LCI & Better Homes and Gardens, August 2015

by Laura Casey Interiors on July 21, 2015

I am thrilled that Better Homes and Gardens magazine has published one of our Charlotte projects in their August subscriber issue. If you aren’t a subscriber I hope you enjoy the article here…

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A big thanks to Eddie Ross at BHG, Frances Bailey (stylist) and Rob Brinson (photographer) for a great shoot and article.

 

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LCI Project

by Laura Casey Interiors on July 3, 2015

Over the past eighteen months we worked to design this wonderful new construction home in Charlotte for our clients. They recently moved in and are loving their new home! Here is a tour….

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 Dining Room

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 Kitchen

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 Breakfast Room

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 Wine Storage & Butlery

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 Powder Room

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 Family Room

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 Master Bedroom

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 Master Bathroom

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 Daughter’s Bedroom

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and a Happy Fourth of July from our red,white and blue craft room.

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I hope you like the house, have a great weekend!

Photography by Chris Edwards

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Ode to Matisse & The Cut-Outs

by Laura Casey Interiors on May 28, 2015

I’ve always admired the art work of Henri Matisse. When I was young there was an art book on our living room coffee table with Matisse’s The Dance on the cover and that image has always stayed with me.

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When I was working on the bedroom below, I was looking for a light blue and green fabric. Ode to Matisse by Lulu DK for Schumacher seemed to be the perfect fit.

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A few months ago I went with my dad and one of my boys to see the Matisse cutouts at the MOMA, which was a fantastic exhibition.

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The Bechtler Museum in Charlotte, NC currently has an exhibit The Art Books of Henri Matisse, which I recently visited. Eighty of his original illustrations are framed, and it also includes some text from a few of his books.

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 The fashion world seems to like the cutouts as well.

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My friend Courtney Barnes  is a fantastic writer at her blog Style Court. She wrote an article last summer for the Off-Duty Section of the WSJ about the Matisse Cut- Outs.

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 I love seeing these vintage photographs of his work and his use of color.

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Once again, I’m inspired.

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Boll & Branch

by Laura Casey Interiors on April 14, 2015

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Boll & Branch is one of my favorite sources for bedding. They only use organic cotton, resulting in sheets and throws that are incredibly soft. Not only are their products great, but they are ethically made.

“We believe they should ALL be treated well and paid fairly because their well-being is more important than maximizing profits. Someday, we hope that our belief no longer makes us unique”.- Missy & Scott Tannen, in regard to their employees.

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I use it while watching TV, or in the winter when I needed an extra layer at night time.

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I hope you will take a look at their website, click here.

They are a brand worth supporting.

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Soldier Stack

by Laura Casey Interiors on April 8, 2015

I have usually done a standard offset pattern for tiles in a bathroom,

but have always really liked the idea of a soldier stack.

Sometimes the tiles run horiztonally,

and sometimes they run vertically.

Here’s a bathroom halfway through install that I’m working on with the vertical soldier

stack on the walls and the same size tiles in a chevron pattern on the floor.

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I’m liking the look, I hope you like it too.

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LCI residential project

by Laura Casey Interiors on February 10, 2015

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 I hope you have enjoyed seeing our recent project.

Photography by Chris Edwards

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My Favorite Things: Marie Daage

by Laura Casey Interiors on February 3, 2015

I first saw Marie Daage’s exquisite hand painted limoges porcelain a few years ago. Last month while in Hong Kong it caught my eye, and I was immediately drawn to it again.

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The colors are striking and the pieces are nicely proportioned. Here are a few of her collections.

She has a variety of pieces and very nice gift boxes as well.

You can find more of her pretty pieces and where to buy it on her website. 

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Fretwork: Shanghai Original

by Laura Casey Interiors on January 18, 2015

On our recent trip to China, one of my favorite places to visit was the Yu Yuan Gardens in Shanghai. They were completed in 1577 and are really amazing to see. The original architecture has been restored, and it is very well maintained.

The handmade fretwork is incredible. There are many different patterns, each one unique and interesting.

The combination of the Chinese roofs, red fretwork and white painted exteriors are extraordinary.

I think the Chinese roofs are great looking too. The slopes in the center were originally designed to collect rainwater, however the sweeping parts that extend at the ends were used only for temples or palaces.

I love to travel and experience different aspects of life.

I hope you have enjoyed a little peek into a wonderful place in Shanghai.

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