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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016

7.04.2008

Cool Shades for the Hot South

Set against a cool aqua background are objects from different periods: Arts and Crafts candelabra flank a 1928 painting by Alfred Mauer (an American artist involved in the French Salon d'Automne of 1905 whose work is associated with the Fauve movement). A smaller work by Albert Andre breaks up the formality. Image is from Accents on Accessories.

For a debutante dance hosted at home, pillows in the party's color scheme -- blue-and-green -- loosen up a refined painted settee. And although the event was elegant, at the stroke of midnight silver trays laden with Krystal hamburgers and paper cones filled with hot French fries were passed. Image courtesy Southern Accents.


Tray is available from Madison.

Charleston-based Amelia Handegan works with museum quality antiques but her interiors are never stodgy; she has a soulful edge and is known for using obscure colors that are hard to define. The wall color above and below, selected years ago for her own home, walks the line between cool green and warm gold.




Above, Lum Lighting's green eyed monster.

3 comments:

Brilliant Asylum said...

I love how fast food becomes chic and highbrow when placed on a silver tray in the right hands. Pretty post.

Style Court said...

Millie -- good point. It's the right hands, not just the silver tray :)

Enzie at World Market Portraits said...

Framing smaller size paintings in this manner is a pretty cool idea!