Monthly Archives: August 2015

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Blackberry Farm and custom drapery work

I am so excited to blog about our latest project, which is helping Blackberry Farm in Walland Tennessee,  with their latest venture : The Carriage house.

The Carriage House will feature exclusive rooms (suites) which are all named after historic carriage names like Victoria, Hillsboro and Tim Whiskey. Wolfgang Interiors and Gifts was hired to fabricate bed crowns, a canopy and some bedding. Now those bed crowns are not your typical crown and canopy and on a couple it took a few meetings, lots of brainstorming, fresh ideas and a fabulous handyman who was able to transform ideas and sketches into reality. Prior to sheetrocking walls and ceilings, the Blackberry Farm interior design team added wooden blocking between wall and ceiling studs so boards for the crowns (one of which extends down from the ceiling above the entire bed) would be safely secured. Also all our draperies and side panels are interlined and lined with decorative fabric, so this adds to the weight and luxurious look of the finished product.

Some of the fabrics selected came from England and part of the drapery work requires us to be stitched by hand because of the bulk of all the layers, as well as making sure we will deliver a top notch product. The rooms (suites) we are working on will have the best view ever at Blackberry Farm and overlook beautiful mountains, hills and nothing but stunning nature as far as one can see.

We will post some more pictures later of some of the work, showing off their beautiful designer and decorator’s touch as well as our custom workroom draperies and bedding.

 

By |August 31st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Juliska, Match, Vagabond House and Arte Italica dishes and gifts

This time of the year when everything is a little bit slower in retail because people are on vacation, this gives us time to go to the Atlanta Gift Market and to re-stock the store with beautiful new items from some of our favorite lines, including dishes from Juliska, Match, Vagabond House and Arte Italica. Four great lines that not only offer beautiful gifts for brides, anniversaries or a special occasion, but we also have many clients who are getting new dishes for themselves and updating their own “stock”. Juliska has done such a GREAT job with their berry and thread design which comes in a neutral white, light soft blue, light green and light brown and all the pieces can be mixed together for a designer look. They also offer clear plates which are a great way to bring in yet another color and texture. Other lines like Match and Arte Italica are more traditional and very european inspired. Many items have a combination of white porcelain and pewter which are simply stunning and very timeless. Vagabond House has some of the same looks, the main difference is that the items are not produced in Italy and a distinctive eye can see the difference in the pewter finish. However they are fun pieces which can get mixed in with the more expensive and hand crafted items from Europe. The most unique part of Arte Italica are their hand painted dishes, urns, vases and bowls. Juliska and Arte Italica also offer some beautiful seasonal Christmas dishes which seem to be gaining popularity every year.  I am from Austria origionally, but now, as a Knoxville based interior designer and decorator, it is fun to bring some […]

By |August 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Master bathroom design and remodeling job

 

We recently finished another master bathroom design and remodeling job for a client. We are not completely done with this design because our custom window treatments and small area rugs are still missing, but we will post some more pictures of this  re-design at a later point. This bathroom is very dreamy and soft with the color scheme – our hues range from white to cream and pearl. The wallpaper has a geometric design and a slight shimmer, which adds to the elegance of this bathroom. For our countertop we chose a marble top with subtle veining going through it –  the same is reflected in our flooring. The vanity lights were placed right on top of the mirror and framed in with custom molding. The cabinets have a subtle pencil line on the trim which adds extra depth and brings out more of the design details and they all feature soft close drawers. The lighting (which I will need to get a close up picture of) is our Visual Comfort Lighting with an oil rubbed bronze finish, which also matches the vanity mirror and all of our faucets and hardware.  We also replaced the old regular wooden blinds with new Hunter Douglas silhouettes with a light room darkening sheer fabric/lining.

 

By |August 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Custom wine cellar design underneath a staircase

It is always great to make use of an interior space in your house that otherwise would get neglected. Staircases can provide such places that are perfect for closets, extra storage  or even a wine cellar. As an interior designer and interior decorator it is fun and exciting to let your creative juices flow and to come up with new ideas, on how to furnish small spaces and get the most function out of it.  I just did some custom drapery work at this home, which was a Knoxville Symphony Show House a few years ago,  and the home owners still enjoy this unique space.  In this case the walls were faux finished with a plaster texture to make it more reminiscent of a true cellar and something you might find in Tuscany or Napa Valley. Every nook and small space was perfectly used for wine storage and an air vent was installed as well to maintain proper temperatures. All the wrought iron pieces were custom made to fit and to give it a built-in,  finished look.  Small interior spaces like this one are best to be designed when either remodeling or during new construction, simply because it is easier to plan for all the electrical and air supply,  as well as customizing the space for built-in units or shelving.

 

 

 

By |August 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments