FOR THE LOVE OF ART Recap!

Our FOR THE LOVE OF ART event was last night and we had so much fun! We had an amazing turnout!  Lots of beautiful art, delicious food, live portrait sketches by artist Dyann Gunter, and great company all made for a good time.  The cherry on top of the evening was the fact that it was benefitting CARA, the largest no kill animal shelter in Mississippi.  They rely solely on donations, so we were excited to have the opportunity to do something to help them.  Here are a few snapshots from the evening. 

Thanks to all who came out last night.  As you can see, we had a ball! And thanks to all of our amazing artists who were willing to participate and give to CARA!  Dyann Gunter, Lauren Barksdale Hill, Anne Taylor Duease, Jean Seymour, and Kathryn Morris Trotter all deserve a huge round of applause!

If you would like more information about CARA, visit their website for the latest updates! 

Stay tuned for information on our upcoming events... :)

Designer Spotlight: Betsy Pevey

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 This week, designer Betsy Pevey shares a little bit about what has been catching her eye these days.  Her love for art, color and the great outdoors are truly inspiring.  Take a look...    

"A painting definitely makes a room.  I am always thrilled with artists Lauren Barksdale and Dyann Gunter.  Lauren's beautiful birds and landscapes, and Dyann's abstracts and nudes are so versatile.  I think art is SO important , in any space."    

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  "My favorite color right now is paprika.  It looks great with light hues, like golds and off whites, or darker hues like charcoals, taupes, and dark blues.  That color just has an energy that makes me happy!  I actually just finished up four custom pillows to bring that color into a neutral room.  We used a paprika linen with gold embroidery, and backed it in paprkia velvet. They turned out great.  A couple of my favorite fabrics with paprika are by Raoul and Galbraith and Paul" 

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"My favorite place at my own house right now is my patio.  Outdoor spaces are the ticket to relaxation... A place to unwind and enjoy with family and friends.  I love the multi-use of a garden seat.  They are great indoor and outdoor, and are an easy way to add a pop of color.  I am also loving the new outdoor introductions by LEE Industries.  They have some new outdoor fabrics that are beautiful and easy to clean."     

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