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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Antique & Garden Show Inspiration

Happy 1st Day of Spring everyone!  I’m most definitely behind on this post but I’m going to share it anyway. I’ve been feeling inspired after attending the Blue Grass Trust Antique & Garden Show a couple weekends ago.  There was plenty of antiques, designer room vignettes and garden ideas.
This was a killer French vasselier from the 18th c with a porcelain enamel clock face.

C'est magnifique with superb detail.  I’m guessing it originally came from a chateau or manoir given its large size.


There’s always a few Louis Philippe mirrors to be found.  They look so chic in a modern setting and are totally timeless.  This one was offered in designer Matthew Carter’s booth.  The vintage brass figures are still making the scene right now.


These deconstructed chairs had great bones and pretty lines.  They would also look handsome recovered in linen or velvet.



What about this impressive French grandfather clock?


I’m partial to Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and found a couple great examples.
A Beswick England figure and…


a midcentury garden statue from France.  I wish I could have brought him home with me, but I didn’t.


Here I am taking a break from all the hard work of browsing the show!


Thomas Birkman of Kimbrel/Birkman Interiors was the designer of this room space.  He had a visually interesting color scheme featuring the new mauve.  His use of bold artwork was a nice counterbalance to the furnishings.


This room was done by Matt Carter of Matthew Carter Interiors.  He had a pleasing mix of antiques and contemporary décor.  I’m crushing on the subtle geometric design of the rug and the diagonally set ottoman in front of the coffee table. 


He had a stunning chair upholstered in chic real patent leather!


I knew it was going to be a good show when this was one of the first things I saw!


This was on the reverse:  Cool, eh?


I’m glad it’s finally officially Spring.  I’m dying to plant something outside, but I know better.  Every time I do before Mother’s Day I usually lose it to frost!



Sarah said...

Kim, the show sounds like a fabulous venue. I've been fortunate to attend the past two years of the Nashville Antique and Garden Show. Wonderful experience both times! Thanks for sharing these great vignettes and finds.

Janette - The2Seasons said...

Love your photos! I think they do a great job at this show. When it's time for the BGT show, I know spring is almost here. Sorry we missed each other.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Looked like a great show Kim!!!

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