Design ADAC

Behind The windows

Fabric and Art from Cindy Barganier Textiles

 

Super excited to turn on the computer this morning and see that my work is the featured image for Design ADAC 2016.

I was waiting for them to make the announcement before I said anything but I was chosen as 1 of 7 designers from the Southeast  to create a window display for the kick off of Design ADAC this year. They call it Behind The Windows. I have a corner window similar to the ones shown here.

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This year the designers selected  design product for other designers and have their work featured at showrooms at ADAC (The Atlanta Decorative Arts Center). I can’t wait to spend a week hanging out with these incredibly talented colleagues, getting to know them and gleaning from their collective minds. I am just back from an event with  Julianne and know what a sweetheart she is.

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Behind The Windows

Behind The Windows
Behind The Windows at ADAC

Behind The Windows at ADAC

The print here is very small but if you would like to read about the event or register to attend just click on the link. The speakers this year are wonderful. You would enjoy it.

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I Have A Couple Crush On Chip And Joanna Gaines

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I have a couple crush on Chip and Joanna Gaines. Is there anyone who doesn’t love those two? I mean, if you don’t you really shouldn’t admit it ’cause they are just so stinkin’ cute together. If you have been under a rock somewhere and don’t know who they are check out HGTV’s Fixer Upper and introduce yourself. They are the hosts. I must admit, as a design professional, I am not a fan of most of these shows because they set unrealistic expectations for the general public who are not equipped to discern what is real and what is just good TV but I love Fixer Upper.

I was putting my name in the hat to try to win a trip to stay at their new guest quarters, Magnolia House, when I got sucked into their web-site and found the pictures of the farmhouse. Oh my.

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It started out looking like this.

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I think this is such a beautiful quote to feed our children’s minds with every morning.

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This feels like The Price Is Right…  what’s behind those doors, Joanna?

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So much to love here: herringbone brick floors, white ship lap and black iron.

 

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Just give me a little bit of architectural salvage everyday, Baby. It’s as good as a vitamin.

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I think this would be a perfect house for a family getaway: easy care finishes, lots of places to run around and wait till you see all the possibilities for art projects! The first thing my three little ones ask as soon as they see me is “Do you have an art project for us,Gigi?!?”… every time…without fail.  Love it.

 

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The master bedroom feels very peaceful.

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And talk about a grand entry into the bath! Yes, please.

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Now you will see what I meant. This is the children’s craft room.

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And this is Joanna’s! Heavenly. Actually I would like to add one more area. I want a big open space-heated and cooled but with floors and walls that I don’t even have to think about. I would sling paint to my heart’s desire. Then I want a bunch of mega-large canvases… oh, and the knowledge to know how to produce great works of art. Where did that come from? See last week’s post.

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The boys’ bedroom is my favorite room.

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The girls’ is sweet.

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I got so wrapped up in the farmhouse that I forgot all about The Magnolia House. Sadly, I didn’t win or I would have taken you with me. 🙂

It looks pretty cool. SHIPLAP.  Nuff said.

Magnolia House Chip and Joanna Gaines

 

They have also converted some old silos into what I hear is a must-visit marketplace.

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I think I see a trip to Texas in my future! Road trip anyone?

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Meet Thomas Darnell

Y’all, I have known a lot of gifted artists in my day but Thomas Darnell has stopped me in my tracks. I have spent considerable time the last few weeks staring at his paintings, awe-struck by the gift that is within him.

Meet Thomas. (Yes, the orchid is a painting.)

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 The peonies have captivated me like nothing else.

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Lococo Architecture- Before and Afters

 

I love a good before and after image of design projects. As a matter of fact, my own before and afters are some of my most popular posts (see the Maxwell AFB renovation here); second only to surprise reveals. A week or two ago I stumbled upon a Washington based architectural firm that I was not familiar with and found some real gems.Please join me in a tour of homes by Donald Lococo Architects -before and after projects.

This is renovation done righ

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Talk about adding curb appeal! That went from ice cold and scary to “Please! May I join you for porch time?”

 


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This house had great bones but its talented team took it from a house that could be found in any of our neighborhoods to a house ready to grace the cover of a magazine. Replacing the windows with French doors gives  the home a friendliness while visually increasing its size. The mortar wash and stone headers continue the effect. Best of all, the addition of the small walled garden makes you forget about the street which seemed way too close to be able to enjoy the yard. It now feels like a sanctuary somewhere in France.

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Amazing what color can do. Watch this outdoor living space transform before your very eyes in its before-after reveal.

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Talk about a room I don’t want to spend time in.

 

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Not any more. Just give me some tea and a good book and I am here for hours.

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Great job Mr. Lococo. Thank you for allowing me to share your work with my readers as a shining example of how it is done right.

To see more of their work or to hire them for your project go to http://www.donaldlococoarchitects.com

Until next time,

Cindy

 

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Spring In The South Cover

I was very excited to receive this sneak peek at what will be hitting the news stands this week.

We made the cover of  Spring In The South!!!

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You can’t even believe how precious Bo the wonder dog was as he sat for long stretches of time not moving a muscle while we adjusted lights, changed angles and generally gave him the whole movie star, this is not really very glamorous work, experience. At one point the crew actually walked up to him, adjusted the bandanna around his neck and re-positioned him and he acted like he had been doing this his whole life.

They wanted to add him to the pay roll. Every house would then have Bo as a fixture. His Mama and Daddy said no.

The interiors of this beautiful home were featured last year in Southern Home magazine. You can read all about the shoot here.

Here are the images from that publication:

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Thank you Spring In The South! You made this girl’s day.

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