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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.

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]https://issuu.com/adacmarketing/docs/spring_2016_-_behind_the_windows_bo?e=8848619/35720348[/embed]   Have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend. Cindy...

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Behind The Windows

    Some of you have asked for more pictures and the story behind the Behind The Windows event. Every spring 7 designers from across the South-East are selected to create a very large window display that kicks off Design ADAC and the spring market. The window stays up for 6 months and people from all over the country come to visit the market...

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Design Bloggers Conference And Nathan Turner

  I am so behind in posting that I might never get you caught up, but this fun you have to see. I recently returned from The Design Bloggers Conference in Atlanta. Nathan Turner was one of the hilarious key note speakers. You might know him from Bravo's Million Dollar Decorators from a few years back.   One of the greatest and most refreshing...

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Design ADAC

[caption id="attachment_8963" align="aligncenter" width="352"] Fabric and Art from Cindy Barganier Textiles[/caption]   Super excited to turn on the computer this morning and see that my work is the featured image for Design ADAC 2016. I was waiting for them to make the announcement before I said anything but I was chosen as 1 of 7 designers from the Southeast  to create a window display...

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Meet Thomas Darnell

Y’all, I have known a lot of gifted artists in my day but Thomas Darnell has stopped me in my tracks. I have spent considerable time the last few weeks staring at his paintings, awe-struck by the gift that is within him.

Meet Thomas. (Yes, the orchid is a painting.)

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 The peonies have captivated me like nothing else.