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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Lovely Weekend Indeed

Hi Wonderful Readers,
This weekend is my 12th annual Girls Beach Weekend with my college besties. 
My favorite part is sitting out on the beach watching the sunset while sipping on vino and catching up with the girls.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and that a sunset is in  your near future.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Feels Good to be Loved....

What a great suprise we had at the shop yesterday....
One of our wonderful clients sent us this GORGEOUS arrangement as a thank you! 
We were so touched.  We are so thankful to all of the wonderful clients and friends that we get to work with everyday (even if you don't send us flowers).

Happy Thursday

Monday, May 16, 2011

Look what's on its way...

We've reordered some of the your favorite pillows in new styles and colors.  I am going to wrestle anyone who tries to buy this purple and brown pair!  Of course I'm kidding.  We can order more.

Lovely in green or peach and orange.

Blues are always a go-to.

It's the little things that can make a day more fun. 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Peter Dunham does Beverly Hills

If I had this room in my house you might never see me.  I'd be in here all day being inspired and stuff. 

You may recognize this home from the June 2011 issue of Architectural DigestPeter Dunham worked his design magic on this Beverly Hills home.  These pictures came from Dunham's website but the images in the magazine are even more superb!  They also highlight the fun artwork that the homeowner collected. 
Recognize this bedroom?  Capella just featured it in her Between the Sheets post.

Not a bad dining room, hugh?

Happy Weekend.  Hope it's filled with lots of fun!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Do you want to know the answers to all your questions about the design process you've ever had?

This is going to be a GREAT event!  I couldn't come up with words better than the ones below to describe the event.  Be sure to RSVP is you are going to attend. I understand it is filling up quickly.  Way to go Hillary and Capella for spear-heading this event!!

ADAC, Ainsworth-Noah and Design Collective are opening their doors to the public for an unprecedented presentation, Confessions of a Client: A 360° View of the Design Process. In conjunction with Atlanta Decorative Arts Center and Ainsworth-Noah, Design Collective is pleased to announce an unprecedented panel discussion, Confessions of a Client: A 360° View of the Design Process, with Architect Peter Block, Interior Designer Jackye Lanham and client David Golden. These three panelists, moderated by the founders of Design Collective, Capella Kincheloe & Hillary Linthicum will discuss the process and share their insights on the importance of using design professionals for the success of a project and how the design industry is adapting to the changing design client. Confessions of A Client will address issues such as hiring a designer and/or architect, budget, how to handle change orders and potential problems, what creates a satisfying process, what questions clients should ask, the interview process, and the changing design industry.

The panel will take place on Wednesday May 18th from 6:00-8:00pm at Ainsworth-Noah 351 Peachtree Hills Avenue Suite 518 Atlanta, Georgia 30305. This event is open to the public and professionals alike RSVP to rsvp@designcollectiveatl.com.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Crisp, Cool, and Calm

 It feels like only yesterday we were complaining about cold weather and lack of sun.  Well, we've certainly had a change lately.  Temps reaching the 90's.  No thank you.  I'm in the process of "lightening up" my bedroom.  Changing out heavy quilt with lighter blankets, etc...
This room caught my eye.  The refreshing pallete spoke to me in my time of temperature adjustment.  This sitting room above is actually part of the master bedroom.  How divine.
I love the shape of this headboard.  I'm usually a solid headboard kind of girl but if you are going to do a pattern then this is the way to go...
 You may recognize these photos from Coastal Living's feature on a Rosemary Beach home by architect Bobby McAlpine and interior designer Susan Ferrier.  The two knocked it out of the park as far as I'm concerned. 
I love, love, love this tub.  I dream of a tub by windows. So far any tub I've had with windows near would leave me a bit exposed.  I guess I'll have to save this for the day I buy a big piece of land and live off the farm - ha!

All images by Tria Giovan and at Coastal Living .  For a further look at the house go here.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Look to Love

I keep coming back to this the images of this Manhattan home owned by designer Robert Couturier.  It's a perfect balance of neutrals and colors.  I think my favorite feature in this room is the amazing light pouring in through the windows.  I'm a sucker for natural light.  That being said, the decor ain't shabby either!   
Mr. Couturier has a killer rug collection.

And, any man who can incorporate peacock and eggplant in a room so seamlessly has my respect!

To read all the details and see more photos click here.

All images above in May issue of Elle Decor.  Photos by William Abranowicz.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Between the Sheets with Capella Kincheloe!

I am so pleased to have Capella Kincheloe contribute to our "Between the Sheets" series.   I've had the pleasure of getting to know her over the past six months and enjoy her genuine and warm spirit.  Capella was working in L.A. with Michael Smith before she headed east and landed in Atlanta.  She has an amazing eye and tends to follow an approach to design that is more "undesigned" than expected.  There are great things to come from this designer and Atlanta is lucky to have her as one of its own! 

With that, I give you Capella's take on creating masterful Master Bedroom...

The most important part of a bedroom is that it be comfortable, many people say serene, but to me, serene = boring.  Bedrooms are very personal and should reflect that this is a great place to design singularly for the person sleeping there.  You have a bit more freedom in the bedroom because it is a private space, the designer and homeowner does not need to be concerned with the rest of the family, house guests, friends, etc.
I have very few rules when designing a bedroom; 1. It must be comfortable 2. No TV or office desk 3. Multiple lighting sources.  That’s about it.  I learned bed composition from Michael Smith:  white duvet with colorful throw/blanket/quilt at foot, four standard pillows, 2 euros, and maybe a decorative pillow.  A tailored bed skirt if necessary, but unlike Michael I prefer to mix patterns and solids, color and white sheets together.  I rarely keep sets together, you should have at least three sets for the Master Bedroom.  You have to have the right combinations to keep you comfortable while in bed, cool on summer nights and warm during the winter.  Everything should be easily washable, I have two dogs and most people I know who have dogs let theirs on the bed at least occasionally.  That is why I avoid too many decorative pillows or fussy bed dressings. 
The rest of the room composition depends on the space available, in my apartment in Los Angeles, I had to mount shelves to the wall parallel to the bed for bedside tables – there was only that much space.  If you have a large space, go for a King bed, otherwise Queen works just as well.  Ideally, there should be two bedside tables with table lamps, two wall-mounted reading lamps and then lamps as necessary for the rest of the space.  If your bedside lamps match, go for different bedside tables and visa versa.  Nothing should look too perfect.  I really find rules too restricting in design and the minute I think I have found a good one, I can think of a time it should be broken.  Televisions are too distracting and unromantic in a bedroom, it just doesn’t seem healthy.  The same goes for having an office desk in the bedroom – unless you are using the desk only for beautiful handwritten notes or journal writing.  If you have space for a sitting area, or a reading nook, a spot to have morning coffee, things like that I take the cue from the homeowner and how they use their space.
The feel should be lush and luxurious, nothing too stark.  The linens should be fine, the window coverings should have multiple “settings” to adjust the light, the flooring should be soft and the space should include the homeowners most treasured art, photographs, and books.

Thanks Capella!  What great inspiration.  If you are left craving more inspiration from Capella be sure to check out her blog, A Curated Lifestyle.  You will be glad you did!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Trunk Show with honeybee collection TUESDAY!

Please join us

Trunk Show
honeybee collection

Tuesday, May 3rd

10 am to 6 pm

Ain't no junk in this trunk.....

Pink Sapphire Earrings

Chunky Cross Necklace

Byzantine Diamond Band
Come pick up something for your mama or yourself! 

 If you can't make it by the shop, be sure to check out Ashley's website:  http://www.honeybeecollection.com/


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