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Scalamandré Fabric and Fred Reed Antique French Botanicals Meet Ballard’s Backroom Outlet Tables and Steinmart Lamps!

When it comes to interior design, I’ve perfected the art of knowing when to splurge and where to save while creating meaningful and timeless spaces!One of my favorite personal examples of mixing the “saves” with the “splurges” is this vignette I created on the wall above the living room sofa in my Atlanta house. It’s not a great picture with the glare on the glass, but I’m actually amazed that I could produce a picture of our former home in our current crazy renovation situation!

The Splurge: Hand painted frames with high quality mats and gold leaf inserts from Fred Reed Picture Framing in Atlanta. Look at the detail of the hand painted border and the indented corner at outer edge of the frame.

The Save: Gold painted resin sunburst mirror and laurel wreath plate holders from Hill Street Warehouse in Atlanta.

The Pièce de Résistance: Antique French botanical prints we found on our 10 year anniversary trip to Paris. Here is the element of meaningfulness that a space needs.

When I see these they conjure up the memory of spending the afternoon in a little shop on the left bank with my wonderful husband. He helped to pick these out, which is very out of character for him, making them even more special

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