Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Not Your Average Split Level

Until I was 5 years old, I lived in a split level house. Think shag carpet, dark paneled walls, and plaid, plaid, plaid. When I drive by a split level, I always revert back to my childhood and envision the design of old.
That was then.  After my most recent 'split' encounter, I now have a new vision for such homes.  A friend invited me over to see her home and offer some suggestions for lamps for her den -- an invitation I accepted happily.   She had just purchased one of my favorite coffee tables from our store, and I was eager to see it in its final setting.  The owner/friend is an interior designer on hiatus while she raising her two precious children, so I knew her house would be great. I drove up to a lovely split level home - painted brick, long front porch. I stepped inside, and let's just say it was no place like my home of old. 
The photos speak for themselves.  Enjoy.
I love the simplicity of this dining room. Note the long farm table and french chairs.

Note the white mini antlers on the back wall.

The tall branches in the glass vase are a perfect centerpiece to the long server.

The family room with my favorite coffee table. I love the bright orange accents.

up close and fabulous!

We also carry this oval link side table. A touch of contemporary.

The tufted banquette is a great way to add seating in a small space.

In the master bedroom, Rhonda hung long panels on the wall behind the bed to create this soft, but elegant look. 

 I love the soft pink and pale greens Rhonda used in her daughter's room.

This wool rug is beautiful and sure to last well past her teen years.

I love this BIG BOYS room. No need to redecorate until he leaves for college!

A furry friend!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

High Point Highlights!

Market is always exciting, albeit a bit stressful. I am like a kid in a very large candy store! Fortunately, my mother & business partner, Gay Eatman, travels with me and keeps me in check. We spent four long days scouring buildings looking for new lines and products. It has taken me days to get all my pictures downloaded and I want to share a few of the high lights. From antique & contemporary  flat weave rugs to new chandelier designs and sconces to some of my favorite consoles....I'd say the trip was a success!

Thankfully we were INSPIRED by all our new market finds and hope you will be too. Most of the items pictured will be trickling into our store over the next few weeks and months. But let me know if anything strikes your fancy and  you will be the first to know when the truck pulls up!

Over-dyed production rugs were all the rage this year at market. Hand knotted rugs dyed in bright colors such as fuschia, canary, and cobalt blue.
4x6 Antique rug with variation of colors in background.
This new chandelier from Visual Comfort looks like an antique, but with all the working parts! 

This mirror by Modern History is one of my favorites!

Modern History's new contemporary console is coming our way!
One of Bunny Williams new lamps would look great with flat weave below

Stay tuned for High Point Highlights Part II!!!