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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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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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Rich Damask Wallpaper transforms a little Powder Room

Just had a little powder room wallpapered in Thibaut Kenilworth…love the rich color and the damask pattern on the paper! I painted an old towel bar with Annie Sloan Primer Red and then brushed it with a little gold paint. … Continue reading

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Fashion is the name of the game in our new shabby chic bedroom

Our new Paris Boudoir at The Whistling Elk is showing off our new Pine Cone Hill bedding line. The bedding in the bottom left of the picture is Bella Blue which is draped over our pretty Caracole french ottoman and … Continue reading

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Tea Anyone?

Our kitchen island is filled with our Teas and our serving ware collection. Our Bar made from reclaimed french pine is next to the “tea” table and filled with lots of tabletop goodies. The custom wall shelf hangs behind the … Continue reading

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Sparkling Crystal Chandeliers and Deliciously Scented Air

Ummm the Lampe Berger fragrance fills the air and the chandeliers sparkle like diamonds…this is the new main room of the Whistling Elk. You can just see the end of the elegant custom bookcase/cabinet on the right and on the … Continue reading

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My custom cabinetmaker is amazing

We moved the custom cabinet that i had built into the shop several years ago from the old shop into the new Whistling Elk shop…this piece is 8′ high and 17′ long… This was another important part of my store … Continue reading

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Clocks and Draperies create a curiously beautiful combination

We re-created our clock wall in the new shop and now it greets you as you walk in the front door. It is surrounded by our beautiful custom draperies. It was part of my store opening plan for the new … Continue reading

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Elegant Entrance

As you enter our new shop you are greeted with an elegant design vignette that showcases our sofas, art, lamps draperies and carpets… The paint is Ben Moore Silver Mink – its one of my new favorites! Every time i … Continue reading

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It’s a Wine Cabinet Makeover

Remember that black wine cabinet that i posted…well the makeover is almost done! First coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint…Louis Blue and Louis Blue mixed with Pure White. I left the inside black….liking the contrast! Later I’ll distress it…

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The seasons are changing…time for cozy details at home

It’s that time of year when having a throw blanket to curl up with is really important. I love piling up a group of  throws in soft, natural colors with some of our custom pillows – It’s hard to resist … Continue reading

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Gifts and Decorative Accessories Interview with The Whistling Elk

We  just got written up in Gifts & Accessories Magazine…. Check it out! here’s the link  http://www.giftsanddec.com/article/555546-The_Gifted_Retailer_The_Whistling_Elk.php?intref=sr

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A Treeful of Mark Roberts Fairies

How fun is a treeful of fairies? Fairies and lollipops adorn this tree at The Whistling Elk! First Frost, All Aboard and Xylophone Fairy are from the 2011 Mark Roberts Collection. It’s hard to see Bah Humbug fairy in this picture … Continue reading

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Mark Roberts Christmas Fairies are here yet again!

Mark Roberts Fairies have taken over the sales floor! They always appear at The Whistling Elk this time of year adding sparkle and happiness to our home design shop! This cute guy dancing on one foot is the Happy Halloween Fairy. … 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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