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Traditions

I recently completed the interior design of a home in a neighborhood called Traditions. It is a lovely neighborhood with its own YMCA, a little cafe and grocery. The owner like so many of us had many wonderful things they had collected and been handed down over the years but was at a loss of where to begin. I was able to help her sort out her style, pick a color palette, and move confidently in the direction of her design goals. She decided to do the foyer and dining area first. I labeled her style as vintage eclectic. She had a real love of red and aqua, time worn elements, pottery, great taste in art and all things Mississippi- whenever spelling the name of my state I still say in my head “M- I – crooked letter crooked letter- I- crooked letter crooked letter-I-humpback humpback- I” it’s a way you learn to spell it as a kid that I still enjoy to this day :-) . Anywhoo, I was very pleased with how everything came together- the rooms went from empty with the exception a dining room table- to vintage eclectic loveliness if I do say so myself- and yeah I’m going to say so! Haha As a designer like any artist you pour your heart and soul into your creations and walk away only when you have nothing left to pour. I often feel sad when what may have been months of work comes to an end and I know I am walking out of the space to never return. It’s almost like a not too bad break up- you can’t be together but it’s not so bad you can’t love again- so you do what most people do and comfort yourself by finding another space to fall in love with :-) weird analogy- probably so I’m known for some whack job analogies.
Let’s face it most artist worth their salt are whack jobs themselves- and I mean that in the nicest way possible because I am one. Many people just think of artists as people who draw or paint- oh contraire my dear… Hairdressers, nail techs, designers, florists, cake decorators, some brick masons and tile layers etc- all ARTISTS!!! Think about it how many hairdressers do you know with remotely normal hair- if I picked my hairdressers based on what their hair looked like it would be slim pickings- my last hair dresser was a master of color and she idolized Cyndi Lauper, Madonna and Lady Gaga and made them look tame-( It takes one to know one-(and that painting that hung in her salon with her in knee high converse naked with an octopus was a pretty good clue too) I wouldn’t have it any other way- you want a good color and cut you better have an artist doing your hair. And of course at the heart of your designer/event planner/furniture painter you must have an artist to truly make your space its own work of art.
Anywhoo, without further delay I present to you the foyer and dining room- I wish you could see the original rather than a print but typically bringing my blog followers and several hundred FB Fans to the actual home is frowned upon by the owners- the type -A non artsy types- whom artist love and appreciate because they make the money that feeds us :-) .
Here’s the beforehand of the dining room…

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Before of the foyer…

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Before of the dated china cabinet I selected for the space…

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Before of the Buffett…

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Here’s a few sneak peeks of some of the afters…

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Paint, wax and the right techniques caused the look of this china cabinet to time travel to 2013!

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All the fabrics came together beautifully in the custom designed sewing- the wrinkles fell out the next day but do I have a pic of that noooooooo

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I bought a stump that was a first-I then had it cut into oak chargers… I love how the table settings came out, she had a beautiful collection of Shearwater Pottery plates

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My clients grandmothers purse turned into pillows…

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My client loves cotton. Can I come do your house next???

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Why don’t you drop off a piece to be painted at the workshop?

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Thanks for Dreaming and Scheming with me,
Brandie

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Natalie 11/27/13

Brandie, the transformation is unreal! So warm and inviting, and the table settings are great! Well done!

Brandie Dickerson @ Dreaming and Scheming Blog 11/27/13

Thanks Natalie, I appreciate it!

Melissa 11/27/13

Beautiful!!! I love how you’re able to reuse and repurpose so much. My favorite item has to be the blue aluminum Paul with cotton. Love!

Brandie Dickerson @ Dreaming and Scheming Blog 11/28/13

Thanks so much!

Brandy 11/28/13

Another wonderful job!! Bravo!! LOVE the chargers! Great idea!

Brandie Dickerson @ Dreaming and Scheming Blog 11/29/13

Thanks Brandy- I said I had reached a new low when I bought a stump from somebody! Haha

Katie 11/29/13

Wow, your client’s dining room turned out beautiful! The wood chargers and the cotton is my favorite :)
~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

Brandie Dickerson @ Dreaming and Scheming Blog 11/29/13

Thanks Katie, I appreciate it!

Erin @ DIY on the Cheap 12/1/13

It looks beautiful! Great job!

Brandie Dickerson @ Dreaming and Scheming Blog 12/2/13

Thanks I appreciate it!

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