SAFARI CHIC

Here’s another one of my recent projects I finished a few months ago, but as usual slacked on posting it…

It’s actually a guest room in my parent’s home- my dad is a big African game hunter.

I wouldn’t allow any heads on the walls…so we made due with african masks, artifacts, and paintings.

I loved finding all the tribal inspired fabrics.

It also doubles as a nursery…hope it’s not too scary for the grandchildren.

the entry…of course I allow antlers.


One of the custom made pieces I designed, along with the bedside tables.


The bathroom was somewhat difficult given the green marble that was there from the previous color scheme.


I really loved leaving my usual colorful palette and working with tone on tone and in such a distinct style…it was a great project.

finally!

I have been meaning to start posting some of my recent work but I’ve been so busy that it’s the last thing I remember to do, but I’m going to catch up! So here is one of my latest projects that is semi-complete. I’ve been working on this since October and once I finished these 2 rooms we decided to update the rest of the house so I’ll have more to post soon. It’s been a great project- I have loved working with all the different patterns & colors, it’s a really cheerful space.


Thibaut wallpaper & custom Celerie Kemble pillows

Existing sofa & chairs / Custom ottoman


New buffet & Custom painting by Ali Bolen, yes she’s a fabulous.

Re-finished the cabinets, new barstools

New glass 1″ x 1″ backsplash

I would still love to replace the granite with quartz.

Cute console.

Re-accessorized built-ins {one of my favorite parts}

New roman valences

another shot of the painting- I had her work from a piece that my client loved but sent her a swatch of fabric to incorporate the colors into the new painting. framed it in a $400 frame and voila, looks super expensive.

farewell to domino.


I am completely & utterly depressed about the email that I received today saying that my all time favorite magazine domino is coming to an end due to the economy.  I have been a faithful domino reader since the beginning and I am so sad that my 4 year collection of dominos that I so neatly organize and refer to on a daily basis- is ending.  I want to boycott and start a protest outside Conde Nast…if I were in New York I would.  So sad.  

trick of the trade

Slipcovers are one of my favorite tricks of the trade because:

1. they aren’t permanent
2. you can take them off and wash them
3. they aren’t quite as expensive as re-upholstery

I had this slipcover made for one of my client’s kids rooms and it turned out pretty cute. I used an indoor/outdoor fabric which makes it more durable and stain-resistant.



before:

The safest bet would be to have them made…but if you’re brave you could even try to do it yourself!

D & D Building

Here are some lovelies I spotted at the D & D in New York. I had in fact gone to New York, partially, to do design research despite all the playing I did. I was exhausted after this day of perusing the 18 floors of Designer Showrooms—enjoyed it thoroughly.