10.16.2021

Install of the Day !

 Howdy Weekend . . . 

As I type, my long time clients, are heading up to their little weekend place on Lake James. I cannot wait for them to see what Kade and I  did on Thursday !  One of those fabulous kind of clients that just let us do our thing which I love, love, love.  During the middle of this past year .. pandemic filled... like many a friend, found a place to escape to in that school was remote and work was remote.. it was a thing for sure.  Lake James is close to Charlotte and within 2 hours you are on the prettiest lake in the remote quite.

This house was like most.  Stained honey color wood, wood, wood, everywhere.  The bones though.. were great.  I jumped in to help style wise.  Nothing crazy just paint, some new furniture in the main living areas,  and major porch attention.  We decided the bedrooms can wait .. 

So here's where we started !  The main living area.  Painted the entire thing SW Alabaster White with the bookcases in Ben Moore Iron Mountain - done.  I then ordered the furniture.. yes.. we waited and waited but this past week was the DAY !!!!   Thanks for the patience in letting us install all at once !!!  Much more fun that way.  So new sectional, two fabulous swivel chairs, rug, coffee table and major accessories.  I hit up my new favorite Nav Finds for the goods !  Check them out in Charlotte !!!  Tons of unique pieces for a one-of-a-kind look.






We brought our accent color back in the nook and had to hang the fish... came with the house !




The porch wrapped around the side of the house but they had it enclosed and we styled it all up for a little lounging or work space, desk and all.   All new comfortable pieces for lots of hanging out.



We decided not to go nuts in the kitchen.. again a little paint did the trick.  painted all the wood walls and all the wood cabinets and changed the hardware.. simple.  New plumbing and sink and a new countertop  helped.   With the help of Jacob, created a new "pantry" with floating shelves as there was no pantry !!!

Kept the previous owners table and chairs but added a huge chandelier... 





I decided to add these pretty brass picture lights to tie into the new brass faucet.  We took the counter top up the wall and curved it .. still cabin like and simple but much more stylish !




Ahhhh the porch.. amazing view of the lake and so, so cozy and cabin like !!!  Dining for 10 and new lounging with big comfy chairs..   kinda romantic huh !



Lastly.. a little paper in one of the bedrooms.... stay tuned.. on a mission to finish the rest !



all photo by mekenzie loli


Such a fun install and shoot day.. lots of goodies, and great team of movers who even stuck around and help take apart the chandelier to squeeze through the door !!!!  TEAMWORK !


Happy Saturday.. hope they love it !!!!!





Install of the Day !

 Happy Saturday, Part Two !

It was a big shoot week last week .... Kade and Mekenzie also swung by the mid-century modern home of the Luciani's  to shoot their newly finished drinking, lounging and music cave !    Located downstairs off the deck and pool space, this room (also houses a work out room and sauna) is one to hibernate to full time !!  They created an absolute killer wine room and called on us to style up the lounge area to tie it all together.  Such a stylish, relaxing, cohesive and fun space !

Take a look at the finished product.


It all started with four big chairs in one of my favorite fabrics.  Cozy and soft with a subtle neutral pattern.  Modern velvet chevron pillows for an added touch.  Wide arms allow for small drink tables to fit over perfectly.. for that big wine glass.


All atop an 8 x 8 square olive green rug, shagreen and brass coffee table and dripping pendant lights for a moody atmosphere !



A reading room as well, we filtered in a large wood and metal bookcase, styled cleanly with much read books and some cool pieces.   Flanked with sconces that give off a dreamy light.

This wine room surely is a place to lounge for a while !


all photos by mekenzie loli


Install of the Day !

Hey Saturday . . . 

Busy shooting week.  Having recently completed several installs waiting for various pieces, we cleared the calendar a bit to shoot these special spaces.  This first one was a complete master bathroom renovation.  Everything was pulled out and shifted.  One of our favorite clients whose home we had so much fun working in the past  (see post here) were ready to tackle their master bath.

Take a look at the finished product !

It all started with this amazing tile, thanks to Walker Zanger.  We used two patterns in the same color split with a brass schluter.  This drove the design.



Brass accents and plumbing from Waterworks and one killer "invisible" door tuned framed mirror to the closet.  Thank you Jacob for all the hard work on this one !


We centered one large mirror between the two new sinks and dropped pendants from the ceiling rather than your typical over mirror sconces.  While we were at it, wall mounted the plumbing to really change it up for a cleaner look.  All my favorite elements in a bathroom.




New floor tile, all new shower and flipping the toilet to a less visible place.  Also created all new cabinetry to include a tall piece to house all the necessary bath products !



Soft and pretty details .. and all tiled to almost create a wet bath which I love.  Couldn't have done all this without our new contractors John & Gordan.. amazing job.. amazing guys !





all photos by mekenzie loli


It's come a long way !!!














9.25.2021

Install of the Day.. Part 2

 Hey There !

I love "Photo Shoot" Friday's.  Today was particularly fun - beautiful weather, the light was perfect.  This client is just as Type A as myself.  The house is always perfect, exactly like I left.  

We all took a breather after building and installing the entire house, for the most part, a little over a year ago, now it was time to tackle the master bedroom, guest room and finish the upstairs landing.  I was excited to see these entire space come together and be so cohesive. 

With the colors in mind throughout the first floor, I brought some of the same into the master bedroom.  Soothing whites and light taupes with touches of coral.  

Take a look !

A new upholstered bed, side tables and a comfortable sitting area.  


We installed a subtle Phillip Jeffries wallpaper with a white washed wood grain and silver geometric pattern as a backdrop.


Simple white linen drapes and like colors in all the other pieces, with a pop on the pillows.
Love these Kelly Weastler patterns.


I have the same bedside tables,  perfect size and with the faux shagreen applied material, easily maintained.


Opposite the bed, a custom dresser with large lamps.  Shain Gallery and Kristen Blakeney .. large art !



I really love this pillow fabric, just the right amount of color.


Heading upstairs you are greeted by this amazing, large leather chandelier.  It's truly gorgeous.  From the road and lit at night it's quite the showstopper !



A large landing, large enough for a sofa with chaise, big TV and a wet bar.  Perfect lounging space to curl up in but still as "cool" as downstairs !


A little custom paper, custom metal shelf.  A little get-away for some family time.



In this phase 2 we did the guest bedroom as well.. what once was just your typical lack luster room, now a warm, inviting space ! Took a little convincing to paint dark, but I ended up getting my way !  



A lot of unique local finds add character !





Lastly a little peek in the office.  Home of a writer, this space filled with books and a little meeting corner.



all photos by mekenzie loli

Such a pleasure working on this project.  All pulled together filled with unique pieces.
To see the entire home... click here !