Saturday, April 17, 2010

Symphony Guild Designer House Charlotte 2010

Yesterday was the big opening of the Symphony Guild Designer House in Charlotte. It is a gigantic fundraising effort for the Charlotte Symphony. This year local interior designers got to spruce up several Condos at the Metropolitan in Charlotte. Their work can be visited for the following weeks for an entry fee that benefits the effort.
The most modern piece was given to Monika Nessbach of Designbar and Sarah Rees Hamilton, a master suite, with bedroom, closets, and bathroom.
(This image is from a Charlotte Observer's web page. It shows the bedroom and the head board over the bed.)

(This image is also from the Charlotte Observer web page. It shows Sarah's amazing shoes in the redesigned closet spaces and the bathroom beyond)

They approached us to help them out with the head board for the bed and the tile work and mirrors in the bathroom. We went to work and started with blowing the heard board apart. We redesigned the whole thing into a multi-layerd, rambling set of boxes. They are partly usable with touch-to-push-open cabinets, shelves, ledges and hidden cubicles, and partly decorative elements.
We called up our cabinet guru Kevin Gavagan of Q Fine Cabinetry, who took the beast over and finished it brilliantly. He gave his talent and skills for free, as did Sam and Madalin Urs of Quality Floorz. Those two guys, our hardwood flooring and tile specialists, finished out the bathroom, a gorgeous mosaic tile work (we'll post images later [see more images at our architizer site]).

It all turned our beautifully. Both Monika and Sarah loved our work, and last night, the grant opening, was a total success.

(Here you can see the head board in progress in Kevin's shop)

(This is our sketch, from which we worked with everybody involved)

(And here is our own Jahan, Kevin, and Monika, looking over her plans, discussing the first steps.)

Please come out the Metropolitan an view the work. The opening times are:
April 17 to May 9th 2010
Wed -Sat 10:00a - 8:00p
Su 1:00p - 6:00p
1225 Baxter Street, Charlotte

Our contacts:
Moniks Nessbach - Designbar 704.488.5389
Sarah Rees Hamilton - Sarah Rees Hamilton, Inc 704.451.4103
Kevin Gavagan - Q Fine Cabinetry Inc. 704.277.6733
Sam and Madalin Urs - Quality Floorz Co. 704.905.1281

and of course yours truely:
DIALECT 704.763.0506 , 704.488.6811


  1. i loved :) Madalin

  2. Really like the photos specially the first one.

    Deirdre G