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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Place to Start, Stella's Big Girl Room

 Clearly I need some serious lessons on doing this whole collage on my blog thing, but here are some of my first steps toward a big girl room for my three year old.  The navy blue is on the walls. 

Sunday, June 5, 2011

My New Rug

Had a gift card at Ballard Designs and FINALLY decided this was the rug...for my entry hall.  Now for the wait...until September!  UGH!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Dani Notes

Nearly 6 years in the south and I'm becoming obsessed with all things monogrammed and preppy.  Can't wait to get my new iPhone cover from Dani Notes.  Now I just have to choose one. 

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Charles Faudree

Degree in Art, Northeastern University
Stint at the Kansas City Art Institute
Decorated first home for his sister at age 38.  Work has appeared in Veranda, House Beautiful, Southern Living, Southern Accents, Traditional Home, Renovations Style, House and Garden and Country Living.
1995 - received Traditional Home's Designer of the Year award.
2002, 2003 and 2004 - chosen as one of the "Top Designers in America" by House Beautiful.
His book, French Country Signature, is in it's ninth printing.  Other books include Charles Faudree's Country French LivingCharles Faudree's Country French Florals and Interiors and Charles Faudree's Interiors.
Has his own fabric line with Vervain.
Owner of Charles Faudree, Antiques and Interiors.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Dorothy Draper

"No schooling to speak of, except that I was brought up where I had the privilege of being constantly in touch with surroundings of pleasant good taste."  Dorothy Draper
Started the first interior design firm in the U.S. in 1923.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Nicholas Haslam

Studied art at Eton College and attended Corsham Court Art School.
Design firm, NH Design
Named to Architectural Digest's AD 100.
Keynote speaker at Design Leadership Summit in Venice.
Line of candles and fabrics.
Work featured in Architectural Digest, World of Interiors, Vogue, House & Garden, Elle Decor and Traditional Home.
Film about his life, High Society, produced by Hannah Rothschild.
Books:  Sheer Opulence, and Redeeming Features

Monday, July 19, 2010

David Netto

Dropped out of Harvard's Graduate School of Design Architecture program to pursue a career in interior design.
Firm:  David Netto Design
Furniture Line:  Netto Collection which introduced modern children's furniture to the industry.
Work featured in Elle Decor, W Magazine, Vogue, House & Home, House Beautiful, Interiors and Domino.