Did y’all hear that? It was the sigh of relief that I let out yesterday when the final mirror was hung in the dining room at White Oaks Ranch. The rug didn’t make it but I can live with that if you will let me off the hook on that one! Seriously, I was so down to the wire on this project that as John Cain Sargent was shooting the angles towards the window, we were hanging the mirrors behind him! He has so much patience which is how we made it through shooting my upcoming book as friends!
Buffets: Gustavian Buffet from Wisteria
I’m completely obsessed with Wisteria. First of all, they offer great design and great prices and secondly, they have a lot of what I need in stock! I’m not very good at waiting for anything, especially once I’ve decided on a piece of furniture so the second part is major!
On the Buffets:
Horn Tumbler with Succulents
Napkins: Pearl Gray Lightweight Linen Custom Napkin Set from Loom Decor with a custom monogram by Halo Studio Gifts (They do wonderful Facebook Flash Sales!) I found this monogram in an old book of antique monograms. It just happened to be my husband’s initials and Jen from Halo Studio digitized it and embroidered it for me!
Candlesticks: This was the most similar one I could find.
Art: Shamardal‘: One of a limited-edition run of giclee prints of multiple prize-winning racehorse, Shamardal, painted by animal oil portrait artist, Rory Mackay. Shamardal rose quickly to notoriety in the racing world after earning the 2004 European Champion 2-year-old status, before going on to win many other trophies and courses around the world. Original painting commissioned by a well-known horse trader in England, who later sold the horse to the famous Godolphin racehorse stable. Now, I’d love to tell y’all that Shamardal has a connection to White Oaks Ranch but he doesn’t. The connection is that I am a big fan of Rory MacKay who does the most amazing pet portraits. So, whatever type of pet you have, I hope you will check out what he offers!
Art Display System: Walker Displays
Flowers: I’m not sure how I could have gotten through the shoot yesterday with out Shannon King. You might know her from Hope Hill Designs. Didn’t she do a beautiful job of adding elegant pops of color to the dining room table? Truly, she went above and beyond yesterday when we took these photos and I’m so grateful.
These chairs were from our first home when we were married. They have been sitting in storage for nine years because they didn’t suit our second house but when I found this amazing Ronda Carman Fine Fabrics Pale Blue Check, I decided that I needed to give these chairs a makeover. My upholstery gent added the old french nails to the trim and I love the rustic and ranchy touch.
Table: Restoration Hardware Salvaged Wood Architectural Column Dining Table – On major sale right now! This one was my sister’s but she moved two weeks ago and it didn’t fit in her new apartment. Worked out great for me!
Don’t forget to check out the reveals of the other nineteen talented ladies who have been working hard to bring their visions to life over the last six weeks too! I was so honored to be a part of such an outstanding group!