This study was designed by architect Linda Brettler for her husband, Matthew Weiner (creator of Mad Men). It is in a 1920’s Spanish-style house in the Hollywood Hills that they renovated and restored. This space immediately made me think of one you might see in a decorator show house which are, many times, experiments in design meant to wow an audience.
I’m drawn to the contrasts of this space, a room that is essentially a garden room decorated as if it were a wood paneled study or gentleman’s den. The custom designed shelving behind the desk looks as if it is open to the outdoors – a genius design to allow the practicality of a bookcase (a beautifully ornate one) but maintain maximum natural light. An attention to detail has touched every inch of the space, floor to ceiling, bringing in different periods and styles. But my favorite pieces have to be those chrome chairs in front of the desk – wow!| | | Next → |
One of the best decisions we ever made was having the covered porch built onto the back of our house. I wanted an addition that looked original to the house, had a substantial presence and allowed me to create an exterior space that complemented our interiors.
When we bought the house it had a wood deck that was about half the size of the space we wanted and it just wasn’t meeting our needs. Surprisingly, the only photo I can find of the back of the house is this small, grainy one from the binder when the house was for sale. The back yard space definitely wasn’t a selling point for us, but the potential was pretty easy to envision.| | | Next → |
High Point Furniture Market opened this past Saturday. Such a great opportunity to see the new items for favorite lines and discover new ones. Plus, if you’re lucky, you get a few ‘star’ sightings from the design world.
Due to our schedule, we only had one day at market. But that’s just enough time to hone in on select, favorite showrooms to see the gorgeous displays and the new lines that are being introduced. I have many favorite pieces and collections, but I have to say I was absolutely blown away by Kelly Wearstler’s collection by EJ Victor. I think my jaw actually dropped when I saw it. A score for EJ for getting her collection and another score for their excellent production of her designs.| | | Next → |
Our first official advertisement came out last week – in the April/May issue of the Raleigh/Durham Urban Home Magazine. Still seems a bit surreal pursuing something that you have thought about for so very long; and, seeing your accomplishment in print, in a magazine, feels really nice. So nice that I decided to have some Cava to toast it.
Time flies! Our storefront has been open for ten weeks and it still seems a bit hard to believe. We’ve been very busy filling it, arranging items and creating a space that is welcoming, casual and hopefully inspirational. We’ve also been making our rounds via social media with lots and lots of posts to establish a presence and share our brand. We’re definitely learning along the way, and I have to admit it still seems a bit surreal to actually have a retail space in which we can share items that can be used to create beautiful spaces.
I wanted to post a few shots from around the shop, but of course we’d love for you to stop by in person to really get a feel for our space and what we have to offer.| | | Next → |