Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Traditional Home--Symphony Decorators Showcase of Homes

The Traditional Home of the 2010 Acadiana Symphony Decorators Showcase of Homes has taken traditionally based Louisiana design to a whole new level. Four designers partnered with the very best vendors to create a sophisticated and classic environment in a four bedroom, four and a half bath, approximately 4,000 square foot LaFosse Construction home at 410 Biltmore Way in Lafayette. You only have a few more days to experience great design and a wonderful shopping experience (everything is for sale!) so plan to come out Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 11-5 or Sunday from 11-3.

Here are my favorite rooms in the house:

Gerilyn Roth & Laura Netterville for Gerilyn Lytal Roth Interiors:

A fantastic dining room showcasing fine antiques from Au Vieux Paris Antiques and Lucullus Antiques mixed with pieces from Albarado's Fine Furnishings, Renaissance Market, and Le Marche Antiques.

I love the balance of painted finishes (mirror from Au Vieux Paris and chandelier from Circa Lighting, one of my favorite resources) with wood tones (dining table from Au Vieux Paris, trellis-y back chairs from Albarado's, sideboard from Le Marche).

And with access to antique china from Lucullus Antiques, who couldn't set a gorgeous table like this??

Master Sitting Room & Master Bathroom by Paige Gary Designs:

We should all be so lucky to have a room like this off of our bedroom...I, in fact, would love it, hint hint.

Paige Gary chose a wonderful color by Benjamin Moore, Rushing River, for both the Master Sitting Room and the cabinetry in the Master Bathroom...this same color was also used for the Syrie wallpaper by Studio Printworks, a wonderful New York based wallpaper company, used for dramatic effect and to give a focal point to the large master bathroom.

With access to a private collector's antique decoys, Paige wonderfully styled the bookcases in the sitting room. A pair of antique chairs from Lucullus Antiques, round antique table from Au Vieux Paris Antiques, and rug from Cyrus complete the elegant setting.

Teenage Girls Room by Jeffery McCullough & Emily Svendson for Jeffery McCullough Art & Design Consulting:

I envisioned this room as a sophisticated teenagers room...a room that isn't too pink and girly and one that will appeal to a teenager through her college years and even beyond.

Swathed in a fabulous Jardin print by Jed Johnson Home fabrics the room boasts a pagoda style gilded bed by Annie Selke for Vanguard Furniture and Dash & Albert rug, both from W Home Furnishings. Custom window treatments, bed hangings, and couture pillow on bed are all by Pauline Hayden.

Crystal lamps from Max & Company in Atlanta serve their purpose of providing a well-lit space but do not steal the show from a wonderful mix of art by Ramsey Gardes Ayers (mixed media collage over left bed-side table), Mallory Page Chastant (pink abstract over W Home Furnishings reading chair), Kelli Kaufman (pastoral minty green landscape to right of front window)

And finally, Jodi Bolgiano of Bolgiano Custom Finishes:

Jodi strategically opted to show a still traditional but a bit more transitional side of her designs in this girls bedroom. Using a custom headboard of her own design and the "Bling" Chandelier from Lamp Designs in River Ranch, Jodi went to town with whites, soft greens, soft blues, and just pops of pink and oranges only in the art by Anne Mcleod and Caroline Chunn McCarthy, both artists represented by Rue du Pont Galerie in Breaux Bridge.

Styled to the nines, the room is tres successful in showing that with a touch of brocade (bedding), bling (chandelier), damask (lamp shades on bedside table lamps from Dunn's Designs), a girly-girls room can be tailored and traditionally based, yet still have a bit of fun!

Don't miss out on seeing a house like Lafayette has never seen before! Open this Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday and then sadly over..
Tickets are $20 and include viewing of all three properties in the 2010 Acadiana Symphony Decorators Showcase...

I will be working all four days and hope to see you there!

For more information, please visit

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Symphony Showcase of Homes-Transitional Cottage

The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra Showcase of Homes opened October 15th...rave reviews are pouring in...the nine designers who have completed three properties for this years project have really outdone themselves and taken this five-year old baby of the Symphony to a whole new level this year!

There is only one week remaining for you to see the genius design work and outstanding quality of building featured in the three properties....

Here is a sneak peek of the Transitional Cottage at
110 Levison Way in River Ranch. New construction by LR Mitchell Construction, the 1,700+/- square foot cottage features a wonderful floor plan with great flow for easy entertaining, generous bedrooms and bathrooms, and tons of storage.

Four design firms worked their magic in this house:

First up, Living and Dining rooms by W. Home Furnishings...all items in the rooms are from W Home Furnishings...a scheme of yellows/taupes/grays/whites is very soothing to the eye and made for comfortable living with washable slipcovers on the key pieces of upholstery.

Master Bedroom by Alabarado's Fine Furnishings:

Soft blue/green walls with primarily neutral upholstery including a Thomas O'Brien for Hickory Chair upholstered headboard...rug from Cyrus Oriental Rugs...abstract paintings by Erin Chance Fenstermaker (the one over the bed is from Galerie Eclaireuse) and Mallory Page Chastant (on side wall)

Guest Bedroom by Jeffery McCullough & Emily Svendson for Jeffery McCullough Art & Design Consulting...features fabulous Papillons paper by Studio Printworks on ceiling, Jonathan Adler light fixture from Lamp Designs in Lafayette, abstract paintings by Marcia Holmes ("Date Night" from Rue du Pont Galerie on side wall in entry to room), Mallory Page Chastant (large abstracts above Albarado's bed and on side wall), Kelli Kaufman (abstract to right of window treatment), Erin Chance Fenstermaker & Joy Gardner (small abstracts above W. Home Furnishings bedside tables), & bedside table lamps from Rita Durio Interiors.

Art Studio by our "artist in residence" Mallory Page Chastant, brilliant young Lafayette native, features abstracts by the artist as well as a custom console table designed by Mallory, hand painted chair by artist Natalie Domingue and custom wood bowls by Dr. Bradley Chastant:

These designers as well as the designers who have designed rooms in the Traditional Home and Contemporary Condo have created the best shopping experience one can have. We have hand-picked our favorite items and put them all in the homes...everything is for sale!

Don't miss this exciting event...Open for you to see tomorrow (Sunday), Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 11-5 and next Sunday (the 31st) from 11-2...that's it! so get out to River Ranch this week.

Please go to www.acadianasymphony.org for more information. Purchase tickets ($20) at River Ranch Realty office at Town Square, River Ranch, or at the Transitional Cottage (110 Levison Way) or Traditional Home (410 Biltmore Way)...

I will be working the houses Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & next Sunday..so come see me!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Lafayette, LA, is in for a huge treat! Eddie Ross, dear friend, stylist extraordinaire, and finalist on Bravo's Top Design arrives here tomorrow night for a presentation and luncheon at City Club at River Ranch on Wednesday.

There are a few tickets left for the welcome cocktail party (Tuesday night) and the luncheon and private tour of the 2010 Acadiana Symphony Decorators Showcase of Homes. To secure your spot at the luncheon and on the tour led by Eddie, please rsvp with me via email tomorrow (Monday).

Eddie is a hoot, uber-talented, and will be in Lafayette! don't miss the fun....

To read more about Eddie, check out www.eddieross.com

and to learn more about the incredible 2010 Acadiana Symphony Decorators Showcase of Homes, go to www.acadianasymphony.org

A huge thank you to our sponsors:

Quantum Custom Paint & Drywall

Jeffery McCullough Art & Design Consulting

City Club at River Ranch

Carriage House Suites