High Point . . . Spring 2012

Hey there . . .

I wasn't sure we could pile any more into a week, but a trip to High Point was in order for Ashley and myself . . .  I always love to head up there to Market and find some new things to love, things I need to filter into current and future projects I am working on . . . Take a look a my favorites sights of the trip . . 

Check out the occasional stoops, side tables, and beaded chandelier.  Love the mirrored armoire and gold vases.

Always looking for fun rugs and this one is a work of art . . 

Lucite arm love, chandelier and more rug love.

Have a great new leather sofa connection.  Met the owner and happy to report, custom styles are a go.  Well made and fab . . . Looking for a sectional or anything else you are seeing. . .

Be happy to source !

The most comfortable leather chair of the trip, great and different chandelier, and check out the "seat-belt" chair.

Great new source for painted pieces - great styles and just about any color.

Another great leather find.

The occasional chair - perfect desk piece or side sitting room chair, love the colors in the rug (under the awesome stone coffee table)

Apple anyone?

Ok . . I think I am on a leather kick.

And always on the hunt for a good desk.

Great and productive trip. . .
See anything you like, let me know . .  I will add to my orders !

- Beth


Install of the Day !

Hi All . . .

I love a house with a story . .  and love working with fun clients.  This post is about both.  

Built in the 80's this house in Quail Hollow has a nice cut through to the 14th tee where you may catch a glimpse of Mr. Phil, next week anyway . . .   But my favorite tale is the one were the house, used by a gambling ring, was handed over to Simonini when he won it with a single hand of poker.

But the Hudson Family were the owners who commission the mural in the dining room some 10 years ago.  The scenes were those of their properties in Maine, Alabama and the Hudson River.  While amazing in it's detail, the current owners David and Sheri Grams were "over it" as was I.  Dark and heavy, we all wanted to lighten it up.  While I felt a brief sense of pain seeing the primer being rolled over this piece of art that no doubt took countless hours, seeing the new room quickly took away that pain.  I know some of you may disagree, and maybe someday a future poker player may win the house and find a way to uncover a hidden treasure behind my wall paper, but for now . . . love it!

Take a look at the before . . .

My thoughts and direction for where to take it . . .

Creams, with a touch of pale blue for a tie back to the living room across the hall.  Sophisticated, clean, traditional yet modern, comfortable.  Amazing furniture pieces, new table, new storage cabinet, new chairs.  We kept the console and windows - they worked, as well as the chandler.

Take a look at the finished product.

Accessories . . . as with any room, are key I would say.  You can have beautiful furniture and amazing walls, but the jewelry puts it over the top.

Simple glass lamps with a fun tassel - now it happens, the lamps we ordered aren't in yet, so these are
temporary . .

Take a look at the ones on their way . . .

The little bit of blue on that side of the room will be fab !

A gorgeous hand made mirror of hammered gold - inspired by a vintage necklace.  Thin metal rods wrap a central mirror and end with a slight flare . . . any yes, this is temporary too !  I ordered this pieces as Sheri's custom mirror wasn't ready yet either (beauty takes time!)  But determined to "finish" the room for the tournament, I used a little filler !!

Here's the actual . . both are amazing !

I didn't want to neglect this cabinet's top - and I wanted to bring the blue back into the room to complement the chairs.  A vintage pair of vases and stunning bowl, as well as a piece of art by Carol Bodiford finish off the space !

Dressing the table was important to me too, and I like to show the client just how it can look.  I found these unique bowls and horn candle sticks, as well as a simple yet beautifully organic coral "bowl" on a lucite base.  Mixed with her china, it's clean and simple but stunning.

What's this you say . . .the new area rug and stairwell runner coming in next week to tie the new dining room and entry foyer together . .  can't wait !

Also on the way, a new chandelier to update the foyer !

So enjoy - Sheri Grams, it was a pleasure.  Now hosting the many visitors coming through for the tournament may be a little more relaxed, now that this project is complete !

- Beth


Sneak Peek . . . Install of the Day !

Hey there . . . 

Taking a minute to brag on Ashley . . . she busted it yesterday and today installing three rooms for her client's the Owens.  Three kids ranging from 12 to 15, with a college age sister to come. . 

Now I want her to fill you in on all the details when they are completely done - and photographed, but I can't resist showing you a peek from my I Phone . . .  great job !

I love her color palate !  The dramatic black walls really make things pop ! Filtering in a desk, and pin board.

Check out the "globe" poof she used . . and the amazing rug.  Bo's getting a new desk as well and some new custom built ins by our carpenter . . 

Really cool bedside "lamp" and stoop.

John too is getting a new desk, small sofa and built ins . . . love the rug in here too.

And I know her final pics will really show it off.

Now rest up this weekend . .  you earned it, as did our installer, Ashley Mullis, three rooms in 2 days - not bad !  Stay tuned this weekend and I will show you what I was up to . . 

- Beth

Get Out this Weekend !!

TGIF . . .

Thank Goodness . . . Lindsey's wedding, High Point Market (those goodies are coming), Art for Autism,  Room to Bloom, Festival in the Park . . . 4, yes I said 4.. installs, Ashley and I are a little wiped !  But it has been a good week . . 

Wanted to show you a few images from the Art for Autism event over next to Cow Fish in South Park that we attended last night.   It's not too late to head over there this weekend and help a good cause, while adding that much needed piece in your home !!!

The styles being represented run the gamut!

Loving Windy O'Connor's pieces (and of course Keith's)

Stay tuned for our installs, High Point trip and the Room to Bloom event Lilly Pulitzer style !

- Beth