Thursday, April 25, 2013

The HIGHS of High Point Furniture Market

The High Point Spring Furniture Market offered an overwhelming amount of great ideas and new products but, I instantly fell in love with these preserved botanical arrangements incorporating deer antlers, moss and antique wagon wheel wells. Arrangements designed by Botanica owner Bryan McRae of Charlotte.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

POTTERYBARN Inspires with Fall Display

 PotteryBarn at Short Pump Town Center in Richmond, VA inspires fanatastic fall dining with a unique store display. Above, birch tree limbs are secured in metal buckets with concrete fill. Burlap is casually draped around the base of the bucket to disguise the mechanics behind the stability of the trees.
 Secured to the tree limbs are PotteryBarn brackets with hanging candle lanterns .
The overall design is a refined rustic look which inspires one to bring fall elements into the dining room this holiday season. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Summer Entertaining, Southern Style

The season of entertaining is upon us and what better way to endulge your guests than with perfectly appointed tables, delicious food and relaxed conversation? Dressing a table for guests can make such a statement with very little effort. Check out my custom tablecloth designs that will add punch to any soiree you plan to host this summer and throughout the year. Go to R&R Designs at to see my tablecloth designs and visit to read Brandy Martin's tips for summer entertaining at

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Brandy Martin joins

My good friend and interior design colleague, Brandy Martin, is a new addition to the online magazine writing design articles. Check out her latest topic at and let me know what you think!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Outdoor Patio Great for Year Round Entertaining

This Smyrna, GA residence boasts an outdoor courtyard patio ideal for year round entertaining. The client and I worked together to incorporate her needs for a pizza oven, wood burning fireplace, grilling space for 3 Big Green Eggs and comfortable Wyndham Castings seating around a cocktail height table.

Atlanta Photo Shoot

A punchy Mandarin Asian Toile livens up a breakfast nook and ties in with the comfortable seating arrangement in the adjoining family room of a Smyrna, GA residence.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


On a recent trip to Scandinavia, I was fortunate enough to experience the countryside landscape as well as the bustle of their vibrant cities. One recurring site throughout the countryside of Sweden and Norway are the rust colored barns and farmhouses that dot the lush grassy green fields and mountains. Falun Red refers to the red rust color which adorns so many of the country homes. The origin of the color began as a by-product from mines of copper ore. The inexpensive by-product became a widely applied color to country houses and barns in Scandinavia.