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2016 PANTONE COLORS OF THE YEAR: ROSE QUARTZ AND SERENITY

I was over the moon to hear that PANTONE had selected not one, but two of my favorite colors to be the 2016 Colors of the Year: a soft pink and an blue known as “Rose Quartz” and “Serenity.” This is the first time PANTONE has selected two colors to represent the Color of the Year.

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Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the PANTONE Color Institute, elaborates, “Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times. As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent. Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.”

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I am constantly looking at my photographs for design inspiration. Sometimes I am aware of what is inspiring me and other times, it is not until after I have completed an interior that I realize the source. It was not until a favorite design blogger Carmen Natschke of The Decorating Diva  brought up the connection to PANTONE’s “Color of the Year, that I realized from where my inspiration originated. My “happy place” is Sayulita, a small surfing/fishing village  on the Nayarit Riviera in Mexico. I have spent hours gazing at this horizon watching it transform into a myriad of pinks and blues from sunrise to sunset.

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I am drawn to the same colors in art that I am in nature, which was the starting point for this bedroom I designed for the 2015 Traditional Home Junior League of High Point this past spring. It all began with a painting…

I envisioned my “imaginary” client as the sophisticated daughter of the family. She is well-travelled, artistic, and likes a modern, yet glamourous room that still reflects her Southern roots. A portrait by favorite artist, Kate Long Stevenson, (from Hidell Brooks Gallery) became my muse for the project. I had her in mind whenever I was making decisions for the space. The portrait and the large vintage abstract provided the color palette that inspired the design scheme. The room is a blend of unique pieces from High Point based craftsmen along with a collection from her travels around the world. A Moroccan inspired headboard, Murano glass lamps, original modern art, bespoke linens, dressmaker detailed drapery, and glamorous materials such as shagreen, agate, brass, and velvet add to the feminine mystique of the space. I indulged myself with an “imaginary” trip around the world for inspiration for the space…from the palaces of Morocco and India to the Murano glass factories and sunsets on the Nayarit Riviera.

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Pale blue walls and a high gloss pale pink ceiling evoke the Sayulita sky. The colors are repeated throughout the space in the fabrics, paintings, lamps, flowers, accessories, and finishes. The “Jaipur” print by Clarence House brings the palette together on the headboard and dust ruffle adorned with bespoke Leontine Linens.  A Brunschwig & Fils linen velvet reflects the Rose Quartz on the ceiling. Pink Murano glass lamps by Louis Gaskill and accessories by Addison Weeks continue the theme. Cream and gilt furnishings by Bernhardt provide a neutral backdrop.

Vintage watercolors from Gillian Bryce at 214 Modern Vintage and an over scaled 1970s abstract from Darnell & Company add dimension and layers to the space. A deeper shade of pink pulled from the fabrics and the art is used at the window and on the antique settee. Brass light fixtures by Aerin Lauder for Circa Lighting highlight the space. A gilded iron chair by Celerie Kemble for Henredon is dressed in a deep lavender velvet from Kravet. Accessories from Made Goods in lavender snakeskin and jade linen add an exotic touch to the space while an Indonesian elephant looks right at home in her painted glory.

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ROSE QUARTZ AND SERENITY PAIRINGS:

Whether in soft or hard surface material, the pairing of Rose Quartz and Serenity brings calm and relaxation. Appealing in all finishes, matte, metallic and glossy, the engaging combo joins easily with other mid-tones including greens and purples, rich browns, and all shades of yellow and pink. Add in silver or hot brights for more splash and sparkle

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MARKET READY: CATHERINE M. AUSTIN INTERIOR DESIGN IN OCTOBER TRADITIONAL HOME

Participating in the Traditional Home / Junior League of High Point Showhouse in April was one of the most gratifying experiences I have had in my career. I The creativity and camaraderie of the design community blew me away and seeing it in print brings back a flood of fond memories! We have all been anxiously awaiting the October issue to share all of our hard work for a wonderful cause…benefiting the Junior League’s community programming for High Point. Thank you to all of the gracious editors at Traditional Home, the countless volunteers from the Junior League and the amazing sponsors that brought our visions to life! Click here to read the full story and see the complete portfolio of images.

I want to especially thank Bernhardt Furniture, Stanton Carpet, Made Goods, Circa Lighting, Pratt & Lambert, Addison Weeks, and Hidell Brooks Gallery that loaned and donated pieces for the space.

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DAUGHTER’S BEDROOM BY CATHY AUSTIN BY CLARA HANEBERG

The final stop on the second floor is Cathy Austin’s beautiful daughter’s bedroom. Blessed with great bones—note the 10 1/2-foot ceilings and swoonworthy windows—the space is impeccably tailored from head to toe. Shaped valances mimic the Moroccan scalloping on the patterned headboard.

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Circa Lighting’s brass orb chandelier and the pillows’ chopstick monogram reiterate the room’s Eastern influence. Overhead, Pratt & Lambert’s pale-pink paint in high-gloss finish complements the vintage Murano glass lamp on the bedside table. A tufted-velvet bench with Lucite legs and an antique English settee updated in sumptuous animal print round out the dazzling sanctuary.

There’s a lot to love in these beautiful showhouse bedrooms…click on the image below for a video tour of the spaces.

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Interior designer: Cathy Austin, Catherine M. Austin Interior Design, 3300 Stanwyck Court, Charlotte, NC 28211; 704/517-8622, catherinemaustin.com.

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I envisioned my “imaginary” client as the sophisticated daughter of the family. She is well-travelled, artistic, and likes a modern, yet glamourous room that still reflects her Southern roots. A portrait by favorite artist, Kate Long Stevenson, (from Hidell Brooks Gallery) became my muse for the project. I had her in mind whenever I was making decisions for the space. The portrait and the large vintage abstract provided the color palette that inspired the design scheme. The room is a blend of unique pieces from High Point based craftsmen along with a collection from her travels around the world. A Moroccan inspired headboard, Murano glass lamps, original modern art, bespoke linens, dressmaker detailed drapery, and glamorous materials such as shagreen, agate, brass, and velvet add to the feminine mystique of the space. I indulged myself with an “imaginary” trip around the world for inspiration for the space…from the palaces of Morocco and India to the Murano glass factories and sunsets on the Nayarit Riviera.

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BEHIND THE SCENES:

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Playing with scale and color to find the best vignette.Painting by Alexis Walter , Accessories from Made Goods, Necklaces from Janet Gregg and Candyshop Vintage

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Installation: Day One with Libby Langdon and Lisa Mende

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A few of my favroite things…Louise Gaskill vintage Murano Glass lamp, Addison Weeks brass turtle, Made Goods linen wrapped box , and Bernard Segal watercolor from 214 Modern Vintage

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Amethyst color blocking atop Bernhardt’s sleek Jet Set brass etagere

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Ombre ranunculus by John Lupton

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Press preview with Kara Cox, Libby Langdon, Leslie Moore, Mickey Sharpe, and Christine Barbour

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Channelling our “imaginary client” with the lovely Kara Cox

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Thinking Pink: Opening Gala with Meg Braff

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SOURCES:

  • Wall paint (“Pavanne” #25-26); trim paint (“Ancestral” 320-1); ceiling paint (“Coy Pink” #3-28): Pratt & Lambert, prattandlambert.com.
  • Chandelier (“Ceiling Light” #ARN5002, by Aerin): Circa Lighting, circalighting.com.
  • Area rug (“Addison”/Headwind #69619): Stanton, stantoncarpet.com.
  • Headboard; settee (antique); bench (designed by Cathy Austin): Catherine M. Austin Interior Design, catherinemaustin.com.
  • Headboard and dust ruffle fabric (Jaipur”/Pastel #34455-2); settee fabric (“Okapi”/Red #34705-3): Clarence House, clarencehouse.com.
  • Bed linens (Ivory Birdseye with Blush Linen); monogram (“Chopstick”): Leontine Linens, leontinelinens.com.
  • Drapery, pillow (“Principal” #54357-14): fabricut, fabricut.com.
  • Drapery banding (“Mondo”/Zephyr); settee pillow (“Bistro”/Cloud): Norbar Fabrics, norbarfabrics.com.
  • Settee pillow applique (“Madame Wu”/Cream): Schumacher, fschumacher.com.
  • Bench fabric (linen velvet): Brunschwig & Fils, brunschwig.com.
  • Nightstand (“Salon Nightstand” #341-216): Bernhardt, bernhardt.com.
  • Etagere (“Jet Set Entrtainment Pier”): Bernhardt, bernhardt.com
  • Nightstand lamp: Louise Gaskill Co., louisegaskill.com.
  • Vanity: Barbara Barry for Henredon, henredon.com
  • Vanity Chair: Cassandra by Celerie Kemble for Henredon, henredon.com
  • Vanity lamps: (Bristol Table lamps by Aerin): Circa Lighting, circalighting.com
  • Yarn painted Huichol skull: Evoke the Spirit, evokethespirit.com
  • Chair fabric: (Versailles velvet # E29606): Kravet, kravet.com
  • Watercolor by nightstand (by Bernard Segal): Gillian Bryce/214 Modern Vintage, 214modernvintage.com.
  • Portrait: Kate Long Stevenson, Hidell Brooks Gallery, hidellbrooksgallery.com
  • Garden Seat, Obelisks, Sculpture, Boxes, Ceramic Figure: Made Goods, madegoods.com
  • Flowers: John Lupton
  • Drapery: Custom Window Treatment
  • Upholstery: Cornerstone Upholstery
  • Photography: Dustin Peck

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HIGH POINT HIGHLIGHTS: ART

11,500,000 square feet of exhibition space,  2000 vendors representing 100 countries, and 180 buildings in 4 days…

See what caught my eye at High Point Market.

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Every spring and fall, the design industry makes its bi-annual pilgrimage to High Point Furniture Market. This year marked my 25th trip to the furniture mecca and this market certainly did not disappoint!  My first stop is always 214 Modern Vintage, a collection of great dealers with incredible eyes for everything from fine art and lighting to mid century furnishings and accessories. I could linger here for hours and it is always inspiring to see the authentic pieces in person before heading out into the world of furniture market interpreting these designs.

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Natural Curiosities blew my mind at this market! All of their introductions looked incredible in the new exhibition space complete with its own “ArtBar” where you could watch the artists at work on site. These silkscreens from the Planetary are created by mixing colors during the screening process, resulting in abstract, blended forms. The simple shape and coloration evoke the image of distant planets and no two are alike allowing the viewer to create their own unique universe.

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Natural Curiosities also introduced a gorgeous furniture line consisting of luxe shapes in stunning colors to complement their art collection. Specimen art has always been a specialty for this company.  The past few collections have been exploring the power and journey of flight with various compilations of feathers. This work entitled “Daedelus” is made of 3000 hand painted feathers that are gathered into a unified form, creating maximum impact. They describe the shape as “a shield and channels the intrinsic magic and awe of nature.” According to Greek mythology, Daedelus built the labyrinth for King Minos and then was imprisoned in a tower to prevent his knowledge of the labyrinth from spreading to the public. His only way to escape was in the air so he fabricated his own set of wings.  He also created a pair for his son Icarus, but warned him not to fly too high because the heat of the son would melt the wax on their wings, nor too low because the sea would soak their feathers.

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This beautiful specimen circle is made of naturally colored magnificent pink shells…

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Taken from French textile designs, the Pignier series is a mix of botanicals, patterns and handwritten details.

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Athens based artist Carol John’s work brilliantly adorned the new Hickory Chair showroom. Her work expresses her love of color, language and pop graphics. It was a such a pleasant surprise to meet the artist in person…she is just as delightful as her paintings!
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Trowbridge Gallery featured a gorgeous collection of vintage Gudri jackets using 1930s Parisian designs. Each handmade work is one of a kind and floated in a shadow box frame.

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Alexis Walter’s space sang with all of her ethereal new paintings.  Her pastel palette of abstract works and smaller watercolors possess her distinctive look layered, tactile, and beyond extraordinary.

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A new find this market was the handmade works by Crystal Brooke McCann. Known as a “creative visonary extraordinaire,” her collection includes hand painted silks and leathers, hides, as well as hand made paper and furnishings.  This paper mural is 11 feet long and the delicate detail is divine.

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Hunt Slonem debuted his wallpaper and fabric collection at the new Kravet showroom. Using multiplicity as a motif, Slonem has created an iconic body of work that is sought after around the globe. The much anitcipated collection will allow everyone to have a little piece of the world of this enigmatic artist.

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For the neutralists, the work of Carol Benson-Cobb was breathtaking. According to the artist, her work “reflects a feeling created within a color palette with an emphasis on the way the colors touch, layer and affect one another…My intentions are never to fully define a scene but to lead viewers in the use of their imagination and own life experiences to fill in the gaps.” In the work below, she has taken a detail from one of her original paintings and book matched and repeated the pattern.

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Trowbridge Gallery used the power of scale to take a fingerprint, an everyday yet unique image, and elevated it to a work of abstract art in metallic inks.

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This series from Thom Felicia’s collection for Soicher Marin perfectly illustrates his design aesthetic…”classic simplicity with an unexpected, modern flair.” 12 different abstract sketches would make a great graphic punch on any gallery wall.

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Please contact the design studio if you are interested in design services or any of the works seen here…Please check back this week for more High Point Highlights on trends, lighting, accessories and furnishings.

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