Think Pink!

Jackie von Tobel signing her art during Atlanta Market

 

Jackie von Tobel, shown signing one of her whimsical creations at Left Bank Art during Atlanta Winter Market, said, “Pink is always in style.” The statement was in response to my comment that I was seeing so many shades of the color, some pale and pretty; others dusky hues of deep rose (and everything in between).

 

In the Pink

Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke with Jennifer Boles 

The flowers that graced the table at Jennifer Boles’ book signing at Currey & Company were no exception. Jason Oliver Nixon, shown here with Jennifer and his Madcap Cottage partner John Loecke, must have gotten the memo, as he was definitely in-the-pink.

There were so many examples of blushing tones, I am sharing but a handful of the products I spotted as I wandered the long hallways of AmericasMart:

 Bliss Studio Keaton Pillow 

The Keaton pillow in a deep rose caught my eye in the Bliss Studio showroom. Placed in the Jules arm chair and paired with the rug in a juicy lighter pink, it grabbed my attention as soon as I stepped into the space.

Bliss Studio <span>Serpentine Chest and Commode</span>

Also in the Bliss Studio showroom, the Italian Serpentine Chest and Commode were knockouts in my eyes, the color and patina setting them apart from all of the other distressed pieces I saw.  

Arden Vanity by Currey &amp; Company

One of my all-time favorite Currey & Company products is the Arden Vanity, which was inspired by a 1970s reverse-painted glass antique found at the Paris flea market. The vanity features pretty silver peony reverse-painted glass panels on the top, front and sides, and solid brass trim, hardware and cladded legs.

Marie Antoinette Chair by Toma Clark Haines for Aiden Gray

The Antiques Diva Collection was sitting pretty at Aidan Gray, the Marie-Antoinette side chair rising above the other pieces looking regal with its ballet-slipper pink seat. It’s a bold design that mixes birch, acrylic and pink faux leather, the materials given a bit of an edge thanks to the distressed white finish on the wood frame.

French Market Collection vignette with Monica bed 

There wasn’t anything in this French Market Collection vignette that didn’t please my eye. There were so many shades of pale pink swirling around the Monica bed, the setting was like a magnet.

French Market Collection Alina Single Gold bench with the Pansy Alina Single cushion 

Also among their offerings was this lovely Alina Single Gold bench with the Pansy Alina Single cushion.

Abby Price Dove composition of acrylic and gilt artistry 

The deep, deep rose at the heart of this composition by Abby Price, the super talented daughter of Nancy Price, adds such a powerful emotion to this piece. Everything about her art—from the proportions, balance, symmetry and arrangements—presents to the eye a sophisticated soulfulness. This piece is an antique gilt Aura with a dove center encrusted with quartz and surrounded by selenite. Wow. Just wow!

Kinsig Design lamps during Atlanta Market 

I’ve always admired the artistry in the lamps by Kinzig Design. The luminosity of the glass paired with the detailing in the artful shades coalesce to make all of their lamps things of lit beauty. I can remember featuring them years ago in my design column for a Long Island magazine, and I was so happy to bump into them during Market.

Howard Elliott <span>antiqued apricot glass footed bowls</span> 

The sumptuous depth of these antiqued apricot glass footed bowls caught my eye in the Howard Elliott showroom. The finish drew me into a swirling universe spritzed with its very own constellations, dark pinpoints in an apricot sky.

Self-portrait of Jody Ossman at the entryway to Howard Elliott 

A powerful artistic statement smudged with dark pink tones graced the entry to the Howard Elliott showroom. It is a self-portrait of the brand’s design guru Jody Ossman. I thought it the perfect way to end this post that shows how pink can go from stately and serene to eclectic and edgy with the change of tone and attitude.