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As we are taking you behind the scenes of some of our favorite projects and contractors, I thought it would be fun to let you in on the behind-the-scene action at my own home. Like so many of you, our home is a constant and ever-changing work in progress--and I LOVE that! Being exposed to all the new trends in Interior Fashions is a blessing and a curse. The wonderful Mr. Cypert gives me a look when I say "I'm just trying this out in our house before a client, or this didn't really work in the showroom so I had to bring it home". I guess I'm just lucky to have second design showroom that I get to live in. I do take the opportunity to try new trends out on myself before introducing them to clients - or simultaneously trying them out!

So I'm starting with some of my most recent updates. Our home was built about 8 years ago, when heavy, dark Old World styles were all the rage. The Dining Room, being one of the first impression spaces in the home had a copper metallic wall finish, silk embellished window treatments and heavily antiqued furniture. To brighten things up a bit, I started with a fresh coat of white paint - you heard me right - White Paint! Emily, our amazing faux artist did her magic on the back accent wall, with a base of metallic pewter and crisp white stencil design. A mix of traditional and transitional furnishings and fabrics round out this room for a warm and classically chic space for our guests to be entertained.


I love changing out the chargers, napkins and china for the seasons and adding personal touches to each place setting for dinner parties.

The reflection of this sideboard, with it's mirror front door panels, adds to the brightness of the room and helps to expand the space. The same is accomplished through the sprinkles of mercury glass and iridescent pottery.

I can't wait to show you the rest....

Stay tuned for our Kathryn M. Ireland inspired Guest Bedroom!

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