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Cindy Barganier Interiors / architecture and design (Page 3)

Packing For Install Day

I've been eating my Wheaties! [caption id="attachment_8282" align="aligncenter" width="453"] Found on Pinterest[/caption] Get ready Peeps. Rain or no rain tomorrow is install day and this is my van. Yikes.   [caption id="attachment_8276" align="aligncenter" width="600"] install day[/caption]   This is Jeff's car.   We will pack Nicole's tomorrow morning while the movie van is being loaded and then it is SHOWTIME. Let's do this....

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One Day Closer To Move In


Back in Brantley today for the very LAST workday before the full move-in! Woo Hoo. We couldn’t be more excited.

The fireplace wall that no one believed we really had a plan for came rapidly together today. The cabinet crew did an amazing job of executing my vision for the concealed TV.




The Tv is recessed into the wall so that it is flush with the face. The doors are then double hinged with concealed brackets and fold all the way back flat against the side walls. The opening around the firebox will be the same product that is on the floor for a seamless transition.

Move In Day Is 7 Days Away!



We have three families on the eve of move in day so you can imagine the organized chaos that is the norm around here right now.

This picture pretty much tells the story. (Good thing I had a key to the back door ’cause I couldn’t fit through the crack that was left in the shop doorway.)





Need any lamps? Chandeliers? Hardware? How about rugs? Not a problem. I think we’ve got you covered. haha

Photo Shoot With Southern Lady

We had a blast staging houses for a recent photo shoot.    The whole neighborhood got caught up in the excitement and came bearing garden flowers, food, smiles and well wishes.   We stripped Parish, one of my favorite go to places for all things fabulous, of their tabletop goodies for this sweet tablescape. Thank you Ashley! Beth Bridges came over with her giant clam shell...

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Which Rug Is Best For You?

[caption id="attachment_7790" align="aligncenter" width="442"] Antique Sultanabad[/caption]   HAND KNOTTED Hand-knotting is the most labor intensive of all. This type of weave takes a lot of time and skill. Quality is determined by the number of knots per square inch. The tighter the knot and more dense the carpet, the better the quality. Much training is required to learn to create these works of art. These rugs retain their value...

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Before and After Living Room

Before and After posts are my very favorites. Today we’re talking Living Rooms.

Don’t you agree that seeing a room go from unused and unloved – because it is just not “you” – to something that makes you do the happy dance every time you walk by is something worth celebrating???  I do! And so does the sweet family who lives in this home. We have been slowly working our way through the house making each room a special place designed just for their family and I can’t even tell you how much fun we have had.

So…… I give you the Living Room…… BEFORE

living before

The room was dark and oh so serious and did I mention never used? “Ain’t nobody got time for that.”

After much discussion with the owners I learned that what they really wanted was an adult space where they could close those double bi-fold doors to the den and actually have a conversation without Dora’s input. (You would have to have kids or grands to understand.) They wanted bright and happy and sophisticated. They wanted to be able to sit in a pleasant environment and watch the kids in the pool which is just beyond that big window that was BEHIND the sofa.  (Think jump up and turn around at every scream. Not good.)


Sooooooooooooo,  we did this.

Bower Bird… The Original Decorator!

While at Auburn this week for the Grisham-Trentham Lecture Series I learned something fascinating. Did you know that if you are planning to build in Australia or New Guinea  that your best bet for a great design partner just might be a bird?? Yep. You heard me right. The Australian Bower Bird just might be the original decorator   You really must watch this...

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