Last Saturday it happened. Our daughter Mia’s Marrakech-inspired wedding shower. Our first child to marry, it was quite simply magical. Her sister Jenny, aunt Patricia, and cousin Jackie prepared the loveliest, most delectable, colorful brunch feast and decorations for our guests. My part was to provide our home as the venue, and my collection of treasures from Marrakech, purchased during three wonderful, memory-filled trips. Mia’s decorating style is beginning to embrace the textures and patterns of Morocco, and I know she would love this theme.Continue reading
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What! Painting glass? On cabinet doors, table tops, artwork, dishware, table runners? Did you always assume it’s just not possible?
It’s time to discover a whole new outlet for your painting craving using Fusion Mineral Paint products! We have teamed up to develop 10 FREE all new reverse-painted (originally from the French verre églamisé) online glass projects for your home, gifts, weddings, Etsy shop, whatever you want.Continue reading
You may remember, just before Christmas last year, Steve and I rescued a 1920s-ish window head. I found it in rough shape at the Chartreuse barn sale in Thomasville, North Carolina. Though I wasn’t looking for a piece like this, I knew when I discovered it, it had to go home with me. It is 6 1/2 feet long and very heavy. Recently I decided that whitewashing our crusty salvaged mantel was what I craved.Continue reading
SO, WHAT EXACTLY IS OUR HOME’S STYLE?
I call our 1977 brick ranch “rustic elegant.” Leading into the front door is a lovely courtyard full of plants and an Italian pottery water fountain that are our home’s defining features. Inside, find painted and unfinished wood furniture, ethnic textiles, one-of-a-kind accessories, local pottery, crusty columns, old doors, and whatever I discover as life goes on. I am excited to show you how you can shop my favorite rustic home decor sources.Continue reading
What a treat to live just 20 minutes from the High Point Furniture Market. I have been doing custom decorative finishes in showrooms, styling, buying, selling, and attending the markets in April and October for over 20 years. Of course, this October market was extremely different due to the pandemic. No international buyers, mostly designers, very quiet. Perfect for taking photos and standing in one place, deep in décor-pondering thoughts. Perfect to visit the Noir Furniture showroom.Continue reading