Working on a new client’s entry and found some great pics that I thought I would share….
The right rug can make any room! I had the opportunity to see first hand the line of rugs that I have been ogling over for months – Mansour Modern. Pick up any shelter mag and you are likely to spy one of these great additions to any room.
I loved this French blue, driftwood gray and cream circles! Could be the perfect touch of mod to a traditional bedroom. Dallas interior designers David Cadwallader, Kathy Adcock- Smith and Kay Troutt brought this fabulous line of rugs to town for a two-day trunk show last week.
Previously known for their antique rugs and carpets, Mansour Modern has developed a modern alternative that is full of fabulous pattern and texture. The creative force behind the design is Ben Soleimani – current proprietor in this family run business.
Contact us if you would like to know more about these wonderful rugs or would like the perfect one to give new life to any room!
Unexpected travels are the best! Maybe it’s not having the time to worry too much about all the things you have to do before you leave…. Last week, Ann & I went on a spur-of-the-moment trip to New York! We went with our friends Lisa Robison and Kim Turner, the incredible forces behind Dwell with Dignity. (If you don’t already know about DwD please check out their website dwellwithdignity.org and look for our upcoming post about one of their latest projects.) Our mission for the trip: to check out the opening party for the “Design on a Dime” fundraising event for New York’s Housing Works(a non-profit that supports the development of housing for formerly homeless adults living with HIV/AIDS). The event recruits an assortment of some of the best designers and retail stores in the New York area to create eye-catching vignettes. They showcase furniture and accessories that are then sold off at bargain prices to raise money for the charity’s many projects.
Among the many designers involved were Charlotte Moss, Nathan Turner, and Laura Kirar just to name a few. A few television celebrities and their lines were spotted as well.
One of our favorite vignettes was a Moroccan inspired dining vignette designed by the clothing/home furnishings company Calypso.
So fun to be in New York, attend an inspiring and worthwhile event, and get to spend time with friends!!
Spring is here and it’s the perfect time to freshen up your accessories with a powerful pop of color. Look at these fabulous aquamarine votives I found at Pottery Barn for only $6.50 each . I was tempted to buy all that they had….. (but I left a few for you!).
Another find(also at Pottery Barn) were these vintage inspired aqua bottles. These range from $12.00 to $24.00. I recently saw some wonderful originals in one of my favorite design shops that were $95.00 to $200. I think these are pretty cute for the price.
Last weekend I had great fun helping one of my client’s prep for a family party to celebrate an 85th and 90th birthday! Here, I used some of these bargain finds to add to their own collection of aquamarine vases. I added white ranunculus blooms for a little softness.
I added another Spring bouquet to our favorite bone side table. See what life the aquamarine gives it! Keep in touch as we post more pics of our present projects.
Spring is here and it’s all about color!
One of my favorite ways to add clever detail to a bedroom or office space is with a memo board. It’s an inexpensive way to get some fabric and texture on your walls. Plus, by artfully displaying favorite pics, clippings, invitations, etc., it serves to tell a story about yourself.
First, think about where you would like to put one(or two!). Think out of the box on this one. Over a desk or a chest of drawers…. but what about in the panels of a closet door or the back of a shelf. A perfect way to liven up something ordinary