FEAR, LUCK, FATE, WORK, FORTUNE , 2017
To enter the world of artist Anne Lemanski is literally like falling down the rabbit hole of creativity. She is wickedly funny, wickedly smart, and wickedly talented. Her works are not only impeccably constructed with layers of various materials, but they are also layered with meaning. This brilliant combination has garnered her accolades in a plethora of solo exhibitions and private and public collections around the country. Charlotte art lovers were lucky enough to get a first look at her new work at her exhibition “Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit” at SOCO Gallery open through March 16th.
“Be daring. Be different. Be impractical. Be anything that will assert the integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” – Cecil Beaton
Please join Jane Schwab and me for a trunk show this Thursday, February 8th revealing the beautiful creations of Danielle Rollins benefiting the Levine Children’s Hospital. Her new capsule collection has been a labor of love for Danielle using glorious fabrics ranging from colorful Liberty of London cottons to exquisite floral warp taffetas and a collaboration with Brunschwig and Fils. Danielle has taken great lengths to make sure the impeccably tailored clothes can be worn in many ways from day to night…perfect for upcoming Spring Galas or Spring Break!
I think of Danielle as the quintessential “steel magnolia.” She has overcome much adversity by combating it with beauty through interior design, entertaining, and now through her new fashion line. I had the pleasure of interviewing Danielle several years ago and have reposted it again below. I am so proud of how far she has come making her dreams come true! Enjoy getting to know Danielle and please join us on Thursday to see the beautiful clothes in person…
Brad Thomas is a creative force of many talents…Artist, Curator, Teacher, Mentor, and Art Advisor just to name a few. His highly anticipated exhibition at SOCO Gallery this month welcomes the North Carolina native back to Charlotte revealing a new direction in his work.
I met Brad when he was the curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Mint Museum working together on acquisitions. Through the years, Brad has become a trusted friend and colleague that I look to for art advice for clients and collectors. His layered and complex abstract works are a combination of painting, drawing, words, collage, and sculpture that slowly reveal details the more the viewer engages with the works.
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice.” -T.S. Eliot
I always get very nostalgic during the sleepy week between Christmas and New Year’s. Showrooms and workrooms are closed, clients are travelling, and the quiet time allows for much needed reflection and time to reset goals and intentions for the year ahead. After looking at the past few years of doing these posts, I realize that I have the same resolutions from year to year. Clearly these ideas are on my mind if they make my resolution list from every year in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016!
Wishing you and your families a magical holiday season filled with joy, peace, love and laughter!
Heartfelt thanks to our clients that allow us to do what we love, our vendors and workrooms that bring our ideas to life, and to our friends, family, and followers that allow us to share our design adventures along the way.
May your new year be merry and designs be bright!!!
I have been insanely lucky this year in finding myself in amazing destinations at the same time of incredible showhouses and art exhibitions. There is nothing better than seeing the talents of other creatives to expand one’s owns minds and stimulate new ways of imaginative thinking. The Kips Bay showhouse is the like the Oscars for our interior design profession. For the first time in 45 years, the organization did a Palm Beach iteration of the showhouse which supports the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club. The Honorary Show House Chair is Bunny Williams and the Design Chairs are Ellie Cullman and Pauline Pitt.
Villa Belmonte is the home of this year’s showhouse in the El Cid neighborhood. The 1920s Meditteranean Revival house is the perfect backdrop for 20 insanely creative designers to showcase their talents. I was delighted to see so many favorite designers as well as beloved old and new design friends participate in this year’s first Palm Beach showhouse. Hopefully, this will be the beginning of an annual design event. Click HERE to get tickets before the house closes on December 19. Enjoy the tour….
Dining Room: Amanda Lindroth
How is it possible the Christmas is just 25 days away? With the temperatures still being in the 70s in Charlotte, I am having a hard time getting motivated to put up the tree. As I mentioned in my last post, (click HERE to read Part One) going to a holiday showhouse helps me to get in the spirit. I am always preaching to my clients that details make the design. It shows that extra dose of imagination and love has been devoted to taking a piece of furniture, lampshade or window treatment from ordinary to extraordinary. I was BLOWN AWAY by the impeccable attention to detail that every designer mastered in their rooms at the Home for the Holidays Showhouse. From the selection of treats left for Santa and brilliantly curated art to the unique floral arrangements and interesting holiday color schemes, every detail was beautifully thought out and executed. Congratulations to all of the designers that pulled off this amazing feat!
- CREATIVE MINDS: ANNE LEMANSKI “RABBIT RABBIT RABBIT” AT SOCO GALLERY
- COASTAL LIVING: VIEW WITH A ROOM BY CATHERINE M. AUSTIN INTERIOR DESIGN
- CREATIVE MINDS: DIVINE DESIGNS WITH DANIELLE ROLLINS
- CREATIVE MINDS: BRAD THOMAS “HOLD THESE TRUTHS” AT SOCO GALLERY
- GOODBYE 2017!
- JOYEUX NOËL
- KIPS BAY PALM BEACH SHOWHOUSE 2017
- ATLANTA HOME & LIFESTYLES’ HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS SHOWHOUSE (PART TWO)
- ATLANTA HOME & LIFESTYLES’ HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS SHOWHOUSE (PART ONE)
- TRADITIONAL HOME’S 2017 SOUTHERN STYLE NOW DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE IN SAVANNAH
- FLOWER POWER: THE SAN FRANCISCO FALL ART & ANTIQUES SHOW
- ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST VISITS THE ART-FILLED HOME OF KAWS ARTIST BRIAN DONNELLY
- KAREN KNORR: INDIA SONG & METAMORPHOSES AT JACKSON FINE ART
- STEP INSIDE POPPY DELAVIGNE’S LONDON HOME VIA ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST
- MISSING MARRAKECH: THE BRILLIANT BILL WILLIS
- ANTHROSCENERY: AURORA ROBSON AT THE NEW GALLERY OF MODERN ART
- GIO_GRAPHY: GIOVANNA BATTAGLIA AT BERGDORF GOODMAN
- CHINESE LANTERN FESTIVAL AT THE DANIEL STOWE BOTANICAL GARDEN
- COLOR ME HAPPY: THE TECHNICOLORED WORLD OF CHRISTINA JUAREZ
- TORY BURCH TAKES AD INSIDE HER SOUTHAMPTON HOME
- ART OF THE INTERIOR: MARIANNE BOESKY AT HOME
- ELLIOTT PUCKETTE AT SOCO GALLERY
- CHRISTIAN DIOR: COUTURIER DU RÊVE
- DAMIAN HIRST: TREASURES FROM THE WRECK OF THE UNBELIEVABLE AT THE VENICE BIENNALE
- ATLANTA FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL’S DESIGNER DINER AT ADAC