Monday, December 29, 2008


Click below to view our new website. E-Commerce website will launch in 2009!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Here are the before and after photos of our clients new Powder Bath in Wellesley, MA. 



Tuesday, December 2, 2008


The Sitting Room is now doing commercial jobs as well as residential. Hampden Clothing which has been in downtown Charleston since 2007 has opened their second store in Greenville, South Carolina. 

Stacy Smallwood (Owner) has a great eye for cool, stylish pieces that you will wear over and over again. We gave the space a sophisticated, modern interior to compliment the clothes. There is a very relaxed atmosphere and lots of comfortable seating for husbands and boyfriends to lounge while waiting. 

Definitely stop by if you are in the Greenville area, its quite close to Charlotte & Atlanta. By the way, Greenville is a great little town that working on this job gave me the opportunity to visit.

Stacy and I had a great time working on the store together, as well as her fall photo shoot which we did here at The Sitting Room. This is one of her fall ads shot in the store.

The Sitting Room also did the remodel of the
Bluefish Fitness Club in downtown Charleston. Photos to be posted soon.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


How about at a charming local inn. I know its a tough subject to broach with family members, but really, wouldn't everyone be more comfortable? I know I would definitely rather be in a cozy inn than on an air mattress or family room sofa of my relatives. Although, when I mentioned it to my mother a few weeks ago Ido think I heard a gasp.

Here in Mount Pleasant we are lucky to have two excellent choices. 

The first is the Inn at Longpoint, located in what is now the central part of Mount Pleasant. It's a quick jaunt from Old Mount Pleasant, Daniel Island, and Highway 41/Park West area. It is a charming log cabin style building with five cozy rooms. The inn has numerous areas to relax indoors and out, choose a book from the shelves and let the holiday stresses melt away into the surrounding marsh. If you are feeling adventurous and would like to do a some exploring, borrow one of the inns bicycles to explore Palmetto Island County Park or one of the areas beautiful beaches. 

Sunset on the marsh is available daily. 

Now doesn't this seem more comfortable than the air mattress or sofa I mentioned?

Another local inn (this one in my hood) is the Old Village Post House. This is where my girlfriends stayed when they came to town to g
ive us (and our 6 month old) some space. Okay maybe they didn't want to be woken up by a crying baby or a late night toddler. But whatever the reason, its a nice escape for us too when are guests are at a get away in our own neighborhood.

The Old Village Post House is where my husband, myself, and our 18 month old daughter stayed when we first visited the area. I think the inn had a lot to do with us buying a house down the street in the six days we visited. I don't know if we would have moved here if were just staying in some big hotel. Seeing my daughter dancing around the bar to Robert Cray and the bartender filling her bottle with milk was all we needed to feel right at home. 

The Post House is convenient to the more west part of Mount Pleasant and super close to downtown Charleston. They have six rooms (one or two of them are suites) and they have a continental breakfast each morning. The restaurant owned by Maverick Southern Kitchens is delicious and they do happy hour specials each night in the bar.

Monday, November 10, 2008


The November 8th shopping event at The Sitting Room was a great success. The 74 degrees and sunny definitely helped! For those of you who missed it we still have Clara Luz Handbags and Cindy Johnson's Handmade Pillows here at The Sitting Room. We will also be hosting another event like this in early spring. I've put links to designers next to each photo below.

Cindy Johnson Handmade Pillows - Available at The Sitting Room
Cindy will customize to coordinate with your colors.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


This is a job I've been working on here in Charleston. We used a lot of pink accents which was really fun, you just don't get husbands agreeing to that one too often (although he called it red). We still have a bit of accessorizing to do and need to place a few rugs.

You can't tell from the photo, but the dining room window treatment 
is a pink on pink houndstooth and the table is light grey.

The fabric on the slipper chairs is Sunbrella.

I think this is is one of my favorite fabric schemes ever. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


My friend Nika in Los Angeles has just opened her new design company, Koka Interiors. Her style is relaxed and elegant with an urban attitude. She does everything from consulting to full remodels, and will work with all budgets. Here are a couple shots, to see more visit her website that just launched this week.

Thursday, June 5, 2008


Here are some current shots around The Sitting Room. We have a new upholstery collection and lots of new accessories and summer tabletop items.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


We recently (or finally) started working on our own home here in Mount Pleasant. Here are some dining room shots and the article that are featured in the Summer issue of Charleston Home Magazine.

Photos By Chris Brown -

Friday, January 18, 2008


Check out the Porcelain Rosette Wall Plaque from The Sitting Room that is featured in Domino Magazine's Style Editor Kim Ficaro's "Editor's Cravings" this month. These cheery wall plaques really do add pop to a wall with or without color.

You can check it out on the Domino Website.

And how about those rosette pillows!
There is a very good possibility of those making there way to The Sitting Room.

This is how we currently have them displayed in the store. I've used them in bathrooms for clients; they're great in bathrooms because they aren't bothered by moisture and are decorative but not overly fussy. Just the large rectangle or a vertical cluster works well over the toilet, who really wants to look at a painting there. Another place I would like to try them is if you want something on the same wall as a television, a painting or other colored piece is distracting, these would work well to add some style and texture.

Monday, January 7, 2008


Let me just start by saying, I love these little trees! They were the only Christmas decor I bought for the store. They are so simple and elegant, they looked beautiful displayed throughout the store, the perfect holiday accent. A few of our super stylish clients bought them for their homes. Then it came time to either put them on sale or pack them away for next year, I decided neither for these little beauties.

Last week I took one home to see how it would work to hang those pesky tangly dangly earrings, this is the result. Now I can enjoy my precious little trees year round!

My three year old daughter saw the tree and was quick to tell me she would like one too. So the next evening I brought another tree home. Annabella and I sat down and put her jewelry on her tree, all plastic, mostly princesses, with one Darth Vader ring from Daddy's last birthday bash. Here is Annabella's tree.