More importantly, I love the hunt.
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The challenge is taken to a whole new level when mixing these pieces with new furniture
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We finished it off with vintage books. Another one of my Go To finds!
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Bottles are another item that are easy to transport and store and are affordable.
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It’s that time of year again: the sisters are off to Round Top to find all kinds of things, both for our retail store and for clients!
This time we are asking YOU to give us YOUR shopping list and let us search for you.
Let’s take a look at some of the awesome finds from past trips.
We always find really unique, cool, old doors. Many of which we have built into clients’ homes as fully functional doors.
We love when we stumble across any old architectural elements.
We use them in our designs all the time. Hanging on a wall, sitting on a console; we even take fragments and make them into a one-of-a-kind piece. Like these shutters, for instance:
Now look how awesome they are hung on a wall as a base for layering objects on top!
The above shutters were recently purchased from our store and graced the cover of the newest issue of At Home in Arkansas! How much fun to imagine all the places these old shutters have been before.
Maybe you are in need of a new piece of furniture for that special spot in your home?
We found this piece at Round Top and it ended up in a client’s Breakfast Room.
We find some great pieces for that small spot, like benches for extra seating.
Maybe you don’t need furniture, but you’re still in luck: we find some of the coolest accessories and wall hanging pieces!
We are packing our bags and making our list, but there is still time. Send us your shopping list and you never know what we might find! HAHA
To contact us…
Providence Design Store (ask for Zac) – 501-372-1886
or email email@example.com
Be sure to come and check out our finds on October 23rd from 5-8 at our Anniversary Party, located at our retail store…
2212 Cantrell Road
Little Rock, AR 72202
Are you Round Top Ready?
Providence Design is Mona Thompson and Talena Ray, a sister duo who are antiques dealers and interior designers. Learn more about them on their website, providenceltddesign.com.
I fell in love with this photo the minute I saw it. And as much as I loved the room and the elegant furnishings, what caught my eye was the dog.
On countless shoots, I’ve seen dogs and cats find just the right place to be to make it into a photo. (The trick is that pets go toward the light, just like photographers do!) This bulldog had it all figured out.
What a treat it’s been to watch Providence Ltd. Interior Design grow. We’ve enjoyed featuring Mona and Talena’s projects, and their blog continues to be a favorite source of inspiration for everyone in the At Home office. And now, their blog column with At Home takes a new spin in 2012, with a focus on antiques and vintage finds. Check it out below!
The Sisters have been very busy…
In October, we joined Laurie Miller (of Krumphet Buttons), Pat Pflugrad, Bonnie Blackmon, Cindy Staley and Keith James to form an antique market collective called Le Jardin Antiquities. The shop is located on Grant Street in the Heights in Little Rock. The combined product offering is fabulous!
In November, one of our projects was featured in At Home in Arkansas.
This month, we rented the space at Fabulous Finds that the owners of Park Hill Home had previously occupied, and will be carrying the Park Hill Collection along with our antiques and unique vintage finds. We now have five booths at this location. Our big Customer Appreciation Sale is going on now…
Our design business continues to grow and we are very excited about some wonderful new construction projects that are in the planning stage.
Blogging continues to be a priority (providenceltddesign.com).Â The inspiration and feedback we receive is the heartbeat behind our business…We love our blog friends…
Providence Ltd. is growing and tweaking in every area to offer exceptional design and customer service….
A recent inspiration board for a client…
We’re making some changes in our monthly contribution here as well. We will continue to bring you great entertaining Â ideas…but we’re going to mix it up a bit. With more of a focus on antiques, vintage and unique finds, we’ll hopefully inspire you throughout your home, garden and get-togethers as well.
Looking forward to sharing new things with you in February.
It’s your turn. Let’s talk!
Images via Providence Ltd., Pinterest
The beauty of today’s post from the talented ladies at Providence Ltd. Interior Design (sisters Mona Thompson and Talena Ray) speaks for itself. If ever there were a time to enjoy antique silver, it’s now. Why? Scroll down and you’ll see… And, of course, enjoy!
Regardless of the season…vintage silver is very beautiful and versatile…
Vintage silver is hot, hot, hot right now. It’s been a favorite of ours forever… it’s timeless.
We really love that tarnished silver is now very chic. Â Silver lost it’s popularity among baby boomers because of the time needed to keep it polished.
No longer a problem…
(Cote de Texas)
Accessorize with unique silver pieces…
Celebrate with silver…
Fill silver with your favorite blooms…
Tumblr via Paper Mulberry blog
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Hand it down to the next generation…
But before you do…take it out, dust it off and enjoy one last time…
It’s beautiful…it’s timeless…it’s versatile.
No longer considered stodgy…but fun!
It’s your turn. Â Let’s talk!
In theÂ November issue of At Home in Arkansas, we asked Arkansasâ design professionals to tell us their secrets to achieving great style in your home. Their answers ran the gamut, from floral accents to statement art. We thought weâd share a few of those style secrets on the blog this month. To read the full story, pick up theÂ November issueÂ on newsstands today!
“We have found that, in keeping with being green, individuals and designers love to find an existing lamp from their home, a flea market or an antique mall and have it repurposed with new wiring and usually a whole new finish to achieve a totally new look.” – Robin & Scott Morris, The Shade Above
Have you ever had an old lamp rewired? Antique lamps from flea markets or vintage stores might lack the juice to light a room like they once did, but proper rewiring can give them a second life. Add a modern paint color or refinish them for a truly unique look. Other “green” options include having an old bottle, vase or urn wired and fitted with a shade to create a one-of-a-kind lamp.
We’ve been talking about scale and proportion a lot with client’s lately.
Size or scale of accessories and furnishings are usually more varied in traditional spaces than in modern, which are typically decorated with fewer larger pieces.
You know that we like to mix it up, and our favorite thing to do is introduce larger pieces into traditional settings to achieve a more modern or updated feel. It’s that touch of the unexpected that makes it the best it can be.
A few examples…
Love the scale of the art and floral arrangement in this bedroom…
Image via Driven By DÃ©cor
This framed toile linen panel adds a lot of drama
to what would have been too many small items grouped together…
Image from Splendid Willow
An oversized ottoman can serve double duty as a coffee table…
Image via Splendid Willow
Love, love the interest this large wall mount arrangement adds to this entry…
One large piece of art behind the tub keeps it simple and appears to enlarge the space…
The large framed prints in this kitchen set the stage for family fun…would be great in a game room as well…
Image via Splendid Willow
And how about this huge mirror?…Though the framed antiqued mirrored tiles are really fabulous…You could add this type of massive scale to your space inexpensively by framing a very large piece of sheet mirror.
Image via Elle Decor
Another example of the difference an oversized mirror can make. These are tall ceilings…the mirror balances the small furniture…
Even the scale of the pattern on fabrics makes a difference…
The large scale vibrant pattern modernizes this Traditional Chair…
Image via Zsazsabellagio.blog
Consider scale and proportion when you decorate. Attention to these details will create harmony and make your rooms visually appealing..You see…Size really does matter!
It’s your turn. Let’s talk.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner…As two designing sisters, we’re planning a brunch after church to celebrate our mother. We planned our tablescape early, so it could be featured in the May Issue of At Home in Arkansas. We chose a mix of old and new…just the way we like to decorate. To see the full article click here.
Antique silver pieces are mixed with department store white plates,vintage glassware and china. An antique terracotta confit pot holds pale pink roses and a unique wood trough is filled with fresh green apples.
Tulips in antique silver vases are mixed with silver candelabras and wood candlesticks. Birds rather than candles are an unexpected touch…
We’ll serve mimosas…here’s a recipe with a little twist…
3 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
1 ounce triple sec
4 ounces dry champagne
Combine in a champagne flute and garnish with an orange wedge or strawberries. Cheers!
It’s always nice to have an appetizer to serve while waiting to get things out of the oven and on to the table…
Doesn’t this look yummy? Crostini with peaches, blue cheese and honey. Recipe from Bev Cooks.
Mother just loves french toast, and this is a great recipe from Cook Eat Share. One of the best things about this recipe is you can prepare it the night before…and then just pop it in the oven.
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup half and half
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 cup butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons Karo light corn syrup
1 loaf French bread, sliced
Slice bread into 1 inch thick slices and arrange in a greased 13×9 inch baking dish. In large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, half and half, vanilla, and cinnamon. Pour half of the egg mixture evenly over bread slices, soaking well. Repeat with second layer.
For praline topping, mix together butter, light brown sugar, chopped pecans and light corn syrup. Spread on top of each slice of bread on top layer. Cover with foil and place dish in refrigerator overnight. The next morning, remove foil and bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes.
A side of fresh bacon and fruit is all we need to complete this beautiful meal.
We’ve had enough sweets…we’ll box the cup cakes up for everyone to take home…
Along with a small pot of mint…we just love party favors…
Our Mother passed on to us a great sense of style…she never does anything halfway…and every time you sit at her table it is not only delicious, but a real event…We can’t wait to celebrate her and her awesome contributions to our family.
We hope that we’ve inspired you to do the same. What are your plans?
It’s your turn. Let’s talk!
We’re all about living the green life this month at At Home, and one of our very favorite ways to be eco chic is with antiques! That’s why we’re giving away a copy of the gorgeous book Heirloom Modern: Homes Filled with Objects Bought, Bequeathed, Beloved, and Worth Handing Down by Hollister Hovey, photography by Porter Hovey, published by Rizzoli New York.
Chosen as an editor’s pick in our July issue, Heirloom Modern opens up the homes of individuals and couples to show how they use decor to give their residences a sense of history and autobiography, seamlessly integrating inherited keepsakes, curiosities, collections and memorabilia.
About the Authors: Hollister Hovey is the creator of the history-laden lifestyle blog “Hollister Hovey.” Porter Hovey is a photographer and real esate agent. Together, the sisters are the founders of the interior decorating firm Hovey Design. Their nostalgia-highlighting aesthetic has been featured multiple times in the New York Times, as well as House Beautiful, Domino, Elle and Design Sponge.
To be entered to win, leave a comment below telling us about your most prized heirloom. Be sure and click “Follow Post” under your comment in order to receive a notification if you are the lucky winner! We will choose one winner at random next Monday, July 15. Good luck!
Congratulations to Judy Lawrence Rocconi who is the winner of this giveaway!
“Our most treasured heirloom is our grandfather’s tiny cardboard suitcase he used when immigrating to the United States from Italy. It still contained a pair of round spectacles, a shaving brush, and family correspondence. Each and every item is treasured.”
Judy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize.
The cultured owners of French Metro Antiques in Fayetteville are in France this week, but they took time out of their schedule before departing to reveal a new favorite design trend: Incorporating French antiques into contemporary interiors. While not all of us are blessed with their discerning eye for design, and as they reveal, it certainly doesn’t take much to bring a little bit of the past into our lives, all the while making our homes vastly more beautiful and, well, up-to-date.
Thanks to the Hunts for stopping by…and enjoy your trip to France!
In with the old, In with the new: Inviting French Antiques into a Contemporary Home
French antiques donât just belong in traditional interiors. Open any design magazine today and youâre sure to see a modern bathroom lit by a Baccarat crystal chandelier, a contemporary sectional placed next to an Empire buffet, or a clean, all-white room reflected in a Louis XVI gilded mirror. In more modern settings, antiques can help to warm up an otherwise stark space, making it more approachable and inviting.
Here are some tips on how to incorporate antique pieces into your modern interior.
1. Straight as an Arrow
Choose a style of furniture that is straight lined and simple over more ornate or carved furnishings. Louis-Philippe and Empire period pieces from the early 1800s are a perfect option. Their simple design with scant embellishments blends effortlessly with a modern backdrop and allows the grain of the wood to make the statement.
These homeowners appreciate clean lines, but they werenât afraid to add a touch of Louis-Philippe with this secretary in their living room.
This empire period armoire is a nice complement to its more contemporary surroundings.
This Empire period chest (c. 1800) dates from the time of Napoleon Bonaparte and shows off some flashy bronze hardware against burled walnut drawers.
2. Keep it Simple
Sparsely displayed antique accessories add interest and personality to what can come across as an icy interior in a contemporary home. Try introducing architectural elements such as a hand carved stone fragment or a centuries-old church frieze into your space. Other objets dâart that work well are Napoleon III inlaid boxes, gold leafed bronze mantle clocks and antique leather books. Just remember one rule of thumb: âless is more.â One large-scale item on a desk or cocktail table will be more adventuresome and dramatic than multiple smaller items.
3. Over the Top
If youâre feeling really daring, try juxtaposing your Ã¼ber-modern space with some sparkle or bling. Integrating one single ornately carved chair, a glitzy crystal chandelier or a gilded frame will serve as a counterpoint to its minimalist arena. The lone presence of an antique piece will resonate against its austere surroundings. Just remember to use lavish pieces sparingly so as not to detract from the sleek look youâre trying to achieve.
This whimsical teenagerâs room with fresh colors showcases a Louis XIII period chair from the mid 1600s amongst the hip window treatments and bedding.
A turn-of-the-century bronze and crystal chandelier adds some sparkle and interest to this sleek bathroom]
However you choose to feature your French antique pieces, remember that introducing an element of antiquity can help add personality and individuality to your space without compromising its contemporary look.