Tag Archives: room design

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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Spring Treasures at The Whistling Elk

Today 48 cartons showed up at the shop! They were mostly smaller boxes so it wasn’t as scary as it could have been… But inside were t.r.e.a.s.u.r.e.s.  Oh my! Lots of pretty mercury glass…boxes, urns, tealight holders and frames.  The … Continue reading

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Everyone Wants a Beautiful, Cozy Home – Don’t They?

Find beautiful home accessories at The Whistling Elk…  It takes many bits and pieces collected over time to make your statement.  Create your beautiful, cozy home…start here! 

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It’s Time for Cozy

We are fully stocked for the cold weather with beautiful, colorful and luxurious throw blankets….it’s time!!!  Next week will be cold here in New Jersey (or so they say). I love to have these around all the time just because … Continue reading

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Pretty Little Accessory Tables

Just painted some pretty little tables…they are great accents for any room where you require a little table to put a glass or book on but don’t have a lot of space. These two will go anywhere! I have always … Continue reading

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It’s Snuggle Time at The Whistling Elk

It’s getting to be that time of year when you want to snuggle in your bed! I don’t know about you but there is something about this beautiful bedding that makes a bedroom soothing and peaceful…just what you want where you … 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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Gotta love that little hand sander!

You may remember that I wrote a post on November 12, 2013 called “Mantel Madness with Paint Couture”.   I had a lot of fun painting that mantel and it was beautiful…but I always knew that it would take on a … 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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Choosing Window Treatments can be a Daunting Experience

At The Whistling Elk  we can provide you with beautiful custom window treatments BUT if you just don’t want to make what is sometimes a huge investment…Ready-Made Drapes can be a real life saver Currently two different styles of 100% Linen Ready-Made Drapes are on … Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons Why Paint Couture!™ is the Best Furniture/Cabinet Paint Available!

Ok, I admit right upfront that I am prejudiced because as a painter this is my paint of choice but for all the reasons I list…you just gotta love this Paint!  Here’s why: Top 10 reasons why Paint Couture!™ is … Continue reading

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Aidan Gray at The Whistling Elk

We are adding Aidan Gray Home Furnishings to our mix at The Whistling Elk…look for new shipments in the coming months!!! We are very excited to share this beautiful line with You! We’ve got lots of great surprises in store … 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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Mantel Madness with Paint Couture!™

I was in love with a sample that I painted while I was in North Carolina at the Paint Couture!™ workshop last month.  I guess I still am…cause its been sitting on my desk ever since. Meanwhile we have been decorating … Continue reading

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Contemporary Console goes Traditional….via Custom Painting

I am working in a dining room in which we are effecting a transition from very contemporary to a more traditional room.  We decided to paint the contemporary console to make it feel more traditional…. It is finished but there is a … Continue reading

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Custom Painted Furniture – A Personal Preview for You Gerri!

Sadly I must paint out this beautiful handpainted artwork… this little drop leaf table was painted by my mom for a customer about 15 years ago (i think)… this piece is going to be re-done in basic black with pearls….just … Continue reading

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Uttermost Rugs Grace the Floors of The Whistling Elk!

We are now carrying Uttermost rugs at The Whistling Elk. The one pictured above is called St. Petersburg and it is my personal favorite. It’s a pretty blue/gray with an swirled acanthus leaf pattern…very subtle and elegant. We are showing … Continue reading

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I Want to Sit in this Pretty Chair

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You just never know what you will find in the garage…

Rummaging around in my garage i found this print that used to hang over my mantel about 12 years ago. Wow, i forgot how much i loved this Icarte print… So glad it works into my Powder Room Scheme – … 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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