My family recently went skiing in Colorado, the mountains were beautiful and the snow was great. I was able to capture a gorgeous sunrise early one morning.
Although I love the look of a more traditional mountain house, Aerin Lauder’s house in Aspen takes a chic, modern approach.
Colors such as dark green, brown and red are often incorporated into mountain homes.
The use of stone, wood and natural materials are also important to give it a rustic feel.
Wooden beams in the ceiling are also another key characteristic.
I love feeling a connection to nature, these homes certainly do the trick!
When designing for clients, I emphasize the importance of a well thought-out floor plan and color scheme. While color can transform a room, this space was designed with a more neutral palette. Even single decisions, like selecting a rug color, can have an impact on the overall feeling of a space. The first set of drawings showcase an elegant, light, neutral rug, which allows for the space to seem more open and airy.
The second set showcases a rich, dark brown rug, which makes the room more grounded and dynamic.
What do you think? Do you have a preference?
In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’m sharing a few of my favorite pink interiors. Its many shades are effortlessly chic and doesn’t have to be overly feminine. Depending on its use, it can add playfulness or drama to a space.
After all, “pink isn’t just a color, it’s an attitude”.
Today I am wishing a happy 40th wedding anniversary to my parents.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Charlotte has the turquoise and black color streak going this week as the Carolina Panthers head to the Super Bowl.
If you don’t know it click here to learn the story behind Sam Mills and the origin of KEEP POUNDING.
Good luck Panthers!
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