Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Dogs in Design-

This is such a perfect subject matter for our firm!
(Check out Author Molly Brandenburg's other work)

Sunday, June 24, 2012


I was going to post this blog in May, but now it is the end of June.....gosh time is flying by!

This was going to be a tribute to women and mother's, hello Mother's Day is in May, but still in June this is very interesting.

A tribute to the Legends of Design, to whom without these ladies we couldn't do what we do today.....

Dorthy Draper-

In 1923 she started the first Interior Design firm in The United States, which is still in business today!
She is best known for her work in large commercial spaces including the Greenbrier hotel in West Virgina. Which I hope to visit one day.

Dorthy Mae "Sister" Parish-

The only girl in a family of boys she was no for a "NO-nonsense" approach to interior design.  She would take roll a tea cart from room to room collecting unnecessary nic-nacs in the home.  She loved chintzes and used them throughout Jackie Kennedy's home and the private rooms of The White House.

Zelina Brunschwig-

Known as a firm business woman, she took over her husband's company and became the director of Brunschwig & Fils.  If you are in the design world, you know this is one of the most high end companies there is today.  She is know for introducing coordinates in showroom displays which help all of us designers!

Can you guess which one is which?????

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wine & Design Let's Celebrate for Elizabeth

Wine & Design in Cary to celebrate Elizabeth's Birthday!   I think she had a special day!

Elizabeth's friends joined in the fun!

Amy, Aunt Jane, Betsy, Linda and my mama painting away!!!

Elizabeth & her mama beginning to paint! Don't you see the family resemblance? 

OK; the rowdy side of the room; Kay, Bernard and of course the trouble maker Kirby!

The angel of the group!  HA!

Libby & Kay Drinking that wine; the only way to get them to paint!

Of course Aunt Jane has her wine with her cute little apron!

The works in progress.  Bernard staring at his masterpiece!

The birthday girl and the trouble maker

My mama, Bernard, me, Elizabeth and the trouble maker.

The whole team, without Marlene we couldn't do it!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Lots of Color in Charlotte NC

We visited the Stark Carpets Showroom in Charlotte a few weeks ago.  Look at all the rolls of carpet they have produced waiting on jobs to be installed!

 These are threads of color you can use on any rug/carpet to make custom-  you know us designer girls love this!!!  So many options.................

These rugs above are outdoor, you can't tell it, but they are made of jewels, stones and are soooo colorful and would be great conversation pieces!!!
We love different paint colors and companies who go beyond and create colors with different bases and different intensities.  These colors make us very happy to have something new and fresh to spec out!