On the Job with C: Tom Filicia at Kravet

After hitting the DMC and loving some items at Taylor’s on Ten, Currey & Company and J. Mackie, my fav Frisco friend/client and I headed to the Design District.  There too we were inspired at Baker, Schumacher and several other great places and then we arrived at Kravet.  We loved Kravet because we have so many options to customize nearly everything and Kevin is so super helpful.  It was slam dunk.  My friend adored the Tom Filicia collection, especially the Windsor Buffet in water.  Here’s a look….

1) Windsor Buffet {2} More pieces in the collection {3} Dog vignette, Kravet curtains in Tom Filicia’s Selina  4) Tom Filicia’s Bridgehampton, Kravet fabrics

On the Job with C: Golden Retrievers

I was shopping at Pottery Barn with a client the other day and there was much anticipation for the upcoming Ken Fulk designer collection.  A San Francisco-based designer, Fulk for creating fanciful interiors and this will be his first collaboration with PB.  I loved his sofa choice along with his gold accent pieces, but what I really loved was his nod to the golden retriever.  He has three.  Here are some of my favorites….

{1} Quilted Leather Sectional {2} Standing Retriever {3}Bottle Opener {4} Retriever Andirons

On the Job with C: Online Furniture Finds

Many of my clients adore high quality furniture, but often cannot afford the price tag that comes with it.  And instead of trying to find a “knockoff” of the piece that will never satisfy, I often look to online marketplaces such as 1st Dibs, Viyet, Chairish and Previously Owned by a Gay Guy.  We recently purchased a second hand Baker Barbara Barry console this way and we are so satisfied with the results.  Here are some of my favorite pieces….

{1}1st Dibs Founder Michael Bruno’s finds  {2} POBGG’s Holly Hunt Bench {3} Chairish Console {4} Viyet Lounge Chairs


On the Job with C: Recessed TV

We are reworking a family room fireplace and dealing with the TV.  While art would be ideal, the family really just needs a TV in this area.  The best way to add it? Recess it in the wood work. It’s now flush and doesn’t command presence.  Add some nice sconces and trim work and you’ve got yourself a focal point…

{1} CSR Interiors {2} Jenna Burger {3} Houzz {4} Lynn Morgan Design

On the Job with C: Long Cove Photoshoot

Monday I headed back down to Long Cove with my photographer Michael to finally shoot our Long Cove lake house.  While it’s been awhile since we completed installation, it’s super hard to schedule a photo shoot when everyone is just have a terrific time at the house.  The photos should be available for viewing soon, but in the meantime, here are some other great homes that have gone up…

All photos from my iPhone.

On the Job with C: Quatrefoil Chair

We are looking for a bit of whimsy in a desk chair.  I think we found a perfect option.  The Quatrefoil back chair by Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair grabbed our attention with its traditional seat, splayed legs and beautiful whimsical back.  While it will work perfectly in our master bedroom, it would shine in a bathroom too.

{1} Traditional Home {2} Architectural Digest {3} Traditional Home {4} Coastal Living

On the Job with C: White fireplace, black surround

Who doesn’t love a little black and white?  We are reworking a Georgian home and have a beautiful white mantel to work around.  To provide a little weight, blend the tv and hide the soot, we decided to out with a black surround.  Here’s some inspiration…

{1} Pinterest {2} Pinterest {3} Traditional Home {4} Dering Hall

On the Job with C: Striped casual rug

Well, it’s truly summer and a lot of my clients love to lighten things up a bit.  Recently, a client and I pulled out some more fresh and summer colored pillows and what made them standout was a simple striped cotton rug.  It works great layered over another rug and gives just the right amount of “summer”,  don’t you think?

{1}Architectural Digest {2} Coastal Style {3} Pinterest {4} Architectural Digest

On the Job with C: Powder Bath Details

Most of my clients are very adventurous when we move to the powder bath.  “Whatever you want do,” they first say. Then it’s, “Maybe you could use that wallpaper here”.  Powder baths, while they are simple, are gloried in the details.  Try the exciting wallpaper, the creative sink or the grand mirror.  It will steal the show…

{1} Striped sink and beautiful hardware on Pinterest {2} Beautiful mirror, wallpaper and repurposed chest on Enchanted home {3} Kelly Wearstler’s pink/black tile with stunning cabinetry {4} Phillip Jefferies Wallpaper and greenery on Architectural Digest

On the Job with C: Bubble Fixtures

There something so fun and classic about sipping champagne in a small upscale bar.  What about introducing the same feeling to a space?  We have pondered that thought with a client who is reworking her lounge area.  We are considering a bubble fixture.  We love the one from Muriel Chandelier from Oly and there is a budget friendly one at West Elm

{1} Melanie Turner Oly Chandelier {2} At Home Arkansas {3} West Elm’s Droplet Glass Chandelier {4} Home Bunch