Monday, October 27, 2014

Equestrian Chic

Eques­trian chic décor has been in vogue for cen­turies! Even if you are not an eques­trian your­self, you can incor­po­rate the beauty of horses and horse sports into your home in sub­tle ways.

equestrian decor

for your farm­house, go all out with eques­trian décor

horse pillows

lovely eques­trian pil­lows to enhance your sofa

horse doorknob

jump­ing horse doorknob

horse mane photo

over­sized photo of a braided horse mane

horse photo

over­sized horse photo as wall art

driftwood horse head

drift­wood horse head

horse shower curtain

fun horse shower cur­tain from ThomasPaul

equestrian photo

a photo of your favorite equine!


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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

cmi in the news: national post canada

Fea­tured this week in Jef­frey Fisher's design col­umn in the National Post of Canada, this home office I designed is lauded as an exam­ple of ele­gance and func­tion­al­ity. Click through here to read the col­umn. Thank you Jef­frey Fisher of Jef­frey Fisher Home for fea­tur­ing my work!


an elegant home office

an ele­gant home office

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Junior League of Hartford Show House 2012 — AFTER

I've been remiss in main­tain­ing my blog — I plead the crazi­ness of sum­mer sched­ul­ing! Here are the after pic­tures from the Junior League of Hart­ford Show House, pho­tographed by the tal­ented Michael Partenio.

The space was called "It's a Boy's Life". From this angle, you can see the ceil­ing and wall tent I cre­ated. The pan­els are tied together with leather cord through the antique bronze grom­mets. The ikat drap­ery set the color palette for the room. The neu­tral can­vas pan­els and wall color are a calm back­drop. The cus­tom queen bed cov­er­let is denim, sim­i­lar in tone to the ani­mal print on the plush arm chair. The glass drop lamp is a fun shape and doesn't take up much visual space.

junior league show house boys bedroom tented

Junior League of Hart­ford Show House boy's bedroom

Oppo­site the read­ing nook, at the front of the house, a small dormer was designed as a micro work space. The drop-down desk is large enough for a lap­top. Even an adven­tur­ous boy needs a place to do home­work! The drawer pulls I designed for the built-in draw­ers were a huge hit — lit­er­ally, sticks from my yard, cour­tesy of Win­ter Storm Alfred! On the walls, favorite quotes from Tolkein and St. Augus­tine speak to this boy's love of travel.

junior league show house boys bedroom tentedThe dormer as workspace

A close up of the cus­tom bed with wing head­board and bed­ding. These pieces could eas­ily fit into any adult mas­ter bed­room! (miss­ing from the pic­ture is the cus­tom bol­ster, seen in the next non-professional picture).

junior league show house boys bedroom tented Cus­tom fur­ni­ture and bed­ding is not just for adults!
junior league show house boys bedroom tented In this ama­teur pic­ture, you can see the bol­ster and the full shape of the bed
Oppo­site the bed, the cus­tom mural by Patrick Ganino expands the boy's vista and the bound­aries of the bedroom!
junior league show house boys bedroom custom mural

So much fun to look out of the tent at this vista!

This Junior League of Hart­ford Show House boy's bed­room was so much fun to design! I hope you had a chance to visit the show house — it will be 3 more years before you have another chance!

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Friday, June 29, 2012

cmi in the news: two featured spaces on!

It's always exit­ing to be cho­sen for someone's Ide­aBooks on, and to be cho­sen twice in one day is twice the fun!!

In this ide­abook from Charmean Nei­thart, she explores some glam home offices for work­ing women. My room is the first one featured!

glamorous home office for a hard-working woman

glam­orous home office for a hard-working woman

And in this ide­abook from Rachel Grace, this room is fea­tured for its blue/gray wall color that works per­fectly with other shades of blue and gray!

glastonbury glamour living room barbara barry sofa

liv­ing room with a har­mony of blues and grays

Thank you for all the great rooms you fea­ture on your site!

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