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MAKE IT BEAUTIFUL : Vol. VI
In the Mood...
These days, I'm feeling very grateful. In the midst of such a challenging global climate, I have been continuously reminded of the joy and comfort that comes from surrounding myself with beauty, creativity, and our wonderful design community. A huge highlight this month has been the launch of my new furniture collection for Chaddock. The creation of this line had me working with so many of my favorite things, and favorite people. Farrow & Ball partnered with us to lend their perfect colors to the frames of chairs and tables, I was able to accessorize the showroom with bedding from my Annie Selke line, and lighting from my Hudson Valley Lighting collection, and Iksel Decorative Arts's Canton Reverie (available through Schumacher) provided the perfect background. You can click here to view the collection catalog, full of beautiful imagery of it all. I'd like to dedicate this volume of Make It Beautiful to all these partners. Thank you, thank you for your friendship and collaboration.
I would love to share a hundred beautiful things to shop (don't worry, keep following this newsletter and we'll get there-- endless sources of inspiration!), but for now... here are a few things on my mind...
MDS FOR CHADDOCK
Curate, Customize, Collect: this is the message behind the MDS for Chaddock line, and outlines my design philosophy for any home. This image of the "Curate" room in the Chaddock showroom shows a mix of some of my favorite pieces. On the left, the beautiful Ivy Lounge Chair & Ottoman... surrounding the Hollyhock table, 3 dining chairs, each available 3 ways. So many pieces to love, each one with a story to tell.
MDS FOR ANNIE SELKE
MDS FOR HUDSON VALLEY
What's better than a swing arm floor lamp? A swing arm floor lamp with not one but TWO adjustable lights. Sometimes, more is more. I love this piece. It is versatile and utilitarian, yet playful at the same time. Atop each light sits a gathered silk shade with mushroom style pleating. Here, it is shown in the Aged Brass finish.
MDS FOR MAINLY BASKETS
Having been a long time fan of Mainly Baskets, I was thrilled to be able to create an MDS Signature Basket to use in the Chaddock showroom space. It's large enough to place a potted tree, or, of course to house throws or firewood. What's even more exciting? It will soon be available to purchase on the Mainly Baskets Home website!
MORE BEAUTIFUL BOOK
More Beautiful will be available to ship September 1st, but if you place a pre-order through my website, you will guarantee yourself a signed copy, which will ship as soon as it is available. I cannot wait to share this book with you. Like my first book, Beautiful, it is full of project imagery, and this book is arranged by style rather than by color. Inspiration is everything, and I believe that beauty can unite and heal. I hope this book will fill you with the power of beauty.
AS SEEN IN
Thank you to the editors that made these wonderful features possible! Architectural Digest was the first to cover the MDS for Chaddock collection and Farrow & Ball partnership, and Elle Decor included my garden in a lovely story. I am always beyond excited and honored to see my work in the pages of the magazines I love.
A world of thanks again to the partners that have helped make the Chaddock launch such a thing of beauty. It takes a village, and I'm proud to call you my friends.
IKSEL DECORATIVE ARTS
Thank you to Dimonah and Mehmet Iksel, for creating breathtaking wallpapers like Canton Reverie that bring the beauty of 18th century artifacts into 21st century homes.
Mainly Baskets produces impeccably designed, sustainably harvested hand woven furnishings and baskets. Thank you to Robyn, the wonderful CEO, for allowing me to design a signature basket!
FARROW & BALL
Farrow & Ball colors make their way into EVERY project we do, and now onto the frames of our new furniture! Thank you to for creating the gorgeous hues we use again and again.
No matter the project or room, we invariably turn to Hudson Valley Lighting. Thank you for being our design partner for my own lighting designs- we look forward to launching more this Fall!!
As soon as I met Andrew Crone, CEO of Chaddock Home, I knew I was in for a beautiful partnership. Truly, it has been a pleasure partnering with such expert furniture makers. We love you!
Bedding, rugs, tabletop- Annie Selke has it all. Thank you to the team for helping us create accessories rich in color, style, and comfort. We are so grateful to have you as partners.