Install of the Day !

Hi !

Just before Thanksgiving we installed this amazing home in Eastover.  Amazing because the architecture itself is beautiful and happily my client's the Ferguson shared a lot of the same ideas for the interior so we all knew we could create something beautiful. 

Designed by one of my favorites -  Frank Smith (who created another beauty I am working on right now) this home was built in 2005 and has all the architecture detail I love, slate roof, gorgeous moldings, open living to dining and huge kitchen with paneled ceiling and hidden storage as well as plenty of small side spaces for office, bar, scullery and mud room, it's a gem.  Featured in Southern Accents back in 2008 it was time, however, for a little update, fresh colors, tweaked kitchen and new styling but what a pleasure to work on a home designed so beautifully to begin with!  Thinks well designed and built stand the test of time.

Enter the Foyer . . . our color palette started at the front door and worked its way through.  My go to off white - Ben Moore China White, it never fails.  It's a warmer white that doesn't turn cream.  We kept it simple and clean without a lot of fuss.  Art pieces by Shain Galleries - Karen Hollingsworth and another piece by Hayley Mathews

art by Karen Hollingsworth

art by Haley Mathews

The front living room we created has such a grand, yet casual feel.  Gorgeous french doors and mantle as well as the cross beams all keepers and now just showcased with cleaner colors and furnishings.  I chose two modern style sofas in a rich charcoal velvet with embroidered graphic pillows that pop over top a simple shag rug.  Flanking huge fiddle figs for a little color !

art by Saliha Staib

We kept the detail of the two built in shelves leading to the dining room, just re-styled.

This space is dramatic yet approachable and comfortable !

Your view from the living room is into the dining space.  I adore this room !  We went back for forth a bit on it's style but landed on this gorgeous grass cloth wall paper by Windy O'Connor.  Switching out the one chandelier for 2 and mixing the Ferguson's traditional sideboard and table with more modern chairs and black metal cabinets.  It's such a pretty view from the living room and as you walk down the long hall the back back of the house.

One of the smaller rooms off the front living room is a quite little office, a new coat of fresh charcoal paint and new lighting mixed with new pieces.

art by Keith Keim

The tusk chandelier, large art and chair brighten the space and add the depth.

Front the dining room through the double set of double doors you reach the heart of the house, the kitchen and breakfast room.  How beautiful is this woodwork !

We had the island and original banquette taken out and added a new larger island, created a new concrete and reclaimed wood beam hood installed and changed all the colors to white. 

New pendants and that gorgeous back splash are stunners.

art by Sally Tharp represented by Shain Gallery

Just off the kitchen, another little space, the side entrance turned wet bar and quite corner.
Ship lap was added and painted a lighter charcoal.  New Hunter Douglas blinds and re purposed pieces from their previous home.

A small, small powder room, too small to even shoot just off this space.  The paper we chose though is killer.

The kitchen feeds into the family room with a warm fireplace at the back of the house.  This entire area, kitchen through den is the coziest part of the house and I would image countless hours spent with family in these rooms.  I love the bright and eclectic look all in shades of white.

art by Teresa Roche

Lastly this basically untouched powder room . . . it was gorgeous as is !  Dark and moody navy with touches of brass . . .

all photos by mekenzie loli

Such a fun project, with the look I love, all were happy !!


Install of the Day !

Hi There !

One of my favorite projects of all time ! I love everything about this installation.  From the entrance all the way back I tried to pay attention to every detail !  I had one request from my client which I was happy to oblige - black and white.

I started my design at the front door and worked my way through.  Creating big drama with this graphic paper and a large piece of art my client already had.  I mixed in a large, made to fit, Stark rug, custom console and two vintage, one of a kind lamps.  Stunning !!

Can you believe how gorgeous those lamps are.. sometimes you just have splurge on something special.

To the right as you enter, the dining room.  It's amazing.  All centered around this killer floor I asked Keith to paint for us.

I knew I wanted more than just a dining table as it was a large room, so we brought in a sofa as well !

The kitchen was in pretty good shape.  We had the cabinets professional sprayed white, added new lighting and furniture.  Love the existing hood.  Painting the cabinets professionally is the only way to go and worth the money.

I love a banquette in a kitchen.  This one custom made in a faux leather, so super easy to take care of.  I am a big fan of the oversized.  Large lighting, large accessories.  These vases are just perfect.

Simple accessories, less is more.

Moving onto the living room just off the kitchen and with a clear view to the foyer.  We kept our black and white color palette going with classic pieces and a few more modern ones.

New wood doors, painted black and two large sofas as oppose to a sectional.  I am a it over the sectional at the moment.  Tired of walking around it !

Mixing my metals... a good thing.

This turned out so pretty, clean and bright.

We have been working on the office as well where we added a dark bottle green and a touch of
peach.  Take a look at the plans...

And have installed the master bedroom, just need to shoot - stay tuned !

Really one of my favorites !!