We started thinking about Perfect Pairings when we introduced all new works from Melissa Payne Baker and Liz Barber at our most recent show, “Abstracted.” There was no doubt that their work played beautiful together, and that one made the other sing!
And then, as the week passed and the abstracted work started to fly off the walls, we rushed to fill the gaping holes with our other artists’ work, and were awed and inspired to see how well the show’s “abstracted” work played with the other gallery artists.
These beautiful, unexpected and accidental pairings are what we call “Aha Moments” and they are the bulk and the backbone of what we love best at Huff Harrington Fine Art and Huff Harrington Home. Our very simple mantra is: if you buy what you love, it will pair up well with what you already own. If you buy an abstract painting, it will enhance your traditional collection. If you marry a crusty console with a gilded Louis mirror, the two will bring out the best in each other. If you pair a 20th century modern leather and steel chair with an 18th century Belgian bleached oak console, it will be a most beautiful marriage.
Our proof is in the pudding: that magical concoction of perfect pairings that includes Fred and Ginger, Oysters and Champagne, A little black dress with a string of pearls … and precious paintings that find their perfect pairings.
With a nod to another perfect pairing, Rogers and Hammerstein, these are a few of our favorites things, from our own collections and from others …
Speaking of perfect pairs, I can’t think of a better example than the two of us – Madame Huff and Madame Harrington, who have been paired down to the simpler moniker: Huffingtons! With one of us right now running around France, looking for the next perfect pair of treasures, and the other one running the pair of businesses in Atlanta, I feel so fortunate to have found my perfect business partner pair (of course I am the lucky one running around France right now!).
Even if all that glitter and glam is just for show, for better and for worse, we’re still the perfect pair!