Steve and I are on the plane flying home after spending two amazing days in Atlanta.
We arrived Tuesday evening and had just enough time to visit our friend, Holly, who recently completed overseeing the building of her new home. She hired designer Suzanne Kasler and Architect Stan Dixon, a true design dream team.
Although Holly is still in the process of moving in, her house is GORGEOUS! She apologized for the boxes, but neither Steve nor I even saw them. We were too busy looking at all of the amazing details. To read about Holly's experience, please visit her blog, Things That Inspire.
In the morning, Steve and I headed over to one of our favorite showrooms at ADAC, Ainsworth-Noah, for our presentation. Hal Ainsworth and Winton Noah made us feel at home the minute we walked in the doors. Their warm greeting helped calm our nerves (we're not used to public speaking!).
Our dear friend Leslie Newsom, Decoration and Design Editor for Veranda Magazine, introduced us.
It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces in the audience like Interior Designer and blogger Renae Moore...
and our good friend, the amazingly talented Architect Peter Block.
To be inspired by Peter's work, please visit his website.
We also met new friends, like Interior Designer Tammy Connor...
I have this garden saved in my "Garden Inspiration" folder.
Please visit Tammy's website to see a more images of her gorgeous projects!
You can also visit Tammy's new blog, The Journal, to see what Tammy is working on now and what is inspiring her.
The original Boxwoods store is located in a charming vine covered cottage.
Their garden has worked its way into the interior of Boxwoods in the form of orchids...
and other greenery.
Ever since I discovered Boxwoods a few years ago, I dreamed of seeing our book on display... and here it is!!!
Dan Belman and Randy Korando, the creative owners of Boxwoods, recently expanded their shop in the home next to the original Boxwoods.
Randy added a blue glaze and stripes to the existing Laura Ashley wallpaper. He's so talented!
Randy upholstered the walls of this room in the same burlap.
Dan, Randy, Steve and I bonded over our love of animals. They own a gorgeous farm in the countryside where they keep their horses, sheep, cows and pygmy goats! My dream...
We ended the day at a party given in our honor by our friend, Interior Designer Suzanne Kasler.
We were so touched that Suzanne took time out of her incredibly busy schedule to host this event!
Not only is Suzanne one of the country's best Interior Designers....
Suzanne has also created a stunning furniture line for Hickory Chair...
(we used Suzanne's Alexandra side chair in a recent project)
a lighting line for Visual Comfort ....
a fabric line for Lee Jofa...
a rug line for Safavieh...
a line of artwork for Soicher-Marin...
as well as transforming the Ballard Design catalogue. Steve and I felt like slackers after seeing everything that she has accomplished!
Thank you to Suzanne Kasler, everyone at ADAC and Ainsworth-Noah, Veranda Magazine, Boxwoods, as well as all of you who attended one of these Patina Style events! Steve and I will never forget our time in Atlanta!
I also want to take a moment to thank Amy Preisser at ElleDecor.com for including me in this week's Design Insiders' Weekly Finds. Please visit ElleDecor.com to learn about my latest obsession as well as the finds of other great design insiders.
Thank you also to our friend Glynis Costin, West Coast Bureau Chief of Instyle Magazine for including Giannetti Home in list of 10 favorite people, places and things in Los Angeles!
Please visit The List Collective to read Glynis' entire list.
If you would like help creating the home of your dreams, email me about our design services. You can also purchase many items found here on Velvet and Linen as well as "to the trade" furnishings through Giannetti Home. Email Kelly about the details.
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