Custom work

A newly completed custom dining table for a client.  Sometimes you just have to have it made...beautiful huh?!?


Happy clients

This morning a pair of roman shades were installed in my client's grand kids room.  We wanted to match the bedding she purchased so we used two shower curtains and ties from the collection, added pretty delicate beading and was able to make something special and custom that matched the rest of the room.

Happy Friday!

Recent drapery install

Here are a few pictures of some draperies I did for a client this past spring (pictures of the room to come this summer...)


A little happy

Today, I had a relaxed roman shade installed that totally made my client's week.  We laughed because it's installed in her she's really the only one who will be able to enjoy it but you know what...everyone deserves a little happy!

My House Updates

Hi All,
As a designer, I rarely have the time to work on my own home (it seems) although my husband would probably disagree…We have renovated and updated a majority of our 1950's ranch here in Nashville and have only the mudroom and playroom left to work on.  Over the past few weeks, my amazing cabinet guy has installed the built in I designed for A's playroom.  Today, he's very sweetly doing some additional upgrades like trim, demoing an old shelf and creating a dutch door out of the existing door.

Since her soon to be playroom is a hot mess with boxes of books and furniture strewn about, I thought I'd wait till it was complete to show you pictures of it.  While baby A is sleeping though, I take some time to dream about some of the decor I want to put in there… Here are a few of the items I'm loving right now…

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Bathroom Progress Pictures while working with Rigid Development

Hi All,
Here are some of my iPhone pictures I took of bathrooms I designed for clients of Rigid Development while I worked with them.

A modern craftsman master bathroom.  Here I chose a dark green/gray cabinet color.  I believe it was Dragon's Breath by Benjamin Moore.  We also had the mirror trimmed and painted in the same color for extra detail.  The plumbing fixtures chosen were the Kohler Bancroft series in Chrome.

 For this modern master bath, the client wanted sinks that sat on top of the countertop.  I chose one with a low profile but some interest.  I loved the tub we used as well.

Here's the powder room in the modern home.  I designed a floating cabinet and finished it with a large surface mounted bowl and side faucet.  Custom mirrors to match the cabinets.

 In this powder room, we played with tile creating a tiled backdrop for the custom stained mirror.  We chose a surface mounted bowl and contemporary faucet to finish off the look.

Haha, you'll have to forgive me for the next few pictures.  The electricians had to move these sconces several times…but that's part of building a home.  These cabinets were custom colored and the tops were all quartz.  I loved the faucets we used in these kids baths.  

Another cute powder room in a different house.  I love the white classic cross handles on the faucet and little bun feet.  I remember in this floor, I had to instruct the tile guys to take out every few tiles to place a black one in to reference the granite countertop.

 Here's a pretty example of an Arabesque tile from Mission Stone & Tile.  When the budget allows, I love to add a panel for extra interest.  This was a little girl's bath.

A couple pretty floor details:

And a few pretty tub areas…I loved how we finished out this tub area with board and batton and a chair rail.  It gives it a more beach cottage feel.

Thanks for checking out some of my work with me…-sa

Project Progress Pictures while working with Rigid Development

Hello All,
Here are a few iPhone pictures I took of kitchens I designed while working with Rigid Development.  

A modern kitchen fit for a chef.  The wife is a chef and wanted all the comforts of a true working kitchen at home.  Top of the line appliances, faucets, and stainless steel backsplash give this kitchen it's edge.

A quirky kitchen layout for a craftsman bungalow.  I loved the step detail you see to the right which came down and became a little cubby/storage area.  This idea was something the client wanted and I loved the idea...

I believe the original inspiration for this kitchen's cabinetry came from Brooke and Steve Giannetti.  Brooke is the creative and talented designer who writes the blog Velvet and Linen.  We loved the way one of their kitchens had upper cabinets that covered windows for an unexpected light source so we incorporated the idea into this client's kitchen.

This is a kitchen for a family with two young kids.  They needed a large working island and an open layout to the rest of the room which included a large great room and breakfast area.

It's been fun to revisit these projects… -sa