Install of the Day & Hot off the Press

Happy Saturday !

I am dying .. I love this house (and client) so, so much !  Oh how it started... A few years ago, pre-covid, we were going to remodel their previous house.  Had that pretty much figured out.. but then covid hit and things got put on hold .. in this case it was a happy set back !  Fast forward to earlier this year, they decided to sell that previous home and bam.. found this killer house in Myers Park.  Originally built in 1938 and then renovated in 2013 by Architect Ruard Veltman.  Hillary Rondero having done all the original interior design work it was a score on all counts.  Hillary's choice of colors, perfect.  We didn't need to change a thing, color wise just freshened up... Several of her light fixtures and details, also perfect so we kept all those !  The stars all a lined and I stepped in with all new furniture as the style of this house was so very different from their previous home.  What fun !!!!  These client's were game for everything I chose, which I love, love, love.  

Let's take a look !!

With an all white house, we decided to add a little fun moment in the foyer with this dramatic paper, a Designer's Guild show-stopped. The runner we also changed to something darker and dog friendly!

This is a fun detail right by the door... inside you access the mail slot !  We reworked the look of it but kept its function.  Thanks Jacob for the new look.  Added a big new knob from Nest and filtered in a new wall sconce.  Love it.

You swing right into the front living room.. All new pieces.  Loving the new Verellen chairs !  We overlaid the rugs and mixed in a few favorite pieces I have been dying to use.

Like this killer framed art piece.. old books, a plaster side table and Oly coffee table.  The fireplace prompted my to redo my own at home.

Now.. this wall, opens to a hidden powder room.  We took down the fabric, nail head panels and installed these hand painted leather ones.  All created by Avo in Brooklyn

Mixed in a few Romo pillows with a vintage one from John Derian in NY.

Loving the eclectic vibe.

So speaking of the hidden powder room.  It was perfect as is !!  We negotiated all the artwork with the sale.

Gorgeous table, and great rug find !

This little moment houses a liqueur cabinet with vellum doors and a brass base.  

John Derian horn .. had to have and a small piece by Ron Royals to remind my client of their place on Bald Head Island.

Across the way a smaller sitting room, just off the kitchen.  Great for a little morning coffee.  Incorporated a chaise and leather swivel over top of a stamped hide.  Fringe on the leather accent stoop and new metal console tables.

This dining room .. besides the fact I'd like to pluck it out and place it in my house !  We kept the original color because it was perfect.  Also kept the original chandelier sold with the house, it was perfect too !  Filtered in all the rest.  A 60" round wood table with really cool base, and chairs we managed to snag before the lead times got stupid long.  The burl sideboard is a beauty and I really wanted these stubby resin lamps.  The art (Baja Man) by Ron Royals, one of my favorite photographers.  We just loved him and with various forms of art throughout the home, it added a little whimsy.   Killer room !

Just love the back of these chairs ...

.. and how pretty is this sideboard !

Another great piece over the fireplace.

Round the corner and you are in the kitchen and breakfast area.  We kept this fixture as well but moved it from over the island to this spot.
Simple yet again striking ... hand painted wallpaper.. particularly love. 

I have been dying to do these dining chairs, but no one has bitten until now !!! So happy when I got a yes on the chairs !

The kitchen opens into the family room and it was perfect as is.  We added these gorgeous pendants and a fresh coat of paint.

Jealous, so jealous.


From the kitchen you pass through the family room ....  we were able to repurpose their old sofa, but added new pillows and this fun mirror, coffee table and side chairs

Stay tuned because these doors to the back yard are changing to larger doors and a beautiful new back patio.

Upstairs we had fun playing with the guest room and two (adult) kids spaces.  We did focus primarily on the master bedroom... 

New bed, side tables and lamps.

And this gorgeous new chandelier and accent chair.  A cohesive mix with the downstairs.

Last but not least.. and recently wrapped up.. the gorgeous new outdoor living space.  

all photos by mekenzie loli

Such an amazing project I couldn't be happier with the outcome.

Big thanks to QC Magazine for the feature on this home !  Great your copy today, just came out for Jan/Feb 2022