June 20, 2008

Source revealed: Myquillyn Smith of Nesting Place...the creative mind behind our new look at the shop....

So many of you have asked about who did the re-decorating at our shop last year on the dessert cafe side....Myquillyn Smith and I had a ball with this project. It all started innocently enough...just tossing a few ideas around on a cold winter day. Before I knew it...she had a whole CD of ideas and sketches and fabric swatches! It was such a great look that I had to go for it...even though that was not on my "To Do" list at that moment in time.

Well....I am so glad we did it. The shop is so much more comfortable and inviting. Thank you Myquillyn....we miss you in Greensboro but are so happy that you are content in Charlotte near your family.

For those of you who want to keep abreast of what she is up to...here is her blog:

There is even a cute story she did on how we chose the blue leopard fabric for the booths here at the shop and you can buy her fun tassels, etc. online!

As for the specific items we used in the shop....I have pasted our source sheet below. It has all the paint colors, etc. Just in case anyone wants to know! We always run out of copies in the shop!

Maxie B’s Source Sheet!

I would like to first of all thank my husband, Lewis, for all of his hard work , attention to detail, and patience with this project! I could not have done it without you!

Also….many, many thanks to Myquillyn Smith whose ability to understand my vision for the store was effortless! She made this project so much fun. She ihas moved to Charlotte and is home schooling her 3 boys. Good luck Miss Myq……please visit us when you are back in town!

Because you have asked…..here is the info on most of the fun new things for the shop! If I have forgotten something…just ask! You can reach me by e-mail at info@maxieb.com

“Tin” Backsplash…..Sold at Lowe’s/Home Depot Traditional 1 Crosshatch Silver pattern
Paint Colors…..
White Bakery Box White by Sherwin Williams
Light brown Toasty Sherwin Williams
Dark brown Bird’s Nest Glidden
Grey green Oyster Bay Sherwin Williams 6206
Bathroom Paint Colors by Restoration Hardware
Butter Yellow and Silver Sage green
1502 in High Point, (Cushions/booths)
Fabric protector used….Forcefield sold @ 1502 Fabrics!
Flooring….Vintage Oak, Natural, by Quickstep
Installer was Matt Adt of Trademark Flooring 202-6912
Sussex Fireplace by Dimplex 888-346-7539 www.electric fireplace.com
Hearth stone….Noce Roman Stone sold @ Lowe’s
Pug topiary form (outside)
Ordered from shop in New York called MXYPLYZYK
(I cannot pronounce this either!) 212-989-4300
Summer….Pottery Barn outdoor sheer drapes
Winter…Vintage Velvet from Restoration Hardware, Eucalyptus
Furniture….Pier 1 and Ballard Designs
Pier 1.…Counter stools, comfy chairs, large white group table
Ballard….Smaller white rectangular tables, round white tables, booths

Lighting….Home Depot, Lowe’s, Pier 1
Pier 1.…shell chandelier and floor lamp
Home Depot….hanging lamp shades, track lighting in dining room
Lowe’s…..large black chandelier, track lighting in hallway and bathrooms
Pillows in front consultation room….Restoration Hardware covers, IKEA down pillow inserts!
Curtain rods...Bed, Bath & Beyond
Rugs….outdoor rug at entry Home Depot
Inside rug at fireplace by Target

Have a delightful weekend! Drop by the shop if you need something sweet for a last-minute get together!