Tag Archives: architecture

People are always asking me “Does your Home look like this”

…They ask this when they are standing in my shop amidst the furniture and home accessories that are displayed in The Whistling Elk. I usually just shrug off this question because I have never really thought much about it – … Continue reading

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There Are Two Sides To Every Door! Duh!

I have a door in the shop that leads to a little foyer and the back door. The door is in my little “Paris Boudoir” so you can see that it just wasn’t making it in its “silly brown” color… … Continue reading

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The Versatile Mirror

Mirrors make such beautiful design statements…now take this one for example….the top is just breathtaking. And the finish is wonderful because its a champagne metallic….a little gold…a little silver.. and just the tiniest bit of black. You can put it almost anywhere … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Creating Memorable Lighting in your home

Good Lighting makes a huge contribution to the beauty and functionality of a home.  And the addition of beautiful fixtures – chandeliers and lamps – creates delightful design elements in any room.  Whenever someone tells me they have recessed lighting and don’t need … Continue reading

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Atlanta Market – Shopping for Spring Merchandise

I AM READY TO GO TO ATLANTA AND SHOP! I have been working madly to plan for the next four days….so much fun! I leave tomorrow morning – so the shop will be closed for 4 days while I am … Continue reading

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Finishing Up a Few Paint Details Before the Chester Craft Show

I am working on a table right now with nice architectural details…cant wait to see it finished! Tomorrow is the spring Chester Craft Show…We are going to showcase some of our painted furniture during the show. You can also sign … Continue reading

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It’s a Show Off…

and its not even finished yet… Spent a few minutes working on the table today. Filled in the center of the table with a design i made by using parts of 2 different stencils. Mixed some Annie Sloan Old White … Continue reading

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Gotta Love Those Good Bones

Today i started working on this round table. It has what i call “good bones” – that is architecture that sings! (to me anyway). it was completely black with an oak grain to it. I covered the whole table with … Continue reading

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Paint is part of accessorizing a bookcase

This wall mounted bookcase is in my guest bedroom. It’s from Elden Collections. I have always loved the architectual feeling it brought to the room. Since i just finished painting the room Ben Moore Adagio i decided to give the … Continue reading

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Taking Freight in the Pouring Rain

I have been in the new shop location now for one month and yesterday i received my first large freight order…in the pouring rain with nowhere to conveniently take delivery. I must say you can get pretty innovative when you … Continue reading

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Mirror Mirror on the Floor!

Just got this beauty back in stock…missed it!

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Love at first sight

I fell in love with this little table while out searching for antiques…. Its not old – just cute with great character!  It’s oval about 16 x 12 and was already painted with Annie Sloan Paris Grey.  It also has a … Continue reading

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Attention to D-E-T-A-I-L

Still playing with the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint…. or maybe i should say still having fun with….  Since i was not busy today and had some Gilding Wax I decided to play a little so i used it on this … Continue reading

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Antique Table with refractory leaves has beautiful surface grain

this is the beautiful table that i was using for a cash wrap prior to the kitchen island showing up yesterday… it is probably a crime that i was using this amazing piece for my desk. it was always loaded … Continue reading

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Annie Sloan Chalk Paint – the marathon continues

This little table had a dark wood top…it really had style with those cute legs so I decided to just paint the top with some Annie Sloan Pure White. I left the legs the way they were – so here is … Continue reading

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Today is the LITTLE PARIS Grand Opening Party

It may be cold and windy outside today but it is warm and beautiful and cozy inside Little Paris….and today is the big day! the GRAND OPENING PARTY!! We put a pretty christmas tree in our Paris B oudoir decorated in … Continue reading

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Little Paris Opens Quietly Today!!

Well, today was the day! We opened Little Paris to the public – we still have a few kinks to work out but we decided to go ahead and softly greet the world! Here’s a little virtual tour….its better to … Continue reading

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one week to go til Little Paris opens!

Little Paris is going to open at the end of next week!  It is finally almost ready!! Little details are falling into place…. Window treatments made with tied up sheers… Love this pink charger….

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I want to move into my little Paris Apartment…

The bedroom portion of the Paris Apartment room is almost complete.  I finished the window treatments last night.   The cornice box is made of cardboard and painted with a white texture paint.  I love the light feeling of this room! … Continue reading

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Little Paris Boudoir nearing completion!

the window treatments for the Paris Boudoir windows are almost complete…i have a few touches to add to the cornice boxes…but that is a surprise! Last night I hung  readymade (!!) sheers which i trimmed with a 5″ bullion fringe … Continue reading

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