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Heather Scott Home & Design

Our new petite demilune foyer table and bar cart are the perfect home accessories! The pieces feature a champagne gold finish that is so chic!

demilune console

The foyer table features a stylish leaf pattern and glass top. Its petite scale make it a great fit for a small space like an entry or hallway. The dimensions are 30W x 15D x 35H. It sells for $385.

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Our mirrored bar cart is great piece if you love to entertain. It features two glass shelves, champagne gold details, and wheels so that it can be easily moved to fit your hosting needs. The dimensions are 32W x 17D x 32H. It sells for $449.99.

mirrored bar cart

Come into our store to see this chic foyer table, bar cart and all our new home furnishings and accessories!

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When Scott and I lived in California, the traffic was always bad.  Except on Friday.  The radio would give the traffic report and they would say “It’s Friday lite”— meaning there was not much traffic on the road.  Usually because people started the weekend early!

We get a little Friday lite in Austin during the summer and it is always a treat to get to the office faster, or home even faster at the end of the day!

This week has been exhausting (trips to Dallas, Ft. Worth, the Hill Country, etc.), so I am declaring this Friday, “Friday Lite” from a blog post point of view.  Just a quick bit of info and a couple of photos.

And in honor of California, I am going to share some photos from a house in Laguna Beach I’ve been enjoying looking at.  The home is owned by an Interior Designer and someone has already made an offer on this $2.4M home that has been on the market less than one week.

855 Manzanita Dr, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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855 Manzanita Dr, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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855 Manzanita Dr, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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855 Manzanita Dr, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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855 Manzanita Dr, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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855 Manzanita Dr, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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I wouldn’t mind spending my Friday afternoon in this house!  Oh well… for today I’m spending Friday afternoon in my office.  But, Saturday is right around the corner!  I hope you enjoy your weekend!

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Our 7th annual Anniversary Sale kicked off this past Saturday and we have many great purchasing opportunities on furnishings, art and accessories that are simply too good to pass up! In today’s blog we have featured 7 of our top deals still available.

1. Arched Cathedral Table. Our Arched Cathedral Table is such a unique piece with its reclaimed wood base and weathered tin top. This week only, it is marked down from $2,475 to $990! What a steal at 60% off!

arched cathedral console table

2. Duke Chair. This club chair is such a great value for the price! It features an eight way hand tied frame, high back, and chic nailhead detail (and is made in America). This week it is 60% off, from $1,750 to $700.

duke chair on sale

3. Blue Glass Lamp. Need a statement lamp? Our large blue glass lamp is made of hand blown glass and has a great scale. This week only it is marked down from $479 to $239.50. At 50% off it will be difficult to pass on this deal!

blue glass lamp

4. Johnson Chair. Another great upholstery piece features an espresso wood frame, brass nailheads, and café velvet (and made in America). We currently have two in stock. They are so sharp! Until this Saturday they are marked down 40% off from $1,995 to $1,197.50.

johnson chair

5. Round Cocktail Table: Our round cocktail table features chic silver detailing and is a great conversation piece! This week the 46” table is 40% off and on sale for $946.80!

round cocktail table with silver detail

6. Lampe Berger. Purify your air with Lamp Berger! All of our Lamp Berger products are 50% of this week only. We have a variety of oil lamps and fragrance oils that make great gifts for friends and family.

 

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7. Geo Cocktail Table. Our geometric cocktail table is too cool to pass up! The clean lines of the table can certainly tie your décor together. It is marked down from $879.99 to $659.99. It is a steal for 25% off!

geo cocktail table
 

Furthermore, we have many other great deals this week, like leather ottoman and a fantastic chocolate leather chair, copper top dining table, and lots and lots of other goodies, etc! Don’t miss this once a year opportunity!

Our sale ends Saturday, July 19th at 3 PM. Come visit our store and take these featured items home!

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We have a really fun renovation project going on right now and it is nearly done!  This is a cosmetic update to a traditional suburban home that was starting to show its age.

We have the coolest clients who wanted the home to have a little more chic now that the kids have all left for college (sorry, kids!).

The Heather Scott Home & Design team have taken on several rooms in the home (basically the entire downstairs) but I wanted to share with you the kitchen today.  This will be an amazing before & after!

We started with your typical wood cabinets.  I like wood cabinets, but my problem is that the stain tends to date them, more than white or another painted color cabinets.

kitchen before

kitchen before other view

Yes, that is wallpaper with the border at the top, and greenery above the cabinets.  Both homeowners knew the décor needed updating, but it had not been a priority. Finally it was time!

wet bar before

Our clients were on board to paint the cabinets black so we used that as the foundation for our design scheme.  Here you see the cabinets post-painting but before the floor was installed.

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The renovation was not inexpensive (all new floors, new appliances, new countertops), but it was very ‘smart’- cabinets were reused and painted and the floor plan was kept the same to save on construction costs(especially plumbing and electrical).

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A row of upper cabinets was added on with glass doors and interior lights.  The homeowner has a lovely collection of white stoneware to go in these areas.  Taking the cabinets to the ceiling makes them look richer and solves the ‘what to put on top’ dilemma. 

kitchen backsplash

The counters are quartz for practicality, but the backsplash is marble.  The shape of this marble was unusual and we thought it was the perfect fit above the stovetop and cabinets. 

kitchen oven

The new counters were also installed in the adjoining wet bar.  We painted the cabinets white in the wet bar because the space was really tight and we didn’t want it to feel too dark.

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The renovation only took about 2 months, but, the homeowners lived in the home during the process.  I do not recommend this if it can be avoided in any way.  It is not fun to live in a demolition zone!  The only positive is that I think it must be like when you have a child and after you see the child, you forget how much pain you were in.  The experience must not have been too bad as we’ve continued to add on rooms as the project was starting the wind down.

I look forward to sharing the complete ‘before and after’s’ with you once we get everything installed!  You are going to be blown away on the extreme difference this cosmetic refresh made!

 

 

 

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Mark your calendars! Our 7th annual Anniversary Sale begins this Saturday (July 12th) at 10 AM. Anyone that has shopped with us before knows it is our only sale in the year and it is a great opportunity to purchase chic and stylish home furnishings for a steal! Our sale only applies to items on our retail floor with discounts ranging from 10-70% off.

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From fine upholstery to sleek table lamps, we have will have many timeless pieces on sale. Our week long sale will end Saturday, July 19th at 3 PM. Whether you are one of our first customers on Saturday morning or shop with us during the week, we cannot wait to see you!

Scott and I can not believe it has already been 7 full years  since we opened “Heather Scott Home & Design”.  Time surely does race by as you get older!

When we opened our business we made a commitment that we wanted to price our products at a fair price point and not always be offering some type of ‘sale’.  I hate buying something at full price only to find out 2 weeks later it has been marked down.  We agreed that the only sale we would hold would be our ‘anniversary sale’ and we have stuck to that since the first year.

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Our 7th Anniversary Sale will start on Saturday, July 12th at 10am (doors will not open early, even though people line up well before 10am).

If you are in the Austin area and plan on stopping by, here is a sneak peak of some of the products which may be on sale.

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Remember, Saturday July 12th, 10am!  Hope to see you there to celebrate the beginning of our 8th year in business!

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Add a touch of glamour to your décor with our new hand-worked metal table lamp! Both the shade and base of the lamp are painted in cool Stone Harbor Gray by Benjamin Moore and feature a pretty gold trim. Even the inside of the shade is gold!

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The tall, thin frame makes the lamp a great accent for a console or end table. The gold accents allow the lamp to give off a nice, warm glow.

hand worked metal lamp gray and gold

Its dimensions are 33H x 11 diameter. It sells for $295.00.

hand worked metal lamp detail

Stop by the store to see this charming lamp and all of our new furnishings! We will be closed on Friday for the 4th of July and will reopen for normal hours on Saturday. Have a happy and safe holiday!

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I’ve done a few blog posts on the importance of your entry area and the ‘first impression’ or ‘tone’ you set for your home.  Most homeowners think of this area as little as possible because they never use it themselves!  But, the entry gives visitors a hint at your personality and what to expect while in your home. 

This homeowner purchased an older home and decided to make the entry more reflective of her style, which is comfortable, welcoming, and fresh. 

AFTER:

full entry view, after

BEFORE:

This wasn’t a ‘bad’ entry.  But, the front door and brass light fixture were dated and the wall had 3 openings into the formal dining room which was a bit unusual and made furniture placement impossible.

Entry, Before

AFTER

The wall openings were closed in to provide space for a chest, cute chair and a great piece of art from South Carolina artist Teil Duncan.   You might think closing in a wall would make an area darker and more constrained, but you can see from the photos the entry actually now looks brighter and more open… and therefore more welcoming.

Entry After
Think about taking a look at your entry with a visitor’s fresh eyes and see what your space says about you.  Is it representative of the tone you want to set for your home?  If not, what would it take to change it?  The upside of decorating an entry is that the space is not large and therefore rarely costly.  If you need some design help, give us a call and we would be happy to tell you more about how our design services can work for you.

 

 

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Our new ornate mother of pearl shell mirror is one of our finest! The classic Chippendale style mirror features great curves and edges to add instant class and style to your home.

mother of pearl mirror

The mirror is hand crafted with superb attention to detail. Below is a close up image of the mother of pearl detail on the mirror’s frame.  Shell finishes are available on many products, but the quality construction of this mirror is second to none.

mother of pearl details

The mirror dimensions are 26” W x 37”H and it sells for $1,229.99. If you need a statement piece for your room or bath, come into our retail store to see the beautiful craftsmanship of this mirror!  Gorgeous!

I wanted to quickly share this kitchen remodel, which was part of a much larger home renovation.  The house is in a great location with knock out views, but was dated and a bit dark.  The new homeowners wanted the house to be brought up to date, to be comfortable and welcoming, and also to look classic and clean.

AFTER:

The husband in this house is a true chef who had a strong opinion on the appliances, layout and finishes for the kitchen.  His experience in their previous kitchen significantly influenced the size of the appliances as well as the maintenance of the countertops and backsplash.

Kitchen detail

BEFORE:

The kitchen before the remodel was very dark.  Dark cabinets were paired with speckled granite countertops that looked very busy and a bit dirty.  The couple and their family live a hectic lifestyle but enjoy a clean, put together house.  It was important that all the elements in the updated space look fresh, orderly to the eye and be easy to maintain.  This helps bring a sense of calm to the otherwise chaotic pace of everyday life!

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In addition to being dark, the kitchen was closed off from the family room with this wall and breakfast bar.  If you spend any time in the kitchen, you know how nice it is to be able to see everyone and not be stuck by yourself doing all the work!

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AFTER:

We actually took an unusual step and removed the pantry to open up the kitchen to the family room.  You can see the large built in storage on the left which replaced the traditional walk in pantry. 

Kitchen After

Every time we do a project some new challenge arises.  This time a challenge arose from the removal of the wall and expansion of the breakfast bar.  As you can see in the photo below there is a side entrance into the hallway between the kitchen and family room.  Originally, the breakfast bar was shorter and terminated in the wall.  When we removed the wall and extended the countertop, no one foresaw that entering from the hallway would lead you directly into the countertop ledge.

Countertop detail

So, with a little creative thinking I designed an edge detail that prevented the issue and added a nice custom flair to the countertop.   The countertop company drew the template and cut the Caesarstone to fit and added a lovely ogee edge detail (one of my favorites).

In case you were wondering, the countertops are Caesarstone’s London Grey.  The homeowners previously had marble in the kitchen and refused to reuse it any future kitchen!  The quartz counters were an easy way to get the look without the maintenance.

Kitchen detail

I hope you find this kitchen as lovely as I do.  I am looking forward to sharing some of the other ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos with you in the coming weeks from this same project. 

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