Friday, January 25, 2013

January Favorites

We would like to introduce our new "Monthly Favorites" series! Every month, each of us will share three pieces that we love with you. This will give us a chance to display new found items whether they are interior, fashion, or art/design related. We would love to hear which of the pieces is your favorite pick, so please feel free to share with us in the comment section below. Enjoy!

Yvonne's Picks:
1. 18th Century Mirror - Illuminati
2. Danish Mid-Century Leather Chair - Love Train
3. Framed French Calligraphy - Inner Pieces

Kate's Picks:
1.  Stripe Love Seat - One Kings Lane
2.  Lightweight Wrinkled Twill Blazer - Vince
3.  Japanese Tenugui Fabric - Etsy

Elle's Picks:
1.  Wire Magazine Holder - Urban Outfitters
2.  Joyce Side Chair - Gabby Home
3. Lace Overlay Dress - Dolce and Gabanna

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Piece of the Moment - Nesting Tables

We stumbled upon this pair of Mid-Century French nesting side tables on First Dibs, and we are in love! Can you see why?! Click here to see more about these beauties.

William Laman through First Dibs - Nesting Side Tables

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Scott's Finds - November 2012

Sorry for the lack of Scott's finds last month! We did have a chance to go, and found a couple of pieces, but completely forgot to show them off. We apologize! This Friday we had to do a really quick trip to Scott's, but we still found and saw some amazing pieces. Here's a look at what we found.

Mid Century Chrome Base Chairs -
These beauties were already sold, but we had to share!

Antique Mercury Glass Balls -
We should have bought these!

Early 20th Century French Cabinet

Mid-Century Leather Wing Chair -
Unfortunately this guy was already sold too!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Real Life Installations

As we draw closer and closer to our installation date, the list of things to do seems to keep growing! Per show house rules, we had to be finished with construction and paint by the end of this past weekend. Our last touch-ups were made on the paint, and then on Friday it was time to hang our chandelier.

We had our installation company pick-up the chandelier at Baker, and bring it hanging (there was no box with it) over to the show house. We also had our electrician meet us there. We were ready to hang the stunning glass chandelier, and we discovered that it arrived with no hanging hardware. This discovery came shortly after 4pm, so by that time it was too late in the day. We picked up the hardware we needed, and planned on meeting the following day.

Saturday morning, we met at the show house with all of the necessary hardware, however the installation didn't quite go as planned. The team of electricians worked hard preparing the chandelier for hanging, and were in the middle of installing it when disaster struck. The wiring pulled apart, and although the chandelier was still being held by an electrician below, the glass canopy shattered. It was a complete accident, but it sure was heart breaking.

Luckily, we were able to come up with a solution, and after several painstaking hours, the chandelier was up.   Despite the stress that the chandelier has caused, we can honestly say it was worth it. We think it looks pretty amazing in the space, and we hope you'll agree!

As designers, we have to constantly be ready to think on our feet. There is never an installation when everything goes as planned, and there are always surprises. Sometimes things break, and sometimes things don't make it on time, but we have to do the best we can to correct and solve the situation.

A Sneak Peak of Our Room!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

New Source for Hardware

We were checking out one of our client's Pinterest pages today, and have stumbled across some amazing hardware that she found. The hardware is designed by Nest Studio out of New Jersey, and you can shop their collection here.

We were super excited to see it, and we love the mixed materials and updated forms used in the designs. The hardware is unlike anything we have seen before, and we are completely smitten! We hope to be using this on an upcoming bathroom renovation. How stunning would this be on a vanity?!

Brass, Chrome, and Acrylic Hardware - Nest Studio

Friday, January 4, 2013

Premiere Party

We are so excited for the Inspiration House Premiere Party! We hope that you will join us. Tickets sell out fast, so make sure to purchase them soon!

Piece of the Moment - Wing Chair

Look out for a few new series on our blog. This new one is our "Piece of the Moment" series, where we display new products that we find and love.

Right now, we are in love with this beautiful new modified wing chair by Lee Industries! We love the clean edges of the pieces, and the detail found in the base.

Lee Industries (to the trade)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Parlour Paint and Lighting

First of all, we would love to wish you all a Happy New Year! We hope that everyone enjoyed their holiday season!

Although it is only our second day back of work in 2013, we are lucky to be crazy busy! The installation for the Inspiration Showhouse is only 2 weeks away. All of the orders have been placed, but there is still tons to do. Sometimes, it's the finishing touches and details that take the most work.

We don't want to reveal everything yet, because we love some element of surprise, but check out a sneak peak of our paint colors and lighting below. All specs and pricing will be available when the showhouse opens, but feel free to contact us with questions or comments before.

We look forward to sharing with you soon!