This past weekend my daughter and I visited the great Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. During the two days that we spent there, we delved into all the antique stores and visited as many as we could in our timeframe. For me, it is working for all my clients and finding unique pieces of furniture for certain spots in their homes. For one client in particular, I have spent four years looking for a butcher block island to place in her kitchen. In one weekend, I found three that would perfectly fit her space. I quickly e-mailed her photos of each one with the dimensions and cost. She responded to the first two and said no, but for the third one, she said “How can I resist?” So I paid the dealer and off we went to another antique store where we found a very unique Arts and Crafts coffee table that my daughter could not refrain from. She also found an Arts and Crafts shelf that could be hung on the wall or used as an end table. She was so excited. I too was excited that my daughter was learning how to purchase quality furniture, as well as recycling and reusing old pieces. Her apartment in Chapel Hill is getting another uplift.
Then, for another client, we found a mahogany sideboard that was 100 years old. I really wanted to bring it home, but needed approval from my client. When you use a professional interior designer, your home is always on their mind and your shopping list is mentally stored looking to find the right item for that special spot.