Wine & Dine

Fortunate is a word which often comes to mind regarding my work/love relationship with my clients.  It’s wonderful to know so many of my design clients have become dear friends. Four years ago we were invited to a dinner in a client’s home.  I sat by my client’s new next door neighbor and across the…

Landlord, Client, Friend

Monday, sixteen years ago today was actually 9/10/2001…one day before that cataclysmic day 9/11.  I’d heard about a Memphis antique store with all kinds of antiquated architectural elements. I was shopping for doors to make a folding screen. After shopping I stopped in The Arcade Restaurant for a slice of pizza. There was a tri-fold…

Best of the West

We recently visited Nevada and California.  Out of respect for your time I’ll share the “Best of” from the trip. Best Plating Chile Relleno, Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill, Ceasar’s Palace Best Greeting The pines and aspens of  Northstar Resort and graciousness of our friends Linda and Jim. Best Welcome Cocktail Actually, we had champagne upon…

June Wedding Part III-Cocktail Hour

I haven’t told you the story of how I came to be involved in this incredible event.  I’ve been fortunate to have this incredible family as interior design clients since 1999 when the mother of the bride saw a fun bedroom I did in a Tupelo Symphony League Designer Showcase Home.  I had known of…

Seersucker Season

   I know “they” say the rules no longer apply.  However, white shoes, seersucker and linen were created to wear between Easter and Labor Day  according to my mother’s fashion handbook…and it’s that book by which I will always abide.  Whether it’s a celebration of death and resurrection or peeps and jelly beans Easter does…

Patience…

Our friends in East Tennessee wonder if they will ever see the ground again. We finally saw sun this week and it was a glorious sight, indeed. Do you think we will ever see Spring?  From what I see on social media everyone’s patience is wearing thin. Patience is a learned behavior, you know.  Whether…

Legally and Lovingly Married!!!

Those that saw my last post recall I was in California this week.  Malibu has to be in the top ten most beautiful spots in the USA.  After some issues with the initial home rental I found this one and it proved to be much more than we would’ve ever hoped for.  Here’s the house…

Coast-to-Coast

I’m sitting in a glass room on Pacific Coast Highway with a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean.  Before we get to why I’m in this setting I have to go back to Friday.  The weekend began with another trip to South Carolina; Columbia this time. Friday evening we celebrated the birthday day of a…

Progress and Preparation

A trip to Tupelo, MS allows me to share the progress on one project, the beginnings of a second project and a beautiful retail space. You’ve seen some construction shots of the ongoing addition/remodel project. However, this is how the kitchen has looked…up until now. This is the new kitchen with its espresso, enameled, rift…

Charleston Day II

Founded in 1670 as Charles Towne in honor of King Charles II of England, Charleston adopted its present name in 1783. It moved to its present location on Oyster Point in 1680 from a location on the west bank of the Ashley River known as Albemarle Point. Known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, distinguished restaurants,…