Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Decorating with your collections

I simply adore these laurel wreaths! I have collected these for years and am always on the look out for them. The wreaths were given to people like a trophy would be. They were presented to someone when they reached a high level of education or success in a profession etc.. Most of my wreaths are from the 18th century and are water gilded. They have the most impact when you display them in groupings. I am excited to be offering hand made replicas,  in our new accessory line in Highpoint, NC. April Market 2012. 
These flowers simply take my breath away. My dear friend and florist, Kevin Coble, owns Le Fleur in Memphis and these are his creative genius. This room is actually my library/office. My desk was made from 18th Century pedestals. The bergere is from the AHC furniture line and is gilded in gold with a warm glaze. The drapery fabric is from F. Schumacher and is a Kelly Wearsler design. I simply fell in love with the fabric. I knew that I had to redo my library, so I painted the walls black to act as a backdrop for the drapes and all neutral linen upholstery.
I love how the acrylic cocktail table of lucite allows flowers to look as though they are just floating.
Needless to say, this is my favorite room in our  home


  1. the contrast in here is incredible, amy! i found the link to your blog over at brooke's blog. the beauty here took my breath away, then your name rang a bell.

    melanie royals had me ship one of my vintage book cover collages (a rather irreverent one!) to you a few months back.

    the blog is gorgeous!


  2. I haven’t actively collected anything in years but you make me want to collect laurel wreaths. They look amazing next to the silver leaf candlesticks that I’m coveting. Your whole office is amazing and I can’t wait to see more.

    Enjoy your evening!

  3. You are so precious. I will be having a project in January that you can do the laurel wreaths as a DIY project. stay tuned.
    Thank you for following.....

  4. I agree with you the flowers are stunning. I love them.

    -Zane of ontario honey