Sideboard & Original ArtThe antique sideboard is a family piece. The Joseph Bradley triptych was commissioned by my client to portray a children's book she had written.
Study MantelThough the photo shows more of a tan or sand wall color, it is actually a warm gray. I had my painter over-spray the mantel in a deeper, darker lacquer than the other cabinets. We kept it simple with pieces my client had purchased on her travels.
Study Chair & Twig TableThe chair is one of a pair we uncovered in the basement of an upholstery business. I designed and had made the twig table from twig candlesticks I found in the mountains. I added a base & top and a gray glaze to the twigs. It is one of a pair.
Den FireplaceMy client collects original art and American pottery. The abstract is a Carl Blair piece, a Greenville artist, nationally recognized. The pottery, generally raku pieces, are from various potters all over the country.
Den Side ViewThis is a side view looking in from the Breakfast Room.
Original Den Side View - 1999As you can see the walls are a rich wheat color, the built-ins honey stained knotty pine. If you look to the far left corner, on the leather chair, is a Turkish kilim pillow. My client gave it to me and said, "This is where I want to begin this project, with this pillow to set the theme and tone."
Den with MattiMatti's favorite place in front of the fire. It was a cold day so the fire added warmth, literally and figuratively.
Dining RoomThe antique walnut dining room table is a family heirloom. We recovered and skirted the original parsons chairs. The chandelier is a Chanteuse Chandelier from Currey & Co.
Currey & Company Chanteuse Chandelier Detail
Original Oil Painting TriptychTitle: Little Oak Island by Joseph Bradley.
KitchenWe sprayed an overcoat of gray lacquer to subdue the knotty pine cabinets and installed new pendants.
Antique Railroad BenchMy client found this antique railroad bench in a small, hard-to-find antique shop in the NC mountains. Though we added the cushion, it still has the original stenciled seat numbers.
StudyMy client's office and study. She works from home so she enjoys the quiet of her surroundings.
Study from behind DeskAs in the kitchen, we over-sprayed the built ins to soften them.
Original Mantel - 1999This design project took place in 1999 when the home was originally built. She wanted bold and rich colors, a traditional look using items I had placed in her prior home.
Original Study - 1999With rich wall color and bold fabric and rug, my client got just what she wanted.
Breakfast - Lounge AreaI have to give credit to my client for her inspiration for the Breakfast Room - Lounge. Her design for the table. Her idea for the banquettes. I designed them and had them made. The beauty: Raise the table up to 30" height and have breakfast. Lower the table to 18" height and enjoy cocktails overlooking the pool.
Den Chest Closeup
After 15 years, my second renovation and design job for River Oaks client. She wanted to move from bold, bright colors we had done previously to quiet, peaceful with lots of shades of gray. We succeeded.