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25th Anniversary – A Walk Down Memory Lane with The Whistling Elk

It’s hard to believe that 25 years ago just about this time I was collecting merchandise in my garage in preparation to taking possession of my first shop location in Chester  on May 1st, 1990.  It has been a wonderful … Continue reading

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Do It Yourself Drapes at The Whistling Elk Oh My!

For many years the 1st floor of my home was bathed in jewel tones…very rich.  In January I had the 1st floor painted Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray which I am loving.  But it is a whole new ballgame now!  Fortunately … 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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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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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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excuses, excuses

OK, I have been hibernating…at least that is my excuse for not keeping you uptodate… I have been working on Little Paris a minute here and a minute there …painting, organizing, moving things (that i shouldn’t be), planning etc.  Task … Continue reading

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Window treatments enhance the beauty of a room

I’ve been busy installing window treatments for clients this week….here are some of my favorites. This goblet pleat panel is trimmed with rouche (brush fringe).  It’s a trellis pattern silk from Fabricut and the color works so nicely with the wall color … Continue reading

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A few relaxing hours

Every design project starts with some kind of a floorplan.  It’s like GPS – a guide to your final destination.  I find drawing floorplans and elevations to be a relaxing and rewarding pastime and always enjoy the beginning of each … Continue reading

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so many beautiful fabrics

I found so many beautiful fabrics for the Paris Boudoir that it is overwhelming.  I decided that money was no object and so selected every fabric that made my heart beat!  Most are silks…and the trims are just amazing. I … Continue reading

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It’s Been A Long, Cold Winter

I think that sometimes adversity sharpens our creativity.  Surprisingly this long, cold winter has actually been an inspiration for me.   Maybe my present surroundings had something to do with it too….here’s a few rooms I love and that may have inspired me to … Continue reading

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