Inspiration in the Studio

Project Reveal Part I :: Charlotte Charm

It’s time to reveal Part I of our Charlotte Charm project!  Take a look as we unveil more spaces in this warm, cheerful home we designed with New Old Custom Homes. Collaboration with talented architects, builders, trades, and clients is what makes our job rewarding!

This mudroom is the perfect landing pad as you walk in the door.  Custom cabinetry design by the talented New Old boasts lots of storage space to minimize clutter, and charcoal tile flooring will hide dirt that may get tracked inside.

This office space is formal without feeling too stiff.  Large windows let in lots of light, and the standout driftwood chandelier is a main focal point.

Another bathroom, another statement wallpaper!  This feather pattern is a charismatic addition to this guest bathroom.

A clean, modern master bedroom is an excellent place to rest and recharge. Sometimes less really is more!

Last but certainly not least – the master bathroom!  Luxurious brushed gold hardware, plumbing, mirrors, and sconce are a glamorous accent to the white shiplap walls.

And that perfect freestanding tub to soak away the stress of a long day.

Although this home is simple and fresh, it’s character still shines through in all the details.  This is what we do best – creating a haven for special families.

A New Look at Restoration Hardware!

Last week I visited Restoration Hardware and was surprised by an entirely new look! For several months, I had read about the planned transformation, but for some reason I still wasn’t prepared for what I found!

It has been said that many companies reinvent themselves during an economic downturn and Restoration Hardware has certainly made a bold change. Change takes courage and I admire anyone who has the courage to take the risk! Restoration Hardware began their change with a thought from Pablo Picasso…Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.

The new gallery setting is minimalistic….


The neutral gray palette is relaxed yet refined.


Restoration Hardware calls the change a complete re-conceptualization of the shopping experience and an artful expression of home furnishings in a gallery setting.


Good-bye Restoration Hardware as we once knew it!  Hello to the Reinvented. Remodeled. Reborn.