Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Hatch Designs@ Slate Interiors

 Has The Look You Want. . . 

*Insert Not Included

Hatch Designs Metallic Snakeskin Pillows $90
 *includes inserts

Mid- Century Brass Tray Table 
This one from 1st Dibs $3,695

Hatch Designs Tray $375
*Was most likely part of a coffee table but is now a tray

Crazy awesome pic with sick ass black and white art found 
on Pinterest....unknown Source here

Thrown Oil Pigment on Canvas with Custom Frame  
$575 by me 

Linen Covered Mid Century Chairs, SOLD 
More To Come Soon...

More Shop Our Look To Come Very Soon....

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Come With Me Now: JWV Artists: Fall Show November 12th-15th

Come and play with me this week, as I shop for client art and maybe even a piece for my home, at JWV Artists Fall 2014 Art Show. Judith  Voglesonger of JWV Artists represents both regional and national artists, all of whom will have a strong representation in this weeks show. 

Acrylic on Canvas

At a recent Art With Heart committee meeting at Judith's, I was introduced to the work of Austin Artist Kiah Denson

Waiting On You, Works on Paper 30'' x 22'' 

One of my absolute favorite works on paper by Kiah. A too-die for figurative that reminds me of my glamorous grandmother. Currently Available $250 

Works on Paper, 30'' x 22''

I recently acquired the above works on paper by Kiah Denson.  It's at the framer right now, but I can't wait to share it's new location in my "sweet home" with you! 

A long time personal favorite, award winning local Charlotte, NC artist Heidi Kirschner will have several pieces at the show. 

oil on canvas

Heidi's signature light source, rolling hills and cerulean sky's make her work highly identifiable. 

As the interior designer for this project, my client and I worked with Judith to commission the above Heidi Kirschner oil on canvas. 

The moody gray walls change color at night and play with light from the chandelier.

Check out JWV Artists home page for more information on her many artists and upcoming shows. 

24'' x 24'' $2,400

The show starts this Wednesday and run through Saturday. The gallery is located at her home at 3330 Cambria Road in the Mountainbrook area of Charlotte. Call her at 904-707-5884 or email at for appointments. 

See you there!

Monday, October 20, 2014

GRATITUDE: That's All Y'all

  1. the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
    "she expressed her gratitude to the committee for their support"
    synonyms:gratefulness, thankfulness, thanksappreciation, indebtedness;

Hey their lovers...are you still out there?? I know it has been forever and a day since my last blog and by that I mean WAY TOO $%^* LONG!!!

I WISH: How I look in my head.

I have been so blessed (I AM NOT EXAGGERATING HERE) by you guys, who I thought might have just been my family, but as it turns out are way more. . . I swear I love y'all. . . and whom have given me so many opportunities to be crazy creative!

Imported Batik Fabric on Custom Pillows

 OMG my mind is blown creative. . .that shizzle keeps me out trouble. . .so Scotty is super happy!

Lizanne had this estate grayed out teak nine foot plantation shutter. So we put our heads together and came up with this beauty! It's for sale at Slate Interiors

My design business is crazy town. . .You know who you are and I am dying to work with you all! It's like my biggest fears met my greatest ambitions and they faced off. Ambitions are crushing fears. . . 

Rocks. Paper. Scissor. Shoot.

I even cut my hair and I said I would never do that shizzle either. . . .It's a smack down I tell you!!

Cooper left me at home for big-kid school...

Cooper went to Kindergarten and because I thought I was going to FREAK the heck out.I thought I would try and do an art wall at the cult designer favorite Slate Interiors. 

This painting has over 100 sheets of gold leaf.

Turns out I went full steam ahead with an extremely talented and fabulous friend  @LizanneShaver in a full blown booth!

"Peachied" Tom Filicia at +VanguardFurniture1 and he liked it. @Peachythemag

Stop by Slate Interiors and check out my art, our furniture re-design, lighting and just all around awesome vintage imported batik pillows and accessories. 

It's all under the name Hatch Designs. . .it's a brand new day!

Our booth in September, way, way different now.

Stay tuned for more exciting news, projects and a new beginning for an ex-stay at home mom with a crazy passion for design!

Feet up. That's all.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Schooled Out: Work Spaces For the Whole Family

Idea #1 Turn an old mudroom or laundry area into a family work space.  Find a great piece of wood and anchor it at desk height and float storage space above it. Cant find a repurposed one, hit up ikea for floating bookcases. 


Turn a hallway in to a storage/study zone by adding unique accents and custom wood details.  The red runner makes the space bright.

Raliegh, NC Photographer Christy of Be True Photography turned her unused dining room into a home office for everyone. The bet part, is that they did it themselves. (DIY Planking!) PS-She listed her sources which include Ikea, West Elm and Overstock.

The creative use of this space under the stairs is genius! Before I had a house full of crazy kids I would have thought this was a little weird, but now I would just about kill for a little quiet and a hidden nook.

Just for old times sake, my old office from our Ideal Way house. The room was once a laundry room that I  turned into Cooper's nursery and then into our home office. I loved that space!

What do you say? Yeah or Nay?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Back To School 2014

Is it me or does August just keep getting shorter and shorter? What used to feel like the dog days of summer, now feels like a 50 yard dash.  

*Line'em up, Move'em out...

In a blink, it's over.  

Never mind that I haven't been back to school since 2006, I am feeling the overwhelming need to find that perfect outfit and killer accessories that bring me back to the fall of 1986.  

The Backpack

Survey Backpack, $99.99

Herschel makes my favorite backpacks and the Fall 2014  Survey top's my list. Oh and this one feel fresh but reminds me of my favorite c. 1988 (old school) Banana Republic Field Bag.

While I am on the topic of Herschel, their little Network Pouches Make the Perfect Accessories for everything from pencils to lip gloss. 

Current/Elliott's Buddy Trouser tops my lust worthy, might have to save my penny's all fall, top favorite. . .Gucci Inspired, Must Have, Pants list! 

Rag & Bone, $70

I would pair it now with a classic tank, like this one from Rag and Bone in Navy.

My closet has a real chance of acquiring this field jacket by one of my fav's House Of Harlow.  @ $155 it's a must, and if that's not enough of a sign, I actually own this Whiskey & Lace shirt.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

And. . . I'm O U T. . .

We Finally Made It To Fripp Island. 

Think I'll Stay For A While!

See you next week.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Riddle Me... A Fiddle Leaf Fig



1."Hit a grand slam" and add architectural and organic elements to your space.

2.  Create Balance and Symmetry Without Adding The Weight Of Furniture.

3. Fill in an empty corner. . .



 Fiddle Leaf Figs need tons of natural daylight. If they don't get enough their leaves will turn yellow and then brown and just fall right off. If you see any of the above, try to immediately move them to a room with an abundance of light.

The entire blogospher is all over the place as to how much to water a Fiddle Leaf Fig. When I bought mine, Jesse (Campbell's Nursery) told me to be sure and water my new ficus tree. . .that a gallon a week was about ideal. I have stuck to that philosophy and "Figgy" is still doing great. My sweet tree even made it through six months in the basement with all the light I had to offer.

Improve the drainage and invest in a cheap plastic tray for the bottom of the pot. Make sure there is a drainage hole in the bottom of the pot. Excess water will be temporarily stored and absorbed when needed.

Top the top of the basket with a pretty lime green moss and cover the dirt. 

I hope you love your Fiddle Leaf Fig as much as I love mine!

*All images above were taken from Pinterest.