We also had another local favorite with a Magazine Feature, Barbara Westbrook. House Beautiful most have been reading our minds on "Collections." They did a spread on what Interior Designers Collect, associating the collections to paint colors, and they featured Barbara Westbrook!
Friday, November 30, 2012
If you missed our book signing last January, for Hugh Acheson's new cookbook, A Turn in the South, be sure to pick up the most recent issue of Garden and Gun. The magazine features Acheson hosting a "classic Southern Supper," while demonstrating his idea of a Holiday Table. Garden and Gun collaborated with Publix to fulfill Acheson's dinner menu.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
When using the term Hoarder, one usually associates the use as a negative connotation. But, in reference to the following pictures, the "Hoarders" of these "Collections," were able to turn hoarding into a positive term.
To finish out our previous post on Collections, here are a few more images-
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Two days away from Thanksgiving and still focusing on stripes, I have used this post to show how often stripes are used in our table settings. From Plates, to tablecloths, napkins, wallpaper, and runners, you would be surprised how often stripes are incorporated.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
We are excited to announce the event we are having next week, the book signing of Sally Bedell Smith's Elizabeth The Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch, Monday November 19th at 6:15 pm.
Sally Bedell Smith has worked for numerous publications
such as, Time Magazine, TV Guide, The New York Times, and
Vanity Fair. She is now the best-selling author of five books
including books on William S. Paley, Pamela Churchill
Harriman, Diana- Princess of Wales, and the Clinton and
Kennedy White House years. Her latest work, which her
Royal Oak lecture is based on is Elizabeth the Queen:
The Life of A Modern Monarch.
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Friday, November 9, 2012
As we all know, Thanksgiving is this month. You might now know, 248 million Turkeys were raised in the United States last year. Therefore, there will be many Turkeys on the table this Thanksgiving.
Another fun fact, Benjamin Franklin wanted to make the Turkey America's official bird. He thought the Bald Eagle had "bad moral character." Here are a few images we found inspiring for our own table settings-
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012
To end the month of October, we have a few more black interiors to share with you. As we said before, black is technically not a color, it is a neutral, but we all call it a color for a ease of use. As we focus on black interiors, I also have four interesting facts on the color black:
1) In most cultures, the spotting of a black cat is considered bad luck, except in England, where it is considered good luck.
2) Black is associated with heaviness. For instance, most people think a black box is heavier than a white box.
3) Black is associated with sophistication and power. For example, tuxedos, limousines, judge's robes, and priest's wardrobes.
4) An old wives' tale says that if a woman is buried wearing black, she will come back to haunt the family.