Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Northern Virginia Magazine feature


           


This article in the May 2018 issue of Northern Virginia Magazine is very near and dear to my heart, as it speaks of all the contributions of our family members in helping Bethany create her Warrenton home.  Bethany, her husband John, my son Michael, my husband Jim and myself, all helped in executing her vision in redesigning their cottage home from traditional to a more modern farmhouse.  Nestled in the mountainous woods of 'horse country' Virginia, Bethany's plan was to de-countrify her cedar cape cod, adding more contemporary elements and furnishings.  

I hope you enjoy reading about her journey with her family's participation.  

She and John  have purchased a new property nearby and are off on another exciting design adventure!

Happy summer to all of you.








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!

Enjoy,


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!