Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

If you are in the New York area, Matisse: The Cut-Outs is currently on exhibition at the Moma, through February 8th.  It is a must see!
This many of Matisse's cut-outs have not been together since Matisse' death in 1954, when they left his apartment.
In 1941, during the bleak period of WWII, Matisse was diagnosed with intestinal cancer.  Being confined to a wheel chair, he pressed on with his art.  Surviving the cancer felt as a second life to him.  Matisse compared his new medium of cutouts to a sculptor cutting into stone, only he was cutting into paper.  Matisse's nurses arranged the cut-outs around his room to create his works of art.
If you can't make it to New York to see the exhibit, here are a few shots of Matisse and his work:

Friday, September 5, 2014

Welcome to September!

We can not be more excited for September; we are hoping fall weather is right around the corner!    
This month we are focusing our blog posts on fashion, red and gold hues, and animal skins.  September is the most important month for the fashion industry, but it also trickles into the interior design world.  We are going to show you how simple techniques such as slipcovers and a hides can dress up your interiors, similar to the fashion world!

This month is packed, for example, our annual Sample Sale, a delivery of new Julian Chichester items, and  a container from the UK!  Look what we have in store-

1- Labor Day- showroom closed
2- Container 58 arrives
8- re-setting the showroom with new Julian Chichester stock
4-11- NY Fashion Week
23- 1st Day of Fall
24- Warehouse Sale

Monday, August 4, 2014

Robert Brown's Townhouse

Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles recently featured Robert Brown's Townhouse.

The article explains the new retail experience which provides a place for designers to shop, but also displays Bob's refined menswear-inspired aesthetic.  Robert Brown is also calling his Townhouse a design laboratory.  For example, the bold red living room shows his experimentation of paint color.  Check out more of Bob's furniture in our showroom or next door at Townhouse.
We checked out the Townhouse ourselves, and we spotted some of our furniture Robert Brown Designed for MacRae!
Sara's favorite part was the lamp collection, inspired by John Rosselli's NY Shop-
And, Louisa's favorite part was the red room-

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Blackberry Farm

Blackberry Farm
Walland, TN

The Inn at Blackberry Farm was founded over 30 years ago, on the idea of creating a home with good friends, family, and food in one setting.

In 1976, Kreis and Sandy Beall were also captured by the charm of Blackberry Farm.  The farm inspired their dreams of sharing a magical property with good food and good friends.  At the time, Kreis was a new mother to her son Sam.  That year she decided to make the farm their home.  She also opened the property to the public as a six room country inn.  

Today Kreis and her son Sam continue the tradition started 38 years ago in the beautiful setting of the foothills of the Great Smokey Mountains. 

 Through Kreis's leadership and vision, the Farm has grown to include 4200 acres, and 62 estate and cottage rooms.

The artisan staff includes the chef, master gardner, baker, cheese maker, forger, butcher, sommelier, and several other experienced members.  

Check out our two favorite cookbooks, The Foothills Cuisine of Blackberry Farm and The Blackberry Farm Cookbook.

Join us in celebrating this truly special place with some of our favorite images collected over the years, highlighting a few of our pieces used in each cottage. 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Happy 4th!

Happy 4th of July!  

In honor of the 4th, we are happy to feature two Made in America lines we have in our showroom.

The upholstery items from the
McAlpine Home Collection for Lee Industries- 
 Made in North Carolina

And our iron furniture collection with Lucy Smith-
Made in Alabama 

Here is a little collage to celebrate our favorite pieces, 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Welcome to July!

Welcome to July!  This is one of our favorite summer months, when we celebrate America's independence.  Take a look at what we have on our calendar-
4th- Showroom closed for the 4th of July
6th- National Fried Chicken Day
7th- Our New Container Arrives
14th- Bastille Day
16th- Flower Magazine Event with Ben Page

In honor of the 4th, here are some of our favorite blue and white interior shots-

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Inspiration: The Rosewood

Recently, a few of our team members, including Mary have visited The Rosewood Hotel in London for design inspiration!  

This luxury five star hotel, designed by Tony Chi, is located in the Holborn neighborhood of the West End in London.  Formally the headquarters for Pearl Assurance Company, the neoclassical building was designed by H Percy Monckton.  
Some of our favorite parts of the hotel are the bar, copper entrance, and boxwoods along the street.
Pictured above, the copper and glass gallery wall with a black and white mosaic tiled floor.

The bar, Sara's favorite, has a great library feel.  Lots of velvet upholstery, a fireplace, fun iron globe chandeliers, and a piano bar at night!   The bar also offers a special cocktail list and a list of curries and casseroles.  If you order a Martini, your drink comes in a Waterford Martini Glass, and your check will arrive in an old leather bound book!

Last but not least, the Boxwoods lining the hotel add the finishing touches to the whole experience!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Happy Father's Day

In honor of Father's Day… let's toast to masculine interiors and exteriors.

Raise your glass and take a look at some of our favorite shots from the father designers, landscapers, and architects in our lives-

Will Huff

Robert Brown

Carson McElheney

Ryan Duffey

Dan Carithers

Here are our Father's Day picks-