Sunday, September 7, 2008

Update 9/15...I declare the room DONE!!!! No spoilers...not for Mid-Atlantic viewers...

I'm still not giving all away but you of 6,000 or so folks who know you'll be coming to the annual Historic Ellicott City Show House should not spoil it by peeking; it's too much fun seeing it in person. On behalf of The Pink Cabbage, formally Karen and I did the room with me being lead designer and Janine spending plenty of time slapping paint on the walls and creating chandeliers. Our idea was to pull as much from each dealer at our shop to decorate the room to promote our shop. We were awarded our first choice, the master bedroom sitting room, which we turned into a "home office/study". The scenario is that he's a semi-retired photojournalist for National Geographic and she's a come-lately artist. The thread that runs through both their interests is a love and study of nature. This is the room where they collect and affirm their hobbies. Above is "his" area where he's collected antique cameras, globes, books, etc. from his many travels around the world over the course of decades.
"Her" area is where she has her art supplies and creates and displays her mixed-media art and other artistic endeavours. And here I am with "Lord Carroll" (as I call him but he looks like he's channelling his inner Dean Martin here), Carroll Frye, the design chairman of the show house helps me show off the room on press day. The library table and bookshelf are where they keep their joint-interest books and can sit, read, study, and exchange companionable thoughts.
Just for relaxing they have a cozy sitting area. Each of the two windows in the room have bird cage shaped and inspired stained glass windows which must be seen in person to fully appreciate, they are gorgeous.
We also occupy the hallway to the master suite which connects the sitting room, master bedroom, and bath.
..."she" shamelessly shows off her own art...
...every chance she gets. The details are where all the fun is for us...
...but it's like having a baby; we forget from year to year how much work it takes to get there. It runs for almost a month then we pack up the purchased items for delivery and do it all over in reverse. No complaints, though, it's an honor to be part of such a talented and fun group. *******To view the rest of the show house just click on my Flickr on the side bar and pick the show house set and voila! all the photos will be there-enjoy!

3 comments:

Julia said...

ohhhhh....you're soooo talented.

Tina said...

Looks just yummy!! ya'll did a bang up job!!!!

Doojie said...

Thank you ladies! We did work hard and we've been well received so far. Hugs, Stephanie