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It Started When They Said “I Do”.

Once upon a time, I was asked by a Grandmama to design a special bedroom for 5 little princesses who loved all things pink and green and sparkly and fun.

We had such a great time. I turned the dormers into kaleidoscopes with crystal chandeliers.


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And there were dress up clothes and jewels and art supplies and all things pinkalicious.

Thank You Southern Hospitality

I met Rhoda from Southern Hospitality at The Chapel Market last year and what a sweet heart she is! Rhoda was one of pioneers of the blogging world so when she emailed me yesterday to say that she was writing a feature on me today you can imagine how honored I was. I haven’t even seen it yet so jump over to Southern Hospitality with me and let’s check it out! Thank you so much Rhoda.

Rhoda is the beautiful blond in front with the black top on. She just looks like she would know a thing or two about Southern Hospitality doesn’t she?

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Bloggers Dinner On The Veranda


Maxwell, Well Loved

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Gregory Peck with the ladies of Maxwell back in the day.

I must admit that I am humbled and surprised by the response to yesterday’s post about the O’Club at Maxwell AFB. I really struck a nostalgic cord with so many of you. Of all the beautiful places and things that I have written about over the last three years this one received more shares and comments than any. I thought you might like to see a few more pictures and hear some of the stories that I didn’t tell last time.

Before And Afters At Maxwell AFB


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I was working on a before and after submission for a publication when it occurred to me that I had never written about this project here. How did that happen?

Several years ago I was approached by the wing commander at Maxwell Air Force Base about handling the renovation of the Officers’ Club. It was a fabulous project because he, Colonel Pete Costello, was passionate about design and wanted to bring the badly run-down club back to its 1920’s glory days. It was the most challenging project of my entire career for many reasons, chief among them:

the time line. Maxwell had just learned that they would be hosting, for the first time, Corona , the most important strategy event of all in the military. Top brass from all branches  the world over would be attending. We had 6 weeks to completely renovated the club.

Say what!!!

Throw in the next wrinkle,

it was Christmas and all of the factories that I needed to use were about to close for 2 weeks for inventory.

Throw in the next wrinkle,

I could not bring any of my own sub-contractors in. We had to use the “talent” available through the federal penitentiary that is housed at Maxwell.

After hyperventilating Jeff and I attacked the project with gusto. This phase involved the upstairs bar and a multi-purpose room that was to  look like a gentleman’s cigar club. I am going to show a couple of pictures of those projects then concentrate on the real bugger boo that came as phase II, The Pit. It ain’t called the pit for nuthin! Phew. That placed smelled to high heaven. It is located  in the basement and is the hang-out for the younger crowd. Let’s just say it needed a lot of TLC.


The Best Reveal Ever!!!

As you know we have been working on a master bedroom renovation in one of the historic areas of our city.   I love, love, love this family. They have waited so patiently for this much deserved retreat taking care of the family areas, the children's rooms, everything but their own private get away. We laughed as they told stories of the ah,...

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Thanks For The Shout Out Doodle Home!

This appeared in Doodle Home's blog Monday. DESIGN INSPIRATION FROM CINDY BARGANIER The scale of this room both in square footage and height called for special attention to scale and proportion. Every piece of furniture was in some way altered to keep it from looking miniature. For instance, the tv cabinet came with the owners and serves as a perfect example of how what...

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