Think Pink

Janet Brown recently returned from the April Market at High Point, and one of the trends she noticed was the prevalence of pink:

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 The photo above depicts Suzanne Kasler’s collection for Hickory Chair, which is available through Janet Brown Interiors. The pink calls to mind a room in Suzanne Kasler’s own home in Atlanta:

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“A guest room includes a chair and ottoman from [Suzanne] Kasler’s Hickory Chair collection [available through Janet Brown Interiors].” Interior designer Suzanne Kasler’s Regency-style home in Atlanta. Photography by Pieter Estersohn. Text by Jen Renzi. “At Home With Suzanne Kasler” produced by Howard Christian. Architectural Digest (April 2012).

Theodore Alexander is also “thinking pink” with its new Faberge egg-themed upholstery fabric:

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High Point Market sneak peak from Theodore Alexander – Faberge egg themed upholstery fabric [available through Janet Brown Interiors].

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond has a renowned collection of Faberge eggs. Here is a photo from the VMFA’s collections:

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Miniature Easter Egg Pendant. 19th – 20th century. Fabergé firm (Russian, 19th century). Bowenite, gold, rubies, diamonds. 0.625 x 0.5 (diameter) in. 1.59 x 1.27 (diameter) cm. Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt. 47.20.108. Photo copyright Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Text copyright Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Interior designer Alexa Hampton has created a furniture collection for Hickory Chair that is available through Janet Brown Interiors. Ms. Hampton used pink in the colorful sitting room she decorated for the 2014 Kips Bay Show House:

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Sitting room, Kips Bay Show House 2014. Interior design by Alexa Hampton. “Rocking the Palazzo” by Penelope Green. The New York Times. Image via Pinterest.

Designer Jamie Drake is known for his unabashed love for color. This pillow made from Oscar de La Renta floral embroidered fabric appeared in the Jamie Drake for Theodore Alexander Collection at High Point Market:

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Oscar de La Renta floral embroidered fabric seen here at Jamie Drake for Theodore Alexander at High Point Market. Strong puce and coral tones on a soft cream ground with sage and blue leaf details. Photo and text via Pinterest. Items from the Jamie Drake for Theodore Alexander Collection are available through Janet Brown Interiors.

The floral pillows pictured above call to mind the pillows in the pink sitting room of Youngsbury, a 1745 estate in Hertfordshire, England. Jeremy Langmead, Christie’s chief content officer, shares this home with Simon Rayner:

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The pink sitting room of Youngsbury, a Georgian-era estate in Hertfordshire, approximately one hour north of London, that was built in 1745. ” Home of Jeremy Langmead, Christie’s chief content officer. Jeremy Langmead’s English Country Home for the Digital Age” by Sarah Medford. WSJ Magazine (March 5, 2015).

Hickory Chair recently introduced the Hable for Hickory Chair Furniture Collection [available through Janet Brown Interiors]. “You may be familiar with Hable Construction – the brainchild of sisters Susan and Katharine Hable. Imaginative textiles, totes, bags, children’s sheets and pajamas as well as decorative holiday stockings have all been based on paintings by Susan. In 2011, Hickory Chair became the first furniture manufacturer to introduce a licensed exclusive textile collection named Hable Construction Fabric collection.” (Source.) Here is a photo of the Bird Wing Chair from the Hable for Hickory Chair Furniture Collection:

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Susan Hable of Hable Construction, sits on the board of the Color Association of the United States (a group that predicts color trends). She just released her first book – A Colorful Home (Chronicle Books) – on March 31:

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Photography by Rinne Allen. “Bright Spot: A Sneak Peek of Susan Hable’s New Book on Color” by Haskell Harris. Garden and Gun (March 9, 2015).

 “Originally this was just a wonderful pink room to enjoy (as shown in the photo below). My children extended their playroom onto the carpet when it was free of furniture. Now it’s our dining room and there’s something about the color that puts everyone in a celebratory mood!” – Susan Hable

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Pink room in the home of Georgia painter and textile designer Susan Hable. Photography by Rinne Allen. “Bright Spot: A Sneak Peek of Susan Hable’s New Book on Color” by Haskell Harris. Garden and Gun (March 9, 2015).

Color trends in home design often reflect trends on the runway. Here are some looks from London Fashion Week for Fall 2015:

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Looks from Toga Fall 2015, left, and Christopher Kane Fall 2015 Photo: Courtesy of Toga; Indigitalimages.com. “Power in Pink: Designers Go Bright in London” by Steff Yotka. style.com (February 25, 2015).

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Look from Erdem Fall 2015. Photo: Alessandro Garofalo / Indigitalimages.com. “Power in Pink: Designers Go Bright in London” by Steff Yotka. style.com (February 25, 2015).

“By common association, pink is often viewed as saccharine and overly feminine, but this wasn’t always the case,” [fashion designer Mary] Katrantzou told Style.com. “When we were researching the collection and exploring 18th-century Victoriana, it was actually a shade used to represent stamina and power; a masculine alternative to red.”

  The helpful staff of Janet Brown Interiors invites you to visit the shop and Design Studio to learn how you can incorporate the power of pink in your home.

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Decorating Indoors and Out

Where does the interior of a home stop? Where does the exterior begin?

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Interior designer Pamela Pierce’s 1926 stucco manse in Houston’s Museum District. Interior design by homeowner Pamela Pierce, Pierce Designs and Associates. Photography by Laura Resen. “Well-Lived: Pamela Pierce’s Houston House” by Frances Schultz. Veranda.

Ideally, the interior and the exterior of a home are visually well-connected and flow together. This house belongs to Houston designer Pamela Pierce, who repeats the white color, the shutters, and the greenery of her home’s exterior inside:

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“Sofa in Christian Liaigre white linen. Song Dynasty table lamp, Watkins Culver. 18th-c. French fireplace. Saarinen table, Sunset Settings.” Interior designer Pamela Pierce’s 1926 stucco manse in Houston’s Museum District. Interior design by homeowner Pamela Pierce, Pierce Designs and Associates. Photography by Laura Resen. “Well-Lived: Pamela Pierce’s Houston House” by Frances Schultz. Veranda.

Many homeowners today are opting to create more living space by turning their backyards and porches into outdoor rooms – complete with cushions, lamps, and rugs.

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Home in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Design by Will Merrill Designs.

The photo above depicts a porch that functions as an outdoor room with a beautiful mountain view. The tables and porch railings repeat the texture of the surrounding trees – visually connecting the space to its surroundings. Outdoor fabrics provide color and comfort to wicker furniture.

Consider using color and shape to create a visual connection between your indoor and outdoor rooms. In the following photo, orange storage boxes displayed on shelves reference the slatted wood wall seen through the window. Low furniture ensures that nothing blocks the view:

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“Large, factory-style windows add drama to this airy, light-filled space designed by New York-based interior designer Steven Gambrel. Low furniture keeps the space open. Orange storage boxes displayed on shelves reference the slatted wood wall seen through the window, creating a connection between the indoor and outdoor rooms.” “Photo Gallery: Indoor – Outdoor Spaces,” Canadian House and Home.

Create continuity by repeating design elements indoors and out. The grey of the stone wall outside this bedroom reappears in the headboard fashioned from an ikat by Kravet:

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“Grosso’s simple color scheme continues in the master bedroom where texture and pattern add interest. The shade of gray in the Kravet fabric enveloping the bed harmonizes with terrace walls outside. A Baker chaise covered in silk mohair provides a spot to relax. An antique Oushak carpet is delightful underfoot.” Interior design by Kellie Grosso. Photo: John Granen. “Before and After: Casual California Home” written by Lisa Cregan. Traditional Home.

Repeating patterns can visually unite indoor and outdoor spaces. In the following photo, the backs of the Janus et Cie iron chairs repeat the grid of the windowed steel doors:

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“Janus et Cie umbrella and iron furniture. Windowed steel doors manufactured by Hope’s. Sisal rug. Table flowers by Ex Floreus of Lake Forest.” French Norman-style manor house near Lake Michigan in the Village of Lake Bluff, an historic Chicago suburb. Interior design by Gail Plechaty, Real Simple Design. Landscape design by Dorothy and Barton Herbert. Photography by Janet Mesic Mackie. Styled by Hilary Rose. Text by Dana Micucci. “Chicago Harmony” Veranda.

Outdoor rugs come in a range of prices. Janet Brown advises homeowners to purchase outdoor rugs without a backing; a latex backing can cause mildew because it will prevent a wet rug from draining.

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“Lacquered walls in an intense apple green are enhanced by a mix of furniture and eclectic touches.” Interior Design: Julie Hayes. Landscape Architecture: Paul Fields. Architect: Larry E. Boerder Architects. Photo: Max Kim-Bee. Styled by Mary Jane Ryburn and Olga Naiman. Written by Jennifer Alfano. “Color Balance” produced by Mary Jane Ryburn. Veranda (November – December 2011).

Hang draperies high and wide to frame windows in a way that will maximize the view. The apple green of this living room’s lacquered walls reappears on the home’s loggia, unifying the house’s interior and exterior:

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“The new loggia picks up the green scheme from the adjacent living room, unifying the inside with the outside. Pillows and cushions in Sunbrella fabric.” Interior Design: Julie Hayes. Landscape Architecture: Paul Fields. Architect: Larry E. Boerder Architects. Photo: Max Kim-Bee. Styled by Mary Jane Ryburn and Olga Naiman. Written by Jennifer Alfano. “Color Balance” produced by Mary Jane Ryburn. Veranda (November – December 2011).

The green pillows and cushions pictured above are made of Sunbrella fabric, which can be washed and bleached. Janet Brown uses white Sunbrella pillows and cushions outside her home; when they become dirty, she soaks the covers in her top-loading washing machine, and they look new again.

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Indoor – outdoor dragonfly pillow available via Janet Brown Interiors.

Janet Brown sells many indoor-outdoor pillows, as well as outdoor fillers. An indoor filler (such as down) in an outdoor pillow will cause the cushion to mildew from the inside out.

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Indoor – outdoor aqua zebra pillow by Elaine Smith. Available at Janet Brown Interiors.

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“To keep a feeling of lightness in the dining area, McMakin put a glass top on wicker table bases. On the backs of Bungalow 5 chairs, Schumacher’s Margate Damask linen is laced with simple white cording for a casual look. The floor is honed Herpel tile, original to the 1920s house.” Interior design: Mimi McMakin. Photo: Eric Piasecki. Interview: Barbara King. “Garden Party,” House Beautiful (July/August 2013).

White wicker and green appear in the dining room pictured above and outside in the courtyard. Designer Mimi McMakin used Sunbrella fabrics on the settees and ottoman:

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“The Lane Venture settees and ottoman with cushions in Sunbrella fabrics create a cozy nesting spot in the courtyard. ‘Wicker is typical Palm Beach,’ McMakin says. ‘And the new synthetics are a godsend.’ ” Interior design: Mimi McMakin. Photo: Eric Piasecki. Interview: Barbara King. “Garden Party,” House Beautiful (July/August 2013).

Clients often ask Janet Brown where they should start when picking colors for a room. Often, the answer is right outside:

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Palm Beach vacation home of interior designer Robin Weiss. Interior design by Robin Weiss. Photo: Robert Brantley. Text: Krissa Rossbund. “Colorful Coastal Home,” Traditional Home (June 2013).

Interior designer Robin Weiss colored her Palm Beach vacation home pink – inside and out:

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“Quiet pink coats the guest bedroom walls with tranquility, echoing the home’s pastel exterior. The painted Summer Hill bed promotes relaxation with embroidered Yves Delorme linens and a bed cover by Matouk.” [Matouk linens available through Janet Brown Interiors.] Interior design by Robin Weiss. Photo: Robert Brantley. Text: Krissa Rossbund. “Colorful Coastal Home,” Traditional Home (June 2013).

Sometimes a single fabric provides the design inspiration for a home’s interior and exterior:

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“A luxurious Scalamandré floral weave on custom club chairs sets the home’s palette. Sofa fabric is Osborne and Little; drapery fabric is Robert Allen, with custom fringe. Just behind the chairs (not pictured) is the kitchen island. A Visual Comfort floor lamp between club chairs supplements table lamps created from 19th-century Italian balustrades.” Interior design by Todd Richesin. Photo: Werner Straube. “Key West Vacation Home” written and produced by Candace Ord Manroe. Traditional Home (June/July 2010).

The floral pattern and colors on the rug in the great room above reappear on pillows on the porch. The porch curtains give the outdoor space a finished feel:

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“The great room’s petite 18th-century French table and the Pierre Frey toile-covered British Khaki Collection lounge chair segue to the porch’s Brown Jordan rattan sofa covered in a Lee Jofa stripe.” Interior design by Todd Richesin. Photo: Werner Straube. “Key West Vacation Home” written and produced by Candace Ord Manroe. Traditional Home (June/July 2010).

The next photo features another outdoor space with curtains that provide a finished feel. Interior designer Alessandra Branca, who owns this Bahamas getaway, uses the red Chippendale railing inside and out:

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“The veranda is furnished with a vintage French rattan chair and an RH sectional sofa and curtains; the low tables are by IKEA.” Bahamas getaway of designer Alessandra Branca. Photo: William Waldron. Text: Brad Goldfarb. “Island Time” produced by Martin Bourne. Architectural Digest (April 2014).

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“Pecky-cypress panels line the entrance hall, where a Directoire hanging lantern joins antique Tyrolean chairs and a 1960s table.” Bahamas getaway of designer Alessandra Branca. Photo: William Waldron. Text: Brad Goldfarb. “Island Time” produced by Martin Bourne. Architectural Digest (April 2014).

 Alessandra Branca’s use of white throughout her vacation home keeps the feeling light:

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“The living room’s vintage armchairs are cushioned in a Bennison print, and the 19th-century campaign chairs are clad in an Alessandra Branca for Schumacher stripe; a Pottery Barn rug is spread across the coral-stone pavers.” Bahamas getaway of designer Alessandra Branca. Photo: William Waldron. Text: Brad Goldfarb. “Island Time” produced by Martin Bourne. Architectural Digest (April 2014).

 Even the dining room chairs pick up the red Chippendale theme:

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“Vintage chairs surround an RH table in the dining room; the light fixtures are by IKEA.” Bahamas getaway of designer Alessandra Branca. Photo: William Waldron. Text: Brad Goldfarb. “Island Time” produced by Martin Bourne. Architectural Digest (April 2014).

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“Chinese Chippendale–style railings and a 40-foot-long pool distinguish the Harbour Island retreat; the windows and glazed doors throughout the compound, named Highlowe, are by Andersen Windows.” Bahamas getaway of designer Alessandra Branca. Photo: William Waldron. Text: Brad Goldfarb. “Island Time” produced by Martin Bourne. Architectural Digest (April 2014).

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“McKinnon and Harris chaises with buttercup-yellow Sunbrella cushions. [McKinnon and Harris furniture is manufactured in Richmond,] Landscape design is by Ellin Goetz.” Interior design: Carrier and Company. Photo: Eric Piasecki. Interview: Lisa Cregan. “The Sunny Side of Modern,” House Beautiful (September 2013).

The yellow of the Sunbrella chaise cushions and the green of the lawn reappear in this beach house lanai:

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“On the lanai, a sofa in Manuel Canovas’s Tamarin.” Interior design: Carrier and Company. Photo: Eric Piasecki. Interview: Lisa Cregan. “The Sunny Side of Modern,” House Beautiful (September 2013).

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“Bougainvillea climbs the columns of a terrace paved with local limestone; the banquettes are upholstered in a Perennials fabric and enlivened with pillows made of a Christopher Farr print.” Styled by Carlos Mota. Text: Andrew Ferren. “Island Hopping” photographed and produced by Tim Beddow. Architectural Digest (May 2013).

The color of the bougainvillea on the terrace above reappears in the pillows below. Flowers inside and outside the room visually link the two spaces:

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“The interiors of the Ibiza residence of Hong Kong–based entrepreneurs Jane and Max Gottschalk were decorated by Audrey Carden of Carden Cunietti. In the beamed living room, the beige linen sofas and the slipper chairs are all by George Smith, the latter upholstered in a Raoul Textiles fabric.” Styled by Carlos Mota. Text: Andrew Ferren. “Island Hopping” photographed and produced by Tim Beddow. Architectural Digest (May 2013).

Not everyone wants to live with color. Homeowners who prefer neutral palettes can still link their interior and exterior living spaces. Designer Mary McDonald unifies areas of a home that contains shades of gray:

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“Industrial-style Restoration Hardware pendants add contrast above the kitchen island. The cabinets are painted in Roman Column by Sherwin-Williams.” Interior design by Mary McDonald. Photo: Amy Neunsinger. “A California House in Soft Shades by Designer Mary McDonald,” House Beautiful.

The gray stripes from the home’s kitchen reappear on pillows outside:

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” ‘The house is on a golf course with manicured lawns, so I liked repeating the grays and ivories of the interior against all the greenery,’ McDonald says of the limestone-tile veranda, which has Restoration Hardware furniture.” Interior design by Mary McDonald. Photo: Amy Neunsinger. “A California House in Soft Shades by Designer Mary McDonald,” House Beautiful.

Garden stools – as pictured above and in the next two photos – can serve as tables or extra seating indoors and out. Janet Brown Interiors offers a variety of different options:

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“Awning-stripe Sunbrella fabric keeps seating relaxed on the patio near the sunroom and pool.” Interior design: Ken Gemes. Photo: Tria Giovan. “Tailored to Fit” written by Amy Elbert. Traditional Home (September 2014).

The low stone wall defines the patio without blocking views. The stripes of the Sunbrella cushions above repeat the stripes of the garden stool in the bathroom below:

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“The tub is tucked into a dormer and offers views of the Manhattan skyline. The Roman shade is Plumwich’s hand-screened ‘Quorra’ fabric.” Interior design: Ken Gemes. Photo: Tria Giovan. “Tailored to Fit” written by Amy Elbert. Traditional Home.

The design staff of Janet Brown Interiors is ready to help you prepare your outdoor spaces for warm weather living. Historic Garden Week will take place from April 18th through April 25th and offers the opportunity to visit beautiful homes and gardens throughout Virginia, including some houses that Janet Brown has decorated. Tickets are available at Janet Brown Interiors.

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French Lesson

The French Film Festival will take place in Richmond this weekend – Thursday, March 26 through Monday, March 30 – with most of the screenings taking place at the Byrd Theater. If you plan to attend the festival, don’t forget to visit Janet Brown Interiors and The Design Studio at Janet Brown Interiors – both conveniently located in Cary Court. We can help you add a touch of Paris to your home . . .

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The Most Glamorous Audrey Hepburn Quotes” by Hallie Gould. Town and Country Magazine via Marie Claire.

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“Even before Ben started Ben’s Garden, he was writing lists. Lists of what he was going to plant in his garden, things he wanted to do, or places he wanted to go. Today he uses notepads like these to write lists, of his lists for his business and at home. A way to keep everything in order and with just a bit of cheer. Each notepad measures a generous 4″ by 7.25”. Each notepad has fifty heavyweight pages and a stiff chipboard backing. Page-after-page, they will make you smile and won’t let you forget! Available via Janet Brown Interiors.

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“As King Francois I once said, ‘Paris is not a city, it’s a world.’ Long after the swarming crowd has deserted it, after the hum and buzz of traffic has subsided, Paris still resonates with a discreet life of its own. Working before sunrise and after sundown, photographer Jean-Michel Berts has created these dream-like black-and-white images, including Montmartre and the banks of the Seine. Following the Grands Boulevards and the footprints of Baudelaire, Brassa•, and Huysmans, the deserted streets of Paris take on a poetic, ethereal quality. Featuring beautiful text by the French novelist Pierre Assouline, this book is a moving homage to the city of lights. Each print is given ample breathing space in this volume, whose opulent trim size befits the spectacular quality of the shots.” Image and text via Assouline.

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“Eiffel Paris Rose Kitchen Towel” by Garnier-Thiebaut. 100% ELS Cotton, two-ply twisted, mercerized. Size is 22″x30″. Also offered in Gris and Celadon. Garnier-Thiebaut linens available via Janet Brown Interiors.

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“Following the death of [Gloria] Vanderbilt’s father in 1925, she and her mother moved to Paris. Here, young Vanderbilt is seen driving a pedal car with the Eiffel Tower in the distance.” Photo courtesy of Gloria Vanderbilt Archives via Lonny. “A Rage For Living” written by Robert Leleux. Lonny (September 2012).

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Personalized picture frames from Marye-Kelley are available through Janet Brown Interiors. This frame features an antique map of Paris.

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The Year in Photos,” Vanity Fair (December 2011).

Does Janet Brown Interiors sell colorful flatware by the French company Sabre Paris? Mais oui . . .

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The Sabre store in Paris. Founded by Francis and Pascale Gelb, the company is named after the fencing weapon, the sabre. Image via Pinterest.

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Frosted acrylic flatware by Sabre Paris. Available via Janet Brown Interiors. Image via Pinterest.

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A very small sampling of the patterns and colors available from Sabre Paris. Stainless steel flatware with colorful acrylic handles made in France and available at Janet Brown Interiors.

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Paris Monuments Olive Kitchen Towel. 100% ELS Cotton, two-ply twisted, mercerized. Size is 22″x30″. Garnier-Thiebaut linens available via Janet Brown Interiors.

Did you know that Capucine De Wulf Gooding, who founded the tableware company Juliska with her husband David Gooding in 2001, is French? She was born in Paris.

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Capucine and David Gooding, founders of Juliska, at a photo shoot for atHome Magazine. Image via Facebook.

This photo offers a closer look at the Juliska tea party pictured above. Juliska plates and glassware are available via Janet Brown Interiors:

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Capucine and David Gooding’s Juliska tea party features Firenze and Country Estate side plates and delightful mouthblown glass cake plates and cake domes! Photo from atHome Magazine photo shoot. Image via Facebook. Juliska tableware available via Janet Brown Interiors.

Pastel-colored macarons, such as those pictured on the Juliska cakestand above, can be found at Ladurée  in Paris:

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“Half-way between a Parisian café and a cake shop, Ladurée Fabricant de Douceurs is the temple of gastronomy and pastry innovation where each creation moment is of high intensity.” Text via Ladurée website. Photo via Pinterest.

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Eiffel Vintage Celadon Kitchen Towel by Garnier-Thiebaut. 100% ELS Cotton, two-ply twisted, mercerized. Size is 22″x30″. Garnier-Thiebaut linens available via Janet Brown Interiors.

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Image via Pinterest.

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“Red Vespa.” Copyright Pam Brau, 2001. Ciao Bella greeting cards are available at Janet Brown Interiors.

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Hand-embroidered Paris pillow available via Janet Brown Interiors.

Atlanta-based designer Suzanne Kasler has created a furniture collection for Hickory Chair, which is available through Janet Brown Interiors. According to Hickory Chair, Ms. Kasler is “known for her love of all things French and brings a fresh mix of Continental flavor and classic style to her interiors.” She also collects Eiffel Towers:

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Suzanne Kasler’s Eiffel Tower collection. “11 Signs You’re Meant To Live In Paris” by Sarah Bray. House Beautiful (April 23, 2014).

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Vintage photo circa 1928. Image via Pinterest.

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Curves from the Keno Brothers

“People are attracted to the wavy S-curve that resembles a woman’s body. It’s called Hogarth’s line of beauty,” furniture expert Leslie Keno told Traditional Home in October 2010. William Hogarth was an 18th-century English painter, engraver, satirist, and art theorist. In his 1753 treatise, Analysis of Beauty, Hogarth wrote about ” ‘variety’ and the way in which nature itself was full of shapes and colours that were geared towards ‘entertaining the eye with the pleasure of variety.’ ” He believed the serpentine line – the S-curve – was the “essence of beauty.” (Source: Tate.) Look closely at the artist’s palette that appears in this self-portrait by William Hogarth. The serpentine line – the S-curve – is the “Line of Beauty.”

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William Hogarth’s The Painter and his Pug, 1745. Oil on canvas. Purchased 1824. Tate Museum. Image source: Tate.

Leigh and Leslie Keno – twins who are known to viewers of Antiques Roadshow and “Buried Treasure” as the Keno Brothers  – began designing furniture for Theodore Alexander in 2010. “Our design sensibilities come from a lifetime of studying great objects from the past,” Leslie told Traditional Home. Here is a photo of the twins at age 6, looking for treasures at a local flea market:

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“6-years-old and doing our favorite thing, treasure hunting at a local flea market. Joking around here about the way the wind is blowing, while checking out a horse weathervane that turned out to be worth very little!” Leigh and Leslie Keno. “Buried Treasure Now Online” by Lizzy Freundel. THEO – the Theodore Alexander blog (August 8, 2011).

“We chose woods to accentuate the forms,” explained Leigh. Indeed, the Keno Brothers Collection for Theodore Alexander is full of Hogarth’s sensuous curves crafted from veneers that highlight the beauty of the wood.

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“This table embodies the essence of William Hogarth’s ‘line of beauty,’ also known as the S-curve line. Multiple curves with their undulations and points and peaks and dips lead the viewer’s eye on a ‘chase’. We offer a fresh and bold new spin on the Rococo table form in two rich shades of ofram veneer.” – Leigh Keno and Leslie Keno. Tall Fine Point II Accent table. Materials: Ofram veneer. 19-3/16” wide, 19-3/16” deep, 26-1/4” high. Available through Janet Brown Interiors.

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“The curvaceous silhouette of the case and legs contrast with the masterful zig-zag parquet inlay eliciting kinetic energy and movement. This is a visually exciting piece, and every time we look at it, we get the feeling that it is perfectly poised to hop, swirl, spin, swing, or step away! This table took incredible skill to create. It makes us at once marvel at the complexity of producing such a work-intensive piece and smile at the dramatic zig-zag veneers, even in the drawer interiors, a feature not found on even the very best work by 18th century Parisian ébénistes.” Leigh Keno and Leslie Keno. Dance Occasional Table. Figured Sycamore Veneer. Perota Veneer, Hyedua Veneer. Maple. Brass. Parquetry Veneered Drawer Interiors. Keno Brothers Collection for Theodore Alexander is available through Janet Brown Interiors.

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“With a convex frieze and a drawer that echoes the gentle arched line of the front of the skirt, continuing to the serpentine legs, this desk is truly a symphony of curves. Meticulously constructed through-and-through, right down to the finely cut dovetails featuring choice figured block anegre wood with a distinguished blond sycamore writing surface. The writing compartment is a great organizer.” – Leigh Keno and Leslie Keno. The Curve I – Desk. Materials: Block Anegre veneer, Sycamore veneer, Bone Handles. 43” wide, 33-1/2” deep, 36-3/4” high. Keno Brothers Collection for Theodore Alexander is available through Janet Brown Interiors.

“We have always thought furniture should be appreciated for its sculptural form as well as its functionality. We’re inspired by our passion for classic decorative art forms, sculpture and even race-car designs.” – Leigh and Leslie Keno (“7 Questions For The Keno Brothers [Furniture Designers and Antiques Roadshow Gurus]” by Stephen Milioti, Gilt (January 27, 2014).

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Leigh and Leslie Keno at the 2015 Cavallino Classic examining the back end of a rare 1955 Ferrari 250 GT Europa, one of fewer than 35 ever produced. Leigh and Leslie were showing the car, which is owned by the Historic Motor Car Investment Fund, which the Kenos started earlier this year and of which they are Co-Managing Directors. The annual event is the most prestigious Ferrari event in the world and happily, the car won the Preservation Class Award for a pre-1970 Ferrari. It deserved it! Leigh and Leslie are passionate about keeping vintage cars in original condition and believe in conservation rather than restoration!” Photo copyright: Lisa M. Smith – Suixtil-USA.com.

People always ask us, “What furniture is being made today that will be collectible tomorrow?” Our answer: pieces that show true craftsmanship and quality. Our goal is to make pieces that will be the “heirlooms” of the future.- Leigh and Leslie Keno (“7 Questions For The Keno Brothers [Furniture Designers and Antiques Roadshow Gurus]” by Stephen Milioti, Gilt (January 27, 2014).

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“Of all the furniture forms, the chair is the most personal. Chairs offer us an opportunity to have a unique interaction that we can have with no other furniture form. The Greeks, with their passion for the human body, were the first to design a chair that combined comfort and beauty – the Klismos chair. Our vision was to make a comfortable chair that is alive and organic and appears carved out all of one piece. The arms and legs form a continuous curve, and we designed the crest of the chair to be caned, which not only adds texture but also literally makes the chair ‘airy’ and cool.” – Leigh Keno and Leslie Keno.The Slope Armchair. Materials: Mahogany wood, Handwoven caning. 24” wide, 25-3/4” deep, 38” high. Keno Brothers Collection for Theodore Alexander available via Janet Brown Interiors.

Leigh Keno, who has worked in the auction business and as a dealer for nearly 40 years, began his  lifelong immersion in the area of fine and decorative arts at the age of 11. He is considered one of the foremost experts in the field and is the founder and president of Keno Auctions and Keno Art Advisory [source], which auctioned this Chippendale bookcase with slant-front desk in 2013:

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Chippendale Reverse-Serpentine Desk and Bookcase. New England, probably New Hampshire, circa 1800. This desk and bookcase is constructed of birchwood. H. (overall) 96 1/2 in.; W. 42 in.; D. 20 _ in. Price Realized: $12,400.

“The slant-front desk form has been used for centuries as a practical way to work and, when finished, one can close and lock the hinged lid. We love to see the look on people’s faces when they open the lid and discover the blue lacquer painted interior. This desk is also fitted with a charging station.” – Leigh Keno and Leslie Keno regarding their “Reveal Desk”:

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The Reveal Desk by the Keno Brothers for Theodore Alexander. Amotique Veneer. Mahogany. Blue Lacquer. Stainless Steel. Charging Unit. Kneehole width: 34″ / 86 cm. W 38 x D 24 x H 39. Keno Brothers Collection for Theodore Alexander available via Janet Brown Interiors.

The Reveal Desk calls to mind a Peekaboo Bicolor Satchel Bag by Fendi:

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The Reveal Desk is perfect for homeowners who love lacquered walls, such as those created by decorator Miles Redd, who designed this dining room with a hidden bar:

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“A bar hides within a dining room wall; the sconce is from Circa Lighting. de Gournay wallpaper.” Photo: Roger Davies. Text: Mimi Read. “Miles Redd’s Latest Project Features a Paired-Down Palette” produced by Howard Christian. Architectural Digest (January 2015).

Perhaps the blue lacquer of the Reveal Desk was inspired by the Keno Brothers’ love of cars. Here is a photo of Leslie Keno, who has “spent his life immersed in vintage and historic automobiles and serves as a judge at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.” Leslie has been with Sotheby’s for 33 years [currently as Senior International Specialist in Business Development] and is “responsible for many record-breaking auctions of American Furniture and Decorative Arts, among others.” [Source: Sotheby’s.]

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One of the Keno brothers sketching a design. Image via Houzz.

The Keno Brothers furniture and accessories for Theodore Alexander are made by craftsmen who “select wood based on beauty, colour and suitability to each individual piece. We still use traditional furniture making, wood working techniques and materials to ensure enduring quality in every one of our products.”

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“We love the playful shape and movement of this tray! The unique design of the inlay gives the illusion of a wavy surface.” – Leslie Keno and Leigh Keno. “Illusion Tray” – Heyday Veneer. Chestnut Burl Veneer. Brushed Silver Leaf. Available from Janet Brown Interiors.

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Leigh and Leslie Keno. Image from Traditional Home via Pinterest.

Come visit Janet Brown Interiors, your Richmond source for Theodore Alexander and the Keno Brothers Furniture Collection for Theodore Alexander.

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Quatrefoils and Clovers

Quatrefoil – an ornamental design of four lobes or leaves as used in architectural tracery [the stone frames around stained glass], resembling a flower or four-leaf clover. From the Anglo-Norman French “quatre” for “four” and “foil” for “leaf.”

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The quatrefoil often appears in Gothic architecture, and in Christian imagery, the four leaves frequently represent the four gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. There is evidence, however, that the design has Islamic origins. The Moorish fountain below is an example of a “barbed” quatrefoil:

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“The formal and secluded courtyard gardens of the Moorish palace La Alhambra. Spain. Photo by Henri Lassande.” Via Pinterest.

 The quatrefoil has been a recurring design motif since the late 15th century, and its clover shape makes it perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.

“Bookshelf interiors are painted green [Bunker Hill Green by Benjamin Moore], a touch [designer Celerie] Kemble says brings order to the colorful chaos of books.” Alexandra Side Chair by Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair [Available through The Studio at Janet Brown Interiors, a Richmond resource for Hickory Chair.] Interior design by Celerie Kemble. Photography by Pieter Estersohn and John Bessler. Written by Lisa Cregan. “New York Apartment with Elegant British Style” produced by Jenny Bradley. Traditional Home.

“Bookshelf interiors are painted green [Bunker Hill Green by Benjamin Moore], a touch [designer Celerie] Kemble says brings order to the colorful chaos of books.” Alexandra Side Chair by Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair [Available through Janet Brown Interiors, a Richmond resource for Hickory Chair.] Interior design by Celerie Kemble. Photography by Pieter Estersohn and John Bessler. Written by Lisa Cregan. “New York Apartment with Elegant British Style” produced by Jenny Bradley. Traditional Home.

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“The chair in the master bath is a Suzanne Kasler design for Hickory Chair [available through Janet Brown Interiors].” Interior designer Suzanne Kasler’s Regency-style home in Atlanta. Photography by Pieter Estersohn. Text by Jen Renzi. “At Home With Suzanne Kasler” produced by Howard Christian. Architectural Digest (April 2012).

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Doge’s Palace, Venice. Photo via Palazzo Ducale website.

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“The house, currently set on three acres, was built in the mid–19th century and has undergone a series of renovations; the most recent one was completed for Kingsley in 1998 by architect Michael Reardon.” Interior design by Ron Wilson. Photo: Andrew Tort. “Architectural Digest Visits Sir Ben Kingsley” by Holly Brubach. Architectural Digest (January 2003).

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Mara Embroidery” from Thibaut’s Resort Collection [available via Janet Brown Interiors].

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Add a quatrefoil to your table with Mirasol cocktail napkins by Matouk. “Inspired by a stroll down Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, the unique arch trim of shop awnings becomes a tasteful complement to exquisite table linen.” Mirasol napkins, cocktail napkins and placemats from Matouk, Available through Janet Brown Interiors.

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“Uppingham Cavetto Mirror” by Theodore Alexander. Janet Brown Interiors is your Richmond source for Theodore Alexander.

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“The foyer, as seen from the living room, contains quatrefoil chairs and a stool, all by Hickory Chair [available through Janet Brown Interiors]; the living room’s Swedish clock is from Liza Sherman Antiques, and the table lamp is by Christopher Spitzmiller.” Interior decoration by Alexa Hampton. Architect: Joel Barkley. Photography by Durston Saylor. “A Sophisticated Connecticut Home” by Jesse Kornbluth. Architectural Digest (June 2011).

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Van Cleef and Arpels Vintage Alhambra Onyx and Gold Necklace. Photo via 1stDibs.

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Dressing room design by Andrea Gary, Custom Closet Designer and Professional Organizer. Photo: Joe Standart. “Before and After: Bethenny Frankel’s Remodeled TriBeCa Loft” – Traditional Home®

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“Negative space in these carpet blocks allow many intricate motifs to come together and tell a cohesive story.” Madura Lapis Euro pillow by John Robshaw. Hand block printed. 26″ by 26″ (pillow insert sold separately). [John Robshaw pillows and linens available through Janet Brown Interiors.]

The quatrefoil can be seen a few places around Richmond. In 2009, Martin Branding Worldwide created a new logo for St. Catherine’s School. The image can be found on many cars around town:

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St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church at the corner of Grove Avenue and Three Chopt Road echoes the Early English Gothic Style and features several quatrefoils on its facade:

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St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Richmond, Virginia. Photo via Facebook.

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Come visit Janet Brown Interiors to find a clover or a touch of green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

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Love is in the Air

Love is in the air. Saturday is Valentine’s Day, and Janet Brown Interiors has gifts for all the special people in your life. Take a look . . .

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Love You To The Moon Decoupage Glass Tray. These handcrafted bent-glass trays feature whimsical calligraphy on a natural cream background. Food safe. The back side is felted. Suitable for hanging with a plate hanger and attractive standing on a gallery easel.” Photo via Ben’s Garden Facebook page. Available via Janet Brown Interiors.

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Photo via Juliska’s Pinterest board, L’ Amour et Savoir Vivre.

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Antique chair in the Southampton home of Aerin Lauder’s family. “New Year’s Toast: A Fashionable Lunch With Aerin Lauder,” Veranda.

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“Antique basin. Planters, Formations. ‘LOVE’ sculpture, Robert Indiana.” American desert house.Interior design by Richard Hallberg. Architecture by William Hablinski. Written by Linda Sherbert. “Oasis of Artistry” photographed and produced by Miguel Flores-Vianna. Veranda (September 2011).

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“The living room features Louis XVI-style armchairs, a French Empire commode, and a 1970s Lucite-base cocktail table. A Keith Haring painting (a gift from the artist) and portraits by Will Cotton of [Brooke] Shields’s two daughters hang on walls painted in Benjamin Moore’s Chelsea Gray.” Pillows by John Robshaw. [John Robshaw linens currently on sale at Janet Brown Interiors.] Four-story Greenwich Village, NY, townhouse of Brooke Shields, husband Chris Henchy and their two daughters. Interior decoration by David Flint Wood. Renovation architecture by Ben Bischoff of MADE and Oliver Freundlich and Brian Papa – both formerly of MADE. Photography by William Waldron. Text by Judith Thurman. “An Exclusive Look at Brooke Shields’s Manhattan Home” produced by Howard Christian. Architectural Digest (March 2012).

 Do you need Valentine cards? Janet Brown Interiors offers whimsical greetings from Ciao Bella:

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“Handcrafted with Belgian linen. Hypoallergenic insert is removable for dry cleaning. Available through Janet Brown Interiors.

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“In the dressing room, the lamps, chest of drawers, and mirror were all found in West Palm Beach, Florida; the antique desk belonged to [Ashley] Stark’s grandmother, the desk chair to her brother, and the wallpaper is from Stark.” Manhattan apartment of Ashley Stark, creative director of Stark, her family’s rug, furniture, fabric and paint company. Interior design by Philip Gorrivan. Photography by Eric Piasecki. “A Fresh Start” by Kathleen Hackett. Elle Decor (December 2011).

Did you know that Janet Brown Interiors offers bridal registry?

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Central Park South apartment of designer Celerie Kemble, her husband Boykin Curry, and their children. Interior design by Celerie Kemble, Kemble Interiors. “View from the Top,” Lonny (October – November 2010).

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“Flowers, candles, and decorative accessories on a side table.” Landmark Manhattan apartment building. Interior design by Lynn Nigro. Photography by Shawn Gaulthier. Art direction by Michelle Adams. “Haute Haven,” Lonny (January – February 2011).

Create a romantic tablescape like the one above using heart dishes such as Juliska’s Mini Love Tray:

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“Fill with sweet treats or beautiful baubles from your loved ones. This item comes pre-boxed for chic and easy gift-giving.” Available through Janet Brown Interiors. Photo via Juliska.

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Flowers look beautiful any day of the year in a vase by Vietri. Aqua Lastra shown here. Vietri available through Janet Brown Interiors. Photo via Instagram.

Are you sending Valentine treats to school or work this week? Don’t forget the napkins. Janet Brown Interiors offers an assortment of paper cocktail napkins . . .

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“After dinner, guests moved to the barn for dancing and a surprise performance by Brad Paisley.” Chickemmoo Farm, Martha’s Vineyard: the setting for the September 1, 2013, wedding of Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyers and human-rights lawyer Alexi Ashe. Photography by Joshua Bright. “Weekend Update: Seth Meyers and Alexi Ashe’s Wedding on Martha’s Vineyard” by John Mulaney. Vogue.

If you are planning a romantic dinner for Valentine’s Day, don’t forget a pretty tablecloth – like this one from Garnier-Thiebaut. Janet Brown Interiors currently is offering a complimentary tea or kitchen towel with Garnier-Thiebaut purchases – through Saturday, February 14th! (while supplies last)

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“I have a French tablecloth that belonged to my mother. I’ve used it to disguise old furniture and for picnics in Central Park. It’s well-worn, but I pull it out every summer in anticipation of sunny afternoons, flowers, and lots of wine.” —Alexandra Gilbert. Garnier Thiebaut Nymphee Peche Rosee Tablecloth. Photography by Lara Robby/Studio D. “9 Tastemakers’ Outdoor Entertaining Essentials,” House Beautiful.

Give yourself a treat this Valentine’s Day with beautiful towels made from the finest Egyptian cotton. Abyss and Habidecor bath linens are currently 25% off at Janet Brown Interiors – (special orders 20% off) now through March 4th. Wrap yourself in a rainbow of color!

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 Come visit Janet Brown Interiors where our helpful staff can help you select Valentine gifts for all your loved ones. Our annual linen sale is in progress – with savings through March 4th.

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Set Your Table With Color

Table decor is all about mixing and matching to create a unique look for you. – Pomegranate Inc.

Janet Brown Interiors will host its Annual Linens Sale February 4th through March 4th. We invite you to take advantage of storewide savings and add some color to your home. When setting your table, draw inspiration from hues in the room. Pick a color from a dinner plate or a painting on the wall and use a similar shade napkin or tablecloth. Mix and match napkins, placemats and tablecloths to create a layered look. Napkin rings serve as jewelry and can tie a look together – literally. Take a peek . . .

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Zambizi Coral Placemat” by Pomegranate Inc. Photo via Pomegranate Inc.’s Pinterest board, “Set the Table.”

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“On the back terrace the grown-ups enjoy prosecco, and the girls, raspberry lemonade. Everyone of course, enjoys the cupcakes. Tablecloth by John Robshaw.” Design by Chesie Breen. Photo by Brooke Slezak. “Setting Tradition” by Karen Carroll. Flower Magazine (May – June 2014).

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Tea Pot Pink and Tea Cup Orange Linens from Garnier-Thiebaut’s Spring 2015 Collection.

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Ribambelle Citronnade Linens from Garnier-Thiebaut’s Spring 2015 Collection.

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“Sterling flatware with braided gold edges . . . glows atop peach linen placemats from Sferra, which peek through an ivory overlay made of crochet-like “Cosmino Sheer” fabric from Schumacher.” Photo: Peter Krumhardt. Written by Rebecca Christian. “Formal Spring Luncheon” produced by Krissa Rossbund. Traditional Home. [Sferra placemats and Schumacher fabrics available through Janet Brown Interiors.]

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“Printed menu cards with a scallop motif are tucked into the folds of Sferra’s ‘Festival’ linen hemstich napkins in rose. Sprigs of thyme add an organic touch. Solid placemats in lilac are also from Sferra.” Photo: Peter Krumhardt. Written by Rebecca Christian. “Beautiful Breakfast, With Recipes” produced by Krissa Rossbund. Traditional Home. [Sferra napkins and placemats available from Janet Brown Interiors.]

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Aviary Coral Placemats” and “Lichen Voile Napkin With Coral Pom Poms” by Pomegranate Inc. Photo via Pomegranate Inc.’s Pinterest board, “Set the Table.”

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“Curtains do more than simply block out the sun and provide insulation. They can completely enhance the personality of your home!” Eliza Pink Tie Top Curtains, Eliza Pink Tablecloth, and Eliza Pink Napkins by Pomegranate Inc. Photo via Facebook.

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Petra Green Napkin, Petra Green Placemat and round Ford Raffia Placemat – Fern by Pomegranate Inc. Photo via Pomegranate Inc.’s Pinterest board, “Set the Table.”

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Aviary Coral Tablecloth by Pomegranate Inc. Photo via Facebook.

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“Petra, Eliza, Abaco… Three Patterns/Five Colors/Six Tabletop Options!” Linens by Pomegranate Inc. Photo via Facebook.

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4 Steps to a Perfectly-Decorated Outdoor Table” – 1. Splurge Invest in great-looking flatware you’ll use time and again, such as this Natural Bamboo five-piece set. by Juliska [available via Janet Brown Interiors]. 2. Add Some Solids. Solid-color napkins make the table’s patterns really pop! Festival Napkins in Petal by Sferra [available via Janet Brown Interiors]. 3. Experiment With Different Pieces. Vary shapes and mix new things with old to add visual interest and character. Vintage Glassware. 4. Pay Attention to Details. A pretty menu card is a finishing touch. Tablescape by Irene Chen. Photo: Thomas Kuoh. Written by Catherine Lee Davis. House Beautiful.

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Table Settings Guide from alexanevents.com via VIETRI’s “Table Setting Guides” board on Pinterest.

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“Mirasol” appliqué napkin by Matouk. Photography by Robert Brantley and Peter Krumhardt. “Great Gatherings: Sophisticated Summer Dinner” written and produced by Krissa Rossbund. Traditional Home. [Matouk linens available via Janet Brown Interiors.]

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“Harlequin Cuckoo” tea plate from Wedgwood. “Festival” napkin in Paprika by Sferra. Photography by Robert Brantley and Peter Krumhardt. “Great Gatherings: Sophisticated Summer Dinner” written and produced by Krissa Rossbund. Traditional Home. [Sferra napkins available via Janet Brown Interiors.]

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“The bright color of this linen place mat sets a fiery tone for the table. Festival mat in Tangerine by Sferra [available via Janet Brown Interiors].” Design by Charlotte Moss. Photo: Aimee Herring. “Tips for Stunning Thanksgiving Table Settings” by Whitney Robinson. House Beautiful.

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Illustration of various fork types by Julia Rothman. “Past and Present: History of the Fork – Collecting and Care” by Amy Azzarito. Design Sponge (August 2009).

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“Festival” linen napkin in Orchid is by Sferra. Scalloped “Mirasol” appliqué linen placemat by Matouk. Photography by Robert Brantley and Peter Krumhardt. “Great Gatherings: Sophisticated Summer Dinner” written and produced by Krissa Rossbund. Traditional Home. [Sferra and Matouk linens available from Janet Brown Interiors.]

Toronto-based Colette van den Thillart, who works for famed British decorator Nicky Haslam, recently told The Wall Street Journal, “Times have been tough, and we’re all looking for reprieve. I’m seeing that the pendulum is swinging to more layering, more complexity, more joy, more whimsicality [in table settings].”

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“A table setting inspired by Elizabeth Taylor’s 1976 trip to Iran.” Photography: Stephen Kent Johnson for The Wall Street Journal, Styling by David Yarritu. “Time to (Really) Set The Table” by Julie Baumgardner. The Wall Street Journal (January 24 – 25, 2015). [Similar vases available from Janet Brown Interiors.]

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100-percent linen, modern monogram cocktail napkins. Set of 4 by Sferra. “250 Gifts Under $25!” House Beautiful. [Sferra naplins available via Janet Brown Interiors.]

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“A Beautiful Celebration” by Sferra. ” ‘Bolero’ makes any table setting a beautiful celebration. Inspired by Damien Hirst’s dot paintings, we chose to ‘paint’ our table with two different color palettes: muted ‘Beach Glass’ or the more brightly hued ‘Garden.’ Our fine European-woven ‘Oyster’ colored linen is printed with a joyful spray of confetti-like dots in colors that marry back to our solid-color ‘Festival’ linens, so it’s easy to mix-and-match with our other linens. Plus, we offer ‘Bolero’ in runners as well as placemats, dinner and cocktail napkins, to festoon tabletops or buffets with a delightful cascade of pretty colors. All finished with our classic hemstitched detail around flange borders and expertly sewn mitered corners. Set your special occasion tables in style. Fabric: 100% European-woven linen.” Photo via Sferra’s website. [Sferra linens offered by Janet Brown Interiors.]

Here is an example of one of Damien Hirst’s dot paintings, which provided the inspiration for Sferra’s “Bolero” linens (pictured above):

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Art, Damien Hirst. Miami Beach condominium. Interior design by Luis Bustamante. Photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna. Written by Mario Lopez-Cordero. “Miami Modern” produced by Pilar Crespi. Veranda (November – December 2011).

 Colorful celebrations call for colorful candles. Make a wish with these . . .

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Available via Janet Brown Interiors.

Sferra’s Festival linens come in 101 colors. Which one is your favorite?

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Photo via Sferra’s Facebook page.

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“Adding a whimsical touch to a springtime tablescape is as easy as scooping up store-bought Easter basket staples and making a thoughtful arrangement. Handfuls of candy eggs and paper grass — placed just so — look like a bird’s nest when perched atop each guest’s plate. For an organic feel, we chose materials with natural tones, which will mesh seamlessly with linens in any color.” [Janet Brown Interiors sells robin’s eggs.] “Easter Nest Table Setting,” Martha Stewart.

Wipe away messes with ease when using Garnier-Thiebaut’s linens with “Green Sweet” technology:

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Photo via Garnier-Thiebaut’s Facebook page. [Janet Brown Interiors is your Richmond source for Garnier-Thiebaut.]

Janet Brown Interiors will host its Annual Linen Sale February 4th through March 4th. Our table linens from Pomegranate Inc. and John Robshaw are perfect for casual meals. Matouk provides more formal offerings, and Sferra napkins come in a rainbow of shades. Garnier-Thiebaut offers tablecloths in custom sizes, and its stain-resistant products ensure that no tears are shed when life gets messy.

Our storewide sale will include not only table linens but also bedding, blankets, duvet fillers, bed pillows, throws, shower curtains and towels from manufacturers including Pomegranate Inc., Sferra, Matouk, Lulu DK for Matouk, John Robshaw, Eastern Accents, Vietri, Abyss and Habidecor and Garnier-Thiebaut. Special orders will be 20% off. In-stock items will be 25 – 60% off.

For more information about Garnier-Thiebaut’s table linens and their “Green Sweet” stain-resistant technology, please visit our blog post “Garnier-Thiebaut: Offering Peace of Mind When You Set the Table.”

For tips about bedding, please visit our blog post “Make Your Bed.”

We look forward to assisting you during our sale!

 

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