I just got back from a whirlwind trip to Georgia to finish off a room I have never set foot in (until 2 days ago). The client asked me to help her create a feminine sitting room off of her bedroom in her gorgeous (my words) French home outside of Atlanta.
The room was almost empty and it needed to be transformed into a retreat. After some long-distance collaboration, I had all of the large pieces, drapes and lighting shipped down to the client. I gave her specific instructions on where to place everything and via email/photos we were able to create a haven.
When it came time to accessorize, I started gathering up pieces... everything from frames, books, boxes, art and pretty things to complete the space. I offered to ship them down and help her navigate placing the finishing touches. She wasn't quite sure she could do it and it needed "the Hooper touch"....so, what's a girl (with two out of three kids at camp) to do? I packed up the truck and
moved to Beverly headed South. Oh, and I tried not to act shocked that it looked exactly like it did in my head. Whew.
Each surface was layered with family photos, books...heirlooms...
...and pretty details to complete this serene space.
I scored this vintage 60's brass screen at a shop in High Point and the bone table is a perfect perch for a martini. I could just fall out.
I love the shape of this shagreen coffee table atop the washed gray Oushak Oriental.
I added wall sculptures for some texture, silk striped drapes and "pops" of smokey teal for some color.
The client was thrilled and I was quite sad to leave this beautiful home, hostess and space.
bye bye birdie....