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Not my best photography of a beautiful painting....What a fabulous study of architecture color and time.

Living With Color

When I open my closet, I see colors that I love and have finally figured out...what colors make me joyful. I will be the first to admit ....YES ...I do have a collection of black and white blouses and slacks that I cannot live without throughout all of the seasons.

However, the minute the seasons change....my closet takes on a life of it’s own...Turquoise, azure, chartreusse, pink... a color flash lifts my spirits and come autumn.....More Crimson!

Neutral interiors with a beautiful antique piece next to a contempory item or accent changes something instantly. Art and paintings add color and  interest.Textures, textiles, pillows and fabric add another sensory level. Don't forget the light....Open the rooms with natural light to awaken your soul in the morning....use lamps for direct and indirect lighting...Think outslde the comfort zone with lighting in usual places....(Think closets, and laundry rooms) Use mirrors to reflect the colors and add depth to an area...Make certain the mirror reflects a grouping or interior and not a ceiling. 

I, personally, love a touch of whimsy somewhere within the interiors....life should not be taken so seriously...

Bring nature into your home whenever possible. As Always....Design is in the details!

REDUX…Indeed!

Vocabulary.Com Dictionary defines "Redux", a Latin term, which means "Brought back or Revived" . After two years....I have chosen to be 'brought back' and 'revived' into the blog experience. I have always liked the word"redux, redeaux"..it is a lovely word. It is certainly time for me to get my blogging "ducks in a row".

In the time of painted wood finishes, minimalism and mid century revival...Antiques can blend and add value and interest. ONE quality piece can be a treasure for even the most minimal-minded. Often a simple change of fabric can transform a piece by adding crispness and renewal. 

 

 

As Always....Design is in the Details!

Pam Klepper Sexton

Pickwick Antiques

If you cannot attend Wimbledon…Come to Pickwick…We celebrate the UK Everyday!

FROM TEAPOTS TO BREAKFAST AND TEA  SETS...PICKWICK IS  ALWAYS READY!

We carry all silver that would be a perfect addition for your home as well as a Wimbledon Champion....Love armorials and family crests...come see our antique collections. Step back in history and you may find HRH Elizabeth the First looking over her own special court!

As Always....Design is in the Details!

If you cannot attend Wimbledon…Come to Pickwick…We celebrate the UK Everyday!

FROM TEAPOTS TO BREAKFAST AND TEA SETS...PICKWICK IS  ALWAYS READY!

We carry all silver that would be a perfect addition for your home as well as a Wimbledon Champion....Love armorials and family crests...come see our antique collections. Step back in history and you may find HRH Elizabeth the First looking over her own special court!

As Always....Design is in the Details!

Part Two…The Final Year of Downton Abbey

 I can picture Lady Fiona Carnarvon, the Eighth Countess of Carnarvon using this beautiful Bureau Plat as a desk. The Countess was the featured speaker a year ago for the design conference that I attended.I recommend the two books which she has written. These books will enrich your knowledge of Highclere and its place in history. Note the exquisite pieces in this room that are, like the bureau plat, quite European. The wealthy of the time imported much of their furniture from famous European makers.

 

 

 

A Fond Farewell….Part One The Final Year of Downton Abbey

The PBS Masterpiece series, Downton Abbey, is approaching its final season. No big deal....WRONG! It really is a big deal to those of us who follow the Crawley Family as if personally received by invitation each Sunday evening. ( I have been known to break away from events just to get home in time, forget recording).It is one of the most delightful series I have ever experienced.

To my great pleasure, the series has given the viewer an opportunity to experience the period antiques incorporated within the settings. It is a marvelous study of the evolution of costume and design. Each detail and fabric is perfected to the time periods and changes throughout the course of the episodes.

I will be presenting a particular piece of antique furniture that is featured in the series in conjunction with those pieces that we feature here at Pickwick Antiques. Check our blog for this continued series.

The Carlton House Desk* in its specifc form was supposedly designed for the Prince of Wales( Later King George IV) by George Hepplewhite. The name was derived from Carlton House,the residence of the time for the Prince of Wales.

 

(Reference: Aronson, Joseph, The Encyclopedia of Furniture 3rd ed. New York: Crowne Publishers 1966).*

 

The Carlton House of Highclere(Downton Abbey) as seen in the library.

 

 

Carlton House Desk Pickwick Antiques file

As Always ....Design is in the Details!!!

 

Pam Klepper Sexton 

Storewide Sale May 6-16

We are looking forward to our Spring sale starting May 6th! Everything in the store will be 30% off, so be sure to stop by!

60 Minute Coffee

We were excited to welcome over 180 people through the doors at Pickwick as we hosted the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce today.

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