easter eye candy

Happy Easter!

Growing up, Easter Sunday meant waking up to new white church shoes and a big basket of candy.

But now I celebrate the HOPE that Easter brings.

So for you,

instead of a basket of peeps, I’m offering a dozen beautiful, bright fabrics by Schumacher 

to get you in a Springtime state of mind!

xo, jc

miles redd

loving it!

I saw this fashion photo while perusing pinterest

and I must admit I love the audacity of this color combination.

amanda nisbet

So I thought, what would a room look like in this palette?

Maybe with a sofa like this?

miles redd

and a lamp like this?

bungalow 5

drapery in fabric like this…


I’d love to add modern art

karen laborde through bennett galleries

and something a little more sentimental.

available through julie couch interiors

This classic chandelier would show off the crimson and hot pink

available through JCI

or these “bubbles” would make you smile!

available through JCI

Honestly, for me these hues united would need to be softened a bit.

(See simple neutral drapery above;)

maybe add a pillow or two?

schumacher through JCI

what do you think?

Could you be this bold?

happy heart day.

xo, jc

cut velvet and embellishment? absolutely.

wide open!

I’m so thrilled to share that the JCI showroom is officially OPEN!

It’s been a journey full of highs and lows, but we are in and the place looks beautiful.

(If I do say so myself?!)

We celebrated Thursday night with our family and friends at our grand opening party.  It was a very chilly night, but I was greeted with so many warm wishes that all I felt was THANKFUL.

Here is a peak of some of the pretty things in store for you when you visit.

These are snapshots I took this morning.

vance kittera
you can never have enough ivory candles
gift wrap
good things come in all sizes
something shiny always works
something shiny always works
sweet and red hot
pillows, anyone?!
silver trays and fresh flowers…timeless
literally cabinets and cabinets full of good stuff!
well, hello there…

cut velvet and embellishment? absolutely.

 Stop by and see us soon! That would really be so COOL.

xo jc






my own hanna in her new frock

holy OLY!

Two weeks ago I traveled to visit my family in North Carolina.  Our trip coincided with Fall market, so I spent a fast and furious two days at High Point seeing all the new treasures.

oly showroom vignette

It was so much fun!  There was absolutely so much to see that I only got a glimpse of some fabulous new vendors, but I grabbed their cards and catalogs and carried on!

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One stop I had to make was a showroom that’s been a favorite of mine for over 6 years, Oly!

Literally the line was a favorite from the moment I saw a pair of raffia Hanna chairs in person and bought them on the spot!

photo by michael partenio
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They’ve since shown up in numerous shelter magazines, but I’m still not tired of them.  I even had mine recovered this fall (seat and lumbar only) in a cool Clarke and Clarke cut velvet.

clarke and clarke
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When I walked through the doors into the Oly showroom, I immediately had this thought, “Wow, I bet this is what heaven looks like…”

So a here’s a few images of the beautiful, soft, and chic interior I fell in love with.

This is my hanna in her new frock for fall. Isn’t she lovely!? xo, jc

gorgeous stenciled ceiling in progress by Bella Decorative Painting!

parade home details! details! details!

It’s almost here! After months of preparation, planning, and PRAYING, we’re almost down to the opening day of the 2011 Parade of Homes!

I’ve had lots of folks asking about when and where to see the home tour this year, so direct from House and Home Magazine, here are the details:

Parade of Homes Fall 2011

gorgeous stenciled ceiling in progress by Bella Decorative Painting!

After a hiatus, the Parade of Homes™ is returning the Nashville area. The 17-day event is scheduled from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, September 24 through Sunday, October 9 in the Annandale neighborhood in Brentwood.

(If you’re not familiar with the neighborhood, type “our” address into your GPS.  It’s 9263 Carrisbrook Lane, Brentwood TN 37027)

Sponsored by Triton Stone Group and presented by the Home Builders Association of Middle Tennessee, the parade is being held courtesy of developer CPS Land. Four beautiful homes constructed by middle Tennessee’s top builders will be decorated by noted interior designers.

Gazillions of ideas is the only way to describe the Parade of Homes, a single site event in a Middle Tennessee area neighborhood with easy parking.
Visitors from throughout the southeast have come to rely on the premier event for the latest ideas in what is cool, new, and different in home building, architecture, interior design, furnishings, and landscape.

Home tours are a popular form of entertainment. The Parade of Homes has distinguished itself as an event where builders, designers, and sub-contractors showcase their most creative work. Companies use the event to launch new products and services including countertops, appliances, tile, brick, carpet, and audio/video outdoor and indoor systems.


Tickets are $12 at the gate. Hours are from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at Brentwood’s Annandale neighborhood. The last tickets of the day are sold at 7 p.m.

For more information visit www.hbamt.net.


Founded in 1941, the Home Builders Association of Middle Tennessee (HBAMT) is an affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). A voluntary non-profit trade association, HBAMT is dedicated to promoting the American dream of homeownership in Middle Tennessee through affordable, quality housing.

Carbine & Associates
Carbine & Associate’s builders are John Montgomery, JB Haile, and Brandon Ketcham.  Designer for the Parade home is Julie Couch of Julie Couch Interiors.

The French eclectic home features reclaimed Chicago brick and curved, sweeping rooflines. The exterior is accented with iron flower boxes and integrated brick planters that bookend the porch. The Great Room features a painted coffered ceiling, limestone mantle and hearth, and a metal beaded chandelier.

royal design studio stencil
another pretty piece of work in progress by Bella Decorative Painting

Grove Park Construction
Grove Park Construction’s 6,400-sq. ft. Annandale home features five bedrooms, five full baths and two half baths, all conceived with functionality and luxury in mind. Kathleen Evers is the project designer.

The home features a French eclectic style with European lines.The entry foyer is open to the second floor and down to the wine cellar. The kitchen features cream glazed cabinets accented with Calcutta Gold marble countertops.

Hidden Valley Homes
Trina Spangler founded Hidden Valley Homes and works with every customer from start to finish, assisting with selections—from brick and shingles to paint colors and tile. Each home becomes a unique masterpiece, from the original design to the final brush stroke. Jim Spangler has over 25 years of home building experience and has worked for a Top 10 National Home builder.

Jennifer Jones of Jennifer Jones Design, a veteran of more than a dozen show homes, is the project designer.
Established Colonial and French Normandy touches are found in the home’s Old World exterior. The two-story foyer features a chiseled limestone floor and hand-turned wrought iron spindles from a local blacksmith. Walnut floors are included in the kitchen and family room.

Legend Homes, LLC
Legend Homes, LLC, a locally owned and operated custom building company, specializes in building homes with innovative designs and innovative technology, offering its customers the best products with the optimum value. This is the company’s second Parade of Homes™ event following its award-winning success at the 2007 event at Stream Valley.

Designers for the project are Jason Bradshaw and Bob Deal of Bradford’s Interiors. They’re collaborating with Legend Homes, as they did in 2007 when the Stream Valley home was an award winning home in the Parade of Homes™. The transitional country European home features a brick and rock facade. The wrap-around porch is fitted with custom iron railing. Designed to feel like a French bakery, the kitchen features custom painted cabinets, a coffered ceiling, with faux-finished beams.

Please make plans to stop by and say “hello.”  We’d love to see you there!

xo, jc