September 2014 archive

Chinoiserie Chic!

By Christa Sorauf

We have been working with a dream client who shares our love for Chinoiserie. There is just something about this exotic style that really speaks to us. Chinoiserie first came into vogue when European trade expanded with East Asia in the 17th and 18th centuries, which led to fanciful interpretations of Chinese styles in interiors, textiles, furniture, pottery and more. We have been working with this client on decorating her living room and den and she has exquisite taste. When we saw this new swatch of fabric from Century Furniture, we knew she would love it:

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So we used the fabric to make pillows that are going on her fabulous new sofa from Century Furniture, sneak peak here…

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Century Furniture is one of our favorite partners, not only because almost of all their furniture is hand made in North Carolina, but also because they do Chinoiserie Chic really well…

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And here…

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Now I’m thinking of adding a little to Chinoiserie to my dining room with this classic fabric from Schumacher…

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And these Pagoda lamps from Worlds Away are some of our favorites…

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And we’re loving this fun chandelier for a teenage girl’s bedroom…

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As you can see just a little Chinoiserie adds a lot of chic to any interior!

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Hide and Seek!

By Christa Sorauf

We have long loved cowhide rugs and were thrilled when we found our wonderful supplier SADDLEMANS OF SANTA FE at market in Atlanta. Although we were immediately impressed with the quality, we first wanted to try them in our homes before we put one in a client’s. After ordering multiple hides for both our homes and studio, we can honestly say these are the best in the business…

Screen shot 2014-09-02 at 7.50.35 PMIn case you think a cowhide is too “down on the farm”, you’ll see below that they can be the peak of chic.

A cowhide injects incredible texture to any interior and looks good over hardwood floors, sisal rugs or can even update an oriental…

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Here’s a close up from Instagram accout of the shipment we just received at the studio on Friday, so you can see how beautiful they really are…

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The key to using cowhides in interiors is picking the right one for the room. If you would like to see the incredible range of cowhides we offer just call Christa to set up an appointment at the studio at 864-430-9728.

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