As the whirlwind of summer comes to a close, I’m excited and energized for the projects we are working on this fall. I am happy to announce that we are one of the twelve “Tastemakers” featured at this year’s Antiques at The Gardens, hosted by the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The event is set to take place the first weekend in October and kicks off with a black tie Gala on Thursday night.
The Tastemakers chosen show are some of Birmingham’s most talented architects, designers and landscapers, and I am honored to be included in such an outstanding group. Each of the Tastemakers have been asked to curate a themed area such as “Weekend Getaway,” “Secret Garden,” and “Beach House” with goods selected from local Birmingham vendors as well as from sources across the country. I was asked to curate a booth around the theme, “Let There Be Light,” which will feature some of my favorite lamps, lighting pendants and custom designed shades. It will also include some custom pillow designs and additional accessories.
One of a kind and custom lighting is something that is very important to my interiors. Since I try to limit the number of accessories I place in an interior, the lamps, pendants, sconces and their shades become a priority for me. I treat them like the icing on the project that can take it from good to great! The items in our booth will be hand selected and/or designed by me for this special event with a great cause. Best of all, everything is for sale!
Be sure to check out the wonderfully designed Antiques at The Gardens Catalogue for more information and details on participants. And, I will be sure and keep you updated on the project and share lots of pictures. I hope those of you who are in Birmingham or are up for a weekend trip will join us!
As a short addition to last week’s posts on the Hamptons Designer Showhouse, I wanted to acknowledge and thank the bloggers who recently featured our showhouse room on their blogs. It’s a validating feeling when other people appreciate the efforts that go into our design work. If they are not included already, please add these blogs to your daily reads and visit the links below for more pictures of our room.