In case you are needing an update on us...all is well at
Hooper Patterson Interior Design and Birds of a Feather...
Many of your know that Ann has been focusing on her art over the last few months. She is still doing design stuff, but changing gears slightly and I'm so glad she is painting again!
I have been working on lots of new design projects and decided to open a more formal workspace/studio! I am so excited for you all to see it! It will be open Monday-Friday by appointment or by chance. The new studio is chocked full of rugs, accessories, furniture, lighting and the best part... Ann's art! Stop by and shop, and get inspired!
HPID, The Studio
3810 Peachtree Avenue
Wilmington, NC 28403
In other news... to keep you posted on all things HPID, I am launching a new BLOG! Please read, comment and visit often. I would love to put you on our mailing list so let me know!
For all you Sarah Jessica Parker fans out there... and those of you that weren't STC junkies... SJP's fab New York townhouse mansion is no longer on the market. Yep, word on the street is that this Greenwich gem is going for $18.25 million. I found these crazy good images on Lonny Mag (one of my fave reads).
Does it come furnished?
Does the closet come stocked? Perhaps she would leave her clothes(which would accommodate one of my legs) should I ever get to purchase this pad.
That tub. I would never even need to wear the clothes.
...perhaps the new owners could adopt me. How great are these kid spaces?
LUCKY NEW OWNERS. Can't wait to see where SJP and family are headed next...
I was recently asked by a client to create a bar for her husband as a surprise. I love any excuse to involve alcohol so I was totally game. The client has a paneled study already tricked out with gorgeous art by famed John Carroll Doyle. I channeled my inner Garden and Gun Goddess and ran with it....and threw in The Southerner's Handbook for good measure.
Imagine my sheer delight when I discovered Pottery Barn's new bar ware and accessory collection by Ken Fulk. I may or may not have run out at 8:50 pm on a school night to buy the very last retriever ice bucket. Yes, it is an ice bucket. Considering they have two retrievers, this was a major priority. Homework, Schomwork
I scored this cart at fave shop, Maran Home and love the rustic vibe, gray wood and of course, the fact that is on oversized casters.
I stocked the bar and added some fun touches and tools... and a perfect "bar" lamp that I found in the garage.
Jackson, Lindley and I went on a mission trip for 9 days in this country that now has my heart. We went with 56 others from Life Point Church and served with Amigos for Christ in Chinandega, Nicaragua.
Please bear with me while I do several post about the country and experience. Just think if it was 1970 I would invite you over for a casserole, jello mold and slide show of our trip. (You can thank me later and handle a few pics!)
What a beautiful country… And while the landscape took my breath away it was the people that stole my heart…
Cuando he dicho sonrisa y mi cámara, que habla un lenguaje universal.
(When I said smile and had my camera, we spoke a universal language)
And now for my favorite sonrisas….
See why I am so totally in love???
I'll share more later (yippee!) Still processing...