing all merged at the Los Angeles Organizing Awards. Professional Organizers and their friends enjoyed celebrating a year of clutter-clearing work. If you missed it, plan on coming next year. We had a great time and wish to congratulate all of the 2010 award winners.