It is always a treat to see one’s own work in print. We were thrilled to see the latest issue of Charlotte Home Design & Decor featuring us in one of my favorite columns where they showcase a different designer each month. Read below for our favorite finds s scouted from around the world…
We are delighted to be participating in the Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens which opens this week! Not only am I glad to have a reason to spend more time in my hometown, but I am also beyond excited to spend time with so many other favorite design friends that are also designing spaces in this year’s showhouse. Atlanta is at her finest during April and May. When I first began contemplating the design scheme for our rooms, I wanted to incorporate the glorious spring shades that reveal themselves each week a new flower or tree begins to bloom. For the past several weeks, we have been feverishly working to pull together our bedroom, bathroom, and hallway that all began with this spring palette…
I wanted to create a fantasy bedroom where I would look forward to waking up each morning surrounded by everything I love. I am a colorist at heart…color energizes me, comforts me, and evokes joy for me. The palette was inspired by some of my fondest travel memories of the past year. I kept coming back to certain images I had taken where the indescribable colors stayed with me. I was continually drawn to the combination of spring green with shades of lilac and orchid.
Participating in the Traditional Home / Junior League of High Point Showhouse in April was one of the most gratifying experiences I have had in my career. I The creativity and camaraderie of the design community blew me away and seeing it in print brings back a flood of fond memories! We have all been anxiously awaiting the October issue to share all of our hard work for a wonderful cause…benefiting the Junior League’s community programming for High Point. Thank you to all of the gracious editors at Traditional Home, the countless volunteers from the Junior League and the amazing sponsors that brought our visions to life! Click here to read the full story and see the complete portfolio of images.
The final stop on the second floor is Cathy Austin’s beautiful daughter’s bedroom. Blessed with great bones—note the 10 1/2-foot ceilings and swoonworthy windows—the space is impeccably tailored from head to toe. Shaped valances mimic the Moroccan scalloping on the patterned headboard.
Circa Lighting’s brass orb chandelier and the pillows’ chopstick monogram reiterate the room’s Eastern influence. Overhead, Pratt & Lambert’s pale-pink paint in high-gloss finish complements the vintage Murano glass lamp on the bedside table. A tufted-velvet bench with Lucite legs and an antique English settee updated in sumptuous animal print round out the dazzling sanctuary.
There’s a lot to love in these beautiful showhouse bedrooms…click on the image below for a video tour of the spaces.
I envisioned my “imaginary” client as the sophisticated daughter of the family. She is well-travelled, artistic, and likes a modern, yet glamourous room that still reflects her Southern roots. A portrait by favorite artist, Kate Long Stevenson, (from Hidell Brooks Gallery) became my muse for the project. I had her in mind whenever I was making decisions for the space. The portrait and the large vintage abstract provided the color palette that inspired the design scheme. The room is a blend of unique pieces from High Point based craftsmen along with a collection from her travels around the world. A Moroccan inspired headboard, Murano glass lamps, original modern art, bespoke linens, dressmaker detailed drapery, and glamorous materials such as shagreen, agate, brass, and velvet add to the feminine mystique of the space. I indulged myself with an “imaginary” trip around the world for inspiration for the space…from the palaces of Morocco and India to the Murano glass factories and sunsets on the Nayarit Riviera.
While you are watching Hollywood’s biggest night of the year, be sure to take note of the fabulous Architectural Digest Green Room! Over one billion film buffs, fashionistas, and design lovers will be tuned in as well….ENJOY!
Created by the L.A. design studio Commune, with assistance from actress Julianne Moore, the Architectural Digest Oscar Greenroom is floored with Antium brushed limestone tile by Walker Zanger. The tile complements brick walls painted in a Sherwin-Williams Emerald interior acrylic latex in alabaster and neutral Shepperton and Neves carpets from Stark. Furnishings include seating by Holly Hunt, including a Holly Hunt Studio Haka director’s chair and Christian Astuguevieille Ilorg armchair. A Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablet lies on a Holly Hunt Caste Bridger bronze table. A custom-designed banquette lining the main wall is upholstered in a Clarence House fabric and accented with pillows in velvets and velours.
With a nod to the iconic designs of the 1950s and ’60s, the Greenroom features a picture window composed of 16 Samsung LED displays that stream a sweeping view of L.A. from atop the Hollywood Hills as the city changes from day (shown) to night.
Banked with tropical plants, an Oscar statue stands in a niche beside the Greenroom’s Samsung LED display picture window (here showing a night scene).
A geometric-shaped bar crafted of Caesarstone’s Calacatta Nuvo is flanked by Holly Hunt Studio’s Marteau barstools.
The Greenroom’s custom-made doors are inspired by the designs of Frank Lloyd Wright and are accented with Emtek hardware. This section of the Greenroom is outfitted with a Holly Hunt Studio table, a custom-designed chandelier from Remains Lighting, and Bernardaud porcelain on the console table.
In keeping with Commune’s indoor-outdoor concept, the patio area features a built-in banquette with seat cushions and pillows covered in Perennials outdoor fabrics. Sutherland’s 500-pound African table by John Dickinson is complemented by the firm’s Salão lounge chair.