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#DiamondsOfDesign Vignette- AmericasMart 2017

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I came back from Atlanta last week just in time to bypass getting stuck in the snowstorm that hit the Southeast.   We only had a dusting, but it was the ice that closed us down.

 

I was in Atlanta setting up my #DiamondsOfDesign vignette for the AmericasMart market that begins today.   It is their 60th anniversary and to celebrate, they had 10 designers from across the country create spaces based upon a style icon from the past 60 years.  I chose design icon David Hicks because of his mix of elements, his love of new and old pieces, and his bold use of pattern.   His rooms in the 60s and 70s were always beautiful, warm, collected, and many times, bold.

 

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David Hicks, Google images

 

 

RestyleSource was kind enough to do an interview with all of the designers.  If you would like to know a few of our favorite things, you can read about them here.  Don’t judge that I like a home-cooked meal, as long as it isn’t cooked by me.  Ha!

 

Each designer’s space is made up of pieces curated from the vendors at market.  I am loving the addition of antiques to the AmericasMart as I like a “collected” look in any space- even if it is newly designed.

 

The space is only 10′ x 10′ in size, and I knew I wanted some sort of library or sitting room feel.  Something warm, and collected, and a space that makes you want to sit down and stay for awhile.

 

I began by selecting this wallpaper from Schumacher for the walls.

 

Schumacher Whirlpool Wallcovering in Champagne

Schumacher Whirlpool Wallcovering in Champagne

 

 

They were gracious to donate it as well as this IKAT fabric for pillows for the sofa.

 

Schumacher Kashgar IKAT

Schumacher Kashgar IKAT

 

 

Lots of vendors lent us pieces for my vignette.  Everything from a loveseat to lamps to art to accessories to books make up my space.   I can’t show the finished product yet, but here are a few quick snapshots of my vignette.

 

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Diamonds Of Design, AmericasMart vignette, Dana Wolter Interiors

 

 

 

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Loving this Currey and Co. floor lamp, Dana Wolter Interiors

 

 

 

 

If you are in Atlanta for market this week, stop by and see the designer spaces.    There are so many good ones!

 

I will also be sharing pictures from it and a few of my favorite finds from market this weekend.  If you would like to keep up, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest.

 

Have a great week-

 

Dana

 

 

 

 

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Update On My Office Space

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As I wrote here, I am moving my office to the heart of Mountain Brook Village in Birmingham, AL, in a few weeks, and thought I would give you an update.

 

Lots of exciting changes have been happening.   Hardwood floors have been put down and waxed in the front room, built-ins were added to a hallway and the entire space has been painted.

 

 

Fabrics and colors for the front room- Dana Wolter Interiors

Fabrics and colors for the front room- Dana Wolter Interiors

 

 

I am tweaking the exterior a little, and I thought I would share a peek.    My paint color scheme has changed from the picture, but you can see where I am going with this….

 

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The inside consists of basically two rooms connected by a hallway.  I see the front room serving as a meeting room, and I want it to feel like you are walking into a warm, inviting living room to visit a friend.   Something pretty from the street but functional for my firm’s needs.  Here is a “Before” picture of the space:

 

 

 

 

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BEFORE- Front Room

 

 

 

 

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AFTER of the Hallway.  Doors aren’t hung here, but once they are, this space becomes hidden storage.

 

 

 

 

There is a bar area in the back room.  I opened it up and replaced the countertop and faucet.    I love this Kallista one given to me as a gift,  and it can be purchased from Ferguson in Birmingham, AL.

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BEFORE

 

 

AFTER

AFTER

 

 

I am thrilled to be in the heart of Mountain Brook Village.  I love being from the South, and I am especially proud to call it home. There are so many positive changes taking place in Mountain Brook and in the city of Birmingham, so stay tuned to some exciting things happening here.

 

My office project has been a slow process because it has taken a back seat to my client’s projects.   It looks like the construction will be finished in the next week or so, and we will be moving shortly after.  I will keep you posted on the finished space.

 

Have a great day-

 

dana

 

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