Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Gray Love

I definitely have an obsession with the color gray right now.
Many of my clients could vouch for this statement, as I am trying to work gray into several of my current designs. I love the fresh contrast of gray paired with antique hand rubbed brass. Don't shriek...I said 'antique' people...not the shiny 90s stuff. I am also loving gray paired with yellow and cream, it feels crisp yet soft.

I recently came across the 2009 Atlanta Symphony Associates Showhouse and my obsession was confirmed. I am absolutely in love with the master bedroom and sitting room designed by Womack Interiors. Take a peek at the images of this spectacular space and I don't think you will wonder why.
Listen here to Alison Womack of Womack Interiors discuss the art and design of their space in the Atlanta Symphony Associates 2009 Showhouse.
Absolutely lovely!
*first image not from showhouse*

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I can't help but stair

Aren't these stairs lovely?
I love love love a painted riser and stained tread!
The alternating balusters are beautiful and unexpected, and the contrast of the dark stain with the white paint is striking.
Absolutely stunning!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Something's Gotta Give

Ahh, the house that started it all.
The Hamptons home, in the movie Something's Gotta Give, is where my love affair with East Coast design began. I remember the moment I saw it! I've watched that movie a billion times since, and most of the time I am just looking at the set. I find myself pausing it and looking around the characters to see what art was used in hallways and what kind of hardware is in the kitchen. It probably sounds silly but it is so very true! In 2006, I modeled one of my favorite projects after this house, and that home drew in quite a few clients, some of which I am still working with to this very day!
The set is just pure perfection in my eyes!
I hope that my clients continue to enlist my services to help them achieve this look, it is my favorite style to design!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Portland, I love you...

I'm back from visiting Portland this week. What a hip city!!! I would like to pretend that I was there for pleasure, but I was visiting a wonderful client who moved there recently. We are working on her gorgeous new home right outside of Portland in a small town called Lake Oswego. It is beautiful! The trees are majestic, the vibe is cool...I'm jealous! It is a really neat place to live. I don't have photos to share of her home yet but as soon as we make some progress I will post some to my portfolio. We are in the ordering and organizing stage and there is not much to show at this point.

I enjoyed the time that I spent with she and her family. We have been working together for several years and she has become, not only a favorite client, but a dear friend. We had a very fast and furious visit because we had so much work to do. I plan to get back up there at the end of September to do a site visit and hopefully have a little more time to just hang out.
If you have never visited the Pacific Northwest, I highly recommend it! I've never been anywhere like it and I can't wait to go back!