Atlanta Market


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Arriving in Atlanta to shop at Scott’s Antique Mart and The Atlanta Market. Two exhausting but exhilarating days. Enjoyed the company of my friend and client. We found some amazing things but not enough to fill the trailer. FUN FUN!

Recent Travels


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I just love a good trip to Chicago.

On my daily run along the lake! Gets the artistic juices flowing and calms my soul from the stresses of city living.


Waiting for fabric samples at the Merchandise Mart…my view from the 6th floor. I love nashville, but there is no place like Chicago with all its buildings, energy, style, and beauty.


My mom and I at Hot Chocolate on Damen Ave in Bucktown – my old neighborhood! Amazing hot chocolate and the food is locally sourced.

Deliciousness at 2 Sparrows Restaurant on West Diversey. Seen here: Maple and Bacon Glazed Doughnut, Best Cappuccino since I was in Italy, and Homemade Poptart. Not your average coffee house fare. The design and atmosphere is as well thought out as the menu. The waitstaff is both personal and professional. My new favorite place for breakfast and lunch! I highly recommend stopping by this little gem next time you’re in Chicago. We stopped here after visiting my friend’s deign studio and shop. Michael Del Piero – her shop is as exquisite as she and her designs. Another must if you happen to be spending time in the windy city.

Back in Tennessee now! The leaves are just starting to change into the most vibrant colors. Fall is my favorite time of year. With the weather getting cooler and earthy smells of burning hickory, it’s hard to keep my mind on my work…

Around the Town


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Nashville Arts Magazine is a beautiful local glossy that spotlights Nashville’s visual and performing artists. I was recently featured in an article titled “Image and Style.” What an honor! In case you didn’t get a chance to pick up a copy, here’s the piece…


Around Town


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This past weekend I teamed up with Nashville Arts Magazine at the Italian Lights Festival.








This 3 day festival raises money for St. Pius School while showcasing the exciting Italian community of Nashville. Visitors at my tent were able to try their hand at painting. I then donated the painting to the school. Pretty impressive work for amateurs, don’t you think?

Wish I was here…


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Seascape in Green


Do you just want to jump in?  Here is the piece in its entirety to go along with the detail below.  It’s hard to grasp the large scale of this piece- 5′ x 7′. Massive.  Took a lot longer to complete than I had planned but I enjoyed every minute I spent creating the finished work of art.  My client hasn’t received it yet (maybe this will be their first glance if they are following my blog).  But it cannot compare to the piece in person.  There is no way a photo can translate the color and texture as it is in person.

I’m planning on doing a 15′ piece once I get a new studio space that can handle that scale.  I will have another piece complete this week-  it is a complete departure from my water series.  Just finishing some final touches.  Prepare to be shocked!

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Finally complete!! I have just crated and shipped out my latest painting to my client in Nebraska.  It will be installed in their living room I designed; giving the space the punch of color it needed.  In a couple of weeks, I’ll post a photo of it hanging in its final installation space.

As you can see, the texture is as beautiful as the color.  The ocean, sky, and coral work together to create movement on the canvas.  As your eye travels left to right, top to bottom, the water seems to ebb and flow with every glance; creating at times a surge of energy, at other times a calming recede.  The work is alive on the canvas.

This is the second piece in my series of water and sky.  I am taking a departure from water  to do a few pieces in my graffiti series.  Starting with a palette painting and moving into a new medium of spray paint.  Should be interesting to use a can instead of a brush.  Keep you posted…


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The client commissioned me to do a painting for their family room.  I elected to do an abstract seascape using acrylic paint and plaster on canvas.  The plaster was a new medium for me and I loved working with it.  It was like playing with whipped cream.  After completing the piece, I really was sad to see it leave my studio.  Once it was delivered and installed, the client was absolutely thrilled.  Another successful commission…I still can’t believe I actually get paid to do what I love most – painting.  Check back soon to see my next painting that is soon to be complete, reflecting my love of the ocean.



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Welcome to the Sone Design blog where you will find all my latest interior design finds, projects, and original artwork updates.  My studios in Chicago and Nashville provide services to clients globally.  I look forward to your comments, questions, and critiques of my posts.