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.