Tuesday, December 22, 2015

2015 Holiday Doors, Is One Yours?

This season's erratic weather does not make outdoor decorating easy.  Rainy days can wreak havoc on silk bows, and warm temps does nothing to help our greenery.  Nevertheless, Raleigh has come through with some gorgeous doors.  I couldn't be prouder of my town and the fabulous design talent we have right here in our midst.  Our doors are simply lovely.
And so, without further delay, I present this year's Holiday Doors.  Is one yours?

Sophisticated gray and gold.

Nothing like double pink loopy bows for southern Christmas charm.

Handsome design here with square wreaths and natural tones.

A welcoming entrance.
Another double wreath combo and this time with classic red.

Simply elegant.

I wish my lighting was better here.  The off center tartan bows are so charming!

A great example of what great lighting does for a door.

Fabulous combo of greenery.  Adore the magnolia up top.

This has a easy elegance to it that makes me want to pop in for a visit.

Merry Merry!

I could go on and on... the woven ribbon, the cross, the woodwork... 

Big bow!

The perfection of these clean lines is dreamy.

The Nutcracker soldiers are a fun touch.

Putting a wreath in an unexpected place is always clever.

Lots of depth and sophistication in this design.

The owners recently moved into this home, and I love that they wasted no time getting their holiday decor in full swing.

A classic door.

A sweet cross.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

High Point Highlights 2015

High Point Furniture Market 2015 was a feast for the eyes.  As a store owners, we spend hours carefully choosing inventory that will fill our store over the next months including unique one-of-a-kind rugs, statement furniture, lighting, and accessories.  However, as designers, we are scouring for the perfect pieces for our current projects.  These items we need as soon as possible.  The beauty of market is that we get to bring some things home immediately - instant gratification! - and we also get to look forward to various gems that will trickle in over the upcoming months.  The benefit is that there is beauty before us now, and there is even more on the way.

Here are some of our favorites from High Point Market 2015.  We hope you will be as inspired as we were.

Tibetan wool and silk rug.

Classic Orientals with rich modern colors.

Love this console above by Stanford

This chair by Wesley Hall is chic as well as divinely comfortable.

Van Collier's new double ginkgo martini table is a must!
And more new designs by Van Collier...bar stools, mirrors, ottomans, and more!
Robert Abbey's polka dot pendants combine fun and funk. 
Grasscloth console and simple ottoman by Tritter Feefer. 
Chairs by Stanford. Love the arm and the fabric.
Grasscloth by Phillip Jeffries 
Lucite Chair by Noir
Kate Spade Unveiled her new line with Visual Comfort
New gold leaf lamps are on order! Will arrive in a few months.

New Sconce from Currey & Co.

Modern History Lucite & Brass console.

Quartz Statement Mirror
Gorgeous Screen by Global Views 

Love this new ottoman by C.R. Laine 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A Vision Fulfilled

Josie & Will Tattersall scoured Raleigh Neighborhoods for just the right home for their family of five.  "We really wanted to be nestled back in a private neighborhood where our kids could ride bikes and play with neighbors in the streets," Josie said. They found that perfect neighborhood, but the dream house was not within sight.  Their desire for open space, a large, life-friendly kitchen, and more bedrooms could not be met in the homes they saw.  So, they decided to build.  A dream home for their family to create memories for a lifetime.

To decorate the space and make the new structure the home of their dreams, they enlisted designer, Mary Beth Paulson with Landor Interior Design.

Here are the lovely results...  

Family Room with Arteriors Sputnik chandelier in gold.
The ottoman's are covered in a geometric fabric by Kravet.

The black coffee table found in our showroom was a perfect fit for this large space.

Velvet quilted fabric by Thibaut.

Mary Beth & Josie decided on this Stanton wool sisal due to its softness and ability to clean.

The three pendants are from Hudson Valley.
When asked which room is her favorite, Josie immediately replied, "The kitchen is a perfect place for family to gather and such a peaceful, beautiful room." I couldn't agree more.  The stark white decor against the dark floors is always a beautiful statement.


Pillows are custom, and the fabric is by Scalamandre (Bamboo Grove).

I adore this Cole & Son paper in the half bath above & below.
The chandelier is by Currey & Co.

Master Closet (above & below) has a vanity with lambskin stool.

There are several things I love about the study.   The color, for one.  The walls are painted a rich gray by Benjamin Moore (Kendall Charcoal).   Second, the unique torches on either side of the sofa.  Third, the blend of traditional and contemporary touches. I love family portraits. The one above the sofa is of Will's great grandfather, from England.
A red Currey & Co. lantern hangs in the center of the room and adds color

Visual Comfort library lamps are placed over the bookcases, adding character and light.
Geometric stair runner by Stanton.

Above and below is the kids playroom with a fun, patterned carpet by Milliken.
The Map Fixtures were a great find from Form & Function.
I love these adorable bunk beds off the playroom. What a fun place for a sleepover.

I am a huge believer that good art work can make a room. This makes my point.

The Designer, Mary Beth Paulson (left) with her client, Josie Tattersall.

Mary Beth Paulson also owns House Of Landor specializing in designer vintage clothing.
You can reach her online via Facebook, Instagram, Etsy or call (919-605-0982).