17 Jul CURIOUS VALLEY HIDEAWAY – Part I
“Dancing, however you do it, even if it’s in your living room – is a great workout.” – Ciara
We’re baaaack! This spring our cup runneth over with exciting new client projects, and the expansion and complete remodel of our store and studio, as well as our new annex! We have continued to hunt and gather for one of a kind pieces of interest to bring to our clients and retail customers. This post is the first look inside a home that we furnished and curated with curios in every corner. We found an antique French console that was exactly what we were looking for! Unfortunately it was not the right size, so our client had one made in reclaimed wood to replace the original find and it worked out perfectly. It warms up a bright and crisp entry, and is the perfect balance to mix old and new. A bold patterned runner adds contrast to beautifully stained wood floors. Black and white abstract art makes a big impact while not overwhelming the space.
Vintage ceramics and a polished horn vase are a welcomed change for fresh flora. Grouped together and filled with wildflowers, this moment is a work of art in itself.
How many times do you lose your keys in a day?! You don’t want me to answer that question. A carved marble bowl fills our never ending desire to marry form and function as a catchall that remains eye catching. (See what we did there?) Our clients outrageous collection of vintage canes is museum worthy and begged to be on display.
All angles have to be considered when designing a space. Even from the living room, the black and white art adds a symbiotic dimension to the view from the parlor. A vintage cherry wood cabinet gets a sleek make over when lacquered in black. A surrealist painting and wooden stag busts from one of our hunts are intriguing and beguiling.
The baby grand takes center stage, especially when our clients have parties and friends who are also musicians take their hands to the keys. A hand knotted Moroccan sheepskin rug softens the room.
Mid century chairs pair well with a tufted velvet sofa plumped up with African embroidered textiles turned into pillows. A lucite and chrome bar cart make cocktail time easy breezy.
Black clouds don’t have to be gloomy. We commissioned this hand painted piece to set the mood against grey walls in one of our favorite Benjamin Moore colors, Cheating Heart. This fabulous brass edged coffee table is modernized with quadpod bases. A room made for libations and conversations, nothing makes me happier than a home filled with eclectic and curated style. Stay tuned for the rest of this Curious Valley Hideaway.