CeCe Barfield Thompson is known in the design world for her ability to integrate old, new, inherited, and found pieces, creating a fresh and layered style. CeCe created her newly released Home Collection for Christie’s August 2019 Interiors Sale, which she curated alongside fashion designer Alexandra O’Neill of Markarian. “Christie’s wanted us to show how a new generation can interpret antiques and live with them in a way that is modern,” she said.
CeCe drew inspiration from the antique lots and reinterpreted classic design motifs for her first home collection. The table linens, produced by Istanbul-based Loulou la Dune, reference a pair of 19th century Paris Porcelain vases and feature hand-cut scalloped edges with Madeira embroidery. The silver plated cups, produced in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, reference a Palampore floral motif as well as a Delft garniture set from the sale. A hand-painted Palampore garland decorates the edge of the dinner and salad plates, which were produced in Milan by Laboratorio Paravicini. The collection’s rich palette of juniper, rose, smoky blue, and burgundy was inspired by an 18th century Chinese export famille rose charger, also found in the Christie’s August sale.
“These antiques have such a rich history that is incredibly romantic and inspiring,” CeCe said. “I really wanted to show how interesting these relationships can be—contemporary art can breathe new life into antiques just as an old chest can give a sense of importance to a modern piece.”
Prices for the CeCe Barfield Home Collection range from $95 – $140. The pieces are available exclusively in-store at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City, and via www.cecebarfieldinc.com. To see more of CeCe’s work, as featured by The Glam Pad, please click the links below.