Monday, November 29, 2010

HO HO HMMMM!

From hostess to Aunt Harriet, I've found the perfect gift-giving solution for you!  My exclusive room diffusers from Provence are the ultimate scents to give this holiday season.  I am proud to offer the Terres et Senteurs line of diffusers directly from their factory in Aiglun, France, where they still made with natural essential oils and beetroot alcohol.  The result is a captivating aroma that will fragrance your room
for up to 3 months.  

You probably wonder how I came upon this wonderful product line.  It was really the result of a very long search for the "perfect room scent" for my clients' homes.  I personally tested all kinds of products..  None of them had all the qualities I was looking for: an absolutely mesmerizing scent that was long lasting, an attractive container that would complement any decor, and a clean alternative to dust-collecting potpouri or room sprays that irritate your nose. When I tested Terres et Senteurs, I was hooked!  My search was over.

My choice for the holidays? Cinnamon Amber Orange.  Or choose from a variety of equally fragrant scents.   With Terres et Senteurs diffusers, you'll be remembered long after the holidays as the gift keeps giving, scenting the room with fond memories of you!
$56 (250ml bottle with reed diffusers) + shipping and handling  
Email or call us today at 502-897-6566 so we can get it to you in time for your first holiday party.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

This little piggy went to market!







And what a market it was! It always amazes me how the furnishing industry continues to invent, create and present the most beautiful pieces for their showrooms at market. Twice a year, every year. Imagine the pool of talent that is required to meet this continual challenge! This is why I never tire of going to market. It's never the same and always an exciting adventure. I get to view the newest offerings of furnishings, from lamps to sofas, that will hit the shelves in the coming months. And the best part - shopping for my clients!

This year was no exception. I was constantly on the hunt for the perfect table, artwork, chair or bookcase. With so many showrooms to hit and only four days, planning and focus was key. There were certain trends that emerged in one form or another. Take a look as some of the biggest trends I found this season.


1. Anthropology - A connection to the past through nature encased in frames, repurposing of found objects and science as art


2. Rustication - Think old with a new coat of paint. Distressing, crustation, layering and any technique to add instant "age" to furniture was prevelant. But these new finishes were definitely not tame! The look was fresh and updated, even whimsical.


3. Color is King - Pink with brown, gray with yellow, values of purple from the palest lavender to deep aubergine and all shades of green. And then there were the brights! Vivid hues were toned down with the new neutrals like gray and brown, while there was a playful mix of trendy color combinations like chartreuse and lilac. Have you noticed how color trends are never very far removed from the colors found in nature?

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Before and after in the Highlands





























What an exciting opportunity to rejuvenate one of the grand historic homes of Louisville! Although there was a lot of work to be done, the bones of this home were in great shape. We decided to brighten up the main floor first and bring it into the 21st century with fresh color and comfortable furnishings, while emphasizing the fantastic architectural details that were original. We will continue to add layers to this new design in the coming months.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Old Governor's Mansion Finished Project






The final design came together just in time for the galas and tours to begin. If I was going to pick one of my favorite elements in the room it would have to be the fireplace that we mirrored and faux finished with wax and gold leaf. We took it from being a non-descript mantel to a unique focal point that is now both classic AND updated!



Although the Mansion is officially closed to the public and is serving as the residence for visiting dignitaries, I hope it will be reopened from time to time for special tours so that you have the opportunity to enjoy this beautifully renovated Kentucky treasure.