Refined Rustic With Schumacher Fabrics!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents fall fabrics with schumacherFall is certainly upon us! The trees are changing, the air is crisp, and the fabrics are bright! Schumacher always has such beautiful selections for the fall. From bold oranges, spicy cinnamons, and rich greens, designing a room with Schumacher fabrics is a pleasure! Therefore, I wanted to showcase how to create a sitting room using these beautiful, fall colors.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents fall fabrics with schumacher

Be inspired this fall with your fabrics! A pop of color can really spice up your home for the season!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents fall fabrics with schumacher

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents fall fabrics with schumacher

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“The Collected Library”: Something To Savor In Front Of An Autumn Fire!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents the collected library

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents the collected library

Recently I received a lovely gift from a friend in England , a newly released book, THE DRAWING ROOM-ENGLISH COUNTRY HOUSE DECORATION by Jeremy Musson. This beautiful book was just released a month or so ago and is a treasure trove of photography of some of England’s most elegant country houses.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents the collected library

The photography is by Paul Barker and Country Life. Musson and Barker have presented a ravishing study of more than thirty drawing rooms from many of England’s greatest houses. These drawing rooms are certainly “collected rooms” at their best! The rooms are designed by great  designers, such as David Hicks, Nancy Lancaster, John Fowler, and David Mlinaric, and are bedecked with collections gathered on the Grand Tour and from around the world. The author shows us that these rooms are designed for pleasure, comfort and delight. The drawing room is one of the defining spaces of the English country house. The central role the drawing room plays in the social functioning of the country house is well illustrated in movies such as Downtown Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, among many others. Layers upon layers of rugs, exquisite upholstered pieces, textiles, casegoods of every wood species, art, framed photographs, plants , elaborately trimmed pillows, and always a roaring fire, give the drawing room a warm and inviting atmosphere.

This book gives a historical perspective of the drawing room and also showcases over thirty English country house drawing rooms from the sixteenth centuries to timeless drawing rooms of today. Some of my favorite chapters are Althorp, Broadlands, Wormington Grange, and of course Nancy Lancaster’s classic Yellow Room!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents the collected library

And speaking of Nancy Lancaster’s famous English country house style, another great read is Nancy Lancaster: English Country House Style by Martin Wood. I recommend that you add both of these lovely books to your “collected library”!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents the collected library

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents the collected library

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents the collected library

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“Market Musings”: A Fresh Twist on Traditional!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents global views acrylic chairs

One of my most intriguing finds at market was this incredible acrylic chair at Global Views!!

A great twist on a traditional design, this chair would be great at a traditional desk or secretary ,  several around a dining or breakfast table,  or in a grouping in your seating area!  They are available in several colors and as side chairs or arm chairs.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents global views acrylic chairs

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents global views acrylic chairs

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents global views acrylic chairs

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents global views acrylic chairs

Cheers to Global Views for such a creative product!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents global views acrylic chairs

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents global views acrylic chairs

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“Market Musings”: Bravo For Brass!

north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop presents brass at high point market

north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop presents brass at high point market

I love the warmth and traditional elegance of brass and was happy to see so many lovely products at High Point Furniture Market with brass finishes! I notice a trend in plumbing fixtures and other interior finishes that also indicate a return to a brass or gold finish. I prefer these finishes to have a bit of an antiqued look, as opposed to a polished  finish. These are a “few of my favorite brass” pieces that I found at the market this week.

north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop presents brass at high point market

north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop presents brass at high point market

north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop presents brass at high point market

I love this piece from William Yeoward!

And these beautiful classic pieces from Visual Comfort.

north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop presents brass at high point market

This is such a classic looking chandelier with greek key accents! I also love this fresh, new lamp with acrylic and brass…so glamorous. And I really love these little antique brass sconces.

And I never grow tired of gazing at the work of my friend Tommy Mitchell and all of these gold treasures that he creates!

north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop presents brass at high point market

north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop presents brass at high point market north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop presents brass at high point market

north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop presents brass at high point market north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop presents brass at high point market

Hope you enjoyed these lovely brass pieces as much as I did , and perhaps you will find a place for one of them in your “collected rooms”!

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north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop presents brass at high point market

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“Market Musings”: A Fun Market Visit to Dransfield & Ross

kathryn crisp greeley north carolina interior designer and author presents market musings with dransfeild and ross

I have long been a fan of the Dransfield and Ross lovely collections, particularly their tabletop offerings! Yesterday I had a great visit with John Dransfield and signed in on their very clever and creative “guest book”. This fun canvas allowed market shoppers to sign in with their favorite marker color. Of course mine was black!

kathryn crisp greeley north carolina interior designer and author presents market musings with dransfeild and ross

John and I had great fun with this photo and then I had more fun looking at some of their new tabletop products.

These new leaf placemats are actually in Sunbrella fabrics!

kathryn crisp greeley north carolina interior designer and author presents market musings with dransfeild and ross

kathryn crisp greeley north carolina interior designer and author presents market musings with dransfeild and ross

These colorful linen napkins have a Sunbrella tassel for a fun look on your “collected tabletop”. And I love these napkin rings made from Sunbrella threads.

kathryn crisp greeley north carolina interior designer and author presents market musings with dransfeild and ross

There are certainly napkin rings for every “collected tabletop” at Dransfield and Ross.

kathryn crisp greeley north carolina interior designer and author presents market musings with dransfeild and ross

This round placemat has so much texture…

kathryn crisp greeley north carolina interior designer and author presents market musings with dransfeild and ross

Especially with the beaded napkin ring!

kathryn crisp greeley north carolina interior designer and author presents market musings with dransfeild and ross

kathryn crisp greeley north carolina interior designer and author presents market musings with dransfeild and ross

John Dransfield and Geoffrey Ross are the influential designers behind their eponymous, sixteen-year old, New York City based, home furnishings company. John Dransfield’s previous profession as a trend driven fashion designer keeps the collection always evolving while maintaining a couture edge. Geoffrey Ross’ talents as a designer of high-end textiles have enriched the collections of Scalamandre in New York and Nobilis in Paris.

Melding their passions, they have created a collection of home goods with an idiosyncratic mix of textures and colors, infused with their encyclopedic knowledge of the decorative arts.  Besides their existing categories of soft furnishings, they have recently broadened the scope of their collection under the banner of “Mise en Scene” by Dransfield and Ross” to include furniture, decorative accessories, as well as desk and bath accessories.

Check out their website HERE for more of their fabulous products!

It was a great visit at this “ treasure trove” stop at market, just not enough time for more fun with John!

kathryn crisp greeley north carolina interior designer and author presents market musings with dransfeild and ross

kathryn crisp greeley north carolina interior designer and author presents market musings with dransfeild and ross

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