Install of the Day !

Hi There . . .

I love working with Jodie Pannell.  She is cute, fun and one of the most genuine people I know.  Her enthusiasm for "all things pretty" makes her easy to work with.  I think if she could have a do over - design would be her calling, she loves it so much.  She has been moving from room to room with me for years updating, tweaking, and in today's install, a full blown new room.  Her guest room, she'll be the first to admit, consisted of green walls and a bed on a frame.  Oh so sad.  We wanted to continue with the touches of teal used throughout the house, and mix it with the brightest of whites and creams.  

Right when you enter the front door, her style hits you and gives you a glimpse into what's to come.  It sets the tone.

We chose to bring that look and mix of metals, style, unique furnishings,  and colors in the guest room.   I found her a new queen size upholstered bed and flanked it with mirrored side tables and big tall lamps for a little drama.  All this pretty has a back drop of wall paper she has been eyeing for a while now.  The windows have a new pair of linen panels on a sleek antique gold towel bar.   I added a big driftwood mirror for texture contrast and a low bench.  We moved the overhead fixture from the foyer into this room (and added a new, even more dramatic one in the foyer).  I agree with Jody, I might just want to pile in that bed with my lap top and have take vacation day.

Take a look at the details

 Her family room, was where I started not too long ago.  Adding pillows, accessories and a really tall paint job.

We continued to replace lamps and overheads and add art, and accessories.

We moved from the family room to the dining room.  I chose another accent paper to backdrop the mirror and compliment the dining chairs. 

Rather than blowing out the master bathroom and blowing out all our cash, I advised her to just use a killer new paper, add accessories and new lighting.  The vanity, just fine now.

 This powder room did need a bit more work.  New sink, new mirror, new light and more paper... I'm not afraid of too much paper, that's for sure.

all photos by mekenzie france

It's all really coming together, and nothing makes me happier than to hear her excitement.  I think I have her convinced to tackle the front living room now . . .


Install of the Day !

Hey There . . .

Just before we left for Florida, and in the midst of packing, collecting and organizing all of Lindsay Heitman's things, we also installed Jill Pleune's living room, because I just couldn't wait.  I was so anxious to see it come together with it's fun and unexpected elements.  Jill was a dream, giving me carte blanche on the design.  As co-owner of Sloan here in Charlotte, she so full of style herself, I wanted her space to have a Palm Beach kind vibe and reflect her personality.

Jill loves all things white, so with the new white walls, sofas, rug and chaise, I pumped it up with teal, black & white and yellow for the contrast.  Using a combination of new and old  I mixed in a few unique finds from Slate Interiors to give the space a real eclectic feel.  I wanted vintage mixed with new so the room looked "collected."

The space is big and long, it really needed dividing into two "zones." A double lounge with one side focused on the fireplace and TV and the other facing the back pool area.

 With a completely blank slate, take a look at what I proposed.

My favorite element was  the faux boxwood side walls we created.  Opposite each other on the pool side, these walls, brought the outside in, added dramatic color and texture are quite the focal and conversation element.  Mekenzie and I returned today,  I added a few details and we shot the space . . . 
I am in love !

all photos by mekenzie france

At the same time I was planning the living space, I also started the dining area.  With cream walls filling the house, I wanted this room to stand alone and have a strong look.  I fell in love with this paper, it was a must have . . .

So stay tuned for the dining room reveal !

Thanks Jill for your trust and enthusiasm !


friday finds / 06

greetings from providence gallery! i stopped in this morning to see the new show featuring my good friend rod wimer (i've featured him before here.) and painter curt butler. i took my camera and photographed a sneak peak for you! the next six photographs feature the work of rod wimer.
providence gallery also does fantastic framing with a combined 68 years of framing and design experience between owner deborah campbell-bass and rod wimer.
the following paintings are the works of curt butler.

be sure to stop into the providence gallery to see the latest show or for any of your framing needs! hours and address below:

monday - friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
saturdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
601-a providence rd, charlotte nc 28207
located behind panera.. follow the red stairs! 

passez une bonne journée!