Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Personality Built-In

What I love about a custom built-in is how unique it can make a space.  An idea that is completely one-of-a-kind and special while functioning specific to the home and the people in it.  The design is in the details and giving a built-in some personality with unique hardware and accents takes it to the next level.  A custom built cabinet gives a home some architectural interest that will last well beyond its years.

These photos below are some of my favorite examples.  Notice the details, arched doors, unique bronze hardware, accented finishes, geometric shelving, mercury glass door panel....the possibilities are literally endless!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Come Stay a While

I love it when I get the opportunity to design a little guest haven for clients with frequent visitors. I like to make the room serene and calm so it becomes a relaxing place for guests to unwind. I also love to add things like candles and a few books for them to get lost in.

Here a few shots I got from the guest room of one of my favorite clients home.

One King's Lane + Parvez Taj

One of the many things I love about being a member of One Kings Lane, is that I am introduced to so many new designers, artists and brands.  Its wonderful to be exposed to such amazing things everyday...all from my desk!

One of their highlighted Artists this week is Parvez Taj from California.  I am in love with the selection they chose from his most recent series.  Particularly the bohemian patterns inspired by Moroccan tile, sailing shots and lake landscapes.

Here are a few of my favorites. 

Bona Vista, Acrylic

Dreamhaven, Acrylic

Otter Lake, Acrylic



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Monday, September 10, 2012

Emeralds and Artichokes

Hello Monday!!  You were quite busy and eventful!  

I wanted to share some of my favorite photos featuring one of Fall's most fabulous colors.  Emerald, Artichoke, Malachite, Jade, Peacock...anyway you say it, this color packs a punch!

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

All in the Details

They say design is in the details and I couldn't agree more.  I love to see spaces with little extra details that are so well thought out they can't help but stand out.   

Love the papered ceiling.

Ash wood stairs and cast stone accent.  Also love the aged metal rails.

Beautiful border on these drapes.

I love a contrasting welt on tailored furniture pieces.

Shutter style doors gives this mudroom some personality.

I die for this lucite drapery rod and rectangular brass rings! L.O.V.E.

Mint green painted trim.

The shapely trimmed shades take center stage in this bedroom - gorge!

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Relaxed Retreat

What does a neutral palette provide a space when it has no color to appeal to the senses?  There is a perfect answer for this question and it is clearly stated in this amazing home on the shores of Lake Martin (featured in Atlanta Homes Magazine).  It begins with the natural wood beams and planks throughout the space, which exudes warmth and comfort.  Add in striking architectural details, and a mix of finishes like metal, jute, stone and linen and you have a well balanced textural story.  All of this, a spectacular lake view and a whole lotta white makes this lake home the most relaxing retreat!  What better way to give your senses a little vacay?!

Photograped by: Erica George Dines
Designed by: Paige Sumblin Schnell

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Hiya!  I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!  I am bummed its over.  We actually spent the last 5 days in my home town in South Texas and it was so nice to get to spend so much time with my parents and family.  I love getting to go home and sort of "recharge my battery."  Work has been busy and we have been traveling a bit to see family so it was nice to have a little time to relax and catch up.  

Speaking of catching up, I got myself caught up with all the latest Anthropologie has to offer these days.  I am SO in love with these looks.  These dresses are so chic and I love the bit ethnic edge!

Scarlette Studio Dress

Metallic Tea Dress

Striped & Pleated Mini Dress

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