Inspiration in the Studio

Back from the Atlanta Market!

This week I spent two days at the Gift and Home Furnishings Market in Atlanta! Every market is a bit different and Atlanta is no exception. I was thrilled with the new sources, especially in accessories and lighting.

These lamps from Stray Dog Designs make me happy….


Beautiful serving trays….on the wall or an ottoman or a coffee table. As a bonus, custom designs and monograms are available.


A great new source for furniture piece bath vanities! I can’t wait to design a bathroom with one of these beauties…


Check out these incredible outdoor pillows (yes, outdoor)…


We ventured to the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center and once again, found it well worth the time.


I was drooling in the Ann Sacks / Kallista showroom. Look at all of those beautiful tiles!


And, I loved this writing desk in the Century Furniture showroom.


I’ve been so fortunate to have my daughter, Jackie, working with me over her summer break from college. It’s been wonderful to have the extra help….not to mention the incredible organizational talent! It was great to have Jackie travel with me and keep me focused on specific projects.

At market, hours and hours are spent walking and exploring and walking and searching and walking and brainstorming and did I mention walking? At the end of the day, Jackie and I crawled into bed early trying to pamper our sore soles, ordered room service, and browsed the pile of catalogs we collected throughout the day. ¬†Two days is so long when you’re walking, but so short when there’s so much to see.

The beauty of design is that it is constantly evolving….and I love the process!