Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Less is more...

~Great feature in The New York Times today about shopping for color with Ghislaine are a couple highlights:

"It’s not necessary to go overboard with multiple turquoise accessories. One piece: that’s all you really need."

“Just pop one thing somewhere in a room,” Ms. ViƱas said, and it “can give you an amazing contrast.”

~Oh so very true.....

Monday, February 22, 2010

Isn't She Lovely?

~Happy Monday everyone! We had a beautiful weekend here and are gearing up for a big week, but it looks like we will be having another round of snow.....not looking forward to it at all! I wanted to show you one of our new pieces that is so unique.
I don't think Dana has ever been more excited than when she set her eyes on this piece. It is a rare work that we had framed and really turned out to be stunning! There are great ideas for Ingres being thrown around right now so stay tuned to see where she lands...

Friday, February 19, 2010

Sweet Sunshine...

Today the sun is shining and it seems like it has been weeks since we have seen it...on second thought it has been weeks! Today is the kind of day that makes you long for spring and want to put this weather that old man winter has all to graciously given long behind us.

Its Friday and the weekend is upon us and I have nothing planned but to catch up on some reading and enjoy this weather even if it is just for a couple of days! Hope you all do the same...

~Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

On Trend...

~As you know we are in the middle of remodeling the store with a complete new look. Well, this week just happens to be Fashion Week in New York and I was kind of in shock when I saw Carolina Herrera's new line for Fall '10. Talk about being right on point, the fabrics and colors we are using so resemble her new line and I think that is pretty exciting!

Below I have posted some shots of her pieces as well as fabrics and colors we are using in the store. Her designs are gorgeous, so is her style....and if you ask me I think the same can be said about Chateaux!

~Ralph Lauren Zebra~

~Anna French flocked fabric for chair~
~Shots of turquoise~

~Fredrick Cooper Lamp~

~Cowtan & Tout fabric ~
*Photos by Getty Images

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

AD Proof

AD Proof for WV Living

"Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I'll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I'll give you a stock clerk."

~J.C. Penny~

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Anatomy of a Chair...

~This chair is a result of two fabrics that Dana fell in love with. The first being a Ralph Lauren Serengeti zebra stripe and the second a Pindler & Pindler Peacock print. This chair was featured in our WV Living Designer showcase home and now resides in a clients house and looks perfect~

Ralph Lauren Serengeti Zebra Stripe

Pindler & Pindler Peacock

Cowtan & Tout Custom Window Treatment paired with the Serengeti chair is stunning...

Monday, February 15, 2010

Fresh & New...

Finally received some new items and was able to get half of the show room in some order after all of the construction that has been going on. There is still more to be done but I wanted to at least post some pictures of a few of our new things. The process has taken a bit longer than expected due to the crazy weather we have been experiencing the past month....definitely ready for spring!
I'll most more pictures of how the progress is coming....stay tuned!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

And the winner is...

Drum roll please......Piper Jacquelyn !! Congrats! Piper has a wonderful candle being sent her way. Thanks to everyone for supporting the giveaway and stay tuned for more to come!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Blog Giveaway

Spread the word, the giveaway ends tonight at 12:00 sure to do the following so you have a chance to win:

1 entry: Become a follower
2 entries: Leave a comment describing your home decor
3 entries: Post a blog entry about this giveaway
4 entries: Follow us on twitter

Winners will be announced tomorrow Feb. 9th.....good luck!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Lunch @ Draper's

Last week, after we finished up the commercial shoot, we made our way over to Draper's Cafe located at The Greenbrier for lunch. As soon as you hit the door you feel like you are being transported into the world of Dorthy Draper....from the black & white tiles to the purple wallpaper with shots of pink and black popping up everywhere....very nostalgic and the food was excellent! All in all a wonderful lunch filled with lots of laughs and great food....

Construction - Day 3

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A Giveaway by Chateaux Interiors

Welcome to Chateaux Interiors. I am thrilled that you have stopped by. To celebrate our new blog opening, I am hosting a giveaway for a Jimmy Belasco candle in Thai Ginger Citrus. These soy candles are a novelty that we carry at our design boutique, Chateaux. These candles retail at our store for $35, but will be free to the giveaway winner!

Winners will be announced next Tuesday, February 9. You may have up to four entries.

1 entry: Become a follower
2 entries: Leave a comment describing your home decor
3 entries: Post a blog entry about this giveaway
Thank you for stopping by West Virginia's premier design firm. We look forward to providing you with updates about our firm as well as design inspiration.

Monday, February 1, 2010


We began shooting our commercial on Thursday and I think that it is really going to turn out nice. We went to The Summit and shot the house we just completed at the end of last year. We added some spring touches like the table setting pictured above.

The day was a ton of fun and there were plenty of good laughs. Above Ann Bell of Ann Bell & Company is trying to decide which scarf to wear....she decided to go with the one pictured and it looked lovely.

Here is Ann getting ready for her close up...

Above is a picture of the hallway. I don't think there has been a good picture of the hallway posted and I wanted to show the awesome wallpaper we did going horizontally down the hall....stunning.

Here is some of the crew getting ready to shoot....and below is a picture of the spring table scape that will be featured. All in all it was a great day and I think the commercial is going to turn out well....I should see the first proof this week....fingers crossed!