I've finally got around to photographing a few rooms in my home.  By showing these to you I am also exposing my neuroses surrounding my inability to design my own space.  For clients, I make decisions quickly and determinedly - but in my own home I can't hang art on the walls.  For my clients I have a clear design vision from the start but my own home is a mix-mash of styles and items I love but simply don't go very "designerly" together.  I fear a completed and cohesive space because I know I'll redesign the room the minute it was finished.  I am afraid I disappoint people when they visit "a designer's house".  I have heard that I am not the only interior designer with this issue, but seeing other beautiful homes of designers I think I actually may be. My house is always "in progress" but here are a few shots of what it looks like at this moment of time.

the living room:

See the fireplace surround before
the bedroom:
He is not normally allowed on the bed, does he look guilty?
A designer nightmare: a single offset window.
Right nightstand tutorial: Here
Fabric covered lampshade tutorial: Here
the dining room:

kilim pillows are for sale in my shop

pretty in pink tonight

Just wanted to let you know of a little store that I love, not only because of all the gorgeous linens they carry, but also because everyone that works at the store is gracious, charming, and delightful.  Gramercy was the site of our Design Collective meeting last night and tonight they are having their second annual Pink Party.
Thursday October 20th 5pm-7pm
Peachtree Battle Shopping Center
2351 A Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

There will be generous raffles and 20% everything in the store during the party benefitting The Doris Shaheen Breast Health Center at Piedmont Hospital.

I snapped these pics when I was there last night.  I was so pleased to see that they were carrying some of my favorite products- turkish towels and fabrics from Istanbul.  Truthfully there is nothing in this store I wouldn't take home with me, even the monogramming with someone else's initials.  Seriously, I would pass it off as heirloom.  I hope that you will stop by Gramercy tonight and if not promise me that you will visit soon.

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