Spring Musings 2018: Tastemakers, Auctions, and Designer Furniture
So many fun partnerships have launched this spring from Iris Apfel to Lilly Pulitzer… I have rounded up some highlights along with other inspiring tastemakers, interesting tidbits, events, and auctions taking place this spring!
Viyet has also launched a Tastemakers Series where you can shop the style of your favorite designers… It is such fun perusing exclusively curated treasures from Meg Braff, Malory Mathison Glenn, and more. The Designer Consigners section is also fun to shop… these Parisian-inspired dining chairs from Niermann Weeks are so chic!
London-based interior designer Alidad is opening his personal home for a day where he shares his secrets for creating timeless interiors! The next date is April 18, and you can learn more here and here. His book, Alidad: The Timeless Home, is available via Amazon.
On April 12, contents from Faringdon House in Oxfordshire will be the focal point of Christie’s London Interiors Sale. Faringdon was the home of Lord Berners, a composer, painter, diplomat, and writer who was immortalized by Nancy Mitford in her novel The Pursuit of Love. She described Faringdon as “A house where the second best was never tolerated, either in comfort, conversation or in manners.” Lord Berners and his lover Robert “Mad Boy” Heber-Percy turned the Oxfordshire home into an extraordinary and eccentric paradise. After Lord Berners’ death, Mad Boy inherited the house who in 1987 left it to his granddaughter Sofka Zinovieff (it recently sold.) Also included in Christie’s London Interiors Sale are pieces from the collection of the late Lord and Lady Jacobs and property from a David Hicks interior.
If you love auctions as much as I do, you will want to bookmark my sponsor Barnebys… Barnebys is the comprehensive search engine for art, antiques, jewelry, and collectibles from more than 1,800 auction houses around the world including Christie’s and Sotheby’s. For the first time, consumers are able to search the entire auctions market in one user-friendly site…Barnebys is so resourceful and so much fun!
Aerin Lauder has announced spring additions to her AERIN Collection for Williams Sonoma. Last spring’s Palm Beach inspired collection was a huge hit and items sold out quickly… Aerin has exquisite taste, and I want one of everything!
If you are going to be in South Florida this month, you will want to drive down for the 2018 Junior League of Miami Showhouse. This year the biennial showhouse will take place at the Deering Estate, an historic estate spanning more than 444 waterfront acres. The showhouse will be open April 14 – 29, and additional information can be found here.
I have been a huge fan of Bungalow 5 forever, and I am thrilled to welcome them as a new sponsor! Inspired by history, Bungalow 5 furniture is made by highly-skilled craftsmen from around the world. Many designs and finishes are nearly a decade in the making with meticulous attention to quality and detail. Bungalow 5 is known for their signature textured pieces fully-wrapped in natural grasscloth or linen fabric, custom cut, and applied by hand. The beautifully sculpted Jacqui, Ming, and Bardot collections are my favorites. (Pictured: Bardot side table in a bedroom designed by Meg Braff) I am also eyeing this etagere and Madeleine Castaing inspired chair! For additional information, please visit Bungalow 5.