With a nod to Veranda magazine, we explore the magic of the mix, pairing French antiques with modern art as shown in the stylish home of Andrew Brown …
Veranda Magazine has always been one of our favorites . And now, under the editorial direction of Clint Smith (who came from our beloved Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, where he was a highly admired Editor in Chief), we feel like we have an extra special tie to this style setting publication.
So we were all the more tickled this month when we saw the cover headline featuring “The New Mix” with a gorgeous 18th century French commode anchoring a dynamite abstract painting. That juxtaposition is why we scour the countryside of France to find the perfect antique that will resonate with our clients for an “Aha moment” when combined with art or objets.
Having just brought in a container from France with a very similar 18th C. Louis XV chest, and with a grateful nod to Veranda magazine, we couldn’t help but create some magic of our own, pairing abstract art from our gallery with own venerable antique. We had some fun …
We love the mix … and we urge our clients to do the same. Mixing keeps everything interesting, modern and fun. Mixing is never boring when it means being a little daring or unexpected. High and low, crunchy and modern, primitive and sophisticated, home made and high end, there are so many ways that we love to mix, to give new life to old, and make something new have a little more soul.
When we delved deeper in to Veranda’s pages this month, we found more examples of the mix that had us drooling over the interiors of the talented Birmingham designer, Andrew Brown.
Thank you to Veranda magazine for showing us how Andrew Brown’s comfortable, stylish and elegant interiors capture the magic of the mix in an effortless and oh so modern way. So now I guess we just need to keep shopping in France — yeah!