Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Men's Book Atlanta (Spring 2012)

If you see the new issue of Men's Book Atlanta on newsstands..... PICK IT UP. I have a feature!!!
You can also view this issue and my article (page 58) digitally here
I took a few screenshots for you to see : )

Auto & Toys Collections
Royal Flush | By: Wendy Bowman-Littler

"Atlanta interior designer Mark Sunderland developed an affinity for Glen plaid while working his way through college at a young men’s shop established in 1926. Today, he often dons the fabric in custom-made suits—and has converted his 1929 Berkeley Park bungalow in Midtown into a shrine to the Prince of Wales, the man who abdicated his throne as King edward Viii to marry American divorcĂ©e Wallis simpson. “He appealed to my romantic side... and just epitomized style and good taste,” Sunderland says."

"He started compiling souvenir plates and cups from the coronation that never was. Today, his collection also features numerous items purchased at a late-1990s sale of the couple’s trinkets and heirlooms at sotheby’s in new York. His favorite relic is one of the couple’s private picture albums from the 1920s that contains sepia-toned images of the then-Prince of Wales riding horses. “I looked through this album and said, ‘I’ve got to have this,’” he insists. The purchase was a winner: After paying an attorney to research the source of the photographs—turns out, a now-deceased royal photographer—he was legally able to create prints of the book’s original photographs and sell them for approximately $20,000 in profits."

Design Tips with Lee Anne (radio interview)

Martine Resnick and Lee Anne Culpepper have a weekly Interior Design Radio Show called "Design Tips with Lee Anne," where they interview lots of creative and interesting people from the design world. You can find them at Sandy Springs AM1620, online at iTunes, or at America's Web Radio.

I was delighted to be a guest on March 1, and wanted to share the fun with you! Listen here.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Allen Renovation Project

I helped the Allens with their new-sunroom addition, choosing Architectual additions, stain and paint colours, styles of windows and doors, canned-lighting and black industrial-looking ceiling fans, etc. I re-installed their ENTIRE first floor (the new sunroom, their living room, dining room, Chester's study, and Master-Bedroom) on Saturday, January 20. The Allens have been great clients (both design clients AND antique clients) for the past 15 years. AND, they're GREAT people!

Let the sun shine in......

Petrified-wood table designed by Mark Sunderland, 2006

Antique Oushak

Mark's symmetry

Treasures I found for my client at the Paris Flea Market.

I found this tower-clock face at the Paris flea market....and made it FUNCTIONAL with new, lighter hands and a new motor.

Antique Tabriz rug MAKES the room!


Newnan, GA

Friday, March 2, 2012

Sunlight On Robertson Creek

Last weekend, Catherine Magee Kelleghan sent an e-blast from her gallery, Kelleghan Gallery.

I forwarded it to my clients, who once had responded positively to the artist, Laura W. Adams.

Although the work that Catherine posted SOLD immediately, I arranged to take THREE of Miss Adams works (paper collages, not oils) to my clients' home Tuesday afternoon.

We reviewed each work (Hickory Tree, Spring Light, and Sunlight on Robinson Creek) over their fireplace, which needed an outstanding work of art.

They chose SUNLIGHT ON ROBINSON CREEK. Not only was it MY favourite, the client's maiden-name was ROBINSON, so she is more than tickled.

I just spent an hour choosing THREE options of "floating" frames (which this piece needs, as a regular frame would cover the Artist's signature).