Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The quest for the dining room server

I found the perfect dining table and chairs for one of my design clients this summer. They are building a beautiful home, like things to be a little rustic-dressy and are great fun to work with- my kind of client!        We didn't purchase the matching console table because:
1) Mrs client wanted a place to hide store things and 2) I didn't want it to get too "matchy". Here's a picture of the table and chairs. It's from Schnaidig- the Coast to Canyon group One of my projects on my recent trip to High Point Market was to find a server for them. I found several possibilities- all good choices.........                                                                                                                                                                              Guess which one she picked?        NO SCROLLING AHEAD!!!!!!

I love the branch design on the back of the chairs!
I loved the design on the doors on this piece- beautiful wood finish too.....

This one had beautiful wood and the finish was just right. Maybe the drawers would be a little impractical though?

I was crazy about the design on the doors and the finish on this piece!

Squirrels in the mountains- this one would be great!

This could work too.....

The branches were great on this beauty!

I loved The semi circle detail on this piece...... AND THE WINNER IS......................................................

This beauty from John Richards!!!!!!! I can't wait to see it in the room!!!!!!!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

More Highpoint Market findings!

I had a great time wandering around the market! I love seeing all the trends, colors and design ideas that are overflowing from each company's space. As promised, here are some more things that caught my eye.

I LOVED this piece from Port Elliott. They make beautiful case goods and I always visit their space at market!

We LOVED this color combination of plum and gray!

Reclaimed is still hot- loved this mirror from the Crestview collection!

More reclaimed love!

This beauty caught my eye at Guildmaster

Pool anyone? This is a coffee table! great in a family/ game room

Honeysuckle- a BRIGHT fuchsia was EVERYWHERE!

Reclaimed WITH Fuchsia accent - talk about trending....doesn't get any better than that!

 MORE LATER- can't give up all my good stuff in one post!!!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Image of the Day!

I LOVED this showroom at High point Market!!!! 
In face- I loved it so much I found his website. You can check it out Here!
Have a wonderful day!!!!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Highpoint Bound!

I'm headed to Highpoint for the fall furniture market tomorrow and I can't wait to see all the new trends!
I love to go to market to see all the latest and greatest even though I know most things won't be available for several months. Most of my clients want their homes finished sooner than that so while I do some research for client jobs, I also just spend some time wandering through those gorgeous showrooms getting inspired and recharged!
This year the market is doing a really cool project- Teaming up with pinterest.com, they've enlisted "style spotters" - well known designers in the industry to wander the market and take photos of the trends as they see them- then post them on special boards on pinterest! Don't you know with all that design talent walking the market they'll come up with some great finds! I'll be repinning like crazy!!!!

Here is the link- http://pinterest.com/highpointmarket/ Of course I've already signed up to follow their boards!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

NEW fabrics on ETSY!!!!!!

We're back up and running on The Appointed Home on ETSY- we've gots several new therapy bags along with some new ideas we are creating! We've got plans for a line of baby blankets, ready made curtain panels, dust skirts and shams. Keep checking back to see all the new listings!!!!
Here's a sneak peek of a few of the new fabrics!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Decorating with trophy big game mounts

Question of the week: What do you think of decorating with big game mounts?
 Several of my clients are avid hunters and have asked me to incorporate the fruits of their passion into their vacation home decor. I've designed around moose, deer, rams, kudu, fowl, bear skin rugs and even a leopard!
The key to incorporating these trophys into your decor is scale and keeping your fabrics and furniture rustic and large. Leather is a great upholstery element as is chenille and textural fabrics Rustic wood tables etc. look great with the coloring of the animal.I also love to incorporate animal print fabrics into the design!

 One client I had went all the way to Russia to get a Moose- If I remember, the antler span was 6' across! Luckily, he had a HUGE fireplace!
This client not only had kudzu's on the fireplace, he also had a grand slam of rams on the opposite wall!

This client had several trophies in the master bedroom. SHE had shot the leopard! They used animal skin rugs on the floor, upholstered a chair in zebra and  had several mounts above the bed. We used a leather sofa and a huge rustic wooden bed to balance the scale of the animals.

 I've balanced out large mounts by surrounding them with antler mounts. I especially love the carved Black Forest type mounts.

For those of you that think the animal thing is a bit much you can always go Faux........

Made with recycled book pages- go figure!

This one even has a night light built in!

Cardboard art!