Palmer Weiss of Palmer Weiss Interiors, San Francisco is a native of Charleston, SC and a friend from high school. She has definitely made a name for herself being selected by Domino magazine as one of the nation's up and coming interior designers as well as having an incredible spread in this month's Traditional Home magazine, including the front cover. Her combination of traditional and modern is so fun. I really like her idea of using a skirted table in an entryway--she says that she even has measured her husband's shoes to make sure they fit under it. What a great place to place bags and various other items to keep them out of the way and the entryway uncluttered! Photo is taken from Palmer Weiss Interiors and Traditional Home.
A friend of mine just re-did her guest room and I just love it. The color is fantastic, one of my favorites Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore. The bed is one she slept in growing up, and the linens have been collected over time. The white coverlet is a vintage from her great grandmother, the floral coverlet is from her grandmother, and the striped shams and bed skirt are more modern and she got them from her mom's house when they downsized. I love the salon style collection of paintings to the left of the bed, and the antique bench on the other side of the room.
This past weekend my husband and I went on the home tour in the Old Village. This is one of my favorite events of the year. There are about ten homes and gardens on tour and each one is unique and breathtaking. You are able to see old homes that have been renovated and new homes that are built to look like old ones. This is the neighborhood where I grew up, so I am a bit biased but I think it is one of the prettiest neighborhoods I've ever seen. What amazes me about this area and this tour is that there are endless surprises to discover along the way--a pool behind a house that you never knew was there, a gorgeous garden, nd the views from the homes along the harbor (wow!). Unfortunately there were no pictures allowed in the homes :(, but I was able to take some outside. Enjoy! And, if you missed the tour this year, be sure to go next year. You will not be disappointed, and it makes for the perfect afternoon stroll.
I am now a stay at home mom but in my former life I was a French teacher--I have my B.A., M.A., and A.B.D. (next step to Ph.D. in French literature). I love teaching and miss it but in the meantime I am enjoying operating a part-time home organizing and design business. Contact me for more info if you are interested!