Monday, August 30, 2010

Emmy Award Winning Bathroom

If you tuned in to NBC last night, superstar interior designer Nate Berkus co-hosted the Emmy's Red Carpet Special. His favorite question of the night... "What does your bathroom floor look like?"...made us curious about the condition of Hollywood's travertine. Most star studded delights gave vague answers, because really, who would admit the truth to that question, especially after 2+ hours worth of hairspray & makeup-ey goodness.

Making Nate proud from the Hollywood Hills to the Chapel Hill, enjoy a peek at a bathroom project we've been working on.

Definitely red carpet prep-worthy.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

pow. wow.

Aside from her stunning frocks and fabulous Schumacher prints, we absolutely LOVE Trina Turk's bold residential collection. With pillows, rugs, place settings, coasters and hello...eyeglass cases, she's pretty much got you covered! All the kids in the neighborhood will be jealous when you invite a little Trina out of your closet and onto your sofa.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Amy's Wedding

On July 17th one of our favorite clients who helped me start Angela Pence Interior Design Amy got married in a beautiful ceremony. Here are a few photos of the beautiful bride and groom along with other clients from our firm. Thanks to all of you who support us and give us such great referrals and praises!

Thank you Amy, Wendy, Dana and Shannon!!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Make A Wish Home of Distinction Tour

Recently Elizabeth & I visited the Home of Distinction to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Check out how small Elizabeth looks in front of the home. Also, our favorite room of the house was the disco room down in the basement. We can design your custom disco room today!!!!

Here is a summary about the home located in Durham.

Rufty Homes and Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern North Carolina have come together to present the Homes of Distinction by Rufty Homes. This elegant home showcases the latest building products and design trends. This 10,300 sq. ft. home, located on a large wooded lot within a gated community, has family gathering areas on all three floors. An elegant curved staircase and balconies overlook the two-story living room. Marble flooring throughout the first floor living areas accentuate the open feel. Outside, just steps away from the rear terrace, a pool, hot tub, outdoor kitchen and bath, and private tennis court are the perfect complements for the family with an active lifestyle.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Make A Wish Update

Kathryn our wish that we granted last year is on the road to recovery. Please see the post by her mother and how wonderful she is doing now. Elizabeth and I recently met Kathryn at her favorite place The Cheesecake Factory to celebrate her great doctor reports.

It's been a long time since I've updated and in our case no news has been good news. All scans continue to be uneventful and Kathryn goes back for another round of testing Tuesday, August 10th.

Today marks two years since I drove her up to Duke on a Friday in agonizing pain and we began the worst weekend of our lives, almost losing her as her body started shutting down, kidneys stopped and she suffered the loss of her mobility and most of her pancreas from complications of chemo treatment. Coupled with the brain hemorrhages that she suffered two weeks prior that July and sepsis, she really went through a lot and we keep sending Praises to God for the blessings of her still being with us.

Those blessings coupled with the miracle that we received from scans in Feb. 2009 that showed God took the rest of her cancer with no more chemo necessary show us His power and mercy. Kathryn is now enjoying herself as much as she can and has successfully adjusted to her new school at Washington Montessori. I was accepted into the nursing program at Beaufort Co. Community College and will start classes on August 17th. God is good and His plan is perfect. We just happen to be on the side that we think is wonderful for us too. This is not the case for all of us though and we are fully aware that the rug can be pulled out from under your feet at any moment. We've lived that and it is not a pleasant road.