Tuesday, September 28, 2010

5 Things I heart

I realized it has been a while since I did this segment...too long in fact. I decided to get a little more specific and highlight different stores and vendors with things I heart from them specifically. Today I have been working on our design for the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Christmas House and trolling John Salibello Antiques while trying not to die from all the fabulous. Here are 5 things I just cannot get over--believe me it was a struggle to only select 5, check out their website and see for yourself!

Four Tier Etagere made of Faux Antlers. I LOVE this 1960's piece, it's so chic.

Pair of White Lacquered Wood Armchairs with Flower Back detail. Who wouldn't want these?

Pair of Lacquered Wood and Rope "Harp" Chairs. Circa 1970. There are no words.

Stone Inlay Tusk Console Table. I probably shouldn't love it because some poor elephant lost it's tusks, but I prefer to imagine it dying of natural causes.

Pair of Gilded & Patinated Brutalist Steel Spike Wall Sconces. These are 37" long. They killed me.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Making My List & Checking it Twice

It's that time of year again (honestly it's been that time of year for over a month now, I just haven't had myself totally pulled together!) Mark and I are fortunate enough to have been asked to participate in the 2010 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Christmas Showhouse. This year the showhouse will take place at the Mansion on Peachtree and will be composed of two units on the 41st floor. I am proud to announce that we are working on the Master Bedroom in the South unit and we are in some fabulous company (including my all time fav--Susan Ferrier--I flip for her jewelry and personality.) We are still pulling it together and so far we are really loving the direction that it's taking and DYING over this year's "client." Last year Mark and I felt like our room was a tribute to Rhoda Morgenstern and we proceeded as if she was our client, naturally we decided this year we needed a new client. This "Rare Bird of Style" is really forcing us to pull out all the stops and we are having a great time with it. Take a look at some snap shots of our space from this week's site visit.

This year's client is a style icon, do you know who she is?

Friday, September 17, 2010

3rd Annual Bowling for Boobs!

It is that time of year again, BFB 2010 is around the corner! In the past two years we have raised over $30,000! I am thrilled that we have been so fortunate to do this for a third time and thankful for our incredible sponsors who make is possible to give every penny raised directly to Susan G. Komen. Breast cancer is something that has an affect every woman, even if you never get it, just think about what you do to try to prevent it. Self exams, mammograms, multi-vitamins promoting breast health. This is something ever present for every woman. The Atlanta A&D community is full of strong, amazing women and I can think of two members of our little Atlanta family who have gone/going through treatment for breast cancer just this year. This is something that never takes a break, a disease that doesn't slow down regardless of what is going on in our world. We owe it to ourselves to fight and to do whatever we can to prevent it and help others--and if we can have some fun while we do it then that is even better! If you are interested in participating at BFB2010 please let me know. Bring your breast skills and together we can strike out breast cancer!

Here are the particulars:

$200 per team of 4 players

Amazing raffle items donated by:
R Hughes
Bradley Hughes
Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams
Map Contract
Lux Studio
Modern Fan
Sudio Italia
Tech Lighting
Fontana Arte
Dex Studio
Corporate Environments
Cook's Warehouse

The entire event is made possible the the following sponsors:
Fontana Arte
Athens Pizza

Without our sponsers there is no way we could put this together. They make is possible for us to donate all of the team registration fees and money raised from the raffle directly to Susan G. Komen. Please contact me at papadopoulos.niki@gmail.com for information on sponsorship, donation, or registration.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Adventures in Bathroom Photography

A few times Mark has worked with developers to help enhance their building plans and this bathroom is the result of one of those designs. It turned out lovely and so we photographed it, the adventure begins. Produced by me, photographed by Sarah Dorio, and styled by the fabulous boys from Waterworks! All of these items are for sale through Waterworks and if you can't make it in to a location you can check out their online store, they have an incredible accessories collection with insanely soft and fluffy towels! My favorite are the designer toothbrushes, no joke!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Adventures in Floral Arranging...novice

I am having a floral moment. I have had 4 photo shoots in the past month since I have been back from Greece and it got my thinking about my flower arranging. I feel like I do a pretty ok job, but always, no matter what I do, the lovely Sarah Dorio makes them look incredible. I think I want to take a flower arranging class, if any one in the Atlanta area has done so and really enjoyed it please let me know! Otherwise I'll stick to crossing my fingers and hoping it looks ok from an amateur level. Either way, Sarah's love for "details!" makes me love the floral shots she takes and let's face it, who doesn't like to look at pretty flowers?