Happy Spring! I've just come back from Round Top, Texas, where the wildflowers are in full bloom. Lots of lovely blues, reds, and pinks dot the landscape down there, and it made me excited about Springtime in New York. Earth Day is coming up and as we all know, using antiques is a perfect way to live a green lifestyle. There is much to be said on the subject, and you can read more about it here.
For spring, we have put together this lovely dining vignette. It is perfect for a casual gathering with friends. The cheerful blue base evokes a feeling of spring, and we've paired it with two upholstered and understated benches. We have received a lot of fun Moroccan pottery that makes for a beautiful table setting. We're wishing you all a happy spring!
English Pine scrubbed top Farmhouse Dining table, 1980
Prudence Home & Design is an award-winning interior design firm creating timeless and colourful interiors. With residential clients spanning the North East. They are best known for blending modern and traditional styles infused with color all while creating enduring environments for their clients specific lifestyle needs.
Round Top Spring 2022 is in the books! It was incredible to be back showing alongside some of my favorite dealers. I reconnected with old clients, made some new friends, and had a grand old time! Thank you to everyone who made this show a huge success! We’ll see you in October.
P.S. The container still hasn’t arrived, but when it does I’ll keep you updated on how you can shop it in Texas
It was the first Winter Show in two years and it was worth the wait! It was a fantastic return filled with beautiful art and certainly a night to remember. The Winter Show benefits the East Side House Settlement. Please consider donating to support this organization.
It was a lovely Monday night supporting Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club. A sold-out event and I learned a lot about the program. As many as 10k children a year are involved in the programs they offer. Bunny Williams was awarded a lifetime achievement award for her decades of hands-on service to the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club. Please consider donating to this organization.
I'm pictured with Prudence Bailey and Beth Dempsey.
What’s hot right now are the cleaner lines of casual French country and Swedish antiques, a style often called “Gustavian,” after Swedish King Gustav III, who fell in love with French Neoclassical style after a visit to the Palace of Versailles in the 1780s.
Margaret Schwartz will have her Modern Antiquarian wares in the Peck Barn at The Compound, and she’ll have plenty of Swedish Gustavian furniture as well as garden furniture and ornaments — one of the hottest categories of merchandise in the past couple of years.