Paper on my mind. . .

It’s funny how things seem to come in waves. . . right now I have quite a few clients who are at the same stage in their projects. . . wallpaper selection. So I’ve been digging deep, looking for fresh inspiration! While I always love a good Schumacher print or Phillip Jeffries sisal, I’ve recently become interested in papers from much smaller wallpaper houses. Here are some of my recent favorites! And, bonus, none of them are trade-only resources:) Enjoy!

Tapestry from Cavern Home
Wild from Chasing Paper, black


A family room makeover. . .



A few quick snapshots of a fun family room I’ve been working on! We had the built-ins made to add instant coziness. . .they feel as if they’ve always been there and I love that. Working with the client’s existing sofa, we added furniture, lighting, rugs, and accessories to finish the space. There are still a few final touches to add, but I couldn’t wait to share this with you! Here is a before shot. . .


Fresh Start. . .


Oh the difference a new coat of paint can make! This country club wanted to freshen up it’s appearance without undergoing massive renovations, so we opted to start by painting out the exterior brick. After testing out a few different shades on different sides of the building, we landed on SW Creamy, one of my favorite exterior colors. To create a streamlined, more transitional look, we decided to apply this color everywhere…brick, trim, ceiling, and most doors.

I wish I had a “before” picture of the entrance. . . the doors really didn’t match the style of the building at all. Without money in the budget to replace them, we opted to paint them out in a sophisticated black (Tricorn Black by SW). Voila. All of a sudden the fretwork detailing on the doors disappears and all you notice is the contrast of the black against the white. What a great trick:) Next on my to-do list: beautiful hanging lanterns, new wall lanterns, iron benches, more iron planters, and a few Carolina Jasmine vines. Stay tuned!


Here’s what it looked like when we began. . .