Glamorous Butler's Pantry

Just look at that tile! WOW! I think I could spend days in a tile showroom just admiring all the beautiful work out there. But, this particular tile just grabs your attention when you walk into the room.  

Walker Zanger, Contessa (Silver Leaf)

Walker Zanger, Contessa (Silver Leaf)

Some of my very good, repeat clients recently moved to a beautiful new home. There was an empty "butler's hall" between their kitchen and dining room that we decided to turn into a fully functional butler's pantry complete with ice maker, liquor storage drawer, beverage/wine fridge and wine rack. Not to mention….tons of lovely counter space! Talk about a great place to have a party! Enjoy the pics.

Cabinetry: Artisan Cabinetry

Backsplash: Walker Zanger

Countertop: Harkey Tile & Stone

Appliances: U-Line, Scotsman


New Construction in Dilworth

I've been working with a sweet, sweet family over the past year on their custom built home. They were friends before I was their designer, and I'm so honored that they chose me to be there with them every step of the way. Of course, they had a great builder in Sixteen Penny Construction, and it was a pleasure to work with another great company in the area on this project.

We wanted to add contemporary flair where possible, while making the rooms functional and practical for a young, growing family. We are still in the process of adding furnishings and finishing touches to several rooms, but I wanted to share some of the photos of their beautiful home following its completion in August.  "F" Family, it was truly a blast working with you. I hope your new home is as much fun to live in as it was to create!

Contractor: Sixteen Penny Construction

Architect: McClure Nicholson Montgomery

Cabinetry: Millwork on 31st

Tile/Countertops: World Stone

Lighting: Visual Comfort and J. Landon


1930s Remodel

I have been working with a local builder on an addition/remodel job for the past 8 months. We just completed the project, which included adding a new family room, powder room, kitchen, mudroom, laundry room and upstairs master suite to a 1930s colonial. They also added a beautiful covered porch and updated some of the interior features of the home such as trim work, door casings, floors and hardware.

My clients were so much fun to work with and they really liked "stepping out of the box" a little. One of my favorite features is the powder room sink. We used a live edge slab from a local mill (The Saw Mill Ltd.) for the countertop, added a copper sink and a channel spout faucet to make a unique statement for their beautiful powder room. (Please note: this photo was taken before the room was complete.)

In the kitchen, we selected a glass mosaic linear tile for the backsplash to complement the quartz countertop and wood stain on the island. The flecks of copper in the island are hard to see in the images, but they really add character and dimension.

We decided on another unique tile in the master bathroom...a "bubble" mosaic. It is perfect for a bathroom, and I love the colors.

Although, we worked on several other rooms in the home, these were some of the images that I thought really captured the new and updated look. A big thank you to my clients...I hope you really enjoy your beautiful home!

Raleigh Study

I’ve been working with a good friend of mine in Raleigh on a study. She wanted to achieve a space that was both functional (for her husband’s office) and aesthetically pleasing to the feminine eye as well. We started with this great desk as inspiration…


Then, we selected two chairs upholstered in a Duralee fabric.


Because the desk did not have much in terms of storage, we decided to have a custom window seat made in the beautiful bay window with file storage drawers built in.

More pictures and information to come once the project is complete!

Making The Old New

I worked with a client recently that needed a few “fresh” changes to her new-to-her 1930s craftsman bungalow. So, we added some trim work in the dining room along with Thibaut’s Starbright wallpaper on the walls. Then, we used a few lively fabrics for the window seat, some pillows and window treatments. In the living room, we reupholstered two of her grandmother’s chairs in an updated fabric and selected a beautiful velvet for additional throw pillows.

Nautical Nursery

I love working on projects for new babies…there is so much excitement attached to a new nursery. And, it’s fun to make sure that nursery doesn’t look like any other around.  This particular family wanted a nursery that had a nautical theme, but didn’t want anything to scream out “POTTERY BARN CATALOG”…so, we found subtle ways to make sure the theme was apparent while still making sure that little boy could grow into the room and use the decor in the future.