With the Celerie Kemble designed dining room in the new 
House Beautiful

We have been dying for someone to do Niermann Weeks' Lille Chandelier 
for the past few years
 to the point that it is become a permanent option in all of our dining room presentations

I love that COLOR is back 


Happy Weekend!


Inspiration of the Week

Here it is …….

Mahina, New Zealand





Sending Love, Light and Healing to James and Libby…


Guest Post: Modernize

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Bedroom Decor Ideas to Steal from the Ace Hotel
By Jane Blanchard

The Ace Hotel chain prides itself on its hipster, minimalist design that incorporates comfy textiles (Pemberton blankets) and bold modern art. Each of their unique seven locations is designed based on the history of the buildings they now inhabit. They strive to incorporate the spirit of the city in which they are located for the style-seeking traveler with well designed spaces for both business and pleasure.

Each of their distinctive hotels offers plenty of design inspiration to steal for your own bedroom.


Seattle is the location of the first Ace Hotel. Built in the historic maritime workers' hotel and former Salvation Army halfway house in Belltown, it's decor boasts clean white rooms.

Contemporary Bedroom by Other Metro Photographers Elad Gonen


The Portland location is located in the old Clyde Hotel building in downtown Portland. Take a cue from their fun and hip rooms by using vintage throw rugs and unusual items for side tables, such as old suitcases or trunks.

Los Angeles

The hotel's Los Angeles location is in the historic United Artist Building. Get a fresh perspective on your room by turning the bed around. Place the foot of your bed against a wall and a table or desk against the headboard for a great way to divide up the room.

New York

The New York hotel is located in a historic turn-of-the-century building in Midtown, Manhattan. To add a fresh and hip vibe to your bedroom, spray paint a giant mural on the wall behind your bed. The hotel's large rooms also come with a turn-table and some records.

via Ace Hotel

Palm Springs

The Palm Springs hotel is a mid-century desert modern building, which was formerly a Howard Johnson. Their rooms boast slatted wood walls with hooks for hanging things like coats, bathrobes, and art.


The Panama location, housed in a restored landmark building in Casco Viejo, boasts a distinct tropical style. The hotel feels light and airy by making use of colorful tile floors and large potted plants throughout. Create the same effect in your own home with a gorgeous tile floor. If you're not in a climate where tile in the bedroom is a good option, a painted wood floor will give the same style.

For more bedroom inspiration as well as other home 
ideas check out 


Thank you Charlotte

We had an AMAZING time with an AMAZING 
group of people that worked incredibly hard on Fix it and Finish it.

Thank you to Ben Collins of Salins Group for his beautiful work and hospitality.

Antonio Sabato Jr.  Fixed and Finished Charlotte!


We'll Be Back Next Week

We had another amazing week with 

and the Fix it and Finish it Team

We will be back in Richmond next week…can't wait to tell you all about it!


A Few of My Favorite Things

in Charlotte

Amazing vendors at Slate Interiors

Super Hip 5 Church  Restauraunt 

Burlwood and Glass coffee table at By Design

 Everywhere I turned I saw something I had to have at 

Have a Happy Week!


Inspiration for the Weekend

Here it is……

Nicky Haslam at his finest

Happy Weekend!


We are headed to Charlotte, North Carolina 
and can't wait to soak it all in…..

Everything looks prettier in The Duke Mansion

 The Mint's Contemporary Art Collection 


We love crossing the streets in Plaza Midtown ….


Soul Gastrolounge is one of our Favorites…..


Have a fabulous week!


Happy New Year

Wishing you and yours the 2015 of your dreams….