Got a call from a client saying they were moving and had sold their home in 12 days...wow, I never expected that. I had not taken pictures, professionally that is, so I got on the phone with my favorite photographer, Andrew McKinney to get some shots before the big move. This had been a fun project of mixing hi and low, big box furniture mixed with custom pieces to transform the home from the look of a retail display to rooms that conveyed the owner's personality.
Custom table and custom made pillows make this breakfast nook a special place to gather in the morning to soak in the gracious greenery of the backyard.
Lovely little nook with fresh lemons from the garden...
This has to be one of my favorite cocktail tables from Panache, I love the rustic simplicity of the distressed wood top set against the turned wood legs and X crossing braces. Here we mixed the Pottery Barn sofa with a chair from Baker in Rogers and Goffigan Fabric to add allure to the room.
A simple and elegant bamboo etagere from Baker filled with favorite collected objects brings interest to this corner.
The dining room walls were brown before we replaced them with the textural interest of this sea grass wallpaper from Kravet that intermixes taupe and blue.
The "Iron Gate" Tibetan rug from Steven Miller Gallery adds color interest to the room and balances the heavy wood pieces with the intricate detailed pattern.
Completing the picture and adding a sense of softness to the hard surfaces in the dining room are orange and teal-blue plaid window panels from Jim Thompson pulled back with a Houles tie back.
Another room with a grand mix of hi and low. Formerly blue painted walls were transformed with Maya Romanoff mottled wallpaper mimicking a venetian plaster application. Custom pillows with fabrics from Nancy Corzine and Cowtan and Tout lend a fun and special look to this Z gallery sofa. A silk mix shag rug from The Rug Finder lays a luxurious foundation for the furnishings.
Mixing hi and lo is a great way to extend a budget and to collect special pieces over time that you will love for years to come.