Its Friday and its Fabulous!

Its Friday and its fabulous here at the NEW Providence Design Showroom! We are working hard to get everything ready for our party next week. Hope to see you there

Happy Friday!

We Have Some Very Exciting News!

Dear friends...Please raise your glasses with us because we have some very exciting news!

January 1, 2016 we are moving into our brand new store and design studio!

We could not be more excited!

We'll still be located in Capital Park by Cajuns Wharf which has become Little Rock's premier design and decorative center...just moving a few doors down.

But...We will have more than twice the amount of space we have now.  And air conditioning!

Yes... these are warehouses and currently only our offices are air conditioned...but with the move our showroom will be air conditioned and heated as well.  More offices, a dedicated conference room, fabric room, kitchen...and so much more.  

The space is really pristine and needs very little work...but of course we are very busy making plans to really make this space our own.

It's going to be beautiful!

 

It seems like only yesterday that we made the decision to sub-lease part of the space occupied by our good friends at Chandler and Associates...Approximately 3500 square ft.  But it's been two years!

One of the reasons we don't have an air conditioned showroom is we sub -leased part of Chandlers warehouse...We had to erect our own walls to divide the space and make a showroom...

 

And I have to say we have done a phenomenal job with a very challenging space...

One of the best decisions we ever made was to hire Zac....He worked tirelessly to help us get this store open...


It's been a crazy busy two years...

Lot's of new clients and fun projects...both local and National recognition for our work...

Our project on the cover of Country French...Now in it's second printing! We had two different  homes featured in this issue.

Included on the cover of the January issue of At Home in Arkansas among the 24 trend setting designers in Arkansas...

We were thrilled to be featured in Southern Lady Magazine...

We had a project  featured in Tuscan Style other features in At Home in Arkansas and AY Magazine as well.  

We were the chosen design team for the Southern Living Idea House that was open to the public in Little Rock last April...We made all of the design decisions from the ground up and staged the entire home...It was an amazing experience working with the builders and the promoters for this event.

We work really hard...like all of the time.  But we always have fun...

 

And we adore our clients...

 

We have an awesome team!

We recently got all of our inventory on the computer and are printing vs writing tags...

What a job that was!

Thank-you, Lana for all that you do!  You take a job and just run with it!

And Sharon...you have always been there for us when we need you.  We just can't thank you enough...And may be needing you a lot more.  Hint! Hint!

 

And Zac is our little brother, our son, our friend...and our complete partner in crime!

I think I'm getting a bit sentimental...

It's been an amazing two years...But the best is yet to come!

We can't wait to pick up those keys!

Please celebrate with us!

It's your turn.  Let's talk!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segreto Finishes...Taking Designs To Another Level!

Let me introduce you to Leslie Sinclair...the owner and creative mind behind Segreto Finishes...

I had been working, and in and out of the rain all day long (the reason for looking so lovely) when I ran by Cobblestone and Vine to see Leslie because she was doing a book signing and I was so excited to finally meet her in person.  We had emailed back and forth for a while , so I wasn't going to miss this chance. regardless of my day.

We hit it off instantly...love so many of the same things...

She is a wonderful talent and business woman and her books serve as frequent inspiration for our design business.  If you are a design enthusiast you need her books....Two in print...and a third will be released September 2015.  

 

The first book...mine is looking really tattered ...it's just awesome...

To order click here.

This book was released November 2014 and it's really good too..

To order click here.  

Look for this one September 2015...

To order click here.

In visiting with Leslie I found that she is NOT just a faux finisher.

 She is an artist and designer as well.  When an interior designer comes to her to do a project...they talk vision and then Leslie comes back with the ideas...she lays out a plan for finishes that are appropriate, cohesive and authentic. This sets her apart from other faux finishers.

Segreto Finishes becomes  a part of the design team...

I could share so many images...but I've picked a few of our favorites...and then you just have to go to her website to view more...believe me...you will want to.

 

Love this dining room...casual and so French...

 

One of our favorite powder rooms ever...

 

Everything is so soft and serene in this beautiful living room...

What an awesome way to treat a long hallway...

 

Oh my... the built in doors with  such a fabulous finish...

The plaster finish is so subtle and pretty...and I really  want those inset architectural pieces on either side of the fireplace.  Too die for!

 

Yes, yes, and yes...just love those painted columns in the corner...May be hiding something...may not...they are just fabulous and add great architecture to the space.

I may be one of the few that loves and appreciates this...but actually one of my favorites ...So authentic...Nothing over done and cheesy ...So French...Just love it...

Always a  superb job on furniture pieces and cabinets...

What a gorgeous living room...

Love the way they treated these doors rather than the expected dark stain...

Painted ceilings...either wonderful...or you know what I mean...Not so much!  

This is really beautiful.  

There is an art to faux finishing...It's not just painting old furniture.  Leslie and her team are true artisans who continue to perfect their craft.  

To visit Segreto Finishes website for more incredible inspiration click here.  And you can also order Leslie's books on Amazon by clicking here..

It has been an honor to introduce you to my new friend.

What do you think about her work?

It's your turn.  Let's talk!