Scouted: Queen Elizabeth Sofa

SCOUTED-QueenElizabethSofa-Lamshop A fresh and elegant piece with unique accents and angles, we love the royal flair that this Queen Elizabeth Sofa will bring to your home. Finished off with dark mahogany legs that wonderfully contrast the soft white upholstery, we can only imagine how perfect this lovely handcrafted sofa would be for curling up in and enjoying some afternoon tea.

Lamshop  //  Charlotte, NC  //  704.910.5575


A Festive Fall Table

tsg-fall-table-christy-ford Early fall is a wonderful time to entertain outdoors. The air feels fresh with welcome hints of chilliness, and while the vibrancy of summer still remains evident throughout nature, the beginning of fall has begun to creep into the landscape in lovely and subtle ways. When setting our outdoor tables, we try to mimic this sense of autumnal anticipation, celebrating the beauty of spending yet another evening outside while acknowledging the changing season with a slightly more muted and sophisticated palette.

tsg-fall-table-top-1 The foundations for a festive fall table are comprised of chic, rustic elements that will anchor the look. The Reclaimed Iron Wood Plank table and Bench and set of henan weathered blue pottery, available from Circa Interiors and Antiques in Birmingham, and Natural Antler Handle Flatware, available from Maze home in Chicago, will beautifully set the tone for an elegant outdoor evening.

tsg-fall-table-top-christy-ford-2 tsg-fall-table-table-3 Dappled light always sets a magical scene, and with the sun setting earlier by the day, this robin’s egg blue hued metal filigree lantern from Dwelling and Design in Easton, Maryland, is a must. The handcrafted artisan edges and earth-toned hues the Joan Platt stoneware, available from Atlanta’s Signature, make it a natural choice for a casual yet refined outdoor affair. The clean lines of this concrete and fiberglass table from Baton Rouge’s Red Onion would contrast well against a natural backdrop and suit outdoor hosts with more modern tastes.


tsg-fall-table-top-4 As the above tabletop by New Orleans’s Leontine Linens proves, cool blues mixed with jewel tones form an absolutely lovely combination that would be perfect for autumn. Get the look with an ocean-colored linen dinner napkin from Leontine Linens and the amethyst juice glass from And George. And should you wish to complete the scene with a New Orleans balcony of your own, call realtor Lynn Morgan at 504.473.8320.

tsg-fall-table-cford-detail For the truly perfect fall table, add a few finishing touches: something personal, something whimsical, and something natural.



The Scouted Calendar / September and October

tsg-scouted-agenda-september-oct-2014 This time of year, there seems to be an abundance of events to keep us entertained and inspired (and our datebooks delightfully jam-packed), reminding us that the cultural festivals, art expositions, and other special activities that our communities host play an important part in maintaining and celebrating what makes our towns so special. To help us manage our calendars, we asked our editors to share some of their favorite upcoming events. From house tours to shrimp festivals to polo matches to regattas, here’s a quick guide to what’s going on in some of our TSG cities in the next few weeks:


Prepare to be moved by narrative, comedy, documentary, and short films that capture the diversity and universality of the human condition at the Chesapeake Film Festival, which runs from September 19th-21st. On September 20th, get out your captain’s hat for a good cause and head to the Chesapeake Bay for America’s largest fundraising regatta, Hospice Cup XXXIII, a cooperative effort of Hospice Cup, Inc., Eastport Yacht Club, and multiple hospices serving the Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia areas. (And stick around for the post-race Shore Party.) If you still have your sea legs the weekend of October 9th-13th, head down to the City Dock in Annapolis for the United States Sailboat Show, the oldest—and largest—in-water sailboat show in the world. {For local recommendations, browse The Scout Guide Baltimore & Annapolis.}

ASPEN: Picture Shows

Experience cinema magic in the mountains at Aspen Filmfest, where you can view previews of fall releases, watch award-winning features and documentaries, attend special presentations, and interact with filmmakers. The filmfest runs from September 26th-October 1st; screenings will be at the ISIS THEATER, 406 East Hopkins Ave., Aspen; WHEELER OPERA HOUSE, 320 E. Hyman Ave., Aspen; and CRYSTAL THEATRE, 437 Main St., Carbondale. Get your tickets before the shows sell out! {For local recommendations, browse The Scout Guide Aspen.}

CHARLESTON: Lowcountry Living

A stunning show of southern hospitality, the Preservation Home fall Tour, which runs from October 2nd until the 26th, invites you to step inside some of Charleston’s most magnificent homes. Different properties are featured each day, so be sure to check the calendar for the lineup. The fall Tours’ proceeds benefit the Society’s mission to preserve the unique history and architecture of Charleston. {For local recommendations, browse The Scout Guide Charleston.}

CHARLOTTE: Beautiful Beats

Keep up with the cool kids and head to The Mint Museum UPTOWN, which is hosting photographer Lyle Owerko’s The Boombox Project, a pop-up photography show featuring 1970s- and 1980s-era boom boxes, held in association with Chandra Johnson’s SOCO Gallery. The show opens today and runs through October 19th. {For local recommendations, browse The Scout Guide Charlotte.}


Pack a picnic blanket and enjoy an evening with family (and wine!) in a beautiful setting at the final Afton After Hours event of the year on September 27th at Afton Mountain Vineyards. Enjoy live music, delicious pies from Blue Ridge Pizza Co., craft hops from Champion Brewing Company, and of course Afton Mountain Vineyards wine. {For local recommendations, browse The Scout Guide Charlottesville.}

CHICAGO: EXPO(se) Yourself

Head down to Navy Pier September 18-21 for a heavy dose of art and culture at EXPO Chicago (and look out for TSG Chicago Volume 2 in the VIP Concierge Lounge, VIP Trolleys, and in all the hotel welcome bags!). The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, is in its third year and features more than 140 leading galleries from around the world. In addition to the galleries and artists on view, the exposition includes a special exhibitions program, featuring select non-profits and institutions, panel discussions, video and much more. {For local recommendations, browse The Scout Guide Chicago.}


On October 3-4, bring your kids and your appetite to the Annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Historic Beaufort, where restaurants will compete for the “Silver Cup” – and bragging rights – for the best shrimp dish. For an equestrian-themed adventure, head to the 21st Polo for Charity event on October 12 at Rose Hill Plantation in Bluffton, and while you’re there stop by The Scout Guide tent for appetizers and a signature TSG cocktail!
  Proceeds from the family-friendly event benefit the Bluffton Boys and Girls Club. And from October 24-26, visitors are invited to explore Beaufort from a very rare vantage point: 
a selection of private homes, gardens, and plantations that are usually not open to the public as part of the Beaufort Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens{For local recommendations, browse The Scout Guide Hilton Head, Beaufort & Bluffton.}

SAVANNAH: Music and Movies on My Mind

Savannah’s gothic charm is a year-round draw, but the next two months are especially full of reasons to visit, including the 33rd Annual Savannah Jazz Festival, which begins on Saturday and runs through the 27th. Concerts will be held at Habersham Village, City Market, and Forsyth Park. On October 5th, The Picnic in the Park celebrates National Arts and Humanities month with an evening of live music (including a performance by the Savannah Philharmonic), family-friendly activities, and the legendary “Picnic Contest,” in which picnickers compete for the most imaginative theme-inspirerd spread (this year’s theme is “Fly Me to the Moon”). Fans of the silver screen should look forward to October 25-November 1, when the Savannah Film Festival presented by SCAD takes place. {For local recommendations, browse The Scout Guide Savannah.}

WILMINGTON: Cruising for a Cause

Find out what floats your boat on October 18th at one of The Fisherman’s Wife’s favorite fall events, the YachtVenture, a fundraiser for the Children’s Museum of Wilmington that takes place at Marine Max on Wrightsville Beach. Cocktails, cruisewear and a worthy cause…check, check, check! {For local recommendations, browse The Scout Guide Wilmington & Cape Fear Coast.}


Words We Love / 26



Going Stag

tsg-put-an-antler-on-it-revival-hunt-house-2 Rustic and classic, a beautiful set of antlers or a horn-inspired piece can add sculptural beauty and a compelling sense of movement that is perfectly on point. While they have of course been used in decor for centuries, in recent years antlers have seemed particularly prominent, adorning not only walls, but coffee tables, bookshelves, jewelry, and even runway models. Though not for everybody, the enduring appeal is understandable; as the above stairway by Chattanooga’s Revival Interiors shows, a gorgeous set will first and foremost honor and evoke the spirit of the animal, and, when properly placed, can make a space feel a bit wild and wonderfully complete.

tsg-put-an-antler-on-it-Holland&Co Nature and neutrals come together in this image of Mary Holland of Holland and Company with her dog, Stella, taken by TSG Atlanta photographer Erica George Dines.

tsg-put-an-antler-on-it-necklaces The peach moonstone, pave diamond, and antler necklace by The Woods Fine Jewelry (left), available at Charlottesville’s Eloise, is an excellent example of the jewelers’ ethereal yet edgy style. Twine & Twig’s necklaces made from naturally shed deer and elk antlers (right), available from Wilmington’s Paysage Home, exude earthy elegance.

tsg-put-an-antler-on-it-Tulip Always on the lookout for unique natural elements, TSG co-founder Christy Ford fashioned a headpiece from ribbons and found antlers for her daughter. tsg-put-an-antler-on-it-accessories Alexa Pulitzer’s notecards bearing a noble stag are ideal for any important correspondence; the silver necklace, available from Charlottesville’s La Linea Bella!, is delightfully delicate; measuring 37” H x 29” W x 23” D, the antique carved deer head, available from Revival, is our kind of trophy.

tsg-put-an-antler-JudyKing We love the idea of turning a corner and finding a well curated collection, as so perfectly demonstrated in the above room by Judy King, in Princeton.

tsg-put-an-antler-on-it-interior-4 Top: An inviting and inspiring coffee table vignette by Doug Davis of Chattanooga’s Hannon Douglas; bottom, left: A beautiful rustic dining room by Jackson, Mississippi-based Nancy Price Interiors; bottom, right: a majestic mounted skull, available from Charleston’s Arsenal Designed.

tsg-put-an-antler-on-it-macfee-antler-ski-chalet San Francisco-based Macfee Designs’s ski chalet is the picture of cozy mountain chic.

tsg-put-an-antler-on-it-decor Left: An impala mount on ebonized backplate, available from Robuck in Atlanta, deserves a place of honor; top, right: horn set on crystal bases, available from Chicago’s Maze Home, will add an artfully untamed touch to a tabletop; bottom, right: a 19th-century 6-light French wood and antler chandelier with black shirred silk shades, available from Garden Variety in Nashville, is a true conversation starter.

tsg-put-an-antler-on-it-interiors The gold spherical antler-inspired lighting fixture draws the eye up in a gorgeous room by Atlanta-based Westbrook Interiors (top). Above, left to right: Arsenal Designed and Charlottesville’s Stedman House offer a twist on the typical antler accessories via a gilded skull with horns and a whitewashed chandelier.

tsg-put-an-antler-on-it-handh2 Natural light, safari accents, and soft feminine touches transform this master bedroom, by Atlanta’s H&H home, in to a sophisticated retreat.


Scouted: Boys’ Navy Velvet Blazer

SCOUTED-navy-velvet-blazer Fall is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to bring out the blazers. Get your little man looking dapper in this fabulous navy velvet Oscar de la Renta blazer, available from Luxaby. Perfect for any special occasion, this stylish and comfy cotton jacket, complete with mother-of-pearl buttons, is a terrific transition piece and will look great over a sweaters in chillier weather. We wish it came in our size!

Luxaby // Chicago, IL  // 213.280.7905