In case you are wondering where I have been……
I fell off the blog post train the past few weeks, as I have been living on the road and out of a suitcase.
We have been pretty busy with current projects, and with being out of town, my blog writing, the dog grooming appointments, and the cleanliness of my own house have fallen by the wayside.
Here is a glimpse into what has been going on with us…….
As I wrote here a few weeks ago, I was asked to participate in the Atlanta Home’s and Lifestyle’s Southeastern Showhouse in Atlanta, GA.
We spent two days in Atlanta installing the Mudroom, Mudroom Powder, and the Butler’s Pantry. Though it poured as we moved in, we had a blast.
Abbey at odds with the umbrella, and I think the umbrella may have won….
Monica and Abbey taking inventory
My goal was to make these small, but important rooms, feel true to the home. The house is beautiful and extremely traditional. Our rooms needed to blend into the architecture, but not at the cost of being boring.
I wanted to create spaces that are functional- a place to catch your keys, use the desk behind the cabinet doors, etc.
Layered, collected, timeless.
Here are a few pictures of our spaces for you to see.
Gorgeous console and lamp are from Parc Monceau. The Louis Philippe mirror is from Huff Harrington and the sculptural hands are from Travis and Co
Drapery panel covering a nondescript closet door. It also adds softness to the room while balancing the opposite wall.
I love the Tantalus and oil painting below from Parc Monceau. If you haven’t been to their shop in Buckhead, you need to stop by.
The Plateau is an architectural fragment I found at an antique store, and I had my marble guy cut a piece of Alabama White for the top. It’s one of my favorite serving pieces in my own home.
Royal Standard china and Baccarat crystal
The Showhouse closes May 14th so be sure to catch it.
After we installed our rooms, I vacationed in Miami for a few days with two of my girls. It was Lucy’s Spring Break, so we took a few days to get away. Feeling the sun on your back, and your toes in the sand, does a person good.
We loved DIRT in Miami- a fresh and healthy take on food
I came back Tuesday from Miami and left Wednesday for the opening of the show. Abbey went with me and we had a blast.
It was back to work for a day while I was back in Birmingham, AL. We had a site visit to select hardwood floor color, and we also began working on a living room design for a new client.
I then headed back to Atlanta for Design ADAC and for the Southeastern Designer & Architect Awards.
The Design ADAC panels were awesome as expected. I especially loved the one with the Editors of Veranda moderated by Carolyn Englefield. I think I could have listened to Lisa Newsom’s stories from the past all day long.
As I wrote here, I was thrilled to learn we were a finalist for the ADAC & Veranda 2017 Southeast Designers & Architect Of The Year awards.
2017 Southeast Designers & Architect Of The Year Award
Rebecca and I before the party
The Editor At Large interviewing me at the party
Phoebe Howard took home the Residential Designer Of The Year award, and my Birmingham, AL, friend, Jeff Dungan, took home the Architect Of The Year Award.
I have to give my team a huge shoutout. They held down the fort while I was in and out of town, and I truly could not do all of this without them. They are the BEST, and I am grateful for each of their gifts that they bring to our firm.
I loved being in Atlanta this past month, and always said that if I didn’t live in Birmingham, Atlanta is where I would hang my hat. Not sure my husband would comply, but I can work on him…..
And while I have worked on projects in Atlanta in the past, I would love to do more work there. If you have a project and you like our style, reach out to us.
I am back in Birmingham for a few weeks before I head out of town again. I plan on catching up on work and cleaning my house :). If I am lucky, my hands will end up in the dirt planting a few things this weekend.
Stay tuned as we keep you filled in on some more exciting news….
Have a great day-
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