Feb 4, 2018

~ lewis miller in nashville

What a pleasure it was to experience the floral demonstration by Lewis Miller in Nashville! It's always fun to see a professional throw together beautiful floral arrangements with ease, but Miller has a depth and a story that fascinates and delights.

This pair of urns was definitely swoon worthy. 

Here are some of the other arrangements from the presentation...

They were all gorgeous and represented his love of monochromatic arrangements. What was even more entertaining for me, was hearing about how "Flower Flash" came to be.

I have seen these crazy gorgeous floral masterpieces on social media, but didn't take the time to find out more. I assumed it was an art exhibit of some kind in NYC.  The floral installations are quite striking, and it is likely if you have seen them, you were left wondering, "What in the world?"

Miller said he was at a place in his life where he was somewhat bored with making his standard (gorgeous) floral designs, and craved something more. How could he give back? How could he make a difference? He came up with "Flower Flashes" and has enjoyed every moment of the excitement they have brought NYC. 

He and his team work quickly to finish their creations before sunrise, typically spending about 15 minutes to put one together. He joked about the rush he feels racing in and out in a sneaky fashion. The end result is a spectacular yet confusing surprise to the people walking the streets of New York on their way to work, or taking a stroll through Central Park. 

Miller enjoys watching the interaction that takes place ~ selfies and instagram posts, and sometimes, the flowers are altered in some way or even taken, and that's ok! Providing New York City with such a luxurious gift is something that brings him great joy. This random act of kindness creates an emotional response to those who witness the flowers, and that is the ultimate goal.

Miller would love to expand his Flower Flashes to other cities. Chicago, Miami, Mexico City and Los Angeles are on the list! He spray paints his "signature" with a chalk spray paint that washes away in the rain: LMD x NYC

Lewis Miller is brilliant in all aspects of his career. Although the Flower Flashes really touched me, his floral design work is truly magnificent, and cannot go unmentioned. 

Check out this October wedding at the Plaza Hotel celebrating the most beautiful season in New York City. #eloiseapproved

Or this late Spring wedding at Blackberry Farm...

In constant pursuit of beauty, Miller brings to life his passion for making a difference through his pure love of flowers. 

For more info on his flower flashes see this article from Vogue:

Visit his website for more images and information:

Buy his book here

📷 The photos (other than mine from the floral presentation) are from the Lewis Miller Design website

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Feb 2, 2018

~ nashville antique show 2018

I missed the Antiques & Garden Show in Nashville last year, and am thrilled to be back this weekend. I am only here for a very short time, but my camera was clicking away today!

The floral situation is always on point...

Alcott Interiors, my first stop, never disappoints...
That paint color is to die for.

 I have been following Caroline Faison Antiques for as long as I can remember. I was obsessed with their website even before I visited their booth in Nashville several years ago. Definitely a favorite! I always come away from their booth with a list of my favorite things.

Loved the Artifacts booth!

Finnegan Gallery

Loved this beautiful display! Tulips were everywhere!

This painting from Malcolm McGruder was calling my name...

It's always fun to find something totally different, and Southern Beasts fits the bill. Mary Lou Marks creates whimsical and wonderful creatures using quality antique fabrics, needlepoint, and tapestries. Every piece is unique and adds an eccentric element to any decor.

Sacred Heart Antiques

Very excited to finally meet Becky from B.Viz!

My friends at Don Fields/Craig Ringstad Antiques always have a gorgeous display of Fortuny pillows...

 This is just a taste of what there is to see. 
I am going back for more tomorrow!

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Jan 3, 2018

~ hillary's house

I have never seen so much snow in my entire life!

Whitefish, Montana was a winter wonderland for the holiday weekend. Although the weather conditions were not perfect for moving, we did just fine. It was beautiful scenery!

Unfortunately, with the glare from the snow, and the overcast days, it was either too bright or dark, and these photos are not very good. Anyway, you can get an idea...

It amazes me how Hillary's things have continued to work from apartment to apartment, and now to house. You will recognize the same Rothko posters, the same framed scarf, and all the same furniture!

The shelves aren't finished here, but we kept them very simple.

The bedroom is tiny, and basically just has the bed in it. We were still unpacking, so there was a mess in this room, but I cleared the bed for a photo... It has a nice sized closet with a washer and dryer(!) and a bathroom on the wall to the right...

This is looking out from the bedroom into the living room...

The entry from the front door...

The paint color on the walls was a fun surprise. It's an exact match to a color featured in her bedding and in the framed scarf...

I'm so sad my pics of the kitchen didn't turn out. It's huge and yellow and adorable. These were taken before we hung the cute plates...

Here are some close-ups with the plates...

The long weekend was a little crazy with the holiday, and our whole family on vacation. The boys went skiing, we met up with great friends, had delicious meals, and went back and forth from the hotel to the house. It was hard to concentrate on unpacking and decorating. And all the while, there was snow! 
Here are a couple pics from my phone showing the snow situation...

I think Hillary is going to be very happy in Whitefish!

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