muses launch party on wednesday!

Attention, Charlotte friends and fellow style aficionados!  Will you join me this Wednesday, May 20?
Ethan Allen Muses BookEthan Allen is hosting an event at the Pineville store to celebrate the launch of their new book, Muses.  If you were at Design Bloggers Conference in Atlanta, you’ve already gotten a sneak preview!  All attendees will receive a copy of the book.
Ethan Allen InvitationIn addition to hors d’oeuvres and wine, there will be a silent auction to benefit A Child’s Place and also a preview of the latest fashions from Sloan boutique.  Fashion + decor + help for homeless kids … all in one place?!  Be still my beating heart.  Quite a few of the auction items are gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses, but perhaps the most exciting is seven days’ lodging, including breakfast, in London.  Now that’s the best excuse for a summer vacation that I’ve ever heard!!
Ethan Allen Invitation 2I’ve attached the invitation with all of the details, including RSVP information.  Please drop by if you can!  Hint, hint — I’ve partnered with Ethan Allen on an exciting upcoming project, and I’ll be sharing a few words with all the details!

three keys to everyday entertaining

Spring is in full swing, which means summer is just around the corner!  My kiddos are already on the end-of-school-year countdown, which fills me with both delight and — in all candor — a teensy bit of dread.  My family thrives on routine … and I’m a bit behind on my camp scheduling.  Yikes!  You can guess what I’ll be working on tomorrow.

Charlotte Home Garden Spring 2015 CoverHave you seen one of my latest projects on the Spring 2015 cover of Charlotte Home + Garden?  Now there’s a family who will be enjoying their home this summer!  To be sure, the home doesn’t look like a “playhouse” — but it is the perfect home for family fun!

Traci Zeller Wine Cellar VignetteWhat are the three keys to everyday entertaining in this gorgeous home?  Here, it started with an open floor plan, including large indoor and outdoor living spaces, created by Christopher Phelps.  It’s perfect for “party flow.”  Durable fabrics — including Crypton, Sunbrella and textured vinyl — in the living and dining areas mean there’s no fear of red wine.  Plus, with a pool and a pool table, activities for all ages are always ready — rain or shine!  Oh, and the killer wine cellar doesn’t hurt.  You can’t execute a project like this without the incredible craftsmanship that Arcadia Custom Homes always brings to the table.  

For more details, check out the entire article in the latest issue of Charlotte Home + Garden!

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