Category Archives: Living Rooms

Living Room

How to Spend Your Decorating Dollars

Living Room & KitchenI once had a client tell me I was a Fabric Snob.

She was joking at the time and seriously…I wasn’t the least bit offended…because it’s the truth.

I work with fabric on a daily basis and I like working with quality fabrics! But quality fabrics, along with all home decor and accessories, come with a price tag.

How do you decide where to spend your decorating dollars when there’s so many things to spend those dollars on?
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Chesterfield Sofa & Chair

When You Wait 21 Years for New Furniture

Chesterfield Sofa and Chair (4)

I grew up in a small southern town where…in it’s day…furniture manufacturing was a way of life. My Dad (as well as other relatives and later my brothers and brother-in-law) worked in the furniture industry for nearly 40 years.
The Market aka The Highpoint Furniture Market has been a household term my entire life.

I’m sure this history, coupled with creative influences from the women in my life and growing up with a grandfather who made furniture for a living influenced my decision to become an interior designer.

Yet…I have had the same sofa for over 21 years. Through 3 houses…4 kids…up to 3 dogs at a time and only reupholstered it once.

To say it showed it’s age is a gross understatement.

Since all three pieces of furniture in our living room had some sort of hole, wear or tear…new furniture was long over due.  Continue reading

Orange Pantry Door

Gray & Orange Color Scheme with a Pantry Door Surprise

Valances for Kitchen Windows

This lovely home is situated on a small neighborhood lake with beautiful views and plenty of natural light streaming in along the back side of the house.

One of the main goals, as we designed the window treatments, was to enhanced the view without blocking it.

You may recognize the fabric and valance shown here. I previously shared this window treatment plus a tutorial and the valance above the kitchen sink but this is your first glimpse of the big picture.

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Red Damask Pillow with trim detail

Houndstooth, Velvet & Damask ~ Pillows & Window Treatments

Red Damask Pillow with trim detail

If you’re a fan of color and pattern you’re going to love the curtains and pillows we made for Stacey’s kitchen and family room.

Stacey fell in love with these whimsical home office curtains and wanted to incorporate the same sense of color and whimsy into her new curtains.

Drawing from our inspiration curtains we recreated the fun with a large scale black & white houndstooth, turquoise velvet, gold linen, red damask and 3 trims.

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Window Treatments

Aqua & Ivory Quatrefoil Window Treatments

Charming Living Room

My of my favorite projects is working with clients building a new house. The decision making process can be overwhelming when you’re choosing colors, finishes and fixtures all within a timeline.

Irene did an fantastic job with her choices. She had a distinct vision of how she wanted her new home to look plus she is always a joy to work with!

When it came to designing the window treatments for her open concept living room/kitchen we felt like we hit the jackpot when we found a gorgeous aqua and ivory embroidered quatrefoil.

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Elegant Gray & Ivory Window Treatments (3)

Elegant Family Room in Shades of Gray & Ivory

Elegant Gray & Ivory Window Treatments (3)

This home became one of my favorites the moment I walked in the door. Decorated entirely in shades of gray and ivory with wood and metal accents, the living room is stunning!

When I met with Stacy she had a specific vision in mind for her new window treatments.

It was my job to bring that vision to life.

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