Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Greensboro Junior League/Traditional Homes Show House Update....


Things are moving along nicely with our room in the Greensboro Junior League/Traditional Homes Show house scheduled to open on April 20th.  We are designing John Hampton Adam's dressing area/bath which is part of the master suite.  The first couple of pictures were taken on our original visit to the house.  As you can see the room has old green carpet.  Everyone wants carpet in their bathroom right?  Not!
After spending a couple of days in the house I am convinced it was there to offer warmth.
Last week the Junior League ripped out all the carpet! Yay!   



 I must say we have found amazing people to help us with our room.  When a designer works out of town they have to find people to do the work.  Luckily, Donna Stanley of JD Stanley in High Point came to our rescue.  She had a list of competent people who could help.  Tomorrow our new plumber Matt Hord will be removing the existing sink so
 our floor guy Kris Hampton can start work on our floors.



Here is a peek at the floors under the carpet.  Granted they need some
 tender loving care but that is exactly what Kris is going to provide!


Not bad actually for a house which was finished in 1931!





Here is our new installer, Mike Barclift creating the template for our window treatment. He was recommended to us by Sharon Coppede founder of Custom Window Treatments and in my opinion the best at creating beautiful window treatments in Charlotte. Mike is also helping us with our screen.  Traci was so excited when she discovered he also has twins.  Traci is building a twin team over at her firm.  It seems Traci keeps finding subs that have twins.  She calls it her "twin mafia".. Haha!  I dont' have twins but I do get to share Mike!  Who by the way, is fabulous!  If you live in Charlotte and need an installer he is your guy!  Tell him we sent you!






There's Billy Baldwin to the left watching Mike.  NO, he isn't Alec's brother or the designer who did Cole Porters apartment at the Waldolf Astoria,but he has been hanging wallpaper since he was 12 yrs old at the foot of his dad.  He does many of the show rooms in High Point and is a very busy man! 



Which bring me to the saying I saw painted on the wall at 5th Church last night.


Traci and I feel so blessed to be working with so many artist like Billy Baldwin, Mike Barchlist, Donna Stanley, Kris Hampton, Matt Hord, Brian Sine, John Cook, Patricia Van Esche and more to make our room come to life in the show house.  I guess you could say creating a room in a show house "takes a village" of artists.  Traci and I can't wait to share with our readers our "bespoke room"!  We will also be introducing you to all the amazing people and products who have partnered with us to make the inspiration of our room a reality. Soon we will unveil the rendering that Patricia Van Esche so beautifully painted of our room.  It is spectacular.  She is awesome!  We feel so incredibly lucky to have such amazing people working with us to bring our vision to fruition. 
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26 comments:

  1. so exciting! I can't wait to see your room:)

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  2. What an awesome quote!! LOVE that! I have the best partner AND a fabulous team! Yay!! So happy to be doing this with you!

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    1. I have the best partner ever! I feel very blessed!!! :)

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  3. This is so exciting!! So happy for you and Traci! I can't wait to see pictures!!

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  4. I'm so excited to see this great space unfold. I know it will be fantastic!!! You go girls... XOXO

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  5. I'm so excited to see this great space unfold. I know it will be fantastic!!! You go girls... XOXO

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    1. Thanks Tam, can't wait to see yours in The Kansas City ShowHouse!

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  6. Between this and Traci's Fabric Launch you may get me to High Point in April yet!! I am SOOOO excited for you both & think this is the coolest thing ever!! xox Ann McDonald

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    1. You are so kind Ann! We would love it if you would come!!!

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  7. Lisa,
    Somehow I prefer the pretty pictures of your visit to the Ivy, but I do love seeing a great before and after and that my dear is what designer's do, and artists do, they take pleasure in creating a "happy ever after" scenario. I am so honored to know you and Traci and I know that this room will be incredibly happy.
    Thank-you again for your positivity, wise words and vision.
    You and Traci make a fantastic team. Wishing you happiness in all you do.
    pve

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    1. You are too funny! Yes, I room needs much love but it will be as pretty as the Ivy photos soon, We promise Patricia! Can't wait to share your rendering!!!

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    2. Lisa- I can't wait to see this room finished and am so excited for you and Traci!

      I adore Patricia's renderings. Her artwork is magical in the way it conveys not only line and shape, but emotion.

      Loretta

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    3. Yes Loretta you are so right! She is a true artist! WE are so lucky to have her do our rendering!

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  8. Oh how fun, I love watching you work ... can't wait to see where this goes!! xo

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  10. Love the saying on the wall!! It looks SOOOOO much better without the fabulous green carpet. Way to go!! xo

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    1. Thanks Kathleen! The carpet was yucky!

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  11. We can hardly wait to come see the house - Kristy will be in town for the market, so we will definitely come by to see what you two fabulous designers create!! Also, I was thrilled to see your beautiful picture in the High Point Market book - a perfect choice!!

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    1. OMG! Can I actually meet you???? I would love it! you are sooo kind! Let me know how we can hook up at market!!!!

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