Ginger Jar Style

Ginger Jar Style

Ginger jars are popular in the design world right now. They were all over High Point Market in April and we loved the different ways they were styled. Often, you will see them arranged in a collection of various sizes and shapes. They make great focal points in entries, or on dining sideboards. Most are blue and white, but the jar’s pattern varies to lend itself to different design styles. House Beautiful Tobi Fairley Using a traditional element in a new way, is a great way to transition older pieces into your style today. Blue and white is classic and will blend with several of today’s popular color schemes. It’s fun to use them in unexpected ways, such as a flower vase, utensil holder, indoor planter, get creative! One Kings Lane Simple Details Lovelace Interiors Another way ginger jars are entering the design world are through textiles. Stroheim has a couple color ways that are stunning in an updated traditional or transitional space. Stroheim Stroheim So when you get handed down a ginger jar or see one when you’re out and about, how will you use it? We would love to see your ginger jar design style! Send us a picture of your ginger jar style, to info@lovelaceinteriors.com. Your image could be used in our social media as a Lovelace...

Lucite, Acrylic, and Glass, oh my!

By Lindsay Miller What’s the best way to have enough storage and seating without making a smaller space feel cramped and full of heavy furniture? Keep it light. Using transparent furniture and accessories gives you that functional aspect without visually weighing down your space. The original Philippe Starck Victoria Ghost chair started the trend for this mixture of the contemporary feel with the traditional lines. It’s perfectly acceptable to mix a ghost chair with a driftwood dining table, or have a glass cocktail table atop an antique wool rug. The unexpected mixture of different styles and textures is what sets a room apart. What’s the difference between the substances? Lucite is defined as a synthetic polymer of methyl methacrylate. Colourless and highly transparent, the solid material has high dimensional stability and good resistance to weathering and shock. Acrylic is a material derived from acrylic acid. Glass is simply a hard, brittle, noncrystalline, more or less transparent substance produced by fusion, usually consisting of mutually dissolved silica. Now that the technicalities are out of the way, how can you use those materials as furniture pieces in your home? Scroll through the images below, and prepare to be...
Artists We Love in Places We Love, Pt. 2

Artists We Love in Places We Love, Pt. 2

By Karen Sinclair Kerns We love our favorite artists so much it was impossible to cover it all in one entry. Justin Gaffrey is another one of our favorite local arts that we have to mention. The dimension and texture in his media is unparalleled. His work is described as classically impressionistic with breathtaking beauty and complexity. His pallet is usually vibrant colors but he also works with softer colors as well. In many of his pieces, he finds his inspiration from the beauty along Highway 30-A, which our clients love. Gaffrey’s art works well with all design concepts and is perfect if you have a neutral pallet and are looking for just the right pop of color to make a statement. Here are a few pieces of his art we have come to love.                   A new artist who has just brought her funky style to the Emerald Coast is Sarah Ashley Longshore. She is well known in New Orleans, as well as, throughout the country. This year’s VIE cover artist and headlining artist of Alys Beach’s Digital Grafitti, a Lovelace Interiors sponsored event, where she showcased some of her amazing art. One of our favorite pieces was titled ‘Box of Birds’. This would be a great piece to add flavor in a spacious dressing room.   Here are a few of Longshore’s other pieces she showcased at Digital Graffiti.       ...
Artists We Love in Places We Love, Pt. 1

Artists We Love in Places We Love, Pt. 1

By Karen Sinclair Kerns So often we have clients that have a very specific design style to their home and come to us with an original art piece that they love but it may not be in keeping with the design style.  Original art pieces come is so many different media types and styles. Finding the right piece that compliments the design of your space isn’t as hard as one might think. When selecting and investing in original art the most important thing is that it speaks to you. It maybe that it has sentimental value because the artist created it specifically for you to represent a time in your life or is reflective of the ones or places you love. Below is an example of how we place art in an unlikely place. This triptych art piece is by one of our favorite local artist’s Mary Hong. This gorgeous contemporary bed lends itself to incorporating art in the negative space above the headboard. These art pieces are made of glass; one of Hongs most recognized media types. Although the bed is a large piece it gives the feeling of being light by use of the chrome finish and light leather upholstery.  The glass art selected does not compete with that concept and only adds to the overall feel of the room. Here are few other examples of how we have placed Hong’s art in our showroom.          Allison Wickey is a great artist you will likely see in our showroom. She uses a 13 step, 4 day process involving Venetian plaster, acrylic paint, glazes, and...