Decorating a Room in a Weekend!


English stone mantle

I love this stone mantle—and the mirror is from C.K. Swan in Highlands.


Decorating in a weekend–what a wonderful concept! Remember that episode of Million Dollar Decorators when Kathryn Ireland decorated a friend’s country house in England in a weekend—well, the same thing happened here in Cashiers.

When the drapery fabric I chose for three normal size windows was $10,000 for the fabric alone I sent out an S.O.S. to the ever creative Keven Hawkins. HELP!

In a weekend, Keven put the whole room together from fabulous finds he had collected and things I had already purchased and stored in my ‘storage unit’ downstairs. He even had the bolts of  Rose Cumming fabric I needed to pull the whole room together.

We reupholstered three chairs, stuffed sofa cushions, made pillows and ordered a rug that anchored the whole room. Keven even managed to find the perfect accessories—and you know I love my accessories.

The installation was on Monday! I was pushed right out of my comfort zone (that can be a good thing) and I love every inch of my new room! I think I see an aqua theme going on in the whole house.

If you need a room finished in a weekend you now know who to call!

P.S. Draperies are coming soon—same fabric.

Rose Cumming fabric

The Rose Cumming fabric covers all of the chairs and several pillows. The round table is from Boxwoods.


wicker chairs

We purchased these two wicker chairs and ottoman at Boxwoods and recovered them. (Gracie makes a great accessory too.)


hooked rug old table

The table, lamps and chairs are from CK Swan in Highlands. The hooked rug wall hanging is a Charles Faudree find from GG’s in Casheirs.


corner round table

The corner near the porch has a stunning lamp from CK Swan—and the table cloth came from an estate sale in Atlanta. (Thank you Joann and Diane!) Oh, the chair is from the same estate sale and the tray is from Atlanta house purchased on St. Simons Island.


mantle and mirror

A little closer look at the beautiful mantle and mirror



clover shaped table

I love this small table from the same estate sale. It also opens into a clover shape.


wicker chairs

The barley twist table is from Boxwoods and the sisal rug is from Myers in Atlanta.


xo♥, Lissy
All photos by Lissy Parker for You are welcome to ‘borrow’ my photos—just please credit the source.

April 26, 2017
May 3, 2017



  1. Reply


    April 28, 2017

    I do hope you will post more photos when your panels are up. I find custom drapery panels really complete a space. Your fabric selection is perfect. Who would want to leave such inviting room? I love it when a room looks like it has evolved thru time. Gathering the right pieces to achieve such a look takes a good eye. Well done Lissy and Kevin!
    P.S. Great tray -I collect back tole trays myself.

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    Barbara Brightwell

    December 4, 2017

    Lissy, I am building a home up at Lake Burton. I love the lines of the fireplace surround and was wondering what company you purchased it from. Thanks!Barbara

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      December 7, 2017

      Barbara, I am checking for you.


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