Editor's Note: Today I am wearing skirt and linen top by Ann Taylor and shoes by Adrianne Vittadini.
Happy Wednesday everyone! It is hump day! We had a fabulous day yesterday in Dallas sourcing for four different clients. One of our clients met us there and we worked on her project as well. It was all and all a fun and creative day! I love it when I have new projects to work on that inspire me and get my creative juices flowing. I have almost finished with the move out of my home where I have lived since 1989. You can imagine how many possessions I have had living in the same house for that long. I also inherited treasures from two grandmothers that have since past while I was living there. I had my twins with me while I was packing up asking if they wanted this and that and if they didn't it went into the estate sale. We had a lot of laughter and a little bit of tears. I am sharing with my nieces some of my grandmothers and great-grandparents possessions. I have already given them one load. Even though my old house was not a huge home it had a lot of storage. So there was much to go through! Since I have my brand new design studio I have a landing spot for many of my treasured possessions. We were been busy hanging new art that arrived this last week to add to what already looked like a finished project. I am a very sentimental person and I love telling stories behind the things that I have collected or inherited. I know that I have done one blog on my new design studio but here is the updated version after my move. Have a great day and finish out the week strong!
One of my living room vignettes in my design studio! I added more art from my home. The painting above my great-grandmothers loveseat came from an art gallery in Shreveport, Louisiana and was a gift from my mother and grandmother. I was pregnant when I saw it and fell in love with it so it was a birthday gift. The watercolor on the upper left also came from the same art gallery. The painting on the upper right came from a European source that I bought from when I worked for The Market. The table to the left of the sofa belonged to my grandmother. The lamp on it I bought in a New York flea market and the shade is custom. The lamp to the right of the sofa is a Tiffany lamp that my grandmother found for me.
I love this wall of art! The antique handkerchiefs on the top frames on the pink velvet background belonged to my great-grandmother. The blue and white plates I bought in Paris on a shopping trip with The Market. The six plates next to it belonged to my great-grandmother. The photograph in the center is of one of my client's daughters on her graduation from high school. I think this photograph look so Chanel! The other two European landscapes my mother found for me in the 80's.
This chest belonged to my grandmother and use to live in her living room. The watercolor I found in Coconut Grove on the streets of Miami when I dated a boy who lived there from Tulane. The basket with the pink handle is a piece of Stueben. The miniature lamp is custom and the vase belonged to my great-grandmother.
This is a great conglomeration of art. The prints on the bottom I actually found in an Anthropology catalog and had them framed. I thought they were so cool! This is there third office to live in. The little mirror shelve was a gift from my aunt. The fun French picture in the center came out of a Clarence House catalog. The New Yorker prints were a gift from a friend. The top two pictures are custom watercolors.
I am fortunate to have very tall ceilings in my new studio so I have decide to hang my art all over while I am storing it for my children. The painting above the bathroom door was painted by my great aunt Sissy. The portrait on the bottom right is my great great-grandfather who lost his arm in the Civil War.
Another fun mixture of my art from my home. The portrait of me on the top left was done in Sante Fe and was done in 1976. The watercolor in the upper right was painted by my great aunt Sissy. The chicken poster was photographed by Robin Laughlin who was one of my client's sisters. The orange painting in the center was my bridesmaids gift from my cousin Shelley. It was by a local artist in Atlanta.
One of my other sitting vignettes. The plates going around the oil painting over the sofa are Dresden and belong to my great-grandmother. The MA initials on some of the salad plates are Marie Antoinette's initials. The floor lamp on the far left was my great-grandfather's and once lived in my fathers medical office. The blue LXB chairs in the forefront were a gift from my mother and grandmother along with the lamp on the far left when we moved from our house in 1989.
My ceilings are so tall that my Emilio Pucci scarf has lived over my desk for over 14 1/2 years shrunk when I hung it over my desk here. So I added the print above it which mother found in Sante Fe. The fish which came from The Market and the two plates on the side. The art on the far right I bought at an auction at a museum party in Dallas in 1988.
I had my latest award from D Home magazine framed to go on my "wall of fame" I hope to keep adding to this wall. I am very proud of it!
I adore these botanicals that are above Michelle's desk. I have owned them since the 90's. I love how the round that my mother and grandmother gave me rounds out the wall. The Queen Anne chair on the far right I bought with graduation from college money at an antique store in Shreveport, Louisiana.
All of my fabric books have now finally arrived and my design library is complete. I love how organized it is and how much space I have to display my books. We have already enjoyed this table and chairs in our new studio. Have I mentioned how much I love my space?!
Great quotes! So true.
Dinner last night was roasted chicken from Central Market and steamed broccoli. A nice skinny meal.
Love this song from Pablo Cruise.