Monday, February 27, 2012

Bobby McAlpine

Fantastic article in the March-April 2012 issue of Veranda featuring Bobby McAlpine’s house, which was designed by Robert Anderson and looks over downtown Nashville. Bobby McAlpine has designed over 500 homes during his career and created two lines of furniture. View our website,, or come visit us to see the entire collection of furniture Bobby designed and Veranda featured in this beautiful article. To learn more about McAlpine’s work, please follow this link,

Friday, February 24, 2012


We thought we would go out with a bang for the end of our February yellow celebration. Enjoy the images below!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Elsie de Wolfe

Elsie de Wolfe (1865-1950) was an American actress, interior designer, author of the 1913 inspiring The House in Good Taste, and a well-known figure in New York, Paris and London society. She was the first woman to make a profession as an interior designer. She believed that the decoration of the home should reflect a women’s personality, rather than her husband’s wealth. Elsie did not care for the dark and heavy Victorian interiors she grew up with, and therefore designed rooms to be light and fresh like the 18th century French style. Elsie’s spaces were always open and colorful, and she enjoyed using faux finishes and animal prints as well.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Keith Haring

Keith Herring (1958-1990) was an artist and social activist whose work was inspired by the New York street culture of the 1980s. He achieved his first public attention with chalk drawings in the subways of New York, and these were considered to be his first pop art pieces. Haring expressed concepts of birth, death, love, sex and war, and these became widely recognized visual language of the 20th century. He became an Aids activist when he was diagnosed with it in 1988, and he later passed away from complications in 1990. Pictured below are some of his pieces including one recently shown in Brooke Shields Greenwich townhouse in New York, which was a gift by Haring, as seen in Architectural Digest March 2012.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Yellow Products

A few more yellow images for you to behold this Friday!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Andy Warhol

Andrew Warhol, better known as Andy Warhol, was a famous American painter, printmaker, filmmaker, record producer, author, and played a leading role in the visual art movement, known as pop art. During the sixties, Warhol began painting iconic American products such as Campbell's soup cans and coca-cola bottles, as well as celebrities including Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and Elizabeth Taylor.

Well, forget the Campbell's soup can, Andy Warhol's illustrations created for Harper's Bazaar are not to be overlooked. Join us in celebrating Andy's work created between 1951 and 1964 for Harper's Bazaar.

"The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet."
-Andy Warhol

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Aerin Lauder

Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer is the granddaughter of Estee Lauder, to whom she is often compared to in style and business savvy. She has worked for the family run cosmetic company for nineteen years and is now launching her own brand, AERIN, in 2012, which will include a luxury beauty line, home line,accessories, jewelry, and eyewear. Aerin loves the arts and is an active philanthropist, and she serves on several committees for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and Neue Gallerie, which her father opened. She will continue to consult for Estee Lauder and will partner with them to launch her cosmetics line. Below are pictures of her Manhattan Apartment and East Hampton House as seen in the July/August 2009 issue of Elle Decor.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Lord Robert Sackville

The Royal Oak Foundation, Spalding Nix and Holland & Company are excited to welcome Lord Robert Sackville for a reception and signing of his book, Inheritance: The Story of Knole and the Sackvilles , Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 7:15PM following his lecture in the Holland & Company showroom.

Robert Sackville-West, the 7th Baron Sackville, will discuss the relationship of Knole, an English country house in Kent, England and his family who have lived there since 1604. He will explain how his family furnished and decorated the house, and how the house shaped them in their lives and relationships.

For more English history check out Downton Abbey on PBS Masterpiece written by Julian Fellowes. Downton Abbey is a British costume drama series which has become extremely popular and includes a cast let by Dame Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Dan Stevens, Jim Carter, Elizabeth McGovern, Penelope Wilton and many other leading actors and actresses.

The show takes place in fictional Downton Abbey, the Yorkshire country house of the Earl and Countess of Grantham, and explores the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants beginning in 1912. Highclere Castle in Hampshire is the home of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon and is where Downton Abbey is filmed.

Friday, February 3, 2012


Did The World of Interiors read our minds regarding our celebration through February of the color yellow? It appears so! See below to view the power of yellow painted walls!

Thursday, February 2, 2012


Nothing compliments a classic dining room setting better than a tasty home cooked meal. Stuffed Peppers is a classic dish, but this recipe has been modified for the vegetarian palate and tastes so good you’ll forget it’s actually vegetarian. The recipe is from Laura Theodore also known as the Jazzy Vegetarian. This recipe calls for quinoa, a grain like crop from South America that is very high in protein.

Fancy Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa and Black Beans
By Laura Theodore
Makes 6 servings

This tempting, hearty entrĂ©e is especially well-suited to wintertime, and the festive presentation will grace the table at any holiday celebration. Choose the color of peppers accordingly: orange and yellow for Thanksgiving, red and green for Christmas, or red for Valentine’s Day.

1 cup quinoa, rinsed thoroughly
2 cups vegetable broth
6 bell peppers, any color or a combination of colors
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 jar (about 25 ounces) marinara sauce, as needed
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
6 ounces cremini or white button mushrooms, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1⁄4 cup toasted wheat germ, plus more as needed
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon dried basil

Put the quinoa and broth in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Decrease the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes, until the water is absorbed and the quinoa is soft but not mushy. Let cool slightly. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate for 2 to 24 hours.

When ready to assemble the stuffed peppers, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Slice off the top 1⁄2 to 3⁄4 inches of each pepper and set aside (these tops will be used to “cap” the peppers later). Seed the peppers.

Stir the oil into 1⁄2 cup of the marinara sauce. Spread the mixture in the bottom of a deep casserole large enough to hold all the peppers snugly so they remain upright during baking.

Set aside 1⁄4 cup of the remaining marinara sauce. Mix the quinoa with the beans, mushrooms, onion, wheat germ, garlic, basil, and half of the remaining marinara sauce. Stir until well combined, adding more marinara sauce, a couple of tablespoonfuls at a time, until the mixture is moist but not soupy. If the mixture does get a little soupy, simply add more wheat germ.

Spoon 1/4 of the mixture into each pepper, mounding it if need be. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the reserved marinara sauce over each pepper, then top with the pepper tops. (The stuffing will peek out between the pepper tops and bottoms.) Carefully position the peppers in the casserole so they will remain upright while baking.

Cover and bake for 45 to 60 minutes, until the sauce is bubbly and the peppers are slightly tender but not mushy. Serve immediately or let cool for 15 minutes before serving. Put the sauce that has accumulated at the bottom of the casserole in a gravy boat or small bowl to pass at the table.

EPISODE #112, Jazzy Vegetarian on Public Television

By Permission from THE COMPANION COOKBOOK: JAZZY VEGETARIAN, Lively Vegan Cuisine That’s Easy and Delicious © LAURA THEODORE 2011