Interior Decorating

The Wedding

Posted by on Apr 27, 2012 in Interior Decorating, special events, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Planning for months has finally flourished into the Magical Enchanting Day of the Wedding.  All the worry gone from a mothers heart of being asked by her daughter to decorate the most important day of her life….I was honored and humbled at the same time.  The planning and deciding had begun and I had to make sure it was perfection, down to the last sprinkle of silver on the table, it was finally complete. I want to thank Rebecca, Brenda, Sharon, Christina, Christopher, Jeffrey, Erin, Amber, Carlina, Mandy, Dream makers linen and Reidun Paulson from the Grandview for your help. I could not have pulled off the two hour decorating marathon without you. If you are in the Chattanooga area U&I Home Decorating and Staging http://www.UandIHomeDecoratingandStaging.com highly recommend the Grandview on Lookout Mountain, Georgia http://meetatgrandview.com/photos.htm for your special event….Reidun’s customer service is impeccable and the vista view backdrop is enchanting. We started at 2:00 and pushed forward as fast magical and enchanting moment creators and completed the decorating in record breaking time…Delegating my daughters wants and my vision to my wonderful volunteered group of Family helpers we were dressed and ready for photographs by 4:30.  Unbelievable feat! Our photographer was Marsha Smith of The Lightbox Photography another high recommendation goes out to her for capturing this lifetime of precious moments on film for us.  You can view the entire wedding, starting with Engagement, to Pre-Ceremony, The Ceremony, and The Reception on her website http://thelightbox-marshasmith.smugmug.com/MyPortfolio/RoyBrandiWedding/22567268_kRRQtm#!i=1806223854&k=jdvG2nq A special thank you to my Brother in law Jeffrey for capturing some amazing shots with his camera for us…I will forever be grateful for your kindness and photographic eye. We had a bit of a stir from Mother Nature with some dark clouds and a minor sprinkling but Reidun’s crew pulled out large tarps and covered the tabletops and saved the day.  Her calm was my salvation at that uncontrollable moment.  The decision was to made stay outside or inside…The Groom said outside.  We had faith….it was the right the decision. I have been told it is good luck to have rain on your wedding day…..It was just enough! The clouds lightened up, the drizzle stopped and off went the tarps exposing the unscathed décor and our beautiful white mophead hydrangeas.  Time was counting down and we were ready for the line up….My father officiated the wedding making the evening even more special for us.  The ceremony was beautiful, and the reception was a hit. The Bride and Groom couldn’t stop smiling.  We were a success…. Thanks be to God for their happy union....

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Process of Decorating a room “Completed Example room”

Posted by on Apr 5, 2012 in Interior Decorating, interior design | 0 comments

We started with Style “Polished Casual with Natural Allure” decided by Better Homes and Garden decorating style quiz Wall color “Sherwin Williams Hopsack SW6109, Trim White SW7757” Furniture “Landon Collection Pottery Barn and Slipper chair Leyland Ballard design” Rug “Addarug.com” Drapery “Thai Silk Restoration Hardware” adding all of our accessories….Viola’…. Our completed room.  I hope you have enjoyed the process of decorating a room with...

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Process of Decorating a room

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in Interior Decorating, interior design, redesign, Uncategorized | 1 comment

I have been posting about an example room on my business Facebook page and wanted to share with my blog followers.  If you would like to follow via Facebook here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/UandIHomeDecoratingandStaging To recap and catch you up…we were working with a Better Homes and Garden quiz to pick your style http://www.bhg.com/decorating/decorating-style/quiz/?ordersrc=google1decoratingquiz_app&s_kwcid=TC%7C5599%7Cdecorating%20style%20quiz%7C%7CS%7Cb%7C7295502418 You can take the quiz and find a beautiful power point photo and description of your style pulled from answers that you give doing the quiz…try it it’s fun. My personal style came back Polished Casual with Natural Allure: Description You love to mix and match your favorites from several styles, so Polished Casual is the best way to describe your look. Crisp, fresh, and always comfortable, this approach anchors itself in neutral, subtle hues and furniture that isn’t fussy but isn’t slouchy either. Pair your clean-lined sofa with a dark leather wing chair or a weathered metal table—anything goes, but simplicity is key. That is so me! I am using my style to do the example room to explain the process of decorating a room.  One of my Facebook followers ask about the process of decorating a room. I thought it would be fun to walk her through it with posts of U&I decorating a room. So far we have chosen our style Polished Casual with Natural Allure, room color (neutrals because I love to change often), and neutral Living room furniture…again because I fall in love way to easy and I want everything…part of the beast I must tame often in my line of work…hahahaha.  Below are my choices via internet for our example room.               The room color choice SW6109 Hopsack and all trim SW7757 High reflectence white, Furniture Landon Collection Cream Twill dark wood legs, Sofa $1800, Chair $1300, Ottoman $600, Slipper Chair Leyland from Ballard Designs $419 and last but certainly not bland our color inspiration for the example room a Low Pile 8×10 modern striped rug from Net channel Inc. (addarug.com) $1000 I’ll keep you updated as we proceed in the process of Decorating a room with U&I Home Decorating and Staging. Deborah...

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Landscape Design on the Lafayette River

Posted by on Oct 11, 2011 in gardening, Interior Decorating, interior design, redesign, Uncategorized | 2 comments

U & I has completed an exterior design for a returning client.  I can’t think of anything this designer loves more than a returning client and referrals.  We had a long hard job ahead of us but with lots of planning, researching, sub contractors, and ingenuity the job is almost complete with a few minor details to be worked out.  Of course, with all designs things flux and change once the job begins and quick decisions and solutions can be brought together to please the client.  I am happy to say the clients are thrilled with their new view of the Lafayette. no images were found...

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New Condo construction project complete

Posted by on Jul 12, 2011 in Interior Decorating, interior design, redesign | 0 comments

My client purchase her new condo and needed help selecting flooring, lighting, color palette as well as full service decorating.  Her main objective was to marrying her love of antiques with a fresh new look.  Take a look at some before and after photo’s on my face book page for U & I Home Decorating and Staging. Not sure why the link is not working but if you copy and paste it to your browser it will take you to my photo’s.  I was able to add the link to the reply section and it takes you to the photo’s if you click that link. Deborah...

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