As promised, more design details for “Dining With Mr. Churchill”! The round table and chairs are accented with an antique English dresser, which is a perfect place for a drinks tray … filled with Churchill’s drinks of choice and a few good cigars! Above this lovely antique piece will hang a portrait of Mr. Churchill. This portrait was generously loaned to me by a new friend, Mr. Duncan Sandys from Atlanta, who is the great grandson of Mr. Churchill!
I was fortunate enough to borrow a number of books written by Churchill from a friend and I selected a two door cabinet with wire mesh doors from Sherrill Occasional Furniture to store these books. This piece is a rubbed black finish with aged gold accents and will hold not only Churchill books, but other accessories that reflect Churchill style. Truly this is a “Collected Room”!
I will be using several pieces of antique Blanc de Chine on the table, in the cabinet and on brackets to add another collection to the space.
Sir Winston Churchill is an outstanding example of a world statesman who found his chief recreation in painting. I purchased another book, Churchill-His Paintings, and found that I was very drawn to the style of his paintings. Many form a pictorial diary of Sir Winston’s private life, a personal record of his family and friends, their homes, holidays, and travel. I particularly liked his landscapes and interiors. After studying these painting and this book, I felt reminded of the painting of a local Asheville artist and friend, Bee Sieburg. Bee very generously loaned my several of her painting, which to me had a somewhat similar feel to some of the Churchill paintings. The studio at Chartwell inspired my “ collected wall of painting” in this space.
Tomorrow I will give you a look at my “collected tabletop” for the Churchill dining room. So stay tuned!