European Rendition...Featured in At Home in Arkansas

Completely crazy I know that it is almost May and we are just now blogging about our March feature in At Home in Arkansas.  

But better late than never.  I'm just happy that we are this busy.  And since we are so tardy on this you are in for a real treat...because I have additional images to show you of this house.  

First we worked with this client a while back on the interior and the renovation was featured in AY Magazine.  You can click here to see that post title Pretty in Pink.   Its a real fun before and after.  It's indicative of what we are doing every day...getting the brown out.  We call it de-browning Little Rock.  Making things fresh and lighter.  

An after shot...you can see the prior post for all before and afters...

 

The renovation of this yard actually started last Spring and was completed early Summer.  The photo shoot was in July.  And man was it hot.  I should have saved some of our soggy selfie images.  Not pretty.  

This particular client is a real gem.  She is very creative and talented herself.  In fact I could do a blog post on that topic alone.  Penny is one of the few who hires a design team that could absolutely do her home herself and it would be fabulous. But she is smarter than that.  Se chooses to assemble a team of creatives because she knows that in the end it will be even better.  

She enjoys the collaboration and values what everyone contributes to the project.  She is a wonderful client and even better friend.  That's what we've all become as a result of working together.  

OK..On with the pretty pictures...

Just going to give you a little more info and then you can just enjoy scrolling through without a lot of commentary.  That's what I really love to do. 

 

The pool needed a new liner...and Penny loves to entertain so what better time to build a pergola...re-landscape the entire back yard...build a new grill area and tear out the coy pond and go for a simple fountain.

Her home was origianlly rustic and we have been Europeanizing it if that is a word.  Lol.

Enjoy the tour...

Penny really enjoys her back yard...can't you tell?

We designed the back yard for both intimate parties and large crowds and to be enjoyed through the seasons...

This past Fall with dear friends...

So beautiful in January...

And then fresh and ready again for this Spring...

 

It's going to be a fun Spring and Summer in this back yard.  

It's your turn.  Let's talk.

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Sunday Supper...Balsamic Skirt Steak with Polenta and Tomatoes

The sisters have been crazy busy every since the day we picked up these keys...

What a whirl wind it has been opening the new store...and by the way things are going great at the store.  Please stop by if you haven't already.  It's so pretty.  Things are moving quickly so we are doing fresh vignettes weekly.  This wall has changed like 4 or 5 times already.  

 

 

Lot's of fun design projects going.  We are starting a new post series "Behind the Design".  I'm working on a post that will publish this week for a great design to hide the television above the mantel.  You wont want to miss this post.  

We launched a new online store on Friday.  Click here if you missed that post.  The online shop is a real work in progress.  We had a few hiccups with the launch on Friday so not as much product to begin with as we thought...But getting re-loaded this week.  

We were on the cover of At Home in Arkansas in March with a huge feature and we still haven't blogged about it.  Really???

Something is really wrong with this picture...So again, stay tuned this week.  the post with all of the details is coming  

But right now I know your hungry.  We are too.  

Haven't tried it yet but this recipe from Martha Stewart is on the list...

Balsamic Skirt Steak with Polenta and Tomatoes.

Well Yum!!!

Image via MarthaStewart.com

Image via MarthaStewart.com

Make it

Ingredients

Gluten free

Meat

  • 2 cut into pieces 1 1/2 pounds skirt steak

Produce

  • 2 pints Grape tomatoes
  • 6 Scallions

Condiments

  • 1 cup Balsamic vinegar

Baking & Spices

  • 1 cup Cornmeal, yellow
  • 1 Salt and ground pepper, Coarse

Oils & Vinegars

  • 2 tbsp Olive oil

Dairy

  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan

If you get a chance to make this before I do email me...Would love to hear your thoughts.

It's your turn.  Let's talk!

Always Something Fresh and New at Providence Design...New Online Shop

The Sisters don't stand in one place long.  Every design project we take on is different and deserves a life of it's own.  

We feel the same way about our Retail store and online presence.  Our staff works tirelessly to help us find unique and one of a kind merchandise.  It's a real balancing act to offer all price points...From the very affordable to the higher end.

We are dedicated to creating beautiful but livable homes for our design clients. That same passion carries over into our stores both brick and mortar and online.  We love creating awesome vignettes that both encourage and inspire our clients and our customers own creativity.  

So it is with great pride that we launch our completely re-designed online shop today filled with beautiful new product at a variety of price points.  This is a work in progress.  Our goal is a well curated mix of Antique, Vintage and New.  It's the perfect mix for every home.  

We're continuing to research new items for the shop.  Unlike some other online stores we will not load complete manufacturers catalogs on to the site.  We will hand pick the items we choose to sell...just like we do for our clients homes.  

Some items can be found elsewhere while others are Providence Design exclusives.  We are currently collaborating with a couple of vendors and welcome inquiries from creative artisans.

 

We've added a new gift category to our site.  We will be adding lots of unique gifts in the future but for the opening we are debuting Southern jewelry designer G.Spinelli.. Her designs are sought after all over the country and we are thrilled to represent her line.  She designs both one of a kind pieces from found objects and others with a vintage look.  

Original art will be part of our new offering...

 

Take some time to scroll through the shop...

Call or email with any questions...And be sure to subscribe to our site if you haven't already, because this is just the beginning.  

Our one of a kind category will launch very soon.

We plan to design rooms that you can shop that have been curated by Providence Design.  Making it easy for you to "get the look" on your own.  

 

There will be over lap but we will have different product in our Retail store that may not be found online and visa versa...so our staff is more than happy to take your calls and emails to help you find just the right piece that you are searching for.  

 

A huge thank you to our own Christin Mullens who has researched and cropped and written descriptions for every single item.  You are amazing and we appreciate your strong work ethic and dedication to this project.  Today is your day to celebrate!

Click here to go directly to the shop.  

And you know we will be anxious to hear your thoughts.

It's your turn.  Let's talk!

All images via Providence Design