Install of the Day - Working Around A Wonderful Wallpaper!


So while working on splitting these sisters up, one had to stay in the original space she shared.  In an effort to freshen up her space, we ended up changing out most of it.  We couldn't help ourselves.  I think they were both over the pink and wanted a new look.  Both wanted blues tones, and this paper was her no. 1 choice.  Working around that I pulled in the brass, white and yellow primarily and replaced the twin beds with a queen. We also added a new dresser and side tables.  The rug had seen better days so we replaced that as well.  I have always loved this paper.  Work on a design board to give her a real vision of the space . . .

With the bed centered on the biggest wall, we added a long pole with full curtains as a bit of a back drop.  These did stay from the original design I did years ago.  New paper, floating white shelves, a big focal chandelier and rug.  I love this bed.  Our upholster makes them for us and they are made to last !  A little glimmer in the mirrored side tables and gorgeous more grown up lamps !


photo's by mekenzie loli

Happy Monday !


Install of the Day ! A Girl's Room in Perpetual Bloom!

Hello There !

Happy Friday and I'm glad it's here.  It's been a lo-o-o-o-ng week, a crazy week, a busy week.  We are almost finished shifting everything at the office and I can't wait for that to be over !!  We have moved our entire back office to the front and reorganizing the entire back housing a plethora of accessories.  It's like early Spring cleaning, all hands have been on deck.  Myself, Bree, Maggie, Betsy, Keith and now Keith's brother and Deb (new to the crew).  I am most excited about the new vibe around there.  So speaking of Spring cleaning . . . this space we installed this week was all inspired by a wallpaper my young 12 year old client chose herself.  I love it and was happy to run it it for her.  Having shared a room with her sister all these years, it was time to split the two up and give them each a room of their own.  I involved them both in the project early on, letting them drive the design with the paper choice.  I then surprised them both with all the details, bells and whistles.

Take a look at this beautiful, bright, clean new bedroom space !

Voila, a former guest room, now all Evelyn's.  Enjoy girl !!

photo's by mekenzie loli

Stay tuned for her sister's space, we are shooting this afternoon . . .


The Red Door

Hi There !

I feel in love with the red door years ago, I think it started with a trip to Elizabeth Arden in NYC for a little self indulgence.  It's a classic.  There is something about red I never get tired of.  In my black and white house I have small doses of red, a little British flag here, a little red glass tile on my powder room floor there.  I am all about the little bit of red.  Bright red lip stick, a pair of red Chuck Taylor classic high tops, or Dr. Marten's when I am feeling like I'm still 20 and tough, my favorite Rockbrook red sweatshirt.

So on this Valentine's Sunday, here's to the red door, all my favorites from my Pinterest stash.


One Ottoman, Three Ways

Hi There . . .

So we all know One Kings Lane, right?   Do we know Taylor Burke Home?  Julianne Taylor is the Founder and Creative Director.  I make it a point to stop, see what's up and say hi at most of the markets I frequent.  Always genuine and always bringing something unique to the table!  As a matter of fact, we are placing an order next week of an amazing chandelier which I am sure will be the focal point of a space we are installing.

Designing around one piece of furniture

So what does One Kings Lane have to do with this ?  In their Style Guide they just posted a Style Challenge. Three top design bloggers chose a single piece from the Taylor Burke Home Collection and incorporated it into am amazing space.  What I particularly love are the three completely different visions - goes to show how different three designers can be, and how versatile.   As well as the one key piece, each designer filtered in a little Addison Weeks, Lacefield Design Mitchell Black and Times Two Design, all vendors I love to shop.  They showed the big reveal just the other day, thought I'd give you a look.  Images snagged from each designer's own blog. 

First off meet Kristin Cadwallader of Bliss at Home.   I love her space.  With my current black and white obsession, this space is right up my alley.  There are so many things I love about this space. The chandelier first off.  Love.  Beautiful job styling and just the right about of pop color gold.   

Take a look.

photos by Cassandra Monroe

Now meet Kristin Jackson of The Hunted Interior.  Kristen has one of my favorite blogs.  Beautifully laid out and inspiring.  Kristin hails from Atlanta, and believes it's not how much you spent, it's how you layer.  I totally agree.  

Take a peek at her space.

And last but by no means, the least, Ms. Lisa Mende - Charlotte girl.  Love her.  Known for her modern vibe spin, Taste Maker at many High Point markets, blogger, designer, and overall social media buzzer.  She ain't scared and this rooms that.

Take a look !

photos by Dustin Peck

So, did you spot the key piece,  the London Tufted Ottoman.  Feels different in each space, agreed?!

And to give a nod to Addison Weeks, Lacefield Design, Mitchell Black and Times Two Design (whose pieces I spotted right away) take a look at few of my other favorite items available (all through Lucy and Co, of course).

. . . . and a few of my favorite offerings by Taylor Burke (yeah that's the chandelier I'm using !)

Check out Julianne's book

The book includes a plethora of amazing women and businesses (also TSC contributors) including Taylor Burke Home & Julianne Taylor, Meg Braff, Jill Sorensen, Emporium Home & Ashley Childers, Dana Gibson Design, Emily McCarthy, Chairish & Anna Brockway, Katie Kime, Ro Sham Beaux, Ann Yancy, Lacefield, Beth Lacefield, Times Two Design, Lauren Renfrow, Shine by S.H.O., Susan Hornbeak-Ortiz, Lindsay Cowles Designs, Waiting on Martha, Mandy Kellogg Rye, Victoria Larson, Jamie Dietrich Designs, Mitchell Black, Lynai Jones, Design Campus, Lori Dennis and Kelli Ellis , Rivers Spencer Collection, Rivers Spencer, Repurpose Recolor, Cari Cucksey, Leland Gal, Maggie Mielczarek, Dunes & Duchess, Stacy Kunstel, Cotton + Quill, Mary Catherine Folmer, Sherrill Canet Interiors, Jill Rosenwald Designs, Society Social, Roxy Te Owens, Addison Weeks, Kat Mulford & Lee Lesley, Barbara Cosgrove Lamps, Vancollier, Beth Collier, Tritter Feefer, ML Littlefield, Lucy Smith Designs, The Antiques Diva, Toma Clark Haines, and Mirth Studio, Sally Bennett

Happy Sunday !


Install of the Day ! Dramatic Details Define This Dining Room

Happy Day !

Had a little time this am to added Mekenzie's images of the Noland job.  Maggie did such a great job pulling this together quickly (3 weeks before Thanksgiving) and installing just in time for the turkey and the company.  New build, the front dining room needed most everything.  Right by the front door it now sets the tone for this young couple's new home.

The vaulted ceiling, while visually a statement on it's own, needed something dramatic in the way of lighting to fill the "void" so to speak.  Maggie and I love these two chandeliers.. such a wow factor. 

Take a look at the finished product !

The rug and bench started it all with their combination of blues, greys and charcoals.  I love the somewhat busy pattern up against the tall white wainscoting.  The tall charcoal upholstered chair also bounce from the white for a strong presence.

Maggie also finished the space of by completely accessorizing... which can be the difficult part.  This is where a designer can really help you from running around town, and spending hours on the Internet.  We love to install in one day with all the details !

Simple white milk glass and brass vases, accent salad plates for a little color.

Gorgeous custom bench in a graphic charcoal and pale blue.

A little Asian inspired sideboard.  The juxtaposition of the sleek chrome shelving and this distressed piece adds another layer of interest and warmth.

And voila... done.

Keith created a simple, abstract piece for the large vault wall.  Simple gold leaf circles intertwined with blues.

photos by mekenzie loli

From the original design we decided to take out the lower grey chairs as those charcoal ones where so pretty and added such a statement.

What's next for the Noland's? The family room.  Their rug started the entire plan (and gave us inspiration for the dining room)  Stay tuned !!