Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Table is Set for The Winter Antique Show 2011

Dressing up the table with a little old-world charm....  When I was asked by friend Susan Egan, of Antiques Magazine, to set a dinning vignette for the Winter Antique Show I was instantly thrilled and excited to get started.   Though I've participated in many showhouses over the years, this project had a special appeal to me because of the pedrigee of amazing items at my disposal.  To say the show offers the finest Antiques in the world is an understatement.  Everything is breathtaking! 

I approached this entire project as I would getting ready for a black tie event.  What do I need first?  A killer pair of shoes....It was love at first sight when I laid eyes on an Oushak Rug from Peter Pap's Oriental Rug company which became my starting point.  I started envisioning bright pops of pink, blue,and green.... Before I knew it my outfit starting taking form!  
Looking through the plethera of exhibitors and their inventory I found the perfect table and chairs.  Liz O'Brien has a beautiful Karl Springer Table that I paired with Loop Chairs after Frances Elkins.  My neutral scape was screaming for a color blast.  As usual, Clarke & Clarke fabrics delivered exactly what I was looking for - Show stopping prints, textures, & colors! Little Insider Secret - rejevente a classic piece from your home by just simply adding an unexpectedly textured pillow or a bright bold colored throw - it's quick, easy, and makes a huge statement.  I tried to inject that wow factor, with these classic armchairs from Clinton Howell Antique.  Mix it up and get playful!  
We all know that no outfit is complete without a jewelry statement.  Lost City Arts has a great selection of objects.  On the sideboard from Liverant and Son Antiques we placed Melt Coat Panels by Harry Bertoia, a little necessary bling!  Saving the best for last....The Wedgewood china selected tops the entire table off with a lasting glisten.  Be sure to take a trip to the Amory on Park Ave to check out  the inspiring display of Antiques....It's on view until January 30th.  Let the dining begin!  Bon Apetite!

"Breathe.  Let go.  And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure."-Oprah Winfrey

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Shine Bright in the New Year

For the past year I have been fortunate enough to team up with the talented Mark Moussa of Arteriors Home on his latest stroke of genius, Mottega, custom lamps, affordably priced, and designed by you - the consumer.  Here's my latest lamp creation ....I'm all about power orange right now and I have a perfect spot for this show-stopper....    

If you didn't catch it in the latest House Beautiful you must acquaint yourself with this new amazing product.

When aiding with the color selection for this innovative lamp line, I was so thoroughly impressed by the great minds behind this company.  I feel truly, truly blessed to have been a part of this adventure.
So get started on your designer custom lamp! 

Eileen Kathryn Boyd