Friday, June 28, 2013

decorator show house 2013

As you can see from my lack of posts lately, the shop has been super busy this year!!  From shooting new tv spots, participating in the Kemp Center for the Arts Home & Garden Show, to working on custom orders, we have literally been going non-stop since Christmas!  

In April, I participated in the Faith Refuge Decorator Show House-and what a wonderful experience it was!  I chose to do a sunroom and outdoor patio this year, instead of the expected bedroom.  

The Show House was located at 2024 Berkeley Drive, and was a truly wonderful house.





Before:the side patio
Check out the tile detailing-isn't it wonderful?!

Before: the side patio
The Sunroom was such a fabulous space--it had SO much potential!  The before pictures show the light gray painted brick walls, and the white wooden paneling.  The tile detail on the floor is really awesome-and in such great condition!

Before: looking into the Sunroom from the patio

Before: looking in from the formal living room

Before: the doorway from the formal living room looking in--love the natural light!

Before: looking towards the patio

Before: outdoor wall, looking out to patio

Before: love the built-in bookshelf

Before: looking towards the formal living room


Before: love the large windows!


Before: seriously LOVE the natural light!

I had so much fun transforming this space-I wanted to create a space that would be perfect for relaxing, reading, having your morning coffee or afternoon tea-all in all, a relaxing space that was comfortable, yet sophisticated.  To start, I just had to liven up those walls-sun rooms need color, not drab.  So, I painted the walls coral.

Painting!

After: looking in from the formal living room

After: corner sitting area, perfect for brunch!

After: can't you just imagine curling up here with a great book?

After: looking towards the patio

After: the bookcase, transformed!

After: the bookcase.  so full of life!

After: looking in from the patio
I had so many people tell me how much they loved the new color!  It really brought so much life to the space.  And I do enjoy a good, painted brick wall.  

For the patio, I wanted to create an outdoor space that would be perfect for backyard parties, or just a small entertaining or relaxing space.  This patio was located next to the drive way, so it's location was a little awkward-but I think it would be so great for an outdoor cookout!

After:  it's amazing was some topiaries and a serving table can do!

After: Summer party?  Yes!

After:  so much color, so much fun!

After: looking towards the sun room
I was so excited with the way everything came together for this room!  It's always so fun to me, to see what I've imagined come to life.








Love this new line of dishes, Swap Tabletop!
I thought that this event would be the perfect time to release a new line of dinnerware I started carrying, called Swap Tabletop.  It's so wonderful, because all pieces are made to go together-so you can pick and choose your patterns and colors!  I seriously love it.  AND we can personalize it.  Who doesn't love a good monogram?



Swap Tabletop: perfect for any table

See that watermelon cookie jar?  It's part of the Happy Everything collection.  

M and J

With Happy Everything, once you choose your base (the cookie jar in this case) you can switch out your attachment, based on your mood or celebrations!






Another Happy Everything!  


do more of what makes you happy.  indeed!



anchors away!


perfect for margaritas!


I would love to have brunch here.  



Want to see more Swap Tabletop?  Come in for more styles and patterns!


Beautiful flowers, done by John Johnston, The Florist.  


Outdoor watermelon serving table
At the preview party












Thank you so much for everyone who came out not only to support me, but who came to support Faith Refuge as well!  Such a wonderful weekend, filled with so many kinds words from everyone.  I'm so blessed to have the greatest clients and customers!