Mode Studio: It Ain’t Your Grandmama’s Sears Catalog



When I was a little girl, my uber creative Grandmama would take whatever she had and make beautiful things. One winter she took old Sears Roebuck Catalogs and  folded each page into shapes and pulled the front cover to the back creating something that looked very much like the column in the first photo. She used them as door stoppers and I thought she was genius. Mode Studios took my grandmama to a whole new level!

cafe graffiti by Mode studio

  But Y”ALL! Who does this??



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Silkie Chickens

Have you ever heard of Silky Chickens? Well I haven’t but with so many of my friends and clients getting into urban chickens I am super excited about these little dudes.


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What If We Did This? Rooms Re-Imagined.





It has been a really fun season of helping clients  imagine how their spaces could look if they were re-decorated: rooms re-imagined, I call it. I have learned that it is not necessary for me to spend the hours/days that it takes to do a perfect “rendering” of the space. I can often do just enough of a change to help them see the new look. So be forewarned these are not professional quality Photoshoped images…. just teasers.

And now, come along on a little tour of Photoshop play over the last few months.

What if this

Montgomery Kitchen Before

Looked like this

ashley kitchen

Or what is this room

ashley den


Had bleached floors and a wood plank ceiling



ashley den copy
I’m thinking YES to both. You?


And then I jumped on that virtual airplane and flew out to sunny Cali. It was great!

No lines. No checked luggage. No ebola concerns. Just a few secs to download the images of this cute cottage outside of Los Angeles that is ready for a little update after its family entered the empty nest time of life.

Isn’t it cute?

California Cottage



 This is the view from the kitchen and family room.

California garden

So we have been chatting and trying to decide what she would like to look like after her re-do.

What if her family room went from this



to this

suzan's living

or maybe this

suzan's living in green


Tired of green?

Cindy Barganier Interiors

Go blue!

my living room makeover


No, it’s not a perfect representation but it helps if you have trouble “seeing” what is not actually there yet. What are your thoughts? Helpful or not?


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Which Rug Is Best For You?


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What’s Your Party Style, Southerner?


ShareY’all! I have been catching up on my magazine reading and oh my gosh, have you been following Garden and Gun’s series on Party Like A Southerner? Good heavens. I am such a loser in the party house category.  I thought these were way cool (and they are!)….   Who wouldn’t love to have a party […]

Castles in the Sand Beach House

castle in the sand beach house

Share  I spent last week helping my sweet friend, Judy, finish a jaw-dropping duplex at the beach. We didn’t finish but got close enough to give you a sneak peak. Keep reading! There is a surprise announcement in a moment.   The houses are called “Castle in the Sand East”(the turquoise side) and “Castle In […]

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