Happy Weekend !
Recently finished and Mekenzie shot of my casa in Charlotte. Love that it's done and I am so happy with it all. I have renovated many times over the years and my style has changed and evolved over time but one thing I have realized over the past decade is my never ending love of unique, nostalgic things. Things that mean something to me. When designing my weekend place in the mountains I went to town on just that idea. I pulled out those sentimental pieces and worked the spaces around them. I have always believed that your personal space should be collected over time. The Brevard house has a neutral color theme as does the Charlotte place making it easy to move things between the two if I wanted to. With such a crazy and hectic career of choice, coming home and to a finished, soothing collection of rooms always relaxes and recharges me.
So with all that said . . I'll give you a little walk though . . .
The living space sets the tone and the first thing you see when you enter my little circa 1921 Dutch Colonial. Most recently I updated the traditional fireplace, removing the mantle (and changed all the furniture). I opted for a larger bump out and plaster treatment on the entire fireplace
Before . . .
I have been collecting art over the years and have found the perfect homes for all of them. Art really finishes a space. This piece I adore, the detail and talent of Mary Calengor - she's amazing ! From a design perspective the contrast I love as well as the scale.
My guest room is a retreat for sure. I hop between it and my master all the time depending on my mood !