James Bond Redux
When the set designer for Netflix’s Mindhunter came calling for a number of plants and trees with a certain vintage vibe, we knew exactly where to find design inspiration that fit the style… As it happens, we’d just read a blog post about designer Jeff Lincoln channeling the 1980’s for a client’s multi-million dollar yacht. Armed with images of the interiors, we went looking for all things 80’s that would fit the aesthetic (think Golden Girls meets Terence Conran).
Hammered Brass Planter
Vintage Rattan and Wood Basket
Since Mindhunter is a series based on the early days of the FBI’s criminal profiling unit, we found vintage brass and rattan planters for our aloe plants and traveler palms. These will pair well with all types of designer furniture, but especially the desks and chairs with chrome accents that we know will be used on set.
1970’s Chromed Steel Armchairs
Peter Portzman Chrome and Zebrawood Desk
The harder challenge was sourcing faux house plants that were popular in this era as many of these haven’t made a come back. The good news is they still make a very good fiddle leaf fig tree and split leaf philo bush! Wouldn’t it be amazing if they put all of our designs in one room?
Terence Conran – Decorating With Plants
Stay tuned… Season 2 of Mindhunter is dropping sometime this fall and if it’s as binge-worthy as Season 1, we’re in for a treat.
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Refreshed and Revived
What a whirlwind start of the year we’ve had… From a couple of days on a Mexican beach to a week of buying stems and selling our flowers at the AmericasMart in Atlanta, we are due for a little rest! So why not start off the weekend with the serene elegance of Revival, a one-of-a-kind store in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Cire Trudon Candles
Called “the savviest, prettiest, loveliest design store in America” by Bobby McAlpine in Architectural Digest last year, Revival has something for everyone thanks to the discerning editorial eyes of co-owners Rodney Simmons and Billy Woodall. The store is filled with creative vignettes using furniture and home accessories (both vintage and new) from around the world and we can just imagine spending the day browsing (or just lounging on a lushly upholstered chaise!)
We met Rodney when he stopped by our booth to admire our flowers and knew at once that we’d love to be part of his “uncommon” selection of luxury goods. Alas, faux flowers may not be for him and that’s OK… he did mention that they might work for a large project he’s working on in Denver so our fingers are crossed! Are you looking forward to a relaxing weekend, too?
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May 8 through June 12
‘Tis the season for decorator show houses and for those of you who can’t get into the city for the Kips Bayextravaganza, there’s a wonderful one in Bedford Hills, NY, benefiting Cerebral Palsy of Westchester. Nirvana, a magnificent 17-acre estate, has everything you would want and more – five bedrooms, six and a half baths, a 1,700 bottle wine cellar and even a tree house with thatched roof and flat screen TV.
Come on In!
And the best part… all the talented decorators who have transformed each room into a showpiece (including yours truly who created a flower room fit for Constance Spry!)
Buckets and Buckets of Flowers
Since we didn’t want to steal the spotlight from the number of magazines and blogs who will be covering the house in the coming weeks, we thought we’d just share pictures of our room and entice those of you nearby to take the grand tour.
A Creative Space
Where's the Tree House?
And if these pictures aren’t enough, you might find something fabulous at Deluxe, the fabulous boutique on the lower level featuring a collection of vintage couture jewelry (Valentino, YSL and Chanel – big sigh!), home accessories and furniture… we know we did!
Stylish Vintage Finds
For more information and tickets, visit Connecticut Cottages & Gardens or Cerebral Palsy of Westchester.
Photos via yours truly