"I've Got the Blues"

I realized the other day that I'm definitely having a blue moment.  My last few projects and several I'm currently working on all feature shades of the versatile hue.  Recently, I had the opportunity to work with a client who has a second home in the Charlotte area.  While she lives full-time on the west coast, she's hoping to one day relocate here.  In the meantime, she purchased a small townhouse to serve as here home away from home retreat and hired us to freshen things up.  She requested a vacation vibe and was pretty open to color.  She had a few pieces of colorful art that we worked in throughout the home but I wanted to keep it pretty serene in her master bedroom.  

Here's a look at the space before...

She shared photos with me of her larger art pieces and I decide to use this large print from the Harlem Renaissance as a jumping off point.  

The black and white print dictated that I incorporate gray in some way but I knew I wanted something more dramatic on the walls.  We opted for a rich blue with purple undertones from Sherwin Williams called Distance.

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It became the backdrop for a soothing retreat.  We had Baity's custom upholstery create a tufted headboard with a lush gray velvet to create a focal point on the vaulted wall. 

Matching side tables and lamps create a bit of symmetry which also serves to create calm int he space.  

I love the combination of blue and purple.  It strikes just the right note on this custom lumbar pillow that ties it all together.  

I'm not a big faux floral person but in this case, since the homeowner is only here occasionally, I thought it made sense. 

My favorite space in the room is this little reading nook.  I'm a firm believer that every master bedroom should have a space to sit and relax.  This armless Bernhardt Furniture chair was perfect for the corner of the room.  The striking raffia lamp from Robert Abbey lighting give just a little touch of   an island vibe, something the client mentioned she liked.  

I love how this little retreat turned out.  It's difficult to convey how warm and inviting this space feels in person, but my client couldn't have been happier with how it all turned out.  

"An Amazing Opportunity"

Hey! Hey! Hey! It's been non-stop since the new year began and I'm not complaining because some wonderful opportunities have come my way.  In fact, as I look back over the past six years, I'm astounded by all of the great things that have happened.  If you think about it, it's been pretty unbelievable.

Today, I'm sharing my latest adventure in design with you guys, as I've decided to share it here first! Back in January I was presented with an opportunity to participate in my very first Designer Show House!  In case you're wondering, a show house is typically a fund-raising project for a charity or non-profit group where a home is designed and decorated and then opened to the public for viewing. I'll be participating in the Hillside Designer Show House sponsored by Southern Home Magazine and benefiting Preservation Greensboro.  You may recall me blogging about my trip to the Traditional Home Show House in Dallas last fall.  The idea is the same.  A beautiful home, a group of designers, awesome sponsors and stunning results! 

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A little history, thJulian Price house is a historic 20th century English Tudor, that was originally built in 1929 for Julian Price, president of Jefferson Standard Life Insurance (today known as Lincoln Financial), by the famed architect Charles Hartmann. Later, a notable NC Interior Designer, Sandra Cowart became the owner and sadly developed a hoarding problem. Current owners, Michael and Eric Fuko-Rizzo reached out to Sandra as the banks were harassing her during foreclosure and helped her get out of the house. The home aired as the season finale of Hoarders in January.  

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Since the show, the home has been in full-steam ahead renovation mode and the designer's participating have been hard at work pulling things together for the opening.  The Show House opens to the public on Saturday, April 7th and will remaining open into the month of May.  

Julian Price House
301 Fisher Park Circle 
Greensboro, NC 27401

I'll be teaming up with California Closets and tackling the master closet and dressing room and I couldn't be more excited!!

It may not look like much now, but we've got big plans for these spaces. Here's a little peek at where I'm heading with the space...

I'm super excited to see it all come together.  If you're interested, there's a Meet the Designer night on March 1st and tickets go on sale soon!! 

Keep up with the progress on the Show House FB page and on Instagram!

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