The Alys Beach Sales Center was tired and needed a facelift. Overused and worn out furniture, rugs and lighting didn’t do justice to a representation of this beautiful 30A community. Karen Kerns and I worked to furnish this space with neutral upholstery, a natural fiber rug, and sleek modern lighting that really brought this room to life. It now fills a space that developers and realtors can bring their clients to fully represents the “Alys Lifestyle”.
I love a good before and after, but Y’ALL.. this one takes the cake! Imagine a house full of primary colors including bold reds and metallic golds. Oh, and pea green painted walls– yep! My latest project was a vacation home in Watercolor, Florida for a single man who wanted the perfect vacation spot for his family to enjoy. Oh, AND did I mention the vast majority of it was done in 4 weeks!?!!? That’s right– a full remodel in one month; from cabinets to countertops, all lighting and a fresh coat of paint. Needless to say, I was on super-speed the entire month of April to get this one done! It’s been such a fun project with such an amazing transformation– one of my favorites to date that I enjoyed working on with Lovelace Interiors designer, Brooks Logan. Enjoy these before and afters!
Wet Bar/Game Room Before
Wet Bar/Game Room After
Living Room Before
Living Room After
Downstairs Bedroom Before & After
Upstairs Sitting Room Before & After
Foyer Before and After
Guest Bedroom Before and After
Master Bedroom Before and After
Pelagic-Themed Carriage House Before and After
We are loving this modern dining area in our Lovelace showroom!
Lighting is my FAVORITE! Well that and tile 🙂 We spotted lots of lighting in Highpoint from wood bead fixtures to cut crystal accents to cascading tiered fixtures that were over 10′ tall! Metals are still mixed and glass elements are BIG! Loving these fixtures from the Currey and Co., Dovetail, and John Richard showrooms!
From bedding to pillows to accessories to an ACTUAL bed and nightstand–
WOVEN was on trend! Imagine curling up with a thick, chunky wool blanket.. that’s what was EVERYWHERE! Below are some of our favorites!
Boho-inspired pillows were everywhere and go great with trend number 2- paper art! The texture, fringe, and deep colors were seen throughout market as shown on sofas and pillow displays. Natural earth tones set the mood for textile inspired and heavily textured pillows. The colors were rich and blended with naturals to give an urban and ethnic feel. We like mixing these with solids to make a statement on any sofa, chair, or bed. Some of our favorites were from Callisto Home, Villa, Loloi, and V. Rugs and Home.
For a design project, sometimes you need something that’s not a mirror and not another piece of art. Sometimes a space dictates something that’s non-subject matter related based on what else is already in the room– something with dimension and sculpture. Here’s the perfect solution– paper art! Lots of manufacturers are hopping on this trend, and we have LOTS heading to our showroom. Here are some of our favorite new intros from market….
And here are some from our favorite vendors!
While it’s hard to pinpoint a certain “style” among the number of showrooms we visit in Highpoint, you begin to see trends emerge throughout the market that are the common factor of where the next phase of design is heading. This spring there were lots of things that stood out that I’ll highlight in future posts, but one major unifying look was the use of wood and natural materials in furniture finishes. Although it will always be around in our area, the grey-ish tones are slowly taking a backseat to more dark warm woods and natural brown finishes. We loved the modern lines and chunky rustic woods that dominated showrooms across the board. Take a look at some of these pieces that were our favorites!
If you’re scared of designing with color– I’ll save you some time …. stop reading now. The bold, beautiful colors in the Century Highpoint showroom were show-stoppingly AMAZING! Lots of rich jewel tones mixed with basic whites and neutrals. It presented such a great look mixed with classic design elements and classic lines. Our favorite look (and heading to our showroom, of course) were the rich aqua blues and emerald greens that are such a staple in our area.
Look at these beautiful shots of the Hickory Chair showroom in Highpoint… lots of blush, neutral tones and natural elements. And oh yeah, that WALLPAPER !!!