Sunday, June 30, 2013

Good design comes in small containers!

Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet 
in a crowded day - like writing a poem or saying a prayer. 
~Anne Morrow Lindbergh~

I love to find small vases and containers. They make it so easy to quickly add a 
few blossoms or touch of green to my home. This time of year I always have 
one  or two of these containers in the house. I have found if I can cut the flowers 
early in the morning before the sun makes them droop and place them in one of my
containers, then I can enjoy their special little details for several days. Here are 
a few of my favorite containers. I also love to mix my herbs in for a touch of 
greenery. They offer an extra little scent as I pass by.

Next time you see a small container, try to imagine it with several cuttings of 
your favorite flower and a few sprigs of herbs. There you have it an
instant arrangement! 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Love it or Hate it?

Love it or Hate it, 
Interior Design is always 
very personal and will evoke an opinion. 
It is your home and your rooms,  
so  trust your instincts, have fun, and be 
willing to take risk. 
Design always plays on 
our emotions. Some of these
rooms I definitely like, but 
there are some that I really dislike! 

There is a reason they say What Happens in Vegas - Stays in Vegas
it applies to Interior Design too.

Click below to understand why....

What is Designed in Vegas - Stays in Vegas!

Please feel free to leave a comment about which room you like 
or dislike!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

ADAC: Behind the Windows

On October 1, 2012 the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center opened its doors 
to the public. As the last of the countries "to the trade" centers to go public, 
the ADAC showrooms have been working hard to make the public 
feel welcome. 

                                             Jo Rabaut for Beau Studio

Even though it is still not a retail space (only those in the design trade can make purchases and place orders), the center is now open for the public to visit, 
browse and be inspired.

Amy D. Morris for the Bradley Showroom

One way they are offering inspiration is for Designers to team up with the individual
showrooms and create curated vignettes known as “ADAC: Behind the Windows”.

Ann Wisnewski for Century 

This lets the visitors to ADAC see the design possibilities and variety of products
that each showroom has to offer.

Karen Ferguson of Harrison Design Associates for Anisworth & Noah

Design is very much about the senses and the guest can touch, feel and experience
all the beauty that can be brought into their own homes.

Holly Brooks and Eric King of King Landscaping for Logan Gardens

You will find designs that range from contemporary to traditional. 

Jeffery Bruce Baker for August Avery

Neutral to colorful!

Corey McIntosh for Brice Ltd.

Fabrics, Carpet, Accessories and Hardware...

Matthew Quinn for the Matthew Quinn Collection

Living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms and even outdoor areas. It is all there!

Melanie Turner for Janus et Cie

These unique vignettes are displayed in showrooms through out the ADAC campus.

Barbara Westbrook for Jerry Pair

Susan Bozeman for Travis and Co.

The most recent exhibit of amazing talent opened on April 15th.

Ray Teske and John Cox of Gary Marshall & Associates
for Smith Grubbs & Associates

These exhibits change every six months and are like turning the pages of a beautiful
home decor magazine. So the next trip you make to Atlanta, make time to stroll the
halls of ADAC and look in the windows. If you find something you can't live without,
 Call Me!

Source: Pinterest, ADAC