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My Dining Room

This table is where art is made, work is done, vegetables are tried, papers are read, milk is spilled, jokes are told, arguments begin, and forgiveness is granted. This is where life happens in the Sims household.

And a bit about the design…I adore my wallpaper on this focal wall! It’s a charcoal background with the silver pattern that sits on top of a teal grid (you can’t see from this shot) which matches the teal in my kitchen. It’s from Sherwin Williams. My wooden mid-century chairs I picked up at Kudzu Antiques and the table and silver farm chairs I bought off of a movie set (pays to have relatives in the biz with the sweet hookups). The awesome light fixture was picked up at a yard sale in Arizona by my brother (who has killer taste). I love the spaceship look of it.

Photography by Christina Wedge www.christinawedge.com

Photography by Christina Wedge www.christinawedge.com, (squirrel cred: Meredith Story Williams)

To the right of my kitchen table, this shelving unit that displays some of our favorite things. The France print was from an old Starbucks calendar, the flower watercolor is my own and the vintage photo I picked up at a flea market. The fan was an eBay find and the radio was my family’s when I was a kid. Those wonderful little brass owls belonged to my husband’s late mother and are a treasure to me. The rest of this is vintage pottery and our wonderful cookbooks and cooking magazines. Again, life!

Photography by Christina Wedge www.christinawedge.com

Photography by Christina Wedge www.christinawedge.com

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Wanted: Skyline View and Chic Interiors (sense of humor, a must)

I assisted behind the scenes with a photo shoot for Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams at the W Atlanta Downtown this week. The view was amazing outside and inside. Photos will appear in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and Jezebel.

If you see them you might even see yours truly. I’ll be playing the part of “blurry girl walking with glass in hand” or perhaps “blurry girl talking to man across the counter with dogs roaming about.” If there is a market for blurry modeling jobs, I think I may have a new career. I just hope my blurry passion comes through in print.

MG + BW furnishings are drool-worthy, all of them. The people are great too. Brian Waidelich (a.k.a. “blurry sophisticated man playing with dogs”) is the regional head dude (unofficial title) and is a lot of fun to hang out with. Here’s a sneak peek of our shoot with interiors photographer, Christina Wedge.

The view of downtown Atlanta from the W Hotel atop a reclaimed wood dining table and upholstered chairs.

The view of downtown Atlanta from the W Hotel atop a reclaimed wood dining table and upholstered chairs.

Behind the scenes!

Behind the scenes!

I adore this smooshy nosed dog collection by Georgia designer Sugarboo Designs for Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. Love love love.

I adore this smooshy nosed dog collection by Georgia designer Sugarboo Designs for Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. Love love love.

This cow made photographer, Christina Wedge, very very happy on the day of our shoot. I love the way the neutral palette was hit in the gut with aqua accents. Nice.

This cow made Christina, very very happy on the day of our shoot. I love the way the neutral palette is sucker punched with aqua. Nice.

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Dining Drab turns Dynamic: Before & After!

I am working on this dining room right now and it is turning out beautifully! The ‘before’ picture is drab and completely dated. We painted a cool grey and dark blue, added a beautiful wood cornice board with raw silk steel grey drapery. We kept the old table but changed the chairs out. We upholstered inexpensive chairs and a bench (not shown) with a gorgeous grey and tan ikat fabric and tufted end chairs. And what a difference a beautiful chandelier makes! The brass sconces sitting on the table  in the ‘after’ photo I found on Ebay and put on the wall on either side of the mirror. I’ll show you that wall…later.

And after… Gorgeous!

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