Custom drapery, phenomenal artwork, sky high ceiling, and grand trim moulding

See how we made this great room both approachable and comfortable. Also get answers to your common questions about decorating a larger than life spaces.

LIVE LIKE ROYALTY WITH PANTONE’S 2018 COLOR OF THE YEAR

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This week the industry’s world color authority, Pantone Institute, announced Ultra Violet as the 2018 Color of the Year. According to Pantone, Ultra Violet is a “provocative yet thoughtful” color and traditionally associated with both royalty and spirituality.  via HouseBeautiful Magazine Pantone also believes this color symbolizes new possibilities and a hopeful future. Sounds promising. How is the color of the year determined? A group of color experts from around the globe gather to discuss color…

MAKING AN ENTRANCE

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via unknown The holiday season has arrived which means that entertaining at home is likely in full swing. Whether it’s a cocktail party with friends or a family gathering; your house should reflect the season and your personal style. In this post we’ve got you covered in stylish holiday decorating ideas, from the driveway to the staircase, that will give your guest a warm welcome from cold temperatures. Here’s how… FRONT OF THE HOUSE via Atlanta…

10 MUST HAVE DECORATIONS FROM WISTERIA’S CHRISTMAS COLLECTION

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[tps_header]We love shopping Wisteria for their range of furniture and accessories focusing on organic materials and social consciousness. Their holiday collection is an extension of their commitment to ushering in natural beauty into our homes. Here are 10 of our favorites! [/tps_header]

MAKE ROOM: THREE SIMPLE STYLING TRICKS FOR HOSTING AT HOME

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Learn simple styling tricks for creating more space when entertaining large parties. Can you recall the last time you hosted an event in your home? At first it seemed that no one was coming. Then all of a sudden everyone was coming—and they wanted to bring a guest, too! One year we hosted a dinner party in remembrance of my mother-in-love. In the beginning it was just us but it then quickly turned into a seated dinner for…

BETH WEBB’S AN EYE FOR BEAUTY SPEAKS TO THE FIVE SENSES AND TO THE HEART

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Inspirational. In some of the most simplistic ways, Beth Webb’s book An Eye for Beauty—Rooms that Speak to the Senses conveys her refreshing method of appealing to her clients’ fives senses to create personal sanctuaries for them. During her design process, she fixates on elements extracted from her clients’ lives; their childhood experiences and their passions in life. Beth states, “The design process starts with life-and how we live. There is an art to living well, to…

POLISHED CONCRETE FLOORS: THE UNEXPECTED DESIGN ELEMENT FOR THIS TRADITIONAL HOME

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Alancha Restaurant, Instanbul Polished concrete floors are a popular choice for an industrial-style residential dwellings such as warehouse homes or city lofts. Surprisingly, it was also the perfect design element for the basement renovation of our client’s 1927 historic home. Our design inspiration however came from the use of polished concrete floors in industrial restaurant design. Its creative options, durability, and its water-resistance (when properly sealed) is unmatched. Polished concrete floors require very little maintenance, require…

BEHIND THE CURTAIN WITH JOHN-RICHARD

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We find great pleasure in both giving and receiving an education in design and decoration. Therefore we’ve created this series, Behind the Curtain, to give you an insider’s look into the inspiration behind our magnificent discoveries. It is usually the finished product we see whether it’s a gorgeous cabinet in a showroom or a splendid painting in an art gallery. However, I believe when you take a peek behind the curtain to learn about the catalyst for…

2017 SERENBE DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE — A MUST SEE

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When we got the invite to tour the 2017 Serenbe Designer Showhouse we took an extended coffee break and headed South to be inspired by our peers. The Manor, located in the Mado neighborhood, features two town-homes decked out by 12 wildly talented Atlanta design teams. With so many show-stopping interiors, this will likely be a two-part series due to the amount of takeaways I plan to share. However, this post won’t get you off the…

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ERIKA HOLLINSHEAD WARD
Wife, Mother, Designer, Renovator, and Writer


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