Monday, April 30, 2018

The Cottage Journal

We are so pleased to be featured in the April  2018 issue of The Cottage Journal! This has been quite a spring for us at Powell Brower Interiors and we are so grateful.

Here are pictures of Bethany's former home in Warrenton, Virginia and a link to the story.

Thank you so much Helen Norman, photographer, and Charlotte Safavi, stylist and producer, and to The Cottage Journal for the publishing!

Happy Spring!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The Secret to Southern Charm

I am really pleased to review my friend, Kristy Woodson Harvey's new book, The Secret to Southern Charm, a sequel to her latest novel in the Peachtree Bluff series.  Admittedly I am a lover of design magazines and not much of a pleasure reader, but it has always been on my bucket list to become more of a reader.  This novel, as well as her previous three others, have made it easy for me to fall in love with having a book at the ready that I can enjoy and totally get lost in.

This book is about an interior designer mother, her three grown daughters, and the family secrets that have the potential to change their lives.  I love all the references to design that Kristy sites.  She is masterful at creating characters with so much detail that you literally experience the sights, smells, feelings and sounds of their coastal community beach town.

"Harvey’s signature warmth and wit make this a charming and poignant story
of first loves, missed opportunities, and second chances and proves that
she is the next "major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, New
York Times bestselling author)."

I have known Kristy and her mother, Beth, through their award winning blog "Design Chic" for years now and have loved watching her success grow as an 'up and coming' southern author.

This video best describes the book, as relayed by Kristy herself, whom you are sure to fall in love with.

This is a great Mother's Day gift, girlfriend or designer-friend gift or beach read.
Order yours today!


Sunday, April 1, 2018

Style at Home

Thank you Style at Home, Spring 2018, for the feature article on Bethany's home!

In case you don't get to see the magazine, here is the story:

I am so proud of Bethany's design vision for this house. We had so much fun decorating this house last year.  She has since moved to a new property and I can't wait to see what she envisions for her home.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Best use of outdoor space in a city apartment goes to....

The Rancic's

Our summer focus on outdoor rooms and how we enjoy our home's outdoor spaces is constantly on our minds.  We already are feeling a hint of fall in the air as we start August, but in the DC area, it is our hottest month.  Always tuning into inspiring spaces, here is a phenomenal use of limited outdoor city space in the Chicago apartment of Bill and Giuliana Rancic as seen in Traditional Home, 2015. I've held onto these photos for a few years now, they are just so good!

All the elements we love- wood, brick, stone, greenery, bringing the outdoors 'in'...
We hope you're enjoying the last month of summer.

Happy August!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Checking in...

Greetings friends!
 I hope you are having a great summer.  We are spending alot of family time in the pool and really have no vacation plans this summer.  We hope to get to the beach before summer's end. The best way to survive these hot, humid Virginia summers is to stay wet!

Alot is happening at PB Interiors.  We are busy with projects as you may have seen on my Instagram account. We have a basement remodel project, a wallpaper/paint kitchen and family room refresh, and a new condo to design from scratch (the clients sold their last house furnished, so they have very little to bring to the new 4 level house!) 

 Our fabulous 'three-peat' client is having their basement remodeled and turning it into a game room, entertainment area, workout room, in-law suite and bathroom.  It will be coming together in the next month and I will get some professional photos taken to show you.  In the mean time, here are the plans and the sneak peaks so far:

The planning phase involves these design boards to paint a picture of the overall feeling of the room. Often a few substitutions are made due to client changes, sale items, or product availability.

The actual sofa, rug and pillow install...
(My iphone photo of installation progress.  I love these West Elm velvet pillows!)

The in-law suite is about 3/4 completed. We're waiting on custom draperies and a few finishing touches.

The game room has been fun to plan.  The wall unit is in place and I am framing their own vintage childhood game boards for a fun and personal touch.

There are assorted backorder and custom items we are waiting on.  This project will take about 3.5 months to complete.

Another project is a new condominium we are helping a couple plan.  I will post that next, so stay tuned.

Take good care!