Archives for: June 2015

Shopping Guide: Atlanta

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I just returned from a brief trip to Atlanta. A friend recommended that I check out the shops at Miami Circle while I was in town, and I’m so glad she did! Miami Circle has over 60 showrooms, covering the gamut from antiques to lighting, rugs, framing, and art galleries.

Foxglove Antiques & Galleries was one of my favorite discoveries. They specialize in French, English, Swedish, and Italian antiques, and their inventory is beautifully styled and a delight to browse.

Foxglove Antiques antique painted zinc horse head from France circa 1900

Painted zinc horse head from France circa 1900.

Foxglove Antiques industrial metal woven mesh grate pendant lights chandelier Foxglove Antiques Gustavian Swedish French grey painted armoire hat molds moulds

Foxglove Antiques hanging rack 19th century carved deer head Foxglove Antiques 19th-century mixed earth cups and saucers, France

19th-century mixed earth cups and saucers, France.

Foxglove Antiques vintage Danish mid-century modern rosewood credenza

Danish mid-century rosewood credenza.

Foxglove Antiques vintage polished aluminum cabinet

Polished aluminum cabinet, part of a matching pair.

Foxglove Antiques Copper telephone with carry handle

Copper telephone with carry handle. 

Architectural Accents was another highlight from my trip to Atlanta. Located adjacent to Miami Circle, this architectural salvage store carries an exceptional selection of doors, mantels, corbels, stained glass, and tile. It’s a dreamy place to shop! 

Architectural Accents Salvage Antique French painted doors circa 1870, featuring scenes from La Fontaine's Tables

Painted doors circa 1870, featuring scenes from La Fontaine’s Fables.

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I just returned from a brief trip to Atlanta. A friend recommended that I check out the shops at Miami Circle while I wa...

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A Mini Makeover

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One of my clients needed a piece that could serve double duty as a bedside table and a vanity in her small bedroom. When I spotted this compact table at Brimfield, I knew it was the perfect shape and size for her needs. It has a drawer for storing makeup and other supplies, and there is a clear opening at the bottom so it will be a comfortable place to sit.

I liked the table’s original mint-colored paint and sweet little decoupage accent, but it was in rough shape and not the right look for my client’s room. So I gave the piece a simple makeover. I sanded down the original finish, applied a coat of primer, two coats of Benjamin Moore Mayonnaise, and two coats of topcoat.

If you’re using a light paint color like off-white, it’s best to use a polycrylic topcoat instead of polyurethane, which turns yellow over time. I chose a high gloss polycrylic because it’ll be easier to wipe down when makeup and beauty products spill on the surface.

The table’s original knobs were nondescript and rusted, so we chose cool mixed material brass and leather knobs from Anthropologie.

The rest of this bedroom is nearly complete, so check back in to see updates!

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One of my clients needed a piece that could serve double duty as a bedside table and a vanity in her small bedroom. When...

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