One on One with Helene

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This month, we’re taking a peek into what inspires Helene and a few of Helene’s favorites!

Designer: Helene Forester

Helene & Family

Born in France An athlete in several exercise sports | Was crowned Ms. Robins Air Force Base at age 29 | Ran a marathon in less than 4 hours

What’s your go-to cocktail? Cosmopolitan

What’s in your perfect picnic basket? French bread, brie cheese, beet salad, champagne, & brownies of course! 

What’s on your nightstand? Family pictures, a coaster, clock, lamp, my glasses and a current read!

In my fridge there is always… Yogurt, fruit, and chocolate

I can’t say no to… A friend in need. 

My dream vacation is… An Italian Villa with an in-house chef and spa

Antique or modern? Antique 

Favorite Material/Textures: Hair on hide, chenille, croc leather, mohair, cashmere, textured sheers, and tapestries

Your style in words: Casual Classic

Celebrity closet you’d like to raid: Diane Keaton

I’m obsessed with: My granddaughters, Tinsley and Piper

What country’s design style do you find inspiring? Italy and France

What is your favorite art style? Impressionism, and Dale Chihuly Glass

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One on One with Joey

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This month, we are kicking off our new Designer Spotlight series. Each month in our newsletter, we featured a short biography of one of our designers. Now we’re taking a look into their personal styles and and their favorite things in life!

Designer: Joey LaSalle

Graduated Cum-Laude from O’More College of Design | Over 14 years of Industry experience | Owned a design firm in Franklin, TN | Works on custom remodels and new construction with builders on high-end residential design

What’s your go-to cocktail? Hendrix Gin, St. Germain, lemon juice, and soda water

What’s on your nightstand? A natural blue coral, a design book, a picture of Cameron and a Sicilian Tangerine candle.

I buy too much: I buy too much!

In my fridge there is always: Diet Pepsi

My perfect day is: The beach

On my “want” list: Anything Cartier… preferrably with diamonds, haha.

Movie set you’d love to live in: There’s so many! Probably the house in Something’s Gotta Give, the Santa Barbara home in It’s Complicated or the Malibu home in The Holiday.

What’s on your radar? All about fall clothes and layering for winter!

What four legged friends share your home? Mango- she’s a Coton de Tulear.

Celebrity closet you’d like to raid: David Beckam or Ian Somerhalder

Antique or Modern: Modern, but I like an eclectic mix.

Your style in words: Dressy casual, dressy chic. I’m Italian so I gravitate towards Euro-Modern and tailored.

First thing you notice when you walk into a room: I tend to notice lighting and art.

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225 Rue St. Tropez

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By Bunny Hall

225 Rue St. Tropez – A Beautiful Residence Featured on this year’s South Walton Tour of Homes

Architecturally stunning, this Mediterranean home encompasses 3,200 square feet with inspiring interiors by Lovelace. The home features four bedrooms  and 4.5 baths, high end appliances, Italian barrel tile roofs, and pecky cypress balcony ceilings. There are 10’ceilings on every level and a stunning three story spiral freestanding staircase anchors all floors.

The covered Front Entry features terra cotta planters, verde benches, and arched double front doors in cypress. The Foyer features San Giorgio chandelier and sconces with carved leg demilune leather bench and carved wood upholstered guest chair. A dramatic bronze mirror over a black marble console leads you to the dramatic spiral staircase and the main levels of the home.

Upon arriving at the second level, you are greeted by a distinctive main Dining Room  featuring a soapstone chandelier which evokes a tropical feel. The massive custom designed sectional in leather and fabrics anchors the main living area around the cocktail ottoman and leather front entertainment console. Pendant lighting over the bar features capiz shell furthering the tropical infusion into the Mediterranean décor. The stunning powder room features barrel ceiling and faux finishing for a Grotto effect with shell encrusted mirror and sconces.

The  staircase leads you up again to the third floor Master Suite and the adorable granddaughter’s bedroom. Faux finishes, custom furniture, gorgeous fabrics, and dramatic lighting create rooms you never want to leave. Custom made furniture, stunning faux finishes, original art and beautiful fabrications in bedding and window treatments have all been included to create an elegant Mediterranean estate.

Designer, Joey LaSalle’s TOP 13 Design Trends for 2013

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#9: RECLAIMED WOOD! If everything in your home was bought at the same time and has nearly the same age to it, chances are you’re struggling to find ways to add character and charm to your interior. Reclaimed wood may be your answer! 2012 saw a surge of reclaimed/recycled wood case goods flood the market and this trend will continue through 2013! Generally crafted from the wood of deconstructed factories, barns and old houses, reclaimed wood furniture and accessories are finding new relevance inside our homes. Beyond the eco-responsibility of reusing materials, it’s indisputable that reclaimed wood brings beauty and character that nothing else can. Each piece’s imperfections make it unique…no two pieces are alike. In the modern era, with the luster of high gloss lacquers, shiny tiles, flashy wallpapers, sparkling crystal or glass light fixtures, the worn matte texture of reclaimed wood furniture and accessories help to ground the space and provide balance so that everything doesn’t feel so manufactured. These pieces are literally diamonds in the rough and help balance new with old. Now that reclaimed wood goes beyond flooring and has extended to wall installations, furniture and accessories, as with most of the Trends I’ve talked about this year so far, a little bit goes a long way….balance and integration of reclaimed woods with industrial or modern styling is the key, otherwise you might find yourself living like Laura Ingalls! (just sayin’)

Designer, Joey LaSalle’s TOP 13 Design Trends for 2013

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#8: WRAPPED FURNITURE! So many furniture companies are offering an assortment of wrapped case goods in 2013. Nothing adds a sophisticated eclecticism quite like an uph…olstered dresser or side table in a room. It automatically evokes a sense of contemporary whimsy whether wrapped in leather, linen, stainless, zinc, shagreen (sharkskin) or even burlap! You may not have paid attention to it before, but now you’ll definitely recognize just how much this trend is catching on!
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