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Modern Meets Classic

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

In this second look at our Florida project, we share the living room, where modern meets classic. (See the first look here!) This couple wanted to mix bold patterns and contemporary pieces with classic antiques, and Dianne knew just what to do! She started with a classic couch in a neutral pattern. The nailheads add […]

Trend Alert: Mixing Chairs

Friday, September 25th, 2015

We just finished a whirlwind 2-week install of a Florida home! In this dining room, we mixed traditional dining chairs with a gorgeous settee. The combination of classic, antique pieces makes for a modern look. The large Trumeau mirror over the sideboard gives the room depth, while the ikat curtains create interest. Of course, no […]

5 Ways to Refresh a Room

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

I love the idea of refreshing your home with new decorating ideas, giving them a lift as the new year begins and breathing new life into a space. But you can’t always buy new furniture or create an entirely new layout for a room, especially when it’s small. However, there are innumerable ways to refresh […]

A Christmas Tablescape

Friday, December 19th, 2014

There’s nothing like designing a beautiful Christmas tablescape. From your best china to favorite silver pieces to delicate linens to festive florals, all of these elements come together to create a special place to gather loved ones. These items not only look beautiful paired together, but they also bring back memories of Christmases before. There’s truly […]

Trend Alert: Animal Print

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

That splash of exotic pattern that weaves into any decor exuding a cozy sense of luxury, an appreciation for glamour, and, invariably, a more genuine look overall because everything is not from the same region or genre…it is all about the mix, and not following any set of rules…except your own. This fall, take a […]

6 Simple Ways to Update a Room

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

You’ve made your investment in gorgeous antique pieces. A timeless Chippendale sofa or an elegant Louis XVI commode…but sometimes you want to refresh your room. Giving a den or living room a new looks doesn’t mean that you have to buy new furniture. These 6 easy ways to update a room will do the trick! […]

The Test of Time

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

One of my favorite aspects of antiques is their timeless quality. The word “antique” inherently indicates that whatever object it is describing is old, but I love that each pieces comes with its own unique history. Refinished, recovered, restored, or still in the original form, antiques almost have a romantic air about them that is tied […]

Classic and Cozy

Friday, November 8th, 2013

  Some rooms have a certain magic about them. They summon you, and make you want to sit and stay awhile. Add a comfortable chaise lounge to that room, and it immediately says to you…come, relax, and enjoy this space. Pour yourself a cup of hot tea, grab your favorite book, and start enjoying the […]

Modern Twist on Country French Dining Room

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

As one can tell by reading my blogs, I am a hunter, gatherer, collector and a stylist. I see the world in composition…seems I have been this way since I was a child. The ability to create something out of nothing has been a natural gift that I have been blessed with! I love sharing […]

A Fabulous French Salon

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

We call this room our salon because we think it offers an atmosphere for good conversation. Some people may refer to it as a drawing room. Whatever you decide to call it, this room is a place for gathering family and friends, a welcoming place for all who enter. Regular followers of our Facebook posts […]