March Loves

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A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.
—Marcel Proust

The arrival of March means very different things depending on one’s location. Here in TSG Headquarters’s hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia, the month can be a bit of a hybrid, bringing a final bout of snow and the first signs of spring. We tend to see it as a transitional month that is filled with transformation, inspiring us to adapt our homes, wardrobes, and mindsets accordingly.

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1. Artichokes. We’re looking forward to our local markets going into full-swing later this month and finding this spring favorite at venues like the Lexington Farmers Market.

2. Panna cotta. As the days get longer and warmer, we gravitate to lighter desserts. James Beard-Nominated chef Daniel Lindley’s Chattanooga-based trattoria Alleia has a panna cotta on the menu we know will hit the spot.

3. Transitional pieces. A fabulous mid-weight coat is essential going into spring. We have our eye on current/elliott’s infantry jacket, which is available from Jody G. in Virginia Beach and would be perfect for layering.

4. High-gloss details. Saying goodbye to dark, short winter days makes adding a little shine to our homes feel so appropriate. From furniture to accessories, Cotswold Marketplace in Charlotte has some wonderful lacquered finds sure to brighten up your home.

5. Full bloom lighting. There’s a vitality about these types of fixtures that we just can’t resist. Niermann Weeks’s Palm Chandelier is blooming perfection.

6. Statement tiles. There’s something about the arrival of spring that makes us want to spruce up our homes, and tile can work wonders. We adore the collections and custom options available from Tile Market of Sarasota.

7. Nature-inspired accessories. As we wait for the sun to melt away any signs of winter, we’ll be basking in the glow of a starburst mirror from Nashville’s Digs Interiors.

Feb
27
2015

Words We Love / 46

Words We Love / 46

Feb
26
2015

SCOUTED: Fringed Embroidered Suede Vest

SCOUTED: Isabel Marant Maxime fringed embroidered suede vest Fringe has been in for so long we’re hesitant to even refer to it as “on trend,” but this Isabel Marant suede vest is sure to up our style game this spring. Featuring silk embroidery, it will hang loosely—and look lovely—over a dressy blouse or casual tee and remain a chic go-to throughout many seasons to come.

Capitol  //  Charlotte, NC // 704.366.0388

Feb
25
2015

Sitting Pretty

tsg-sofa-janie-moster-designs ric1 Thanks to a seemingly endless winter, we’ve spent plenty of quality time with our sofas lately. In addition to sipping countless cups of tea and catching up on our reading list, this has given us the opportunity to reflect on the way this essential piece of furniture fits into our lives. From perfectly situated striped settees like the above example in a project by Richmond’s Janie Molster Designs to luxurious velvet versions that feel oh so inviting to low-slung leather interpretations perfect for lounging, a great sofa doesn’t just make a room, it can envelop you for an entire afternoon.

fireside-collage-2 How fabulous is the antique bench from Baton Rouge-based Fireside Antiques? With its clean look and curved lines, it would feel at home in any space. The 19th-century Louis XVI walnut settee with new pale blue upoholstery and elegant swoop down corners is equally timeless, and we are absolutely smitten with the Louis XV carved and painted canape, which features a beautiful patina and could function as a daybed or deep sofa.

tsg-kw-sf-1 San Francisco-based Kendall Wilkinson Design makes a wonderfully bold statement with this blue velvet number. The richness marries perfectly with both the modern coffee table and ornate woodwork, and the hue gives the room just the right pop of color.

tsg-simple-things-fireside The leather chesterfield sofa by Cisco Brothers, available from Fort Worth’s Simple Things Furniture Company, is beautiful, versatile, and practically beckons you to sit and sip bourbon after a long day. In addition to the classic look and gorgeous finish, Cisco Brothers uses green materials and methods, making the piece all the more enticing. Fireside Antiques’ mid century modern walnut and cane sofa also combines a masculine vibe with a lovely dose of texture that we adore.

mcalpine-som-3 Top: A tufted sofa anchors a simply stunning space by Atlanta’s McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors. The cream-and-black palette and juxtaposition of soft curves with clean lines make it feel welcoming, modern, and completely fresh. We’re also taken by the field bench in vintage steel available from Atlanta’s South of Market, which is at once classic and contemporary and could easily be incorporated into any home.

Feb
24
2015

The Scouted Calendar / February and March

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While the weather might try to slow us down, our social calendar for the next couple of months indicates that we’ll be doing anything but staying at home; there are simply too many opportunities to celebrate the culture, cuisine, and other aspects of our cities that make them so wonderful. To help us manage our agendas, we asked our editors to share some of their favorite upcoming events. From film festivals to art openings to five days dedicated to food and wine, here’s a quick guide to what’s going on in some of our TSG cities in the next few weeks:

Aspen

For those who like to look chic on and off the slopes, Aspen International Fashion Week, which takes place from March 13 – 16, is not to be missed. This four-day event offers a hefty dose of style set against a stunning mountain backdrop, plus accompanying parties fit for the fashion set. {For local recommendations, browse The Scout Guide Aspen.}

Charleston

Now in its tenth year, Charleston Wine + Food offers five delicious days of culinary celebrations with food enthusiasts flocking from all over to mingle with acclaimed chefs, cocktail experts, and winemakers. Attendees have the opportunity to sample, sip, and learn from of some of the finest talents in the business during the festival, which runs from March 4 – 8. Be sure to stop by the TSG Charleston booth in the culinary village to pick up a Guide and say hello on Friday, March 6 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. {For local recommendations, browse The Scout Guide Charleston.}

 

Cleveland

The Cleveland International Film Festival, which takes place March 18 – 29, promises an artistically and culturally enriching experience. The 11-day fest, which is located at Tower City Center, is filled with screenings of films from around the world as well as special programs and panels. {For local recommendations, browse The Scout Guide Cleveland.}

Denver

Connoisseurs of culture have it made in the Mile-high city with a nationally acclaimed exhibit at Museum of Contemporary Art Denver showcasing the work of founding member of DEVO Mark Mothersbaugh in Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia. The artist’s sculptures, photographs, drawings, and other works are featured throughout the museum through April 12. Meanwhile, The Denver Museum of Art is putting on a dazzling display with Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century, a show featuring the house’s jewelry, timepieces, and objet created from 1900 to 1975. The exhibit ends March 15. {For local recommendations, browse The Scout Guide Denver.}

Savannah

In addition to the world-renowned St. Patrick’s Day celebrations that take place in the city, March in Savannah brings the Savannah Music Festival (March 19 – April 4)—the largest musical arts event in Georgia, during which artists from a variety of genres play at a variety of venues—and the Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens (March 26 – March 29), which provides the opportunity to step inside some of the city’s finest private homes. {For local recommendations, browse The Scout Guide Savannah.}

 

 

 

Feb
22
2015

Greeting The Year Of The Sheep

Visions_West_Nine_Francois_Ram1 Depending on who you ask, yesterday marked the arrival of either the year of the goat, sheep, or ram in the Chinese zodiac, heralding a year that may be characterized by calm and harmony. Paired with wood as its elemental sign, we could be in for twelve months of creativity and kindness, which, after a somewhat tumultuous year of the horse, sounds most welcome. To celebrate, we sought out sheep and ram-themed inspiration from throughout the TSG network, and our finds, including the above photograph of a ram by Nine Francoise available from Denver’s Visions West gallery, are as endearing and elegant as their spirit animals.

tsg-northernnj-bench-rug Sheep accents add softness and a sense of serenity to any space. We love the texture that the sheep cushion on a chrome stool brings to the lovely white bath by Northern New Jersey-based Valerie Grant Interiors; the Miami bench in Tibetan lamb, available from Fuller Interiors in Philadelphia, is a wonderful mix of modern and natural elements and can be ordered in any custom size; and the sheepskin available from Charleston’s Eclectic is ideal for adding cushion and comfort to a favorite chair.

tsg-sheep-rethink-savannah A sheepskin-draped chair is perfect for turning a desk tucked into a corner into a cozy nook, as shown in the above project by Savannah’s Rethink Design Studio. Just like the qualities that the ram, goat, and sheep symbolize, the piece adds a gentle peacefulness to a space dedicated to maintaining order.

 

Feb
20
2015