Friday, October 9, 2009

Industrial Goes Glam

I just decorated and staged a house for the Parade of Homes in Winston Salem. The event runs this weekend and next. When I work with a client I like to pay tribute to the homeowners and family, the people who live in the space. In this case it is the builder. So, I incorporated a lot of unique industrial and hardware accessories throughout the home. This is my favorite.

Check out my napkin ring holders. Industrial goes glam. I love to decorate with the unexpected. So, this is one of my "shout outs" to the . He took a lot of time and effort into building the home so the least I could do was to acknowledge and recognize him in my design plan. What do you think??

I got these in the plumbing aisle at the Hardware store. You should have seen the look on the sales associates face when he asked "Can I help you?" They didn't have the vision and looked at me like I had 10 heads. Oh well. So, I was on my own, in search of the perfect napkin ring holder. I think this did the trick.

Check out my blog for more photo and inspiration on how to "decorate outside the box." Or as Joanne Lenart-Weary likes to say "I never would have thought of that!"

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

It couldn’t be easier to hang a picture.

The advertisement says it all...

Twist, push, turn. A picture hook that is easy to install. I don’t know about you, but I am cautious when it comes to infomercials. This time, I had to over ride my thoughts when I used the and they installed and worked like a charm.

It’s true, twist, push and turn is all it takes for these beauties to work. All that is remains to be seen is your piece of art when you hang it on the wall.

You have to hook yourself up with a pack of these for your toolbox. (Sorry, that was a bad pun). Either way, you will like these picture hangers.

Catharine Gaither -Freedom by Design