Posts Tagged: Hidell Brooks

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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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

“If we all shop small, it will be huge!” 
I ran this post two years ago on the second annual Small Business Saturday and have added a few more to the list….Here of my favorite Charlotte design and fashion haunts that are all run by small business owners that are incredibly talented, chic and stylish. Shop away!

Courtesy of Abode

ABODE– 201 West Worthington Avenue

Mary Miller’s beautiful storefront features upholstery, lighting, case pieces and original artwork from local and regional artists.
Ornaments at B.D. Jeffries

B.D. JEFFRIES 720 Governor Morrison Street Suite E110

Books, tabletop, holiday decor are showcased in this charming shop along with upholstery, antiques, accessories, and gifts for everyone on your list. 

 

CAMPBELL’S NURSERY- 209 McDonald Avenue
To snap out of a bad mood, just walk through the doors of Campbell’s Nursery. Jesse Campbell’s orchid filled space will lift your spirits and make you want to fill every room in your home with his beautiful creations. 

 

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Oscar de la Renta Skirt

CAPITOL 4010 Sharon Road
For the true fashionista, this is THE place to shop. Tastemaker Laura Vinroot Poole curates an extraordinary collection of the finest fashions, shoes and jewelry from urban chic to haute couture.

Courtesy of Circa

CIRCA– 2321 Crescent Avenue

Style mavens Cindy Smith, Jane Schwab and their talented team have everything you could possibly need for your home, party, or next gift. Their ever expanding inventory includes unique antiques, original art, accessories, upholstery, lighting, tabletop, books, candles, and jewelry. 

CHEZ ELLE– 532 Governor Morrison Street

The lovely Laryn Adams has an eye for the unique and up and coming designers. Her fearless taste in clothes and accessories makes this shop unlike any other in town.

THE ENGLISH ROOM-519 Fenton Place

On a quaint street in Eastover, interior designer, blogger, shopaholic (self professed) Holly Hollingsworth Phillips has collected a delightful assortment of modern and colorful home accessories, gifts, furnishings and jewelry.
Artist Windy O’Connor
Hifell Brooks Gallery

HIDELL BROOKS GALLERY1910 South Boulevard

Katherine Hidell Thomas and Rebecca Brooks specialize in the work of “well established and solid emerging artists working in a contemporary narrative and figurative vein.”
Holiday Gifts at Isabella

ISABELLA715 Providence Road

Erin Doughtery’s tranquil shop features fine bedding and bath linens, luxury pajamas, accessories and fragrances in an idyllic setting.
Mrs. Howard

MRS. HOWARD 1001 East Morehead Street

Just to see how Phoebe and Jim Howard rehabilitated this Charlotte landmark is worth the trip alone. Stunning room settings are perfectly styled and include artwork, upholstery,accessories, tabletop, books, and candles.
Ornaments Galore at Paper Skyscraper

 
PAPER SKYSCRAPER 330 East Boulevard
For the cheeky and those with a sense of humor, this is THE place.  Voted  “Charlotte’s Best Gift Store,” “Best Place to Buy a Present ,” and “Best Place to Buy a Stylish Gift” by several local publications.  This is hands down the best place in town to purchase everything thing from hilarious cards and design books to gift wrapping and an amazing selection of Christmas ornaments.



SLOAN 1419 East Boulevard
For the past 13 years, Courtney Sloan and Jill Sloan Pleune have been delighting Charlotteans with their fun fashions from denim to formal attire. This one stop shop can outfit you in everything from head to toe-earrings, dress, accessories, shoes-DONE!

Support a variety of small business owners at any of these boutiques:

Courtesy of Alexander Scott
 
ALEXANDER  SCOTT 208 East Boulevard
David Newcombe and Rusty Griffith’s mission is to “Provide the extraordinary”   The owners have a created a beautiful home for 70 vendors in the old McColl Center for Fine Art. The two story open setting is the perfect showcase for vendors to display their goods including everything from jewelry and small accessories to antiques, artwork, and upholstery.
Courtesy of Post and Gray

POST AND GRAY- 2139 South Tryon Street

This 7000 square foot warehouse holds lighting, upholstery, drapery, artwork and antiques from over 35 merchants.  

SLATE INTERIORS 1401 Central Avenue Suite 102

More than 50 artists, merchants and designers sell their wares at this Plaza Midwood outpost.  Described as “Paris Flea Market meets Soho.”

HAPPY SHOPPING!

SHOP SMALL

Today is the second annual Small Business Saturday. The motto is “if we all shop small, it will be huge!” Here of several of my favorite Charlotte design haunts that are all run by small business owners that are incredibly talented, chic and stylish. Shop away!

Courtesy of Abode

ABODE- 201 West Worthington Avenue

www.abodehomedesign.com
Mary Miller’s beautiful storefront features upholstery, lighting, case pieces and original artwork from local and regional artists.

 

Ornaments at B.D. Jeffries

B.D. JEFFRIES- 720 Governor Morrison Street Suite E110

www.bdjeffries.com
Books, tabletop, holiday decor are showcased in this charming shop along with upholstery, antiques, accessories, and gifts for everyone on your list. 

 

Courtesy of Circa

CIRCA- 2321 Crescent Avenue

www.circaonline.net
Style mavens Cindy Smith, Jane Schwab and their talented team have everything you could possibly need for your home, party, or next gift. Their ever expanding inventory includes unique antiques, original art, accessories, upholstery, lighting, tabletop, books, candles, and jewelry. 

 

Painting by Patty Blackwell at Decade

DECADE – 715 Providence Road

www.decadecharlotte.com
Stuart and Kristin Darnell’s new retail venture exemplifies their incredible eye for art, one of a kind accessories and mid-century furniture among many other styles.

 

Holiday Gifts at Isabella

ISABELLA-715 Providence Road

www.isabellastyle.com
Erin Doughtery’s tranquil shop features fine bedding and bath linens, luxury pajamas, accessories and fragrances in an idyllic setting.

 

Ornaments Galore at Paper Skyscraper

PAPER SKYSCRAPER- 330 East Boulevard
www.paperskyscraper.com
For the cheeky and those with a sense of humor, this is THE place.  Voted  “Charlotte’s Best Gift Store,” “Best Place to Buy a Present ,” and “Best Place to Buy a Stylish Gift” by several local publications.  This is hands down the best place in town to purchase everything thing from hilariously raunchy cards and design books to gift wrapping and lounge music. Personal faves include any CDs from the Hotel Costes Collection or After Dark: Paris, New York or Miami.
Mrs. Howard
MRS. HOWARD- 1001 East Morehead Street
www.mrshowardpersonalshopper.net
Just to see how Phoebe and Jim Howard rehabilitated this Charlotte landmark is worth the trip alone. Stunning room settings are perfectly styled and include artwork, upholstery,accessories, tabletop, books, and candles.
Courtesy of Hotham

 

HOTHAM-720 Governor Morrison Street Suite E100
www.hothamjewels.com
Carolyn Hotham’s boutique is literally a jewelry box full of treasures.  The jewelry, accessories, and antiques are breathtaking.

 

Courtesy of Luxe Home Couture

LUXE HOME COUTURE- 227 East Boulevard
www.luxehomecouture.com
Tastemakers Aida Saul and Erin Vorhoff have curated one of the best design shops in Charlotte. Voted “Best of the Best for Home Accessories” by Charlotte Magazine. Every item in and of itself it incredibly unique.
“Flora” by Selena Beaudry
Courtesy of Hidell Brooks

 

HIDELL BROOKS GALLERY-1910 South Boulevard
www.hidellbrooks.com
Katherine Hidell Thomas and Rebecca Brooks specialize in the work of “well established and solid emerging artists working in a contemporary narrative and figurative vein.”
Courtesy of Campbell’s Nursery
CAMPBELL’S NURSERY- 209 McDonald Avenue
To snap out of a bad mood, just walk through the doors of Campbell’s Nursery. Jesse Campbell’s orchid filled space will lift your spirits and make you want to fill every room in your home with his beautiful creations. 
Support a variety of small business owners at any of these boutiques:

 

Courtesy of Alexander Scott

ALEXANDER  SCOTT- 208 East Boulevard
David Newcombe and Rusty Griffith’s mission is to “Provide the extraordinary”   The owners have a created a beautiful home for 70 vendors in the old McColl Center for Fine Art. The two story open setting is the perfect showcase for vendors to display their goods including everything from jewelry and small accessories to antiques, artwork, and upholstery.
Courtesy of Interiors Marketplace

INTERIORS MARKETPLACE-923 Providence Road
John and Kelly Vieregg‘s charming shop houses 40 vendors featuring home furnishings, antiques, art, gifts and accessories.
Courtesy of Post and Gray
POST AND GRAY- 2139 South Tryon Street
This 7000 square foot warehouse holds lighting, upholstery, drapery, artwork and antiques from over 35 merchants.  Also owned by the Viereggs.
Courtesy of Kat Mulford
Portraits available at Slate Interiors
SLATE INTERIORS- 1401 Central Avenue Suite 102
www.shopslateinteriors.com
More than 50 artists, merchants and designers sell their wares at this Plaza Midwood outpost.  Described as “Paris Flea Market meets Soho.”