Friday, March 30, 2012

We Are Loving Agate Stones & Coral!

We just got some BEAUTIFUL agate stones and coral in the shop this week! They are all so beautiful, it's hard to pick a favorite:

We especially love them on these solid crystal blocks.

The one below is Betsey's favorite - it has beautiful shades of greys and white and is so sparkly! 

Large spider coral:

Malachite stone:

Shaun is loving the stone below. It is so unique, the textures and colors are so great!

Spider coral:

We even have these fun agate coasters. Each one is different but all so beautiful! We could design a whole room around the colors found in these stones! 

Do you have any favorites??

For pricing information, please click HERE to visit our online store!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bathroom Teaser!

Here's a little teaser of the master bath in the Uptown cottage we are just finishing up...

Honed granite counters:

Lovely greek key detail:

Wall to wall MARBLE!! Laying the tiles in this vertical brick pattern creates a dramatic, unexpected look.

The shower features 2 rain heads, 2 traditional heads, and 4 body sprayers - the ultimate body washing experience! :)

This house is almost finished and we can't wait to share more with y'all!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Art In Bloom Recap & Our Table!

Last week we designed a table for Art In Bloom for the New Orleans Museum of Art. We had such a great time doing the table and wanted to share the process with y'all!

We wanted to design something that felt continuous with the architecture of the building, yet added some unexpected elements...

New Orleans Museum of Art

Our starting point came from the GORGEOUS table hand made by an extremely talented artist out of Mississippi. The tabletop is completely made out of reclaimed barn wood, so it has an aged, rustic feel.

At Shaun Smith Home, we love mixing the unexpected. White cowhides under the rustic table is a great example!

Once the table was in, we had some unexpected challenges... we found out our display had to be at least 3 feet from any paintings and we were not able to bring in any outside paintings. Ooops... that was our plan!

Ahhh well... we made sure we were away from the priceless artwork and it was time to improvise! (and SHOP!)

Shaun talked his way into a to the trade florist shop and we started shopping for the flowers. We (HE!) decided the blue roses might compete too much with the rest of the design. (we agreed!)

So the design plan started developing and the table began transforming...

We LOVE busts at the shop so of course we had to incorporate one into the design!

Not to mention the museum was covered in them!

I digress.... back to the table!

Here's the finished table:

This is what Shaun Smith Home is all about - layers, textures, mixing the old and new and interesting pieces within the design.

Close ups:

We decided to do a more modern floral design and cut white roses to the bud and simply floated in the water. They looked beautiful and lasted for days!

We had a great time setting up the table but we had an even better time at the cocktail party!

Betsey & Shaun

Shaun's beautiful mother Sherry even came to the event!

Sherry & Shaun

We had a wonderful time designing our table and are honored Art In Bloom selected Shaun Smith Home to showcase a table! We hope to design an even more amazing table scape next year!


The Shaun Smith Home Team

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sneak peek at newest project!

Here at Shaun Smith Home we believe every house has some architectural detail that tells a story. For this 1920's style cottage in the Broadmoor area it was the "X" pattern on the front door that Shaun chose.

The "X" has been carried throughout the home in dramatic, yet subtle ways. We were SO excited to see how well the custom cabinets look in the kitchen! Do these doors not look amazing!? We're now off to select the perfect hardware to compliment these lovelies!

More to come soon!!  

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Art In Bloom

We have been super busy at the shop this week! We were selected to participate in Art in Bloom at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Seven local Interior Designers were selected to design a dining vignette.

We LOVE the way our table came out, it's very true to the Shaun Smith Home "look". Here's a little teaser for you of Shaun arranging some flowers for the table:

Be sure to check back later in the week when we post about the hectic 2 days of designing the table!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Farewell Our Friend!

Bittersweet day at the shop - one of our famous Chesterfield sofas has been SOLD! We had two matching ones that have appeared in countless commercials and movies that have filmed here in New Orleans during the past year and a half.

We know Chester's new family in the French Quarter will take good care of him! ;)

( We still have the identical match still available if you're looking for one!)

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Perfect Gift!

We just got these really great birch wood wine holders in at the shop! They make a great host/hostess gift for a bottle of wine.

We have four colors to choose from. 

Birch Wine Case - $16