Style Court

Eight Years of Textiles, History, Art, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

12.25.2007

Presents and Past




Above, vintage Russian malachite box followed by Tony Duquette's signature malachite printed tablecloth as seen in the new book, Tony Duquette, published by Abrams, 2007. Below, for a holiday card, Domino selected Colefax and Fowler's "Jubilee Rose."




This week I received some lovely gifts and cards with direct connections to past designs and current trends. So I thought I'd quickly share a few pairings. Both the malachite and floral cotton have been around forever, but peaked in fashion at various points during the 20th century. (Think 1980s, for one.)

It will be fun to see if these earthy-yet-refined looks, and others such as woodgrain, stay strong through the end of this decade. (Hope everyone is having a great day. Stay warm!)

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was just sneaking in some private holiday time and came across your blog - Merry Christmas to me! So many good design blogs are modern, and while I love modern, the execution can become repetitious and unoriginal. Your vision, on the other hand, is fresh, eclectic, luxe, and original. Beautifully done.
-Marti

Lucy said...

Merry Christmas!
Thanks for all your work, Courtney!

Mrs. Blandings said...

And the earrings are fabulous, too! Looks like a good Christmas.

Style Court said...

Anon,

Thanks for visiting, and for the generous comment!

Everyone,
Merry Christmas!

Pigtown-Design said...

So pretty with the paperwhites and the "Adventure" book close by!

katiedid said...

Beautiful malachite box! I just got the Tony Duquette Book for Christmas and have been pouring over it ever since. And hear, hear! I agree with anon above!

Style Court said...

Thanks Katie!!

Cote de Texas said...

Courtney: I spy it!!! It IS beautiful!! Jealous, I am.

Joni

Style Court said...

thanks joni!!

Brilliant Asylum said...

How pretty. Your table top looks beautiful with your new gifts. Enjoy!

Style Court said...

Thanks Millie!