Friday, October 22, 2010

Inspiration, Imagination & Insight compliments of LHO customers...enjoy!

We are constantly blown away by the talent and creativity of our customers.  And also very thankful they are so generous with their creativity and willingness to share.  Below are three examples of such:

Five months ago, we had a charming, vintage green velvet chair in our inventory.  It was featured in the first (and only) video version of What's New Wednesday.  Shortly after the video embarrassed us Shonda visited the store and had to have this chair; she had a vision for it.  Well, that would be an understatement based upon the photos she recently shared with us.  Shonda lives and works in the Mabank area with her family.

Morgan Flowers :
Not long after we opened in late December, we met Morgan.  Morgan works as a Designer for an Architectural firm right around the corner from LHO and also operates a successful Interior Design business of her own (214.532.0426).  Morgan stopped in one day during her lunch hour to "check us out" and within a day or so she was bringing clients and friends in to show them different pieces to complete their respective projects.  Not only has Morgan become a valued customer and friend, she's also referred several great consignment clients to us.

Morgan has recently completed a project in the Bluffview area...which she has graciously agreed to share the before and afters with us.  Sometimes all we need is a picture to help us take that first step in transforming our own living space. 

Before Kitchen Dining

After Kitchen Dining
Transformed by a cornice board over the window, shear drapes, pendant fixture and area rug!
The Art was simply moved from another location in the house

Before Living Area

Living Room After:  Frugal Finds
Art above the mantle commissioned by family friend,  chandelier custom made to replicate an antique at a fraction of the
$9000.00 price tag of the antique and the
Lucite Console (drum roll please) at Salvation Army - SCORE!
Living After: View #2

Before:  Formal Dining

After:  The SAME formal dining room!!!
Note to self:  The stripe on the wall continues on the drapes
Really, this is the same room?  If the stairs were not in both pictures
I may be suspect!

Can you say re purpose? 
Custom mirror with candelabra attached...this mirror is 40+ years old, came from the bathroom at Morgan's boyfriends house he's's 5'x4'!  This piece is in the entry and SO dramatic...the picture doesn't do it justice.

Betty and Robin:

We first met Betty and Robin on a Thursday.  The day following What's New Wednesday when they raced to the store to buy a vanity they'd seen on the post...perfect for their client!  The next time we heard from Betty and Robin, also on a Thursday.  This time following the WNW American Pickers Style post...the one featuring our picks from the day trip to east Texas.  They were chomping at the bit over the vintage, industrial blue saw horses.  They had a specific job in mind for these unique pieces; they described their vision in detail...and by the looks of it.  They delivered!

Betty shared these photos along with a note: 
Thought you guys might like to see some of your "stuff" in our most recent project...a "Bay House" in Galveston. Our client was over-joyed...since the first place blew away with IKE!!
Betty Malone and Robin Malone
Chez Tweak Interiors

                                        The Saw Horse/Work Benches on the showroom floor
                                               and below the transformation into the perfect
                                                            Bay House Dining Table

The Table Top:  A Time Worn Door and Glass

The primitive black/red shelf was sitting by LHO's back door-
(we hadn't even placed it) the day Betty and Robin came for the work benches. 
They saw it and immediately knew it was also
meant for Galveston.  
I love the contrast against the beach white walls and 
(pickled?) flooring.

 Betty started Chez Tweak Interiors (214.532.4534 or 469.576.2669)10 years ago, with her daughter-in-law Robin joining her 2 years ago.  They are located in McKinney, yet eagerly serve a broader region as evident with the Galveston Bay project. 

Call for more information:  We love referring LHO customers to LHO customers.  If you are interested in knowing more about the services of Morgan Flowers or Chez Tweak feel free to contact them at the numbers listed in this blog post.

Enjoy the WEEKEND!



alyak23 said...

you have some really cool stuff! do you have any idea where your designer friend got those cool horizontal drapes for formal dining?? and that fun orange and white round rug for kitchen dining??

CJ said...

Morgan had the drapes custom made for her client and found the fab orange round rug at IKEA!

alyak23 said...

Thanks! Good to know! I love your blog :)