Kate is so bad that we blame it all on her


A Good Morning Indeed

Source: younghouselove.com via Taylor on Pinterest

A wonderful floating space of modern glam, clean lines, brass branch lamps, an oversized starburst mirror full of texture . . .

Yup, this space just makes me happy!

Hope you all have a great day indeed!

Someday soon I should have the new site up and running! I hope. . .

ABC Carpet and Home

20120923-054607.jpgGuess where I was a couple of weeks ago? Visiting my fabulous sister in the equally fabulous NYC! With three days to myself, I had only one thing on my agenda. . .ABC Carpet & Home!! Lindsey lives in the West Village, so I had the bright idea to walk on up to 19th Street. . . The walk was pretty long, but the trip was worth it!

20120923-054651.jpgWalls of hide rugs greeted me in ABC Carpet! The prices were all in the $300-$500 range. We all know a good dealer at Metrolina that can beat the price, but maybe not the selection20120923-054739.jpgPillows and blankets stacked 10 rows high! 20120923-054751.jpgDivine pillows and fabric by Eskayel. . .I have samples at home I ordered from Walnut Wallpaper, but nothing like this!20120923-054807.jpgA brass bike that made my mouth water it was so divine!20120923-054826.jpgAt this weeks Trina Turk event in Charlotte, NC, she displayed these exact pendants in one of her stores!20120923-054847.jpgAll of the elevator doors have distinct themes. . .this one is my favorite by far!20120923-054903.jpgNothing less than fabulous: A coffee table made of reclaimed wood and liquid chrome legs! 20120923-054927.jpgMarble Kitchen Island on Vintage 1890 Machinist Base-$12,500.00 The perfect historic island for a modernist kitchen. 20120923-055014.jpgJonathan Robshaw bedding steals the show.20120923-055138.jpgNo doubt this is classier than your average garden stool.20120923-055226.jpgRalph Lauren makes a strong impact and I know I want to live on this floor!20120923-055239.jpgIt’s all in the details! Exposed nail heads add rustic charm to an elegant linen chair.

All in all, I spent over 4 hours visiting 5 floors and was inspired more than I could begin to share with you.

What inspires you?


New Platform, Same Sweet Home Charlotte

Sweet Home Charlotte is moving. . . to Blogger! While I have loved my time blogging away at WordPress, the new platform will allow me to accept advertisers and buttons from businesses that are “sweet” to me! It should also be easier to expand my network of friends, family and followers. . . or at least I am counting on it!

The new blogger address is  www.sweethomecharlotte.blogspot.com or click  Sweet Home Charlotte to check out my sweet new look. It wont be long until the transition is complete, I  will be transferring my domain name in the next day or two. I hope that all of my loyal friends and followers will sign up to follow me at the new platform.

The best part about switching to Blogger is being able to get the look that I want, for a price I can afford. I hired the fabulous Ms. Alison, writer of the blog Long Distance Loving and owner of Polish Your Blog, to help update Sweet Home Charlotte’s look, and I cant wait to share it with you. Learn more about Alison at:


See you on the new platform!



Polka Dots: On the Flip Side!

I am sorry for the lack of recent posts, it has been a challenging month on the home front and  I figure it is about time for our luck to change.

Whats left when life makes swiss cheese of the fabric of our lives? Flip it over. . .and embrace the Polka Dots! 


Rad Wallpaper + Gold Bookshelf =’s One Bad Display Case


Polka Dot Wallpaper + Prada + Circa Lighting =’s All Good!


Hush Little Baby Dont You Cry, Mama’s Gonna Sing You A Lullaby. . .Black +Gold+Pink=’s One Sleeping Styling Baby!

Source: lonnymag.com via Taylor on Pinterest


Splatter Paint Me Happy !

Source: lonnymag.com via Taylor on Pinterest


Leopard Print and Polka Dots Can Co-Habitat!


Source: kojo-designs.com via Kelly | on Pinterest

                     If that doesnt make a girl happy, nothing will!

Cheers To turning it all around,


Be Unique:JWV Fall Art Show September 26th-29th

Think you can’t afford “original art” and are stuck with blah, blah mass-produced prints and knock off’s? Think again! Judith Voglesonger started JWV Artists  just to be able to provide “us” with affordable, original artwork. Her super casual, personal approach to selling art and representing artists is what make’s her business so unique.  By transforming her personal home into gallery space for the art shows, Judith provides an intimate space in which to build long-term relationships.

The best part, JWV Arttists Fall Show starts tomorrow, Wednesday September 26th and runs through Saturday September 29th! Dont miss this amazing opportunity to start building your art collection.

Click on her website at www.jwvartists.com to learn more about the talented artists she represents.

Hope to see you there!



Where Am I Now: 416 Kingston Avenue!

In 2006, long time Dilworth residents, Kathy and Rob Wilder chose 416 Kingston Avenue as the perfect home to raise their growing family. This historic home, built in 1926, is located on the desirable “dead-end” section of Kingston Avenue. The “beautifully appointed home” boasts more than 6 coal-burning fireplaces, inlaid wood floors, original gas fixtures, brass fittings and incredibly high ceilings. The stately dining room has floor-to-ceiling landscape murals that are rumoured to have once been throughout the house.  Kathy, an interior designer, has beautifully furnished the enitire home, putting a fresh spin on traditional living. A must see,  416 Kingston Avenue is sure to be a crowd pleaser.



Where Am I Now: The Detailed Home (Part 3)

What does this detailed metal basket chandelier from New York City’s ABC Carpet & Home have in common with this years Dilworth Home Tour?


*ABC Carpet & Home Showroom

That’s an easy one!  One of our favorite homes on this years tour boasts one even cooler. This amazing homeowner scored her’s at local Merchant/Vendor Slate Interiors!

Get your own taste of high design at one of this years Dilworth Home Tour’s most styling homes! Check out what other details are sure to please and stay tuned for where to go to see even more amazing details and architectural pleasures.

A bar in a nook? Why not! The perfect place for refreshing one’s cocktail at an intimate dinner party.

Take time for yourself and dress up a corner in the family room with a fun lamp and a tray for your favorite magazines.

Want to display your favorite smaller objects, without having them look like clutter? Take the jackets off of your most cherished design books and stack them three books high.

Define understated elegance by adding trendy elements like the Greek Key to smaller details throughout the house.

Where on the Dilworth Home Tour am I now?



Dilworth Home Tour 2012: It’s Party Time

It is the final stretch leading up to the 40th Anniversary of the Dilworth Home Tour. This Friday night is the start of the home tour and we have lots of fun events planned for our little neighborhood.


What: Free Wine Tasting

Where: The Wine Shop in Dilworth

When: Friday September 21st from 5pm – 9pm

Come and enjoy a free evening of wine tasting and celebration of the Dilworth Home Tour’s 40th Anniversary. After you sample wines from all over the world,  enter the raffle to win a case of wine valued at $250. Don’t forget to bring your Dilworth Home Tour ticket for admission.

Who: Roadkil

*local band 

Where: 1901 Dilworth Road East

When: Friday September 21st from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Head over to tour home 1901 Dilworth Road East  to listen to the jamming sounds of local band Roadkil. Have a beer and catch up with old friends, make new friends and see first hand what makes Dilworth such a fun place to live.

Hope to see you all this weekend at the Dilworth Home Tour 2012!



Lucite Hardware: A Clear Beauty

*our upstairs laundry room doors.

Celerie Kemble says that every room should have a touch of lucite and we know she can't be wrong. After spotting quite a bit of lucite hardware in her books, and just about everywhere, I became just a wee bit obsessed with its lux factor. I searched around on Pinterest the other day to share some pictures of my favorite ways to accent your abode with the timeless material. 



“Erin” Bar Cabinet with Lucite Hardware


Lucite and Metal hardware is perfection.


Source: 1stdibs.com via Evan on Pinterest

Just one more reason to drool on over to 1st Dibbs. A pair of Peter Hamburger for KNoll Wall Lamps USA 1960. Lucite Stems and Brass Hardware.

 In search of my very own piece of high style, I followed a lead in Domino Magazine and contacted Claudia at The Paris Apartment. Beside’s being an expert Parisian shopper and boutique owner, Claudia’s company The Paris Apartment offers custom lucite hardware to fit everyone’s needs.  Completely inspired by the hardware I spotted in design magazine’s everywhere, I asked her to custom make door pulls to dress up my humdrum laundry room doors.


Our new door pulls are so amazing, I almost forget what’s behind them. . .