Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Opportunity for an exclusive tour

This Saturday, May 12, join the Mid-Atlantic Insitute of Classical Architecture & Art for an exclusive tour of Blue Ridge Farm designed by renowned architect William Lawrence Bottomley and landscape architect Charles Gillette as well as a guided tour of Jefferson's University of Virginia Campus. It will be a day not to miss; I'll be there, will you? For details on attending, visit the website linked above and go to "Chapter Events". Only a few spots are remaining so sign up today!

Little Augury for sale

Mark your calendars because beginning tomorrow, May 10th at 8am, our own blogger, Little Augury, is hosting a One Kings Lane Tastemaker Tag Sale.Along with some gorgeous antique furniture, she will be offering quite a selection of art, including this delightful watercolor of an art deco board room.You'll have to beat me to this charming drawing of the Walpole shell bench. Be there or be square to support our blogger friends!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Highpoint 2012: Vanguard furniture

Another showroom I visited while in Highpoint was Vanguard.Strong color was in evidence at Vanguard as well as the other stores but with a more homespun, cozy feeling.Thom Filicia was on hand showing his new wares, seen above. That man has enough nervous energy to fuel and empire but he knows what he's doing!I loved this drinks table in bleached walnut - the legs have such great lines and the casters are so useful.These nightstands also had graceful lines. The pullout tray is always such a nice feature.These Cerello ottomans were also striking -especially paired like this. The cliffside gray finish is really popular right now but I've always loved it.This colorful game table was covered in a beautiful leather and the nailhead trim is such a great detail. I was so pleased and impresed with so many great furniture makers still in the USA!