Saturday, April 19, 2014

Bohemian Spring

*I am crushing on all things beaded and fringed. There, I said it. Whatever it is, it cant be wrong!

*Layer, Layer, Layer. . .These magnetic boho bracelets just came into the shop and for $30 they deliver just the right pop of arm candy. The strong magnet keeps the strands just where they are supposed to be.

*Charlotte's own Laura James proves once again that vintage is always better. Her gold tassel beaded necklace (heirloom quality of course)is perfect for the spring concert series. Just add a white tank and you'r perfectly worn in jean and step out. 

*I was playing around in the studio with silver leaf and neon paint and came up with this fun little mixed media piece. Float it in lucite or add a fun mat and have fun.Email me at for more information.

*The girls from the last Sex & The City movie had one for less than the price of a pair of Jimmy Choo's, you should too! Check etsy and ebay for great prices and score you're very own.

Monday, April 7, 2014

What The Future Holds

After years of playing with lighting design and developing my artistic and creative passions, I have decided to raise the bar and take this side hobby of designing and painting to a whole other level. I am so grateful to my friends, my blog followers and  my boss Lynn Anne Bruns and co-workers at LAKB Design, for supporting me on this crazy journey I am calling my life. You can always find me at the shop, working with our amazing customers and clients and continuing to grow as a designer and an artist. 

This Thing Called Art

My artwork is inspired by taking the ordinary, and juxtaposing it into the extraordinary. I begin by looking at the beauty in the everyday and blurring those lines; abstracting shapes, color and most often texture. Life is built on experiences and art is built through layers. #neverbeflat #alwaysbegrowing

  • Watercolors and Mixed Media on archival paper starting at $75
  • Custom pieces available starting at $100

  • Small scale abstract oil/acrylic and mixed media paintings starting at $150
  • Large scale abstract oil/acrylic and mixed media paintings starting at $400

 Design Services

*above taken at the Cisco showroom in Highpoint, NC
  • Lighting Design: What feels like a hundred years ago (ok it was probably 1999) I started working while I was at Queens University for my friend Katina at her local Dilworth lighting shop. Katina taught me "to always look up!" and ever since I have been tripping over just about everything.  I recently was invited to lecture on lighting at my alma matter (for my sweet friend and architect Ray Sheedy)and it was a huge honor. Since then my phone has been ringing away with wonderful new clients wanting lighting help. So I figured it was about time I told everyone else. . . 
        • Lighting Consultation:$45/an hour.
          • Flat rates available based on individual projects.

  •  Color Consultation: Years of practicing in the fine arts has taught me the importance of our surroundings. When the weather outside is dark and stormy so often are our moods. Interior color has the same effect as the weather on our spirits. Choosing the right paint colors and wallpapers within our home sets our moods everyday. 
      • Color Consulation: $45/an hour.
        • Flat rates available based on individual projects.

A recent art installation at a client's home. Interior Design by the fantastically talented Kathy Wilder of Kathy Wilder Interiors

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sunday Funday's This & That

Sunday coffee and pancakes ='s time to do a little blogging....

1. Digging on the reclaimed modern wooden planters, but cant find the source...thanks pinterest for the mean case of the wants!

2. I finally was able to steal some studio time for my favorite client, me.... more subdued than usual but super fitting for the master bathroom. 

3. The lucite bar stools (The Lucy) and trellis coffee table (The Madame X)from Tritter Feefer are my hands down favorite things ever. Lucky for you lover's, Home With Heart is a direct link for your lust worthy purchases. Come and visit us and make dreams a reality.

4. Of course I am still crushing on the ever popular oushak rugs, especially in springy tangerine colors.

5.  I tracked down this custom lucite towel rod on the etsy shop LuxHoldUps and it did not disappoint. Neither did the Coral & Tusk hand towels. Powder room finishing touches are finally complete!

6. The Circa Lighting Clarkson Sconce from Aerin Lauder finally arrived last week. I pre-ordered it back in October, but OMG it was worth the wait.  

I snapped this 
shot of our family room the other day. JBC Interiors delivered with my custom curtains, chair cushions and ottoman. Everything came together just the way I wanted.