Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Holiday Open House -- Gallery Wall

We are putting the final touches on the booth for the Scotland Yard Holiday Open House tomorrow! We hope you will join us from 4-9pm. We will be on site and available to answer any questions. Check out our latest addition below-- all the makings of a gallery wall!

Gallery walls look best when they feature not only beloved pieces of artwork or photography, but also other acquired items of various shapes and sizes that give the wall a collected look. We paired the beautiful photographic artwork of Kate Cunningham with unique wood carvings, keys of all sizes, wooden molds, iron crosses, and an architectural candle sconce.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Scotland Yard Holiday Open House, Thurs 11/18

Come One, Come All! Scotland Yard Antique Market Holiday Open House is this Thursday, November 18 from 4pm-9pm in historic downtown Lawrenceville. The Chapin Group Interiors booth will be decked out for the holidays and will feature the photographic artwork of Kate Cunningham of World Exposures. Vendors will be on site to answer questions and attendees can look forward to great deals, refreshments and treats. See you there!

Scotland Yard
125 W. Crogan Street
Lawrenceville, GA 30045

[Here's a peek of a few items from our booth]

Friday, November 5, 2010

Guest Post: From Placemats to Pillows

My lovely, creative mother was kind enough to submit a guest post on a project that she recently completed for our company, Chapin Group Interiors. I think that you are going to like this! Thanks, mom!
From Placemats to Pillows...

Looking for that perfect accent pillow? Check out the placemats at your local home store. A client found these great block print placemats on the clearance rack at Pottery Barn and knew the fabric was the perfect complement for her sofa.

She already had a pillow of the same size she no longer wanted, so we didnt even have to buy a pillow form.
Because I wanted to preserve the border on the edges, I did some experimentation. I tried adding flanges to the sides, but I didn't love the look. (Sorry, I forgot to take a picture!)
In the end, I topstitched close to the finished edges of the placemat on the ends, so the whole border was preserved. I think Jill will be thrilled with her new pillow! The materials were less than $5!

Happy Decorating!



Thanks, mom! I may or may not be on my way to raid the nearest Homegoods!



Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Leigh's "Stock the Shelves" Bridal Luncheon

My Leigh Leigh is getting married this December in Rome, Georgia in what is planned to be a sophisticated Southern holiday wedding. Who is the groom you might ask? The lucky Mr. Ryan Weldon, fondly referred to as "2" in some circles. This renaming was a necessity to avoid confusing him with Ryan 1, my husband :) You may remember my post on the couple's surprise engagement party from last Thanksgiving.

To celebrate Leigh's upcoming nuptials, several of the bridesmaids united forces to host a lovely afternoon luncheon featuring our finest linens, crystal, and china. We used a color palette of Tiffany blue, plum, and silver to give the shower a girly feel and to coordinate with the invitations. Take a look...