Archive for the ‘antiques’ Category


Joy to the Home

In this season of joy and light, consider giving a beautiful book to someone you love. One of my favorite design books of the year 2012 is The Joy of Decorating: Southern Style with Mrs. Howard by Phoebe Howard (Stewart, Tabori & Chang)–a volume I’m sure will delight those who share my love of  Southern […]

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Conoisseurshop: Brunk Auctions

  With Baby Boomers retiring and deaccessioning antiques and heirlooms and Generation X, Y, and Zers decorating in less traditional taste, there seems to be a glut on the market of fine furniture, art, and decorative objéts. All the better for those of us who love such things and are thrilled to have less competition […]

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The Southern Cosmopolitan Travels

Join me as I travel to East Hampton, New York, for an exhibition of Dominy furniture  and a Southern expatriate supper I recently spent the weekend at the East Hampton home of voracious and omnivorous collectors Glenn Purcell and Charles Keller. During the last several years, they have developed an obsession with furniture made in […]

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The Home Within Us by Bobby McAlpine

Heralded by Veranda magazine as “a landmark design book,” The Home within Us: Romantic Houses, Evocative Rooms (Rizzoli) is well on its way to becoming a best-selling design book. Written by architect and interior designer Bobby McAlpine with co-author Susan Sully, this gorgeous book features work from across the South by McAlpine Tankersley Architecture and […]

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Design Destinations: Charleston, S.C.

Run to Charleston if you can to catch this year’s Charleston International Antiques Show (starting this Friday, March 19th and ending Sunday, March 21st), organized by and benefiting Historic Charleston Foundation. If you can’t make it in time for that, then take a walk through the city with the Foundation’s annual Festival of Houses and […]

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Connoisseur-Shop

An inside look at why antiques dealers love the things they love and what they like to do with them Ann Koerner Antiques, New Orleans What I love most about Ann Koerner Antiques (4021 Magazine Street, New Orleans, http://annkoerner.com), other than the updated Gustavian decor, is Ann’s skill at creating unexpected yet entirely harmoneous collages of art, furniture, and decorative objects. Rooted […]

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The Southern Cosmopolitan:

The Southern Cosmopolitan (Rizzoli: April ’09) takes a fresh look at styles shaping the South’s architecture and interior design today. A selection of luxurious houses from Charleston, Savannah, New Orleans, Atlanta, Natchez, Alexandria, and beyond celebrates the sophisticated side of Southern style with a mix of modern art, cherished antiques, and exotic textiles. Featured in […]

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