Monday, December 17, 2012

Dressing for Guests

One of our favorite ways to dress a kitchen or bath for guests, is to add a couple of great hand towels. Not only are they pretty, but they are functional too. They are also great for changing out during holidays, or for a quick way to freshen up. Below are some our personal favorites.

West Elm

Mark & Graham


West Elm

Friday, December 14, 2012

It's Snowing!

This year we wanted to really bring some holiday style to the office, so what better way then to decorate for Christmas?! We decided make our decorations this year, and we think that a bit of creativity and time really paid off. What do you think?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Introducing Emerald!

The 2013 Pantone Color of the Year has just been announced! It's Emerald!!! See the spread below, and click here for more information.

Also, keep posted for our "Color of the Moment" series coming soon, but see a sneak peek below!

1. Tea Light Holders - Jayson Home 2. Lilly Pulitzer Bedding - Garnet Hill
3.  Color Reform Rug - ABC Carpet 4.  Glass Door Knobs - House of Antique Hardware
 5. Velvet Ikat Pillow - Madeliene Weinrib

Monday, December 10, 2012

How to Identify a Designer

Found this little gem yesterday. For the whole collection on Houzz click the link here.

Friday, December 7, 2012

A Little Creativity

Our work on the Inspiration Showhouse has really taken off this week! We have been extremely busy finalizing fabrics and working on the main furniture selections. We originally planned on building a custom sofa, but with the holidays quickly approaching, the timeline caused us to rethink our plans. We spent the morning last Friday searching Ebay, Craigslist, and Etsy, and stumbled across the perfect piece. With a beautiful new slipcover, this sofa will really be brought to life.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Obsessing Over Lighting

We have recently been obsessing over lighting, as we have been trying to make a selection for the showhouse. Here are some of the amazing pieces we have found along the way.

Chamber Chandelier - Available through Holly Hunt

1960's Sciolari Chandelier - Similar available through Dual on 

Venini Glass Polyhedron Chandelier - Available through ABC Modern on

Murano Glass Chandelier - Available through ABC Modern on

A New Store on the Westside

We love working in the Westside district of Atlanta! If you've spent time in the area, you would know that it's full of great restaurants, boutiques, and design stores. It's super convenient to Midtown too, so it's really a great place to be. It seems like there are often new shops popping up near us, and we found one yesterday that we love!

Steve McKenzie's just opened shop in October, and is run by husband and wife, Steve and Jill McKenzie. They were super sweet and have a beautiful store! It's open to the public, but love working with the trade. The shop's site is still under construction, but you can check it out on Facebook now. We're already planning our next visit!

Steve McKenzie's - 996 Huff Rd NW, Suite E, Atlanta GA

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Newly Found Natural Stones

We just had the opportunity to go check out Marmi Natural Stone while working on a client's new kitchen selections, and found some amazing natural stones. These were all new to us, so we really enjoyed seeing them.

Mystic Black Marble

Black Beauty Granite

Bianco Cristallo Quartzite

We couldn't find the name of this, but we LOVE it!

Brunello Granite Polished

A detail shot of the above to show the hints of sparkle found within it.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Palette for the Parlor

So, how did we select our color palette for the Parlor? It all started with us finding an incredible rug!

The brothers at Sullivan Rugs are such a great resource to us, so we turned to them when we began looking for a rug for the show house. We gave them a rough size to work off of, and they pulled some great options for us. Once we saw this rug, we knew immediately that it was the perfect one! This rug is almost square measuring in at roughly 12'3" x 13'3". It is about 200 years old, but the colors are still so incredibly vibrant! It truly is unlike anything we have ever seen before. We wouldn't want to give it all away, but here is a little sneak peek of what it looks like.

The stunning rug!! (And yes, that's pink!)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Inspiration House 2013

We are so excited to announce that we have been chosen to participate in the 2013 Inspiration House!!!

This will be the third year for the show house which is run in conjunction with St. Phillips Cathedral Annual Antique Sale. This is our first opportunity to participate in this show house, so we are really looking forward to it. We had the opportunity to walk through the house back in August and had to submit a full presentation for the chance to participate. The panel consisted of several designers, and all entries were judged blindly.

Several weeks ago we had the opportunity to go back and see the house, and meet all of the other designers who had been chosen. We have such an amazing team working on the house! The home is actually located on the property of St. Phillips Cathedral in Buckhead, and is one of Atlanta's oldest homes. It was originally home to the Andrews family (Andrews Drive is named after them), but is now used by the church for counseling and community outreach programs.

The room that we will be working on is the Parlor. Located near the back entrance of the home, the Parlor is  just off of the main hallway, and connects to the chapel. The room has all original trim work, including the fireplace and windows. Right now it's just a shell, but we have grand plans for this cozy little room.

We look forward to keeping you connected throughout our design process for this project! Please feel free to ask questions or comment on the progress.

The true front entrance to the house (facing Andrews Drive).

The back entrance to the house (used now as the main entrance).

The Parlor (our room)!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Scott's Finds 11.10.12

At our monthly Scott's visit, we found some amazing pieces as always. Here are our favorites!

1940's Bench with Ratchet Style Arms

Old Beakers on New Stands Make a Great Accent Piece

Amazing Mid-Century Modified Wing Chair

Decorative Accents - Shape Based on Swordfish Noses

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Interior Designers Wear Many Hats

The title of this post couldn't be more true. Interior designers are often adopting different roles throughout a project, especially during an installation. During our large or initial installations, we have a crew to deliver furnishings and to help us install mirrors, art, etc. After the initial install, or for smaller projects, we handle pretty much anything else by ourselves. Luckily, as a team of three, we at least have six hands on deck at all times. It is not rare for us to be climbing on ladders to hang window treatments, potting plants, or moving furniture. During our last install we all ended up wearing many hats. Here are a couple photos to depict this below.

Kate Carefully Re-Planting and Landscaping Terrariums

Elle Scraping Years of Paint Off an Antique Wheel

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


We recently discovered a stunning new line of fabrics at ADAC a couple of months ago. The line was established in 2010, and the goal was for the fabrics to translate traditional Indian techniques of applique, hand block printing, embroidery, along with the memories of her childhood into fabrics that are modern and lively. All of the yardage is made to order, allowing for customization of colors. Here are a few of our favorite prints. Visit there website here to see more.

Pictured Above: Bandra in Monsoon Blue, Altamount Road in
Sona Gold, and Chowpatty in Hathi Gray/Pathar Gray/Sona Gold

Monday, October 22, 2012

New Favorite Books

We love looking to books for inspiration, and are always on the hunt for new ones. Recently we have purchased a couple new ones that we wanted to share.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Cliffs Residence

We recently completed the interiors of a stunning mountain residence in South Carolina, and are excited to have the photographs up on Houzz as of this morning. We have a little teaser below, but invite you to check out the link here for more.

The Library

The Porch

Guest Bedroom 1

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Scott's Finds 10.12.12

We are lucky to be just a short drive from Scott's Antique Market. Each month it is open on the second weekend, and we always try to make it down for at least one day of the show. It's a great place to stumble across those perfect pieces for clients, and we often leave with several great deals. This time we found some amazing pieces, and the first one we saw right after we walked in. Take a look at our great finds below.

Antique Wallpaper Folding Table - Perfect for our a client's dining room console!

Antique Architectural Elements - Re-purposed for as brackets for a client's wall mounted bedside tables.

Stunning Mid-Century Chest - This didn't come home with us, but we had to share!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Industrial Kitchens

We are so grateful to have been featured on Houzz again today! Please click HERE to see the full article.

Monday, January 9, 2012

New Year, New Website

We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season, and a great start to the new year! We wanted to share our new website with everyone. Please take a look and let us know what you think! Click HERE to check it out.