Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Christopher Kennedy Compound - A Look Into Our Design Process For Modernism Week

This past week, we had the incredible opportunity to be one of the designers that helped transform the 2015 Christopher Kennedy Compound at Modernism Week in Palm Springs, California. What an honor! Traveling all the way from Mississippi for warmer weather, sunny skies and palm trees to the prestigious neighborhood of Indian Canyons sure was a treat and we were anxious to roll up our sleeves and get to work!

Over 45,000 people from 20 different countries flock to Palm Springs for Modernism Week every year and that number is continuously growing. Modernism Week's main mission is to celebrate and foster appreciation of Mid-Century architecture and design, as well as contemporary thinking in these fields, by encouraging education, preservation, and sustainable modern living as represented in Palm Springs. This year, renowned designer Christopher Kennedy chose an array of designers from around the country to bring their own unique style to the 1964 property that he will call home once this project is finished. Needless to say, we were undoubtedly honored to be asked to design the dining room in this home.

Going into this amazing project, Nancy immediately knew what she wanted to do. Since this project was going to be featured in both Traditional Home and California Homes, she wanted to show the use of her original Mid-Century pieces and how they can be used in a traditional environment.

before shot of fabrics, original pieces, lighting, art and china for the room.

Nancy chose a Maison Jansen table, which is more of a traditional styling and mixed it back with a vintage Brutalist Sunburst framed in lucite to create the perfect combination of both the traditional and modern worlds. The set of four Mid-Century Gold Leaf Quatrefoil Dining Chairs (now reupholstered in a Kravet fabric) with brass frame detailing married back to the table beautifully.

When it came time to select the art, Nancy knew she wanted that to be the statement. Being an avid collector of one-of-a-kind's, as well as pieces that are very unique and special, she wanted to incorporate a little bit of where she resides in the room she was designing. The sculpture, the custom abstract, and the black and white figures are all by Mississippi artists and represent something special to her. 

"Fury" by Rod Moorhead

"Night Falls on Palm Springs" by Ken Tate

Original 1950's Figure Drawings by Andrew Bucci

Finally, the room needed to be tied together. The Brutalist Explosion hanging on the Maya Romanoff wallpaper, back to the beautiful hand-woven rug (from Nashville Rug Gallery) grounded the traditionalism of the entire room. Our strong Mid-Century element that finished the room was the Bacco Chandelier (by Julian Chichester). This particular light was perfect for a dining room of this size because of its articulating brass arms that can bend and shape to accomodate for the size that it needs to be.

Working on this project was truly an amazing opportunity for us; We want to thank Dwayne Clark and Christopher Kennedy for believing that we could design and conquer. We also want to thank our vendors who we couldn't have done this without! We met so many amazing people that we know will remain in our lives and inspire us by their work daily! We hope you enjoyed this sneak peek! We will now anxiously await both Traiditional Home and California Homes issues to hit stands!


Friday, February 6, 2015

NPID Staff Picks for Valentine's Day Gifts

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so we've decided to help you out a little bit! We've all pow-wowed here in the studio and have compiled a list of what we feel is an excellent assortment of items that any woman would LOVE to receive. Here are some staff favorites...

1. Set of Six Scandanavian Modern Design Dining Chairs
The curves of these chairs are so beautiful and unique and would be a great addition to any true Mid-Century lovers collection - Lindsey Harris

2. Acrylic, Oil, + Pastel on Board by Alexis Walter
I love that these are all abstract landscapes, which is invisible at first to the naked eye. I also love that she signs each piece at an angle so that you can hang it any way you want. Having great pieces of art around your home will make each room feel more completed. - Madelyn Butler

3. Large Crystal Heart by Aerin Lauder
Aerin's accessories truly are one-of-a-kind. They are so well made and so beautiful. The packaging alone is what sold me. From start to finish, nothing from this brand will disappoint you. - Lynn Myers

4. Personalized Jewelry Tags by Heather Moore
It is so cool to wear everyday jewelry that tells the story of who you are. You can literally stamp anything you want on these tags and no one else in the world will ever have the same thing. These special pieces are great items to pass down to your children, too. - Virginia Evans

5. Memory Boxes
This is such a great way to keep up with the small keepsakes from a special occasion! They're also a pretty accessory to put out on display, on a book or a shelf. I also love that they come with a small piece of paper to document what's so special about the occasion that is important to you. - Abby Price

6. Belgian Linen Bedding by Libeco
A comfy bed is THE KEY to a happy marriage! And this is something men will actually let you spend money on! Not only is every single pattern in this line SO comfy, but they are also all exquisitely beautiful and make up so nicely. I also love that you can mix and match different patterns together. WIN WIN! - Virginia Evans

7. Passion Candle by NEST
One of my favorite things about this line of candles is that there are so many different scents, so there is literally something for everyone. And it's always nice to have your home smelling fresh, whether it's just you and your family or you're having guest's over. An added bonus - 10% of the sales of this candle go to The Breast Cancer Foundation. - Nicole Benson

8. SOD Drying Rack by Finell
This is just ONE of the many products in this company's line of modern home accessories. I love it because it's so versatile (drying rack for wine glasses, cups, plates, bottles...) and for the clean freak who doesn't like a lot of clutter on their countertops, it's minimal and pretty to look at. - Lynn Myers

9. Gold Link Bracelet by Vaubel
This is a great line of jewelry because it can be worn everyday OR dressed up. It is also timeless, never will it ever go out of style. There is something for everyone, ranging from pieces with lots of color to no color at all. Truly staple pieces. - Madelyn Butler

10. AURA by Nancy Price
AURA is a one-of-a-kind jewelry collection designed by Nancy that incorporates antique religious reliquaries, vintage chain, and semi-precious stones collected from her travels around the world. They can be worn for the body or placed around your home as a collected piece of art. No two pieces are the same, which makes each piece so unique. A truly very special gift.

Come browse our collection of gifts and home accessories this Valentine's Day and let us help you find the perfect gift for someone you love. 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Beautiful Blues, Pops of Red

As we were browsing through some of our favorite blogs this past weekend, we stumbled upon the ever-so-talented Heather Clawson's "Habitually Chic". We had the privilege of meeting Heather at a book signing a couple of years ago and have since followed her projects through her blog. One of her most recent posts, "Beautiful Blues", by no surprise, caught our eye and reminded us of a project that Nancy has been working on here in Mississippi. They favor each other in the blue tones that they share, paired back with pops of red, and mix and matched antique pieces with a bit of modern flare. 

Below: Heather Clawson's photos of Benedetta Cibrario's Home in Milan.

Below: Photo's of a blue and white bedroom Nancy is working on.

The finished look of this beautiful room coming SOON!

[Visit  Heather's blog here [Habitually Chic

Thursday, May 8, 2014

These past few months have been crazy busy (which we are SO thankful for!), so when we returned from market in High Point and antique shopping in Roundtop we decided that the studio needed a makeover! It took us a few days to get there, but we finally got the studio back looking beautiful! 

These 18th Century Blue Italian mirrors embody so much of what we are about. We love a special antique piece and the stories that they tell, but most importantly we love the feeling that our client's get when a piece of such exclusivity warms their home.

Nancy has also been hard at work designing more pieces for her AURA jewelry line. What is so cool about these one of a kind pieces is that they are literal pieces of art - for the home AND the body; the perfect statement for both an outfit or a room.

Discovering old antique textile is one of Nancy's favorite things to do when she's traveling abroad. They are so delicate and beautiful. We love to learn about their history and get so excited listening to the ideas she has for them. These pillows are just a couple that she has designed.

We were beyond excited about these two palms that Kelly O'neal did for us. It was the perfect finishing touch to this vignette. 

Everyone knows our love for crosses around here. And some of our favorite stories are the ones that tell of how Nancy finds them. Her admiration for the cross dates way back and it's something that is undeniably special to her. These particular ones are of Belgian descent. Some are in perfect condition, while others are a bit bruised with a hint of character. Those are the ones we cherish most!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Decorating With Antiques: High Point

We're Back...
Back from High Point!

It was great meeting new antiques lovers
and visiting with old friends.

(We always love leaving our spot for a while
 to visit our dear friends at Verellen !)

Verellen Showroom

High Point is always a wonderful experience.

This trip we did something new.
Not only did we have a booth at the 
Antique and Design Center of High Point,

Custom velvet console with antique stumpwork

Custom pillows from antique fragments

I was honored to present one of the 
educational talks 
with Douglas Scott

It was almost time for my presentation

is now represented on THE HIGHBOY,
and Douglas and I thought it would be a fabulous opportunity
to talk with designers in High Point
about making antiques accessible.

Me with Olga and Douglas of The Highboy

In case you missed our presentation, 
here is our short list of 
tips on using antiques in design.

And of course, High Point is NEVER

all work and NO play.....

We always do have time to at least slip in a nice dinner or two!

Come by the studio to see all our new arrivals from High Point.

And please let us know if you need help

finding the perfect antique for your budget.

photo credits:  Nancy Price Interior Design, Nancy Price Home