Woodbridge High April Point 2012 Sneak Peeks

Woodbridge is a fabulous furniture company, and one I enjoy using in my clients' homes.  It is a family run business, and every year I go to High Point I enjoy being shown the newest introductions by not only our rep, but the owner!  Here are some of Woodbridge's newest introductions....more

Councill High Point April 2012 Sneak Peeks!

I'm so excited to share with you another furniture line I love, Councill.  I was fortunate enough to get sneak peeks before market, so I could share them with you!  There isn't a piece that I wouldn't use in a client's home.  Enjoy!!  ...more

Tomlinson Erwin-Lambeth High Point April 2012 Sneak Peek #2

Here's more Tomlinson Erwin-Lambeth's Barry Dixon collection High Point Market introductions.  Like I said yesterday, I am excited to see these in person.  Enjoy!!!...more

Tomlinson Erwin-Lambeth High Point April 2012 Sneak Peek

High Point, North Carolina is a sleepy little town that comes alive twice a year when the world converges there to see the newest in home furnishings.  I have been going to this market for over twenty years and it is always exciting to see all the new introductions.  One of my favorite furniture lines, Tomlinson Erwin-Lambeth, was gracious enough to send me sketches of their newest introductions for the April market from their Barry Dixon Collection.  I can't wait to see these pieces in person!...more

From Bloom to Room #4

 Today's inspiration comes from one of my favorite flowers, the peony. ...more

Aging In Place Series #2

 Creative Home EngineeringHere is a great example of shelves being accessible and then they even open up to a 'safe room'.  As we age and perhaps lose some of our memory, displays of items, make it easier to 'find' those items. ...more

It's All about the Details: Fireplace Screens

Since fireplaces are the focal point of a room, fire screens are another decorative detail to think about.  Do you place a fire screen in front of the fire box or leave it open.  And if you do use a fire screen, what materials or design do you select?  If you decide to forgo the fire screen, do you add another decorative element in front of the fire box?  These are all questions designers must think of when designing a space with a fireplace. Below are some examples of fireplaces with fire screens and andirons....more
I think all of these look beautiful. I really prefer to leave it open personally, but with 2 ...more

From Bloom to Room #3

 I hope all of you had a great passover or Easter weekend, I know I did.  This weeks bloom is the Lilac.  Such a soft and soothingly vibrant palette.  Lilac is such a refreshing color and one palette that is always pleasant when Spring is here.  Enjoy these lilac inspired spaces.   ...more

It's All About the Details: Trim #2

It's All About the Details: Trim #2 My first blog about trim, I showed you diagrams on how trim pieces are put together and showed you examples of different trim designs.  I am always looking at all the details of places I visit, and recently I was in Atlanta, Georgia, working on legislation for the interior design industry.  Below are some photos of trim details from Georgia's state Capital building.  Enjoy!...more

Do you ignore your ceilings?

Do you ignore your ceilings?  Adding a small detail, whether it be beams, plaster medallion, stencil design, etc. to your ceilings can really enhance your space and add another dimension.   ...more
We try. ;-) (A lot of our ceiling are popcorned. You'd want to ignore those too.) more