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Current Project: This Olde Farmhouse Update

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An update on the 1800’s farmhouse project! We want to share with you the most recent pictures from the furniture installation. The “farmhouse” themed furniture creates an inviting and restful space. The leather wing chair, country occasional chair, and burlap ottoman (shown in another picture below) came from Hickory Chair.

The country occasional chair (shown above on the left) is adapted from an antique rocking chair which is just perfect for the room.

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Displayed in front of the TCS straight arm sleeper is a unique coffee table. What looks to be a coffee table is actually an incredible 80 year old find. This piece is actually a hand made flour bin with original hand-wrought-iron handles. With an addition of a custom iron base and hand-cut glass this Sarreid piece is also doubled as a display case for the antiques and mail found within the house during demolition. (Keeping all the artifacts from the house were important to the client.)

The other antiques and paperwork displayed throughout the house are framed by Bev’s Fine Art .

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(Above left) We can’t do our job with out him, Lewis our installer hangs framed antiques on a wall just outside the bathroom door. (Above right) Ashley places old mail, newsletters, and receipts from the 1930’s, ’40’s and ’50’s into the flour bin coffee table.


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The original door hardware is replaced with an almost exact replica. (Shown above).  The cream porcelain knobs give this farmhouse a touch of personality.


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(Above) Are several other pieces of framed artifacts the clients found during demolition.

The master bedroom is a great retreat for guests or even the out-of-town grandparents. The poster bed and beautiful arched armoire from Hickory White  were finished in distressed woods, while the client’s mother saved a stunning floor length mirror and rocking chair to help complete this cozy bedroom.


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The exterior of the house, the kitchen island, and landscaping  are still under construction, but as soon as these items are done this farmhouse project will be complete! We will continue to update you on the progress.

Click on the dates to read previous posts on the unique story and history behind this 1800’s farmhouse – July 28, 2010,  July 9th 2009,  and August 20, 2009.

2009 High Point Furniture Market Finds

Two trips to High Point. Twice the fun.

For this year’s spring market we met with reps from furniture and accessory companies who showed and educated us on the new trends/products for the spring.

I can see where one might feel overwhelmed by the millions of choices and selections but for designers it is our mission to find the best products for our clients.

We often take mental notes, pictures, and even order pieces we know will work with our current-client projects.

We say: the more educated we can be about a particular line or know how the furniture “sits,” the better!

So here are some of our favorites we found this go-around:

BoBo Intriguing Objects: Definitely Intriguing

Bungalow 5: Hip Accessories & Furniture

Cyan Designs: Unique Accessories

(Notice the over-sized Monopoly pieces)

Lee Industries: Eco-friendly furniture

Pearson : Great upholstery pieces

Hickory Chair: Made, not Manufactured

Hickory White: Classic pieces for the home

Natural Curiosities: A lot of great prints

Pine Cone Hill: Awesome Bedding

Trends: In several showrooms we spotted groupings of pendant fixtures. Here are a few! My favorite is the top left one.

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