My client down South has been so much fun to work with, and has actually taught me a thing or two during our extended project. From Chinoiserie to choosing a deer head for her mantel, playing with palettes in hot pink, magenta and everything in between, it has been a wild but fun ride so far.
When we had settled on a fabric for her ivory tufted living room sofa, it was she that urged me to do the Perennials “wine-dipping test”. Now we are considering doing the sofa in an off white chenille you’d swear was a pricey Schumacher, and it is actually indoor outdoor fabric that her big shedding dog can jump on and upon which she can drink Pinots until the cows come home….
Recently, she asked me for advice on her soon-to-be-constructed terrace– advice on her hardscaping material selection. Both her husband and I agreed that we preferred a natural stone, perhaps Bluestone or even Travertine. Sure it was costly, but the look was timeless, the result would last a lifetime and it would never look dated or out of fashion. It would fit in seamlessly with her neighborhood: a mix of older stately homes in a historic section of a Southern city.
When she mentioned the potential choice of pavers (much to her husband’s chagrin) I almost fainted. Pavers? In that home in that neighborhood? Pavers, in a historic renovation? Pavers?!?
This woman, being the strong willed and educated consumer I know her to be, convinced me to take a look at Peacock Pavers, and I must tell, you, that what I saw online was downright good looking.
Now, I have NOT seen them in person, but from the photos they look like travertine, and they even do my favorite French Laid pattern. Could it be? A paver that is a dead ringer for Travertine? Plus (for those of you who care) they are made of recycled materials therefore making them eco-friendly, and cost FAR less than their Travertine counterparts. This client is one smart cookie, and I am lucky to be learning from her as much as she is from me. Eating my words… not so fast, but let’s just say I will take a taste and see of I like it enough to eat it… What do you think?