We just learned we are a finalist for the 2017 Southeast Residential Designer Of The Year award.
I try not to get too caught up in awards and accolades, but I do have to admit, I am thrilled. It’s an honor to be included in this esteemed group of designer friends and by judges I admire and respect.
I’ve listed the other finalists in the Residential category and have included their websites so you can learn more about those you may not know.
If interested, you can read more about it here. This award ceremony is sponsored by Veranda and ADAC and is Thursday, April 27th, at the Southeastern Showhouse in Atlanta, GA.
This is the Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle’sShowhouse I have been working on the past few weeks, and if you have a chance to tour it between April 20th and May14th, GO! The home is beautiful and it is for a great cause.
Take care and thanks for reading. Have a great day, everyone.
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In several client appointments lately, I have been asked about what to do when their home is filled with silver finishes, but they are wanting to incorporate the gorgeous brass patina that is so popular right now.
My answer is easy and simple…. Mix the two!
I love a space with mixed metals as it instantly makes the room look like it has evolved over time, rather than everything so matchy matchy like it was bought on the same day in the same showroom.
I am not only talking about a finish here and a different finish there, as I have been doing this all along. I am talking about a bold metal finish that grounds the room, with perhaps another type of finish thrown in.
Below is a picture of a home we worked on several months back. As you can see below, there are brass finishes throughout……..
But notice how we mixed the two by adding in polish nickel fixtures in the kitchen:
If you like this look of mixing metals and want to see more images, check out my Pinterest account, DWolterinterior. I am also adding info on these other social media sites as well, so be sure to follow along!
For today’s Wednesday Wisdom, I am sharing some wise words from Thomas O’Brien.
Making a space feel collected -versus a room that looks like it was installed in one day- is best achieved through layering different elements in unexpected ways. Mix up your pieces as this creates depth and interest. You never want all of your furniture or its woods to “match” as this looks too much like a showroom floor.
There are several ways to layer effectively while looking less than perfect. Check out the images below.
The picture above is a great example of how layering artwork can make a space feel like it has evolved over time.
The picture above shows how important it is to mix the woods found in a room. You see stained, painted, and gilded all in this very small space, yet it works.
This master is a good example of how important it is that not all of your upholstery have legs. Again- it is a collected you are striving for- and you need some of each to balance the other out.
Who knew a breakfast area could have so many layers?! You have a stainless steel table top, mounted onto a painted wood base, that sits on a cowhide rug. Again you have the exposed legs of the ghost chair sitting next to a skirted banquette. Mixing is key.
Hope you found this post helpful. I would love to hear your thoughts!
This beautiful chandelier from Circa Antiques (one of my favorite stores ) in Birmingham, Al, has found a new home…..in the family room of a client’s home. We are giving the entire room a facelift, so once everything in the room is installed, we will share the before and after pictures.