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As an interior designer I always need to surround myself with the best vendors and the best products.
For the past eight years I have used Traditions in Tile for my tile needs! I use other tile distributors as well, and other companies for granite counters, etc., but Traditions has always exceeded my expectations in both the quality and range of products, and their outstanding customer service! Here are just some of the yummy tiles that I photographed today while looking for some tile for a new client this afternoon. If you are planning on remodeling and need a tile transformation, please pay April a visit, and as always, if you need a great designer...please visit my contact page! :)
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My personal style is somewhat different compared to what I design for many of my clients. Since I am SURROUNDED by color and texture all day, everyday, I am somewhat particular as to what I choose for my personal home. I love the relaxed feeling of burlap and linen fabrics, the soothing colors of white and gray, the mixture of antique pieces and more contemporary furnishings...
Today, on Valentine's Day, I am sharing all of my favorite places to shop for interiors and some of my favorite pieces that reveal a little about my personal design style. Enjoy the day and don't forget to love on yourself or someone special!
Stanton Home Furnishings in Atlanta, GA
Bungalow in Atlanta, GA
Athens Interiors Market in Athens, GA
My favorite place for consignment pieces is The Savvy Snoot in Atlanta, GA
Zinc Top Tables made by Furniture Designer and Artist Dave Lennard out of Atlanta, GA.
French water color from One Kings Lane
Saratoga Mirror from One Kings Lane
Amity 4-Door Sideboard from One Kings Lane
Audrey Flush-mount fixture from Circa Lighting
Large Dustin Dodecahedron Wood Pendant by Ralph Lauren from Circa Lighting
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My husband, Dusty and I purchased our "new-old" home two years ago this month. As I was gathering my thoughts this week for my second blog, I decided to do before and afters of the house we have been loving on over the past two years. I am going to start with the dining room first since it is the first room that you really see when walking in the front door. Next on the list...my home studio...stay tuned!
My hubby and Georgia posing for a picture in the dining room before the remodeling began.
This was taken after the sanding and priming stage. At this point we had painted the sashes of the window and the trim had it's initial coat.
New light fixture and the finished color of the floors. We had not yet finished replacing the baseboards and shoe molding at this point.
The plan is to eventually install a soft gray grass-cloth...for now the room is painted Restoration Hardware Slate above the chair-rail.
I still have some accessorizing to do and I still need to find the perfect rug, but you can start to see things coming together.
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Like many busy business professionals, I need to take a day off every once in a while! Between managing my interior design business, writing monthly magazine articles, photo shoots, and life with my hubby, things can get fuzzy...well, it is nothing that a day at a great local flea market or antique store can't fix! Here are some of my fantastic finds from last week...needless to say, I WILL be using some of these wonderful pieces in some of my designs to come.
Awesome container perfect for a kids playroom from Factory Antiques in Statham, GA
Reclaimed barrel pendant.
Stunningly beautiful pair of silk screens from
Athens Antique Market in Bogart, GA.
An incredible pair of antique columns from
Factory Antiques in Staham, GA.