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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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PEACHY MAGAZINE: SOUTHERN COMFORT WITH MELISSA RUFTY

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The July/August issue of Peachy Magazine is now live featuring the enchanting work of New Orleans based designer Melissa Rufty.  We are thrilled to also have our first interiors cover showcasing her colorful work. Melissa is just as charismatic and original as her interior design.   Click here to read the full issue with articles on so many favorite design talents including Jane Scott Hodges of Leontine Linens, and favorite artists Amanda Talley, Mallory Page, Alexis Walter, and Ashley Longshore.

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ATLANTA HOLIDAY HOUSE: MOONLIGHT & MISTLETOE (PART 2)

The reviews for the 2014 Atlanta Holiday House have been outstanding…I was thrilled to mix a bit of pleasure with work on this Atlanta trip to see this spectacular showhouse! Please click here to read about the background of the house and the first floor tour featured in my last post. Today, I am going to provide a glimpse of the second floor along with some spaces I wanted to highlight like this gorgeous lady’s retreat by Barbara Heath of The Mercantile…

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The room felt like a cashmere cocoon where the lady of the house could escape the madness of the holiday season. The pink, cream and gray palette was sophisticated and chic with luxurious finishes including mongolian fur, shagreen, and lucite. The pink touches found in the art, lamps, glass accessories and fabrics provided a feminine touch.

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A landing by Liz Williams Interiors showcases this majestic painting by Atlanta artist Carrie Penley. The dark background of the painting connects the eye to the unique railing with its dark finish.

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A hallway by Michel Boyd lined with stunning marbleized paper is a perfect prelude for the magic that lies ahead. The designer’s suite of rooms included a bedroom, bathroom, sitting area, gallery and hallway. Each space had a distinctive feel, yet they all blended beautifully under his artistic touch.

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The bedroom is a study is the nuances of neutrals and the mix of patterns and materials is soothing and modern. The brass touches seen in the vintage desk, wall sculpture, and accent tables add a bit of glitz to the space.

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The graphic wallpaper and dark ceiling in the sitting room provided a great backdrop for modern art and black and white photography. Books line the fireplace.

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The cobalt blue high gloss walls of Margaret Kirtkland’s charming bedroom were one of the few doses of color in this year’s showhouse.  Traditionally appointed in floral fabrics and embroidered Leontine Linens, it was a lovely reminder to never underestimate the power of pretty.

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Brian Patrick Flynn did not just one, but THREE spaces this year. Not surprisingly, his charisma shined through in all of his spaces.  My favorite was his eclectically curated gallery hall filled with images of supermodels, super heroes and a delightful assortment of random works that work together beautifully. This is just a detail seen here, but so much better in person, so get the showhouse if you can!

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A charming powder room by Brian Patrick Flynn upholstered in Tilton Fenwick’s iconic peacock from Duralee.

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Brian’s laundry room features an overscaled light fixture, graphic wallpaper and tailored window treatment.

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And now for the grand finale….I was so excited to see our friends Tami Ramsay and Krista Nye Schwartz of Cloth & Kind participate in their first holiday house. These design darlings never disappoint and they worked their magic once again!  An irregularly shaped bonus room with eaves galore became a modern day “speak-easy.”

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Known for their curated interiors with story and substance, Tami and Krista vetted every fabric, accessory, artwork, and surface for this space. The result was a take your breath away moment when guests entered the last space in the house. Upholstered walls by Zak & Fox, ceramics and art by Sally King Benedict, custom banquettes to fill the eaves, and a showstopping chandelier resembling illuminated quills hovered in the dramatic space.

Do not miss out on this beloved Atlanta tradition!

HOURS

Wednesdays – Saturdays, 11am-5pm
Sundays – 1pm-5pm

DATES

November 19 – December 7
Wednesdays through Sundays.
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Thanksgiving Day.

ADDRESS

2865 Habersham Road NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30305

PARKING

Please park at ADAC (Atlanta Decorative Arts Center)
351 Peachtree Hills Avenue NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30305
Parking has been generously donated by ADAC and complimentary Santa’s Shuttles will run continuously from the main entrance of ADAC during showhouse hours. On many days, Santa’s Shuttles will be staffed with volunteer elves, who will be on hand to give guests an overview of the house and ensure that check-in is as smooth as possible.
Tickets are $25 and may be purchased online or at the door

FEATURING THE FOLLOWING DESIGNERS:

Liz Williams Interiors; McAlpine Booth & Ferrier; Amy Morris Interiors; Parker Kennedy Living; Mark Williams Design Associates; Flynnsideout; Beth Webb Interiors; Bill Ingram and Danielle Rollins; SmithBoyd Interiors; B.D. Jeffries; Carter Kay Interiors; Margaret Kirkland Interiors; Barbara Heath; Cloth & Kind; Boxwoods Garden & Gifts

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Please contact the studio if you are interested in any of our design services.

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