Monday, June 30, 2014

Welcome to July!

Welcome to July!  This is one of our favorite summer months, when we celebrate America's independence.  Take a look at what we have on our calendar-
4th- Showroom closed for the 4th of July
6th- National Fried Chicken Day
7th- Our New Container Arrives
14th- Bastille Day
16th- Flower Magazine Event with Ben Page

In honor of the 4th, here are some of our favorite blue and white interior shots-

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Inspiration: The Rosewood

Recently, a few of our team members, including Mary have visited The Rosewood Hotel in London for design inspiration!  

This luxury five star hotel, designed by Tony Chi, is located in the Holborn neighborhood of the West End in London.  Formally the headquarters for Pearl Assurance Company, the neoclassical building was designed by H Percy Monckton.  
Some of our favorite parts of the hotel are the bar, copper entrance, and boxwoods along the street.
Pictured above, the copper and glass gallery wall with a black and white mosaic tiled floor.

The bar, Sara's favorite, has a great library feel.  Lots of velvet upholstery, a fireplace, fun iron globe chandeliers, and a piano bar at night!   The bar also offers a special cocktail list and a list of curries and casseroles.  If you order a Martini, your drink comes in a Waterford Martini Glass, and your check will arrive in an old leather bound book!

Last but not least, the Boxwoods lining the hotel add the finishing touches to the whole experience!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Happy Father's Day

In honor of Father's Day… let's toast to masculine interiors and exteriors.

Raise your glass and take a look at some of our favorite shots from the father designers, landscapers, and architects in our lives-

Will Huff

Robert Brown

Carson McElheney

Ryan Duffey

Dan Carithers

Here are our Father's Day picks-

Friday, June 6, 2014

Books for Keeps BOOK DRIVE

It is that time of the year, Books for Keeps!  

Books for Keeps was founded in 2009 by Mary Holland's dear friend Melaney Smith, whose primary goal was to stop the "Summer Slide."  The "Summer Slide" is the learning loss suffered by many underprivileged children during the summer, when they are away from school.  
For 11 months, Melaney's team collects, inspects, sorts, and boxes books, only to give them all away in May.
Their goal is to give every child 12 books, when they leave for the summer in May.  The program started at Alps Elementary school in Athens, and has now expanded to all Athens children attending an elementary school where 90% or more of the students quality for a free/reduced-price lunch.  Since 2009, Books for Keeps has given more than 138,000 books to children from low-income families in grades Pre-K through 12.

Please help us help Melaney and her team!  
Bring in one children's book and receive 10% off your next purchase, or bring in two or more children's books and receive 20% off your next purchase.