Saturday, January 28, 2012

Deborah Sanders Learning Lecture February 4

Cathedral Antiques Show presents Learning Lecture # 3: Deborah Sanders, February 4, 11am



Deborah Sanders joined VERANDA magazine with its second issue in 1987. She served as Managing Editor for most of its 23-year history, editing and writing home profiles and articles related to the decorative arts. During this time, she also conducted decorative arts tours to France. Over the last ten years, she canvased trade shows around the world, concentrating on the development of product stories for the magazine. Since leaving VERANDA in June 2010, she has established a consulting business, making presentations on design at market events around the country. She also plans to launch an online publication dedicated to product reviews, called Style InSite.com. She will be talking about trends in decorating.





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Friday, January 27, 2012

Jeffrey Bilhuber Learning Lecture February 3, 1pm

Cathedral Antiques Shoe Learning Lecture February 3, 1pm: Jeffrey Bilhuber

In this lecture, Jeffrey Bilhuber will discuss how high style can (and should) encompass effortless comfort–interiors where families big or small can take pleasure in easy spaces that are brilliant amalgams of new and old.

"Jeffrey Bilhuber's interiors have the all-American elegance of a latter day Billy Baldwin." - Hamish Bowles
image via house beautiful











Thanks to the Cathedral Antiques Show for putting together this informative and inspiring lectures series.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Richard Keith Langham Learning Lecture February 2

Cathedral Antiques Show Learning Lectures - February 2: 1pm, Speaker: Richard Keith Langham

You won't want to miss the lecture by Keith Langham on February 2 at 1pm at St Philip's. He will be speaking about Decoration: Fact and Fantasy.
above, a Georgetown townhouse

In an interview in 2009, Keith said:
“I have been doing this now for almost 30 years, and I’ve done projects all around the country. I just really talk about the decorating process, where you take a vision from your client and acting as an editor in order to bring the room into reality or fruition,” he said.

“I do sort of classic timeless rooms that are kind of based on English sensibilities, but they are not English rooms,” said Langham “I always like to add a little kick to it or a little element of whimsy.”
via elle decor

above image and 4 below, a Mississippi house, via Architectural Digest


from Architectural Digest:
Alabama-born, Manhattan-based Richard Keith Langham’s claim to fame is Anglo-Southern extravagance, or the English country-house look amped up with antebellum eccentricities. The sometimes-dishy theatricality Langham achieves through his use of intense paint colors, swooning curtains, bullion fringe, and an heirloom-style assemblage of curious antiques has a solid classical foundation, however; his training began more than 20 years ago in the office of the late Anglophile decorator Keith Irvine. Langham’s traditionalist ethos has served him well with clients who prize old-fashioned quality over instant gratification (Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was one). And speaking of quality, the designer’s upholstery is so meticulously crafted it could be the work of an haute couturier.
Below, a New Orleans house
Bedrooms by Keith Langham
All of the images above, interior design by Keith Langham. His work is fabulous!!! See you at St. Philip's.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cathedral Antiques Show Learning Lectures Feb 2, 3 & 4

Don't miss the Cathedral Antiques Show February 2-4 at the Cathedral of St. Philip. There will be 3 wonderful lectures during the show and we will be highlighting the 3 speakers on our blog over the next 3 days.

February 2, 1pm - Richard Keith Langham


Richard Keith Langham has designed residences around the country and abroad. His client list is as diverse as the rooms he puts together, from the late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Mrs. William F. Buckley to Hillary Swank. With a love for clear color and real comfort, his stylish rooms are grounded in English sensibilities. In addition to interior decorating, Langham has also designed party decor, including the Black-and-White Ball for the Bruce Museum in Greenwich to the Boys Club of New York at the Plaza Hotel. His work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, Vogue, Veranda, W, House Beautiful, Hamptons Magazine, Palm Beach Cottages and Gardens, and Southern Accents.

February 3, 1pm - Jeffrey Bilhuber


Jeffrey Bihuber has a uniquely American perspective that breathes new life into traditionalism with a confirmed understanding of modern sensibilities. He mixes periods and design ideas with a confidence and instinctive style whose rules are self-evident—practicality and sheer beauty.His most current literary accomplishment, The Way Home: Reflections of American Beauty, has drawn praise from the industry’s most authoritative sources such as the Wall Street Journal, Vogue, and House Beautiful. In this lecture, Bilhuber will discuss how high style can (and should) encompass effortless comfort–interiors where families big or small can take pleasure in easy spaces that are brilliant amalgams of new and old.

February 4, 11am - Deborah Sanders
Deborah Sanders joined VERANDA magazine with its second issue in 1987. She served as Managing Editor for most of its 23-year history, editing and writing home profiles and articles related to the decorative arts. During this time, she also conducted decorative arts tours to France. Over the last ten years, she canvased trade shows around the world, concentrating on the development of product stories for the magazine. Since leaving VERANDA in June 2010, she has established a consulting business, making presentations on design at market events around the country. She also plans to launch an online publication dedicated to product reviews, called Style InSite.com. Areas of Expertise: Interiors, Furniture, Gardens, Product

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Working on a brown study

Somes ideas for a study or library with brown walls....
above, Miles Redd
above, the iconic room by Sister Parish
above, Mario Buatta
above, Amy Fine Collins' office, via Elle Decor
above,room by Dorothy Draper, the Greenbrier
above, interior design Gwen Driscoll, via Elle Decor
above, Billy Baldwin's brown living room

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Beautiful attic bedroom

We worked on this wonderful attic guest room last spring and summer. It still needs a couple of finishing touches but we couldn't wait to show you this pretty room!




Monday, January 9, 2012

House of the Week

I like this house because it shares of couple of features with the house my husband grew up in, on Beacon Hill in Boston. It's in Richmond on Monument Avenue. The front door on the side and the overhanging bay are similar to the ones on my husband's childhood home. Have a great Monday!
A view down Monument Avenue...
An architectural image of the house in Boston:
A photo of the Boston house:

Friday, January 6, 2012

Epiphany

Spent the morning working with Jill Helmer of Jill Siegel Designs to create this for my church for Epiphany. Happy weekend everyone!