Monday, April 20, 2015


Alrighty then.....we are coming off a wet weekend here in Hot 'lanta.  I had big plans for gardening and power now I will be scurrying this week to get everything done for my little soiree.

As promised I have more pictures of the show house Chateau Soleil.  Be sure to get there and see for yourself!

April 18-May 10

Let's start with the foyer by Loren Tayler.  Hot damn it was purdy.

Of course she had me at black and white....

Her vignettes were layered just right.

yum yum.

Kapow right?

Let's move to the bathroom designed by Beth Kooby.

Oh nailed it.

Adorb right?  The Hygge + West wallpaper looks so good in this space.

I don't hate this vanity.  Nope.  Not at all.

Blue ceiling....of course I'm digging that.

I got to meet Beth [bath] and Jennifer Bradley who did the Laundry Room and Office.

I was feeling this space with the gorgeous grasscloth wallpaper by Schumacher.

I love this little area for a puppy :)  By the way I am working on getting another rescue sheepdog.....more on that later!

This room was so good but I was chatting away and neglected to do the best job of taking pictures.

 Is this enough to wet your appetite?  

I feel like Atlanta is known for having one of the best Show House's in the country.  Of course I'm no expert but I sure do gush every year over all of the talent.

So back to the rescue.  I got in touch with the OES rescue and they have a girl in south Florida that needs a home.  She is 17 months old and her name is Camelot.  I can be her foster and if it works out then she is all mine!

So excited cause I sure do miss the love of a smooch muffin.

Have a great week.....get it done!


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Friday, April 17, 2015


Yesterday I got a little peekaboo  of the ASO Decorator Showhouse.  I consider this one of the best perks of being a it is one of my favorite times of the year.

I have not missed one since I moved here in 1988. Let's just apply that to my OCD design obsession.

I walked up and was greeted with this.

Whaaaaaat....these planters!

Black and white goodness all over the place.   Designed by Chip Wade with help from my friend Kristen F Davis.  

After I found out they were from Frontgate I could not get home fast enough and go take a look.


So then I thought what else is fabulous right?

Outdoor pillows grabbed my attention....

Big surprise there right:)

I decided to keep with a theme.

 These babies aren't cheap but I might have to pick out a few!

How about some entertaining?  

Yes please.....

And some great serving trays!

I already have this Ballard everything here will work for me!

But back to Kristen!  First of all [and I don't mean this in a stalker kind of way] but she is so pretty that when you are talking to her it is almost distracting.....all good of course:)

She has been putting out some great art pieces lately!


I did take a lot of pictures of the house that I will be posting next week so stay tuned.....

Here in Atlanta I think we are in for a wet weekend which doesn't bother me cause I had my Keritin treatment yesterday!


Bring on the humidity....I'm feeling cocky.


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Monday, April 13, 2015


I hope you guys rocked the weekend.....
I started the cleaning process to get ready for the shower but it was slow going.  Managed to get the slipcovers washed which in itself is like doing 10 loads of laundry.  

Say what you want....yes I love my white slips but dang they are kind of high maintenance.  Sometimes I want to cover everything in black.....sit back and relax.  

Bring on the dirt:)

I thought I might tell you about some of the furniture I used on my last project.  The Charles Stewart Company has been around since 1987.  Selling only to the trade they have an extensive collection of products along with a 5 day quick ship collection.

Since we were on such a tight time frame I ordered a few of the quick ship along with some other items and we actually sent a truck to pick everything up instead of shipping.

Sometimes you gotta be creative:)

Here is what we ordered:

1 sofa
2 club chairs
1 occasional chair
1 bench
10 dining chairs
5 barstools

They are pretty much COM [customers own material] although recently they have added a few fabrics to choose from.

The sofa is called the Bromley

It definitely has clean lines with a traditional feel.

Hard to tell but the fabric is a pretty spring green.

The Cooper Lounge chair
In this beautiful light gray/green wool

The Pamlico Chair

Love the modern feel.
This fabric had a silver sheen and we ordered it in the finish above thinking if it was too white Larry the magical faux painter could fix!

The Teri Bench

Love how it would be easy to change out the cushions to another fabric.

This time a modern watercolor feel in the fabric with a darker finish.

The Martock Barstool

This is such a great stool.  Even though we used a faux fabric it's nice to have the small wood area for people to pull it out.

The Cochran Diner
This Kravet Smart fabric is stain resistant but still pretty enough for a DR.  The finish is a gray/driftwood.

My inspiration for the chairs was this beautiful dining room by Jennifer McGee

Here are the finishes to choose from!

Plus you can pretty much custom most pieces to your specifications.

The Pamlico Chair

We actually left the finish alone....


Pillow fabric with trim

This is how it looked the day it all arrived....and yes....I had my doubts about those sconces [I felt like a picky client who started second guessing before the room is finished] ....but after accessorizing the room and adding some great art I breathed a sign of relief!

It's a large room so we have another small seating area along with a desk.

I've posted the barstools before but they turned out so great!  Love the brass trim on the foot rest.

Every piece of furniture was scratches or bad wrinkles in fabric.  I am definitely a fan!

Answering a question....The florist just pulled the petals of the tulip open!

Get going this week....


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