Monday, September 14, 2015

Happy Fall and Catching Up

Just back from a weekend at Bethany Beach, DE, it has hit me hard that fall is here.  It was 52 this morning when I got up!  The end of summer is beautiful at the beach and I was happy to get a break from our workload this summer. The bonus was that I went with Bethany, as the two of us don't get to go out of town together very often to just play!

Here are some peeks of projects going on, starting with a lovely dining room client, a traditonalist, art collector and horse lover, who took a leap with a bold vintage Kilim as a jumping off point for her room.
As you all know, it all begins with a plan....

The window treatments will be in early October after which we'll get some professional photos.
The Phillip Jeffries ( Grey on Blue) grass cloth is so beautiful and the perfect compliment to the newly painted millwork in the room.

Next is a whole office that is being installed this week.  It has been so fun to build the design from a blank space. Here are some shots of it shaping up:

This week we install the marble on the reception beverage center, hang the barn door in the bathroom,  install some custom wood features, lay more rugs, hang art, style and fun!

A really fun project we both are over the moon about the textiles with, is a wonderful couple who needs a total living room makeover and partial kitchen makeover.

We presented kitchen options...

and love the flow from the living room to the eat-in kitchen.  [We're waiting on their decision.]
Another prospective project is couple who wants to meld their existing things with newly acquired pieces inherited from her mother.  With a mix of his, hers and moms, we are neutralizing the basics and adding layers of rugs and accents to pull it altogether.

[Neutral drapes are waiting a selection of trim banding.]

The exciting thing about this busy summer of projects is how we are honing our brand, business model and skills.  

Have you heard of a "Hobson's Choice"? It is basically when you [more specifically a client] think there are unlimited options and are overwhelmed, the more you define your likes and dislikes and delve deep into the problems and solutions, the result boils down to just one or two ideal solutions.  This is a great way to handle the customers dilemma and insight in working with them. 

Have a great week!


  1. So glad you had a great getaway with Bethany, Nancy!! We all need those breaks!
    Loving that rug!!

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  2. Love your boards...great presentation. Were still in a summer mode here in California..its been hot!

  3. I have been following you for years, and I have to say that I am so excited for you that you are doing what you love to do. You and Bethany are a great team; your warmth, expertise and authenticity resonate. I LOVE your hand rendered drawings....I hope that your clients realize how special this one does this anymore and seemingly not expected nor required. You are gems! Wishing you continued success!!! xobrenda

  4. Wow! youa re busy and I love your projects especially that PJ wallaper

  5. Your designs are always so interesting and unique and I always love seeing what you've been working on. Lucky clients to have your eye and vision!

  6. Love these boards - swooning over the one with the chinese brush. How is your kitchen cabinet painting going?

  7. Loving it all! I used that same PJ grass cloth (I think) in a law office and it transformed it. You guys are great!

  8. So many projects and all looking great ladies!!!! Can't wait to see them all done!


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