Portico Ad Photo Shoot Outtakes!

We had such a blast this morning at a little photo shoot for a joint Portico Jackson Magazine ad coming out in the next issue!

We're teaming up with Hemline Ridgeland, View Gallery, and Arco Avenue on a collaborative ad about style of all mediums at The Township!

photo shoot fun!

The great art is a Paul Edelstein painting from View Gallery, the clothes are from Hemline, all the killer shoes and bags are from Arco, and the furniture is, of course, SummerHouse! Here are a few outtakes from the shoot. Stay tuned for the full ad once we have the winning photo selected and all "prettied up!" :)

photo shoot fun! photo shoot fun!
photo shoot fun!photo shoot fun!


photo shoot fun!


photo shoot fun!

photo shoot fun!

photo shoot fun!

photo shoot fun!

photo shoot fun!photo shoot fun!


We found ourselves leaving View Gallery very inspired over the weekend. The art collection that this boutique gallery currently houses is absolutely breathtaking! We've always loved owner Phyllis Geary and adored her taste when it comes to art, so it's no surprise that she has some great inventory... But the Sophia paintings she had outside on Saturday were absolute traffic-stoppers!

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There is no denying that those are some gorgeous paintings right there!
As we walked inside, we were completely taken aback at just about everything Phyllis had in there. Take a quick look at just some of our favorites...

See why we love this place?!
Our designers are PROS at placing art, so let us help you pick just the right piece to go on that empty wall or in that little nook that you've wanted to spruce up! You know where to find us! ;)

Behind the Scenes: Portico Photo Shoot

This morning we had so much fun with the ladies who are compiling the story for the next issue of Portico Jackson Magazine! Amanda Wells, a local journalist, and Daphne Nabors, local photographer, met us at our customers' home to chat about design!  Portico contacted us a couple of weeks ago requesting a green room to run in their March issue, so this is the first one that popped into mind!  Then we started thinking.... "Do they mean eco-friendly green or the color green?"  They did indeed mean the COLOR green, so we knew we had the perfect project for them to showcase!  As Daphe worked her magic behind the lens, Amanda talked to Lisa and the homeowner about the purpose and concept behind the beautiful design.  Here is a peek behind the scenes of the photo shoot.  We can't wait to see the finished project! :)

The art above the Clifton sectional is by Trevor, one of the many talented artists represented at View Gallery.  His color palette and style are always so much fun!

All of the fabrics you see here (minus the Adler throw) can be easily spot cleaned with soap and water.  How perfect for a kids' hangout room, right?!

Such a fun color scheme! This makes us want to be a kid all over again...

The orange Mottega lamp adds so much to the space. 

Fun Jonathan Adler accessories and books accent the whole room!

 This entertainment console (and the bookshelf, not pictured) are from a very cool and modern company called Blu Dot.  They make some great looking furniture!

Daphne and Lisa getting set up!

New Items!

Here are a few of the new things we brought over today! Hope you are having a good Wednesday!!

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[caption id="attachment_1143" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="New LEE sofa. Gorgeous"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1142" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Phyllis from View Gallery loaned us this fabulous Sheila Gourlay painting. It looks great with these new lamps!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1141" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="New Design Books"][/caption]

Around Jackson: View Gallery

As our first feature in the Around Jackson series, we would like to highlight View Gallery, owned by Phyllis Geary.  View is located in Ridgeland at the Township (just a few doors down from us!) and is the showplace of many local and regional artists' work.  Paul Edelstein, Sheila Gourlay, Liz Chadwick Nichols, Sophia, Vicki Overstreet and Carol Cox Peaster are just a few of the talented people who show their art at View.

Take a look:

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[caption id="attachment_175" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Phyllis Geary, View Gallery Owner"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_176" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Paintings by Carol Cox Peaster"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_177" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Works by Sophia"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_178" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Trevor does such fun, whimsical art!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_179" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Works by Sheila Gourlay"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_180" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="A few Paul Edelstein paintings"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_181" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Another Sophia with small miscellaneous pieces"][/caption]

A quick little chat with Phyllis:

Laurel:  So why did you open your gallery?

Phyllis:  For a couple of reasons.  Ever since I incorporated original art into my design work, my passion has grown for visual art.  It transformed my design work and made me realize how essential it is when incorporated into ones home decor.  Also, owning a small business has enabled me to be more flexible with my home life.

Laurel:  How do you decide what artists to carry?

Phyllis:  As an interior designer, I am drawn to work that has a beautiful balance of color.  But I have realized that a mix of styles and techniques makes for a better display.  Therefore, I look for quality and color, texture and application.  Work that is edgy is not necessarily always good, and work that has beautiful colors is not always quality work either.  I look for unique qualities that sets the artist's work apart.

Laurel:  Cool, so what are you doing this weekend?!

Phyllis:  I will be traveling to Nashville, Tennessee to see some close friends and family, and do exchanges with artists from there whose work I carry.

You can visit Phyllis and View Gallery on the web at www.viewgalleryart.com.  View is also a host to the area's Art Walk every third Thursday where the gallery stays open until 8:00.