Happy Easter!

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happy easter from north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley author of the collected tabletop

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Easter lunch preparations are under way at Chestnut Cottage! Lots of food to cook, tables to set, and flowers to arrange.  But I wanted to share this sweet collection of vintage Easter postcards with you.  I think they are so lovely.  Some are French and some are English, and I find each of them most delightful!  The cards in this collection are mostly circa 1900-1920.

I wish each of you and your families are joyous and blessed Easter!

happy easter from north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley author of the collected tabletop

happy easter from north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley author of the collected tabletop

 

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Step Into Spring… Dash & Albert Style!

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

You may have heard about Dash & Albert Rug Company before and if you haven’t, you need to!! This company has a wonderful selection of wool, cotton, indoor/outdoor, and blended rugs in a variety of beautiful weaves. Spirited and well-bred, these rugs are the smart solution for floors pining for personality!

Today I wanted to spotlight a few of my favorites to move your home right into this spring season! Wether it’s crisp blues, pastel stripes, pale greens, funky geometrics or bold colors, Dash & Albert is sure to deliver a look you desire!

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

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dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

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dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

I hope these images have inspired you to check out Dash & Albert for yourself! You can view their entire catalog at www.dashandalbert.com. And don’t forget to see the talented, Bunny Williams collection! A few of the above images are her designs, but there are many more to see!

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

Enjoy!

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

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“Inspiring Images”: Fresh Spring Greens for the Table!

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley uses royal crown derby china on her easter tabletop

I will be using my new Derby Green Panel on one of my Easter tables this Sunday and thought you might be inspired to include some “fresh greens” on your Easter table!

north carolina interior designer uses royal crown derby china on her easter tabletop

Image from Royal Crown Derby

north carolina interior designer uses royal crown derby china on her easter tabletop

Image from Royal Crown Derby 

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley uses royal crown derby china on her easter tabletop

I found George Gaines Jewelers web site in Lakeland, Fla. and loved how they combined this beautiful green pattern , Arcades, by Philippe Deshoulieres , with my Derby Green Panel, as well as these two other patterns by Royal Crown Derby!

 

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley uses royal crown derby china on her easter tabletop

Image from George Gaines Jewelers

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley uses royal crown derby china on her easter tabletop

Indian Summer by Royal Crown Derby from George Gaines Jewelers.

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley uses royal crown derby china on her easter tabletop

Cherry Blossom by Royal Crown Derby from George Gaines Jewelers

Yes, it does definitely make me want some “Arcades”!

Phipippe Deshoulieres is from the Limoges region of France and these pieces are certainly “retro modern”!

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley uses royal crown derby china on her easter tabletop

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley uses royal crown derby china on her easter tabletop

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley uses royal crown derby china on her easter tabletop

And I love this fresh green and brown Easter table from HGTV’s site!

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley uses royal crown derby china on her easter tabletop

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I will share my fresh greens with you when I get the Easter tables all ready!

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley uses royal crown derby china on her easter tabletop

xo Kathryn

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The Colors of Market Come to The Table!

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley uses royal crown derby china on her easter tabletopI thought it might be fun to think of china patterns that would work well with some of the lovely finds from the High Point Furniture Market. You know me, I always have “collected tabletops” on my mind!  Which of these pallets and patterns would you like most?!

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley uses royal crown derby china on her easter tabletop

Enjoy the colors of High Point!

Enjoy the colors of High Point!

I love all of these patterns for this color pallets.

What about Gien’s Sultana…

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Enjoy  the colors of High Point!

Enjoy  the colors of High Point!

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Or Laque De Chine Brick Gold from Haviland…

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Or Imari Rouge also from Haviland

Enjoy  the colors of High Point!

I love the color range in this Gosford pattern from William Yeoward.

Enjoy  the colors of High Point!

And isn’t this a lovely color of blue…Laque De Chine Azure from Haviland.

Enjoy  the colors of High Point!

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley uses royal crown derby china on her easter tabletop

Enjoy  the colors of High Point!

With Spring very much on our minds, these patterns either alone or combined would make a real Spring entertaining statement!

This beautiful pattern, called Wind Song,  by French porcelain manufacturer, Raynaud,  just sings Spring!

Enjoy  the colors of High Point! Enjoy  the colors of High Point!

Enjoy  the colors of High Point! Enjoy  the colors of High Point!

And why not mix Mottahedeh’s Apple Lace with the Wind Song!

Enjoy  the colors of High Point! Enjoy  the colors of High Point! Enjoy  the colors of High Point!

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley uses royal crown derby china on her easter tabletop

If one is not ready for all of this color, perhaps a soft gray tabletop or one with yellow accents might be more to your taste.

Enjoy the colors of High Point!

Enjoy the colors of High Point!

Enjoy the colors of High Point!

There are so many lovely gray/platinum patterns that come to mind for this dining room at the Hickory Chair showroom.

For a casual look, I love Juliska’s Country Estate in Flint.

Enjoy  the colors of High Point!

Enjoy  the colors of High Point!

For a more formal tabletop…

Hermes Silver Thread pattern, or Philippe Doushoulieres Arcades Gray and gold.  My favorite would be Royal Crown Derby’s Aves in Platinum!

Enjoy the colors of High Point!

Enjoy  the colors of High Point! Enjoy  the colors of High Point!

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley uses royal crown derby china on her easter tabletop

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley uses royal crown derby china on her easter tabletop

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley uses royal crown derby china on her easter tabletop

Enjoy the colors of High Point!

Oh so many jewel tone patterns to choose from, but I would pair either Royal Crown Derby’s Derby Panel  or Philippe Deshouliere’s Orsay Red with this stunning space by Alexa Hampton!

Enjoy  the colors of High Point! Enjoy  the colors of High Point!

Enjoy  the colors of High Point! Enjoy  the colors of High Point!

Maybe you have other patterns that you think would be great with these High Point Market spaces.  I would love to know about them if you have some in mind!

Enjoy!

Enjoy  the colors of High Point!

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“On the Road with Kathryn”: More Color From High Point!

On the Road with Kathryn to high point north carolina furniture market

Jewel Tones and Patterns from Alexa Hampton at Hickory ChairI do love Alexa Hampton’s work and she never disappoints me in her area of the Hickory Chair showroom!  Wow, the deep, rich jewel tones and layers of fabulous patterns.  I combine lots of patterns in my design work and these images are a great example of the mastery of combing patterns.

On the Road with Kathryn to high point north carolina furniture market

This Gracie wallcovering is divine and a perfect background for the layers of colors and patterns.  Great traditional pieces that look so fresh!

On the Road with Kathryn to high point north carolina furniture market

Don’t you love this red cocktail table.

On the Road with Kathryn to high point north carolina furniture market

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The fabric on this chair is one of my favorites from Ralph Lauren that I have used for years and it comes in several great colorways.

On the Road with Kathryn to high point north carolina furniture market

High Point Furniture Market always provides color pallets for every taste and style!

More “market musings” to come.

Enjoy  the colors of High Point!

Enjoy  the colors of High Point!

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