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