I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and Happy New Year. We are back in the swing of things in the office and 2016 is off to a great start. I got a little R&R time with my family before Christmas which was much needed.
This past year I did not have the time to write the blog posts that I would have liked to. I hope in 2016 to be able to write more often and if I do I will hit the mark of my 500th blog post! In the fall Charlotte Magazine published an interview with me and you can ready it by clicking here or below.
Last week Houzz recognized one of my clients’ bedrooms as one of their top 20 most popular bedrooms in 2015.
We’ve been working on some great projects which I’ll post about in the coming months.
Happy New Year!
The QC Exclusive is a great lifestyle magazine published in Charlotte. The current issue includes an article showcasing several of my favorite rooms that I have designed. It was fun sitting down and discussing what inspires me, my design process, and the challenges I have had to overcome as a designer.
If you are local to Charlotte I hope you pick up a copy.
A big thanks to the QC Exclusive for the feature.
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…
A big thanks to Eddie Ross at BHG, Frances Bailey (stylist) and Rob Brinson (photographer) for a great shoot and article.
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….
Wine Storage & Butlery
and a Happy Fourth of July from our red,white and blue craft room.
I hope you like the house, have a great weekend!
Photography by Chris Edwards
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.
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.
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.
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.
The fashion world seems to like the cutouts as well.
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.
I love seeing these vintage photographs of his work and his use of color.
Once again, I’m inspired.
Photo Credits: 1, 2, 3, 4-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-18
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.
Their white cable knit throw is one of my favorites.
I use it while watching TV, or in the winter when I needed an extra layer at night time.
I hope you will take a look at their website, click here.
They are a brand worth supporting.
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.
I’m liking the look, I hope you like it too.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing our recent project.
Photography by Chris Edwards