Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mountain Master Reveal

We wanted a sanctuary for the client in the mountains and were inspired by the light woods often seen in lake houses. We brought the indigo from downstairs and added touches of turquoise. Take a look...
 She wanted a canopy so we had this Noir Ferret bed made into a canopy by our fave carpenters at Sound Side.

I love the bedside lamps because the shape mimics the bed posts. They were vases that we turned into lamps!

We found this piece at a local auction and had it lacquered in high gloss white. I love how it turned out.

This is a great spot to enjoy the view...
The master bath is done in Alabama White Marble and a very cool gray "grass cloth" looking floor tile.

The World's Away pendant was originally bought for another space, but I just love it above the tub. 
It's like a piece of jewelry. That's all folks! That's the last of the mountain house. Thanks for taking a tour with us, we hope you enjoyed it! 
Bye bye birdie,

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

And for the clients under 5....

We wanted to give the playroom in the mountain house a fun fresh vibe. Lots of color (but not too much), and lots of organization so when the fun is over, the room can be put back together easily. When it was all said and done we all agreed that this might be our favorite space....

white walls are always a great choice in a playroom since everything else (toys included) have so much color.

 pattern on pattern on pattern keeps things fun!

 When someone (moi) leaves the table legs in Wilmington, just use logs from trees the landscaper just took down. BRILLIANT idea the client came up with! (Waaaay better then the table legs I left behind!)
 A simple clothes line across the window was the perfect spot for the alphabet cards from London and soon will be a gallery for  art our clients children create.

Another fave for us was the Guest Study. It is narrow and cozy and so collected. Across the sofa is a wall of built-ins. The rug and ORIGINAL LUCITE BUTTERFLY TABLE (did you hear me?)were both London antique fair scores.
 Hooper scored this metal chair that we had covered in teal velvet. The art is also a London antiques fair find.
Right outside the guest study are the stairs to the master. This was the perfect spot for the art the client found at auction. It continues the collected feel by tucking the art in a less than expected place.

The playroom was the perfect  combination of Hooper and my style while the guest study is right up my alley and easily top on my list as far as fave rooms go. Stay tuned because the Master bedroom and bathroom SCREAMS Hooper and is the perfect grand finale for the house!

What's your favorite space so far? We'd love to know!
Bye, bye birdie,

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Be our guest

The client came to us with a color scheme for the guest bedroom and then just let us take it from there.  She entertains a lot and with family and friends in and out, she wanted this room to be a retreat to her guests. Wouldn't you just LOVE to stay here?
 We started with the Thibaut wallpaper as a jumping off point and added pops of green wherever we could. 
Check out the ceiling...

 The headboard is custom with nail head detailing.
Aren't the drapes gorgeous? They are silk and are from Overstock! What a find.

The client found the mid-century modern piece at a London auction. It's got a Mad Men vibe and serves as a dresser.Let us know what you think, we'd love to hear from you!
Bye bye birdie,

Monday, May 21, 2012

night, night.... kids bedrooms reveal!

Night, night sleep tight....don't let the bed bugs bite. Kids rooms can be challenging and fun! We wanted our clients 3 young kids to each feel like they had a special place of their own. Don't get freaked out when we say theme BUT each space had a very distinct direction...

The "Camp Room"....
what little boy wouldn't want a skull on their wall?

The "H" has a rustic rodeo vibe going on that we loved! Our client picked up the animal etchings in London.

Our client had wanted a bunk bed like this  from the start. It's like a bed meets playhouse meets storage unit. She reported back that when her son walked in he approved! (flipped really...)

"London" Room...

We couldn't do the house without a London room. The clients have been there for 8 years and all her children were born there. So the youngest boy got an inspired from across the pond room!

The art over the bed is from the book "This is London".

We picked up the grain sacks while we were in London at an antiques fair. We were excited to incorporate them into the space! We hope they always have fond memories of their time in London and never stop saying Mummy!

The "Nursery"....
The jumping off point for the nursery was the wallpaper and amazing vintage lamps Hooper found here in Wilmington. The Anthropologie drapes are perfect for a dreamy little girls space and the dresser was another London score! ....

The client sent us the Alice in Wonderland prints. We wanted the over sized lamps and punchy wallpaper to carry the Alice in Wonderland vibe through the room.
Right now a pack and play takes up residence at the end of the bed  but soon the sweet baby girl will feel like a princess sleeping in her big girl bed! 

 We hope our clients children feel special and proud of their spaces. Our clients took a lot of time making sure each space reflected the child. We love the outcome... what about you?

Bye, bye birdie,

Friday, May 18, 2012

More reveal....Dining in? or Out?

It's really hard to pick a favorite area of the house we just completed BUT I do think if this were my kitchen I'd be doing a whole lot more cooking then I do now.... While we were there, the island served as our command station, I have a feeling things won't change. It is the perfect spot to gather. 

Open, airy and simple was the goal for the kitchen. Concrete counter tops, and a gray barn wood top on the Island kept things cohesive. We punched up the space with the green island and glass tile back splash behind the stove.
We were so excited when our client sent us this set of antlers she won at auction in London. Blame it on genius or exhaustion but at some point during the install they made their way over the stove. We love the little dose of whimsy in the kitchen!

Dear West Elm, Thank you for partnering with Stray Dog and bringing us this chandelier. We think it's pretty great and so does our client.

There's nothing better then a cush place to sit in the morning and have your coffee... Less is more does not work when it comes to banquet pillows. We had the seat covered in a basket weave vinyl. Perfect for sippy cup drips and meals gone wild.
Hooper and Jen had these filled at a local nursery. They make a pretty accent in front of the kitchen window...

And now... The outdoor living and dining room...

We scored the railroad cart while in London at an antiques fair.

The stag was another score our client made at an auction in London. She knew she wanted him framed and over the outdoor mantle. We loved her vision and had a frame made to order. 
Soon after we left, our client made smores for her kids in the fireplace. What a great place to hang out!

The bar cart was from the same London fair and will soon be overflowing with plants. The perfect pops of color for this outdoor space!
Would you ever eat inside if you could eat here?

We imagine our client and her adorable family will spend tons of time out here. Wouldn't you???

Stay tuned... more to come!!!
Bye,bye birdie,
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