I've been meaning to mention the house Angie Hranowsky decorated on Pitt Street in Charleston. It belongs to author and singer/songwriter, Carolyn Evans, and her husband and it's featured in Southern Living, March 2011. (Although, the corner view, above, is not in the magazine -- that's a bonus picture from Angie's portfolio.)
[Carolyn Evan's album, Come Lately]
Writing for SL, Sandra S. Soria explains that Angie and Carolyn used some of the family's inherited things as a jumping off point, so I won't cover that territory here, but I'll share a little added detail from the designer. Not surprisingly, my questions involved fabric and art (click here to read a 2009 post about Angie's open-minded approach to collecting).
The chair fabric, one of Angie's favorites, is China Seas' linen/cotton Ikat II in Sienna Negre Tint, and the trio of framed works on paper on the wall behind are more of her wonderful vintage finds.
She told me she spotted all of the art locally at a couple of different antique stores: "I found the bottom one first and knew it would be perfect in that room. Then when I saw the other two, I knew I had to get them because the three hung together would tell a great story." Each is an Asian work found in great condition in its original mat and frame -- something that really excited Angie. The blue mat happens to be silk and the orange mat is linen or burlap.
To see more of the house, click here and here. Or enjoy a peek into Angie's office here.
Friendly reminder: Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats closes March 13.