It Started When They Said “I Do”.

Once upon a time, I was asked by a Grandmama to design a special bedroom for 5 little princesses who loved all things pink and green and sparkly and fun.

We had such a great time. I turned the dormers into kaleidoscopes with crystal chandeliers.

 

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And there were dress up clothes and jewels and art supplies and all things pinkalicious.

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Acre- A Treat For The Eyes As Well As The Stomach

I have been excited about writing this story for a while. Although I haven’t had the pleasure of eating at Auburn’s newest eatery – YET, I have heard all about it.

 

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Designed by Architect Sean Foote, SR&F Architects  ACRE is truly a family business and is a treat for eyes and wells as stomachs.

Chef David Bancroft and his family own the restaurant. Chef David’s cousin Emi K. Price (who just happens to be one of  our awesome graduates at Auburn’s School of Interior Design) did a fantastic job with the interior design.

Inside, Acre’s sophisticated charm and re-purposed architectural details provide a wonderful setting for Bancroft’s stylishly modern menu.

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I love that the space is adorned with family memories. Emi and I both love using architectural salvage to add value and character to a space.

Its’ oak plank walls were taken from trees on Bancroft’s grandfather’s farm.

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Thank You Southern Hospitality

I met Rhoda from Southern Hospitality at The Chapel Market last year and what a sweet heart she is! Rhoda was one of pioneers of the blogging world so when she emailed me yesterday to say that she was writing a feature on me today you can imagine how honored I was. I haven’t even seen it yet so jump over to Southern Hospitality with me and let’s check it out! Thank you so much Rhoda.

Rhoda is the beautiful blond in front with the black top on. She just looks like she would know a thing or two about Southern Hospitality doesn’t she?

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Bloggers Dinner On The Veranda

 

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Maxwell, Well Loved

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Gregory Peck with the ladies of Maxwell back in the day.

I must admit that I am humbled and surprised by the response to yesterday’s post about the O’Club at Maxwell AFB. I really struck a nostalgic cord with so many of you. Of all the beautiful places and things that I have written about over the last three years this one received more shares and comments than any. I thought you might like to see a few more pictures and hear some of the stories that I didn’t tell last time.

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Before And Afters At Maxwell AFB

 

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I was working on a before and after submission for a publication when it occurred to me that I had never written about this project here. How did that happen?

Several years ago I was approached by the wing commander at Maxwell Air Force Base about handling the renovation of the Officers’ Club. It was a fabulous project because he, Colonel Pete Costello, was passionate about design and wanted to bring the badly run-down club back to its 1920’s glory days. It was the most challenging project of my entire career for many reasons, chief among them:

the time line. Maxwell had just learned that they would be hosting, for the first time, Corona , the most important strategy event of all in the military. Top brass from all branches  the world over would be attending. We had 6 weeks to completely renovated the club.

Say what!!!

Throw in the next wrinkle,

it was Christmas and all of the factories that I needed to use were about to close for 2 weeks for inventory.

Throw in the next wrinkle,

I could not bring any of my own sub-contractors in. We had to use the “talent” available through the federal penitentiary that is housed at Maxwell.

After hyperventilating Jeff and I attacked the project with gusto. This phase involved the upstairs bar and a multi-purpose room that was to  look like a gentleman’s cigar club. I am going to show a couple of pictures of those projects then concentrate on the real bugger boo that came as phase II, The Pit. It ain’t called the pit for nuthin! Phew. That placed smelled to high heaven. It is located  in the basement and is the hang-out for the younger crowd. Let’s just say it needed a lot of TLC.

 

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See Our Feature on House of Turquoise

 

Monday my alarm went off and I was thinking about a sign I had seen the day before:

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It has been a busy week- out of town every day and at present I have 3,000 emails in my in box. Yeah, you read that right. I know. I can’t think about it.

As I loaded up the van and headed to east Alabama I blew a kiss to The Writer and said, ” Please keep an eye on my emails for me and let me know if any important  ones come in. I won’t have time to check.”

Apparently there was one because a few hours later I get a picture of this screen shot:

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Don’t do that when I’m up a 10′ ladder!!! Seriously??? I would say that is fairly marvelous.

 

To see the whole marvelous post click on Erin’s House of Turquoise button below.

 

Oh, and Erin…..
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And that little Wesley is a cutie pie.
xoxo
Cindy

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The Best Reveal Ever!!!

As you know we have been working on a master bedroom renovation in one of the historic areas of our city.

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I love, love, love this family. They have waited so patiently for this much deserved retreat taking care of the family areas, the children’s rooms, everything but their own private get away. We laughed as they told stories of the ah, interesting,  no, horrifying places that med students call home sometimes. I always especially love to create a beautiful haven for them.

Sooooo, The Lettered Cottage went to take a peek at the final product and what resulted is a post that will lead you into the weekend with a grin on your face that will not stop. My cheeks hurt.

Love ya Layla and LOVE YA  J and A.  Colleagues and clients who become family… it doesn’t get any better than that.

Y’all are now rock stars!!

 

Now! Jump on over to The Lettered Cottage and get your grin on. 🙂

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Thanks For The Shout Out Doodle Home!

This appeared in Doodle Home’s blog Monday.

DESIGN INSPIRATION FROM CINDY BARGANIER


The scale of this room both in square footage and height called for special attention to scale and proportion. Every piece of furniture was in some way altered to keep it from looking miniature.
For instance, the tv cabinet came with the owners and serves as a perfect example of how what had worked in a typical room did not work here in this larger scale room. Cindy Barganier searched for days to find the appropriate object to sit on top to make the eye feel comfortable with the scale. The garden gate added the height needed for the piece to work in the room.


 

See something you like? Reference the number from the catalog image when you contact us for product information, samples, quotes and to place an order. Inquire about Products

 

  1. Elizabeth Sofa in COM Wheat Linen from Cindy Barganier at Home Collection
  2. Stuart Chair from Cindy Barganier Collection in Fabric from King Cotton
  3. Reese Table from Cindy Barganier at Home Collection in Antique Heart Pine Stain
  4. Artwork by Cindy Barganier
  5. Antique Garden Gate and Side Tables from Smiths Antique Mall in Destin, Florida
  6. Sisal Rug by Georgia Carpet Outlet

Looking for something different? With access to every manufacturer worldwide, we can provide you with a quote for the perfect product for your project. Simply email info@doodlehome.com, call 877.615.2121 or click the orange “Contact us!” at the bottom of the screen.

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Sharing The Joy! A Giveaway

The Writer and I had so much fun at the photo shoot with Josh Moates, Layla and Kevin Palmer and Marilyn Heard. What a fabulous team. I love it when you are working your fanny off but it feels like fun.  To read all about the shoot go to The Lettered Cottage.

Cindy BarganierI can’t even believe I am posting that horrible picture except that it is so cute of Layla. Oh, to be twenty something again….

This one is a little bit better, not much. LOL

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Here I am taking a picture of Layla…

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who’s taking a picture of Kevin and Josh who are….. taking pictures. haha .. whole lotta clickin goin on!

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Now for the good part. As a celebration for getting this far and as a thank you to YOU for being excited for us we are having a give away.

Look at the fabrics shown below, leave a comment telling me which one is your favorite and one lucky person will receive a bolster pillow in the fabric of your choice.


If you were peeking through the front door of my shop this is what you would see today.

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The 2013 collection numbered and ready for your reaction.

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These two little guys are called 17.angel wings in turquoise and

                                         18.diamonds in pink

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On the opposite side of the store is #20 “Springtime Fun in orange.”

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So decide which number is your favorite; leave me a comment telling me your choice and be a gem and share this on your Facebook page and we will see what happens!

Winner will be announced December 14, this Friday. Good Luck!

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As Promised… Pro Shots

It is truly amazing the difference a wide angle lens, light umbrellas and …hmmm-know-how make in the results of a picture. Thank you Scott Smith for these beautiful shots.

I still think it is so much fun to see before and after shots -this time with the professional advantage.

The Ponte Vedra Beach Project.

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kitchen after

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great room after

great room after

 

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dining before

 

dining after

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foyer before

 

 

foyer after

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Yep, that really is a buffalo head hanging on the wall.
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guest room after

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master before

 

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Thanks E and R for another great project. We love working for you!

If you would like to say, “That was fun!” at the end of your project contact us at

www.cindybarganier.com.

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