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Beth Webb: An Eye For Beauty- Book Review

I am so far behind on posting that it is not even funny anymore. Sweet Beth Webb’s book has been sitting on my desk for about 2 months and today is the first chance I have had to even pick it up.

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I have no idea how she found the time to write it. This is not just a pretty picture book. While the book is driven by the expected poignant photography of one of my favorite photographers, Emily Followill, Beth took an unexpected route and divided the book into 5 sections based on the five senses: sight, touch,sound,taste and scent.  As a lifestyle designer, this is how she thinks as she designs.

Poetry of Place by McAlpine- A Book Review

I was thrilled to receive my copy of Poetry of Place, the latest coffee table book by McAlpine Home.  As a true fan of the work of these friends  I knew that I was in for a pleasant Sunday afternoon of amazing photography and prose.

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It did not disappoint. Of course they had me at hand renderings. Am I the only one who finds these drawings so romantic and…. well… perfect that I am sometimes disappointed that the actual buildings can’t match the charm of the pencil? Happily, these homes met my standard.


How To Paint A Marbled Floor

You might be wondering, “Why would I want to know how to paint a marbled floor.” Good question.

As most of you know, last year we were selected as one of seven designers from the Southeast to design a window display for Behind The Windows, an event at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center. It was a huge honor and a huge undertaking.

This is what the space looked like the first time that I saw it. Yes, that is a big window! Two sides are all glass and the area is very narrow so arranging it is a challenge.


Each year there is a particular theme and for mine all the designers chosen had a fabric line represented by one of the showrooms at the center so the window had to feature our product used in creative ways.

Designers Hate It When You Think This

When I saw this quote in a design magazine talking about the fear that people have to overcome when they are deciding whether or not to use a designer I just had to post it. [caption id="attachment_1081" align="aligncenter" width="460"] Cindy Barganier Interiors[/caption] The thing that saddens me most about my job is misconceptions that people have about me: "I could never afford her." "I would...

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The Difference Between Men And Women

The difference between men and women is real y'all. Seriously real. LOL Several months ago we had the need to move my work table from the mezzanine of the shop to the main floor. My first thought was to round up a bunch of guys from the neighborhood and "make er happen". Right? Wouldn't that have been yours? Not Jeff's. Nope. Don't...

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Southern Style Magazine Features

There is absolutely nothing better professionally than walking up to a newsstand and seeing your work validated by being on the cover of a national publication. Thank you Southern Style. The room chosen for the cover is the dining room of Max and Sally Byrd of Brantley, Al and it has struck a chord with people from all over the country. Calls and...

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2016 Southern Living Inspired Home

This week I was invited out to Hampstead to tour and  write about their 2016 Southern Living Inspired Home. The house was designed by Matter, the brain child of Anna Lowder and Harvi Sahota.  Harvi explains the theory behind the house this way, "We approached the design of this house by focusing on its location in the Hampstead community. Located on...

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ADAC Video

Just as I hit the publish button yesterday on Behind the Windows, ADAC published this video so I decided to share it with you since it has snippets of all the windows and tells a little about all of the designers. I hope you enjoy. [embed][/embed]   Have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend. Cindy...

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