Kate is so bad that we blame it all on her
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. . .
Guess 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!
Walls 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 selectionPillows and blankets stacked 10 rows high! Divine pillows and fabric by Eskayel. . .I have samples at home I ordered from Walnut Wallpaper, but nothing like this!A brass bike that made my mouth water it was so divine!At this weeks Trina Turk event in Charlotte, NC, she displayed these exact pendants in one of her stores!All of the elevator doors have distinct themes. . .this one is my favorite by far!Nothing less than fabulous: A coffee table made of reclaimed wood and liquid chrome legs! Marble Kitchen Island on Vintage 1890 Machinist Base-$12,500.00 The perfect historic island for a modernist kitchen. Jonathan Robshaw bedding steals the show.No doubt this is classier than your average garden stool.Ralph Lauren makes a strong impact and I know I want to live on this floor!It’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?
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!
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!
Splatter Paint Me Happy !
Leopard Print and Polka Dots Can Co-Habitat!
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!
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.
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?
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.
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!
*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
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.