29 April 2013


Well...it's happened again. It's been a bit of a whirlwind, and I've been busy...on the road...with little time to blog (thank goodness this world invented instagram), but super exciting things have been in the midst. So here's another 'LATELY'--all the things my little design studio and I have been up to as-of-late, and those things of which we've been wildly smitten:

All of my last week was consumed by High Point Market...despite the chaos, it's pretty much a designer's paradise. So, this girl traversed a few states in a wee little rental car (33mpg is life changing), and this is what she found:

An absolute treasure-trove of gorgeous antiques and vintage finds. I made my way home with a few key pieces, which (bad for me, potentially good for you), I won't be holding onto. Secrets secrets are so fun :)

Rugs. Potentially my favorite selections of a design project. Especially when they're as rare and stunning as this antique Oushak runner. 

Exquisite lighting. It's just so important. Never settle, friends, when it comes to lighting fixtures. 

Malachite. In planter form, nonetheless. And yes, she has a twin. And, if I had an extra $1500 just hanging out in my pocket, I would have found a way to squeeze this pair into that little rental car.

Most showrooms were...ordinary. This showroom was extraordinary. How much do you want to curl up on that sweeping, plush sectional right now? Geoffrey, bring me my cappuccino.

And, back to Lexington...and back to reality. An amazing reality for a client, that is...as this wallpaper combo is in full-swing throughout their abode.

And speaking of full-swing, much-needed progress is being made in #ClientHorseFarm's kitchen. Dark, moody island to ground the gleaming white perimeter cabinets. Just wait 'til we get that Carrara installed.  Modern, yet tailored and classic...just what the client ordered.

And #ProjectAtlanta tile selections are finding themselves client approved this week. How gorgeous is this combo? Just love me a graphic greek key border...especially when it's paired with this marble hex. 
If I were a bathroom floor, I'd want to be this.

Between all the studio happenings, and working on our own little cottage (kitchen cabinetry is nearing install...can't wait to show you what we've been up to!), there hasn't been much time for liesure. But, we did find time for a Kentucky Sunday...well-spent at the races. Can you believe My Maple's dad was a jockey? So wish I could've met him. Almost felt like I did that Sunday.

Speaking of My Maple...he's so dapper. You should check out his new company website--perhaps I'm biased, but he and his biz partners are pretty amazing, and their site certainly shows it:

And girls, don't let anyone ever tell you you're anything but a princess. Can't you see? I'm 27, and still hanging onto that card. Thank goodness I have six princess nieces who won't ever let me forget it. Yesterday's princess birthday party was a smashing success. I had my very own team of purple-eye-shadowed, pink-lip-glossed, poufy-dressed princesses making me, my makeup, and my attire nothing but princess-approved.

So, there you have it friends. My lately. Anything but boring, at least in my design book.

Oh, and this post requires a dedication: to Corey #2...my second favorite Corey...Corey Roppel. Let's just say he's my blogging accountability. So cheers to you, CR, and your big 3-0!! Are you so nervous?!


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