January Newsletter – Winter Styling

Isn’t it funny and sad that year after year, every time you take down your holiday decor it creates a sense of emptiness in your home that wasn’t there in November? The excess of “stuff” that we love in December makes for a seemingly lonely January. Pair freshly sparse interiors with grey weather and it is no wonder people tend to wish winter away.

That being said, let us offer you an alternative outlook. Conjure up the beauty of simplicity. Imagine serene, quiet, peaceful interiors where every accessory, every accent, is deliberate, intelligent, and purposeful. January is an excellent month to strip down your decor and redefine purpose within spaces. Start fresh. De-clutter. Keep what you love, let go of what can be forgotten, and open yourself to new design directions and experiences. There is something cathartic and regenerating about letting go of the holidays and the confines of last year.

Here’s to creating space for 2017. Happy New Year!

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Featured BHD Space: Winter Styling 

Clean off your surfaces and go simple this season. Don’t be surprised if a vase with fresh flowers is all you need to brighten your space and set the tone for a peaceful new year.

Here, the simple pop of yellow picks up the warm accents in the painting. Intentional without seemingly overly done. 

Here, the simple pop of yellow picks up the warm accents in the painting. Intentional without seemingly overly done. 

Grey walls, white built ins, white appliances, and a few buds are all you need to make this space come alive. Beauty in simplicity and softness in color.

With good bones – in this case, good vanity, countertop, back splash, faucets, mirrors, and lighting- all you need is a vase of flowers to pull it all together. We chose a darker, linear fuchsia flower to balance the boldness of its counterparts and follow the vertical lines of the lighting. 

Monochrome metallic accessories add a nice sheen during the dark winter months. This simple collection is all you need to warm up a space. 

We love how the white porcelain shines against the dark beadboard and oil-rubbed bronze faucet. The pink zinnias set in an antique pitcher are all this space needs to make it feel complete. 

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Featured Event: Carlyle Wolfe at David Lusk Gallery

Don’t miss the ethereal beauty of Carlyle Wolfe’s paintings at David Lusk Gallery.  We love how the paintings capture the stillness and tranquility of nature. Let the show be inspiration for your interiors. Before you go, check out the painters website and Instagram, both are truly beautiful and provide great context for the artist’s work. 

WHEN: January 3 – February 4th, Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 5pmWHERE:  David Lusk Gallery, 516 Hagan Street, Nashville 

Click here for more info

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Featured Event: Antique and Garden Show

Though this event isn’t till next month, we wanted to remind everyone to take a peek at the list of special events / lectures early because these events tend to sell out. This year, the caliber of speakers is remarkable and really worth checking out! We highly recommend Every Home Tells A Story featuring mega-star designer Nate Berkus and Creating Patina Farm with designers Brooke & Steve Giannetti Friday. Nashville’s Antiques and Garden Show gets the best speakers!

LECTURES: February 3, 11am Nate Berkus, February 3, 2pm Brooke & Steve Giannetti

SHOW RUN: February 3 – 5: Friday & Saturday 10am – 7pm, Sunday 11am – 4pm

WHERE:  Music City Center, 201 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville

Click here for more info

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Hot Topic: Ojai California & Patina Farm

Nestled in the mountains between Santa Barbara and Malibu, Ojai California has long been our list of places we most want to visit. Over the last few years, the design aesthetic in this charmingly laid back, mountain town has emerged into a very polished, rough-lux vibe we want to experience in person.

Luckily, the Antique and Garden Show is bringing in two of Ojai’s top designers, Brooke and Steve Giannetti, as part of their lecture series. Hopefully, the discussion will give us insight into the way interior design combines with the magnificient rustic beauty of the natural surroundings. Just one look at their majestic tree featured out the kitchen window at Patina Farm has us on the edge of our seat! We were so impressed with the homes featured on the Dwell on Design LA home tour last spring and we can’t wait to see more California indoor-outdoor spaces and the sustainable design approaches that are seamlessly incorporated into everyday living. 

Click here for the designer’s website and more images from Patina Farm

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Faux Sho-House – Kitchen

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Designing a kitchen is a lot like cooking- it is about finding flavors that pair well together, choosing certain ingredients that pop, and playing with texture, color, and presentation. For the Faux-Sho kitchen remodel we let ourselves explore juxtapositions between high contemporary and whimsy, letting our imagination run wild as we pictured the kitchen in the existing “church” part of the house. Just imagine the space with soaring ceilings, antique stain glass windows and other existing aspects of the original architecture preserved.

What we came up with was the perfect blend of styles. Sleek walnut cabinets paired with the “original” hardwood floors, modern waterfall edge countertop bar paired with a stone mosaic backsplash, and elegant hardware mixed with heritage decorative objects. We furnished the space with contemporary swivel barstools that bring out the colors in the decorative pendant fixtures and a reclaimed farm style table that contrasted by modern dining chairs. The result is an intriguing mix of old and new, bursting with flavor.

Passion for Plates!

I have a passion, well, it’s a sickness really.  If you know me, you know I have a plethora of plates!  New, old, vintage, collectables, I love them all!  I have more dinnerware than I can store! Here are a few of my favorites!

I love Heath Ceramics.  They have been churning out great work since 1948.  I love the simplic shapes and mixing together the simple colors they use on their dinnerware.

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On the other end of the specturm is Kelly Wearstler’s collection for Pickard China.  It’s stong and bold and the various patterns blend beautifully.  Radiant orchid anyone?  Yes, please!

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All time favorite for me is Eva Zeisel.  Especially her designs for Hallcraft.  Beautiful lines and super fun patterns.  Not to boast, but I own this!!

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I don’t know about you, but Scandinavian designs always catch my eyes.  Especially when paired with great colors!  Love this Thomas Eyck cup and saucer!

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And last but not least is Peter Pincus!  That is a bowl and the back of dinner plates!  These patterns make me jump with joy!!

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Of course we could don our dining table with these beauties!  Or covet them in a closed cabinet, but why not put on display for all to see!

Classic Kelly Wearstler’s plate wall at the Viceroy in Santa Monica.

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Plates are great way to add an additional solid to your color scheme!

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Or, use artistic plates for an artistic statement!

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Take it to the next level and define some edges!

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What are your passions and how can you incorporate them into your interiors?