Hey it’s Doug. We had a party last Friday night at our Mountain Brook shop. We were excited to have two artists we represent at the event, which featured their artwork–Mountain Brook native Mila Hirsch who produces really beautiful botanical prints and New Orleans based Mallory Page, whose amazing mixed media pieces we’ve carried in both of our shops for the past couple of years. Flower magazine co-sponsored the event with us and between us, Flower and the artists, we invited a lot of people! And we had quite the crowd…Shindigs Catering parked their food truck out in front of the shop and by the end of it, Mountain Brook Village was happening!
Do you ever have a party and forget to take pictures during the event? We’ve been known to do that before, and this was no exception. Not to worry though, our friends from About Town were there snapping pics of our guests (we’ll share think link when the photos are up on their site) and Hannon went around after the party and took some photos of the shop.
It was so great to have Mila and Mallory and so many of our friends at the shop…we need to have parties more often! We still have lots of great pieces from both artists available, so if you see anything you like here give us a call at (205) 414-6026 and we can send you more info.
Hey everyone, it’s Doug again…back with some more photos from the same house we shared earlier this week. And I’ll tell you a little secret–it happens to be the same house featured in the March issue of House Beautiful! Today we are taking a look at an upstairs hallway in the home, which connects a pair of bedrooms to the Kids Den and another pair of bedrooms beyond. We already showed you how we added two large Mallory Page works to the home’s stairway to complete a blank wall that we’d always intended to showcase art. In the hallway we are looking at today, Paige and I already hung a big collage of white framed family photographs. Lately, we’d all been feeling that this space needed a little something more, so while Hannon and I were over at the house to install the big pieces in the stairway, we brought along a few other things to try in the hall.
By re-spacing the framed photos, we made room to add four more Mallory Page pieces to compliment those in the adjacent stairway. We also added two vintage frames from our Mountain Brook shop, which we’d had lacquered white and had added antiqued mirror to.
The soft color of Mallory’s pieces blend well with the black and white scheme we’d already established in the hall, but at the same time they add just enough interest to keep the composition from being too flat. We love how this space turned out…a perfect gallery area for the family to enjoy.
Happy Friday everyone, have a great weekend. Thanks from all of us for all of your kind words, e-mails, facebook posts and blog posts about House Beautiful, we appreciate each and every kind word!