Purple Reign

tsg-purple-lisa-mallory-memphis-garden-club Beautifully regal and always refined, purple has a way of taking things up a notch without sacrificing sophistication. Whether an elegant aubergine, a soft (and subtle) lavender, or a lovely lilac like the gorgeous chair shown in a project by TSG Memphis, Vol. 1’s Lisa Mallory Design, the color is a classic that never fails to catch the eye while pairing with other hues with ease.

tsg-purple-garden-variety-collage We adore a collage, and the one above by the talented designer and owner of Nashville-based Garden Variety Jeannette Whitson, which we found in her always inspiring Instagram feed, instantly drew us in thanks to the soft tones punctuated by purple flowers. Whitman’s projects and pieces have such great texture, and the way she incorporates natural elements and the occasional pop of color via the perfect plant or paint hue makes her one of our absolute favorites to follow.

tsg-purple-ashley-longshore-jewelry New Orleans-based artist Ashley Longshore’s “Audrey with Lily and Mum Flower Bonnet and Hummingbird” and Patricia Peckinpaugh’s Maltese Cross Cuff (left) and tax co earrings with amethyst (right) demonstrate why purple’s association with royalty is well deserved.

tsg-purple-found-object Jewel toned glass makes for gorgeous accents. Just imagine how lovely this handblown amethyst vase by Caleb Siemon, available at Houston’s Found, would look as part of a tablescape when it catches the light.

tsg-purple-robert-brown As this space by Atlanta’s Robert Brown shows, purple adds so much richness in decor. The deep blue-toned wall color and eggplant pillows enhance and elevate everything around them.

tsg-purple-leontine-linens-Katie_Ridder_Rooms_p176B_1 How dreamy are these lavender Leontine linens in a design by Katie Ridder shown in the designer’s “Look at My Leontine” feature? Thanks to the color, texture, and exquisite embroidery, the bed is truly fit for a queen.

tsg-purple-light Top: Artist Ruby Palmer’s “Structure with Umbrellas,” from Richmond’s Page Bond Gallery, is punctuated with pops of purple that add wonderful personality to the piece. Above, left: An Instagram image of a monogrammed lavender Leontine Linens towel looking oh so pretty in a powder room. Above, right, Peter Millar’s purple linen sport shirt, available from Houston’s Norton Ditto, is a summer party-ready staple that should be added to any man’s closet.

tsg-purple-benedictNew+Woman We are big fans of artist Sally King Benedict, and adore her expressive abstract faces like “New Woman 2014,” which features a combination of lavender, chartreuse, and cobalt that is absolutely beautiful. While this work has been claimed, Charlotte’s Hidell Brooks Gallery has others available with palettes that are just as stunning.

tsg-purple-art-sofa Again proving that purple-toned art is a good investment: Sara Irvin’s “Draw Up,” available from Page Bond Gallery (top) and Eliza Thomas’s Cy Twombly-esque piece (above, left), available at Dallas’s Blue Print (read about the artist and her influences on the Blue Print Blog  here). Above, right, custom upholstery by New Orleans’s Katie Koch Home shows how fresh lavender looks in a bright and beautiful living room.

tsg-purple-Laura_Lee_Clark_Portfolio_Wenonah_Drive-6 While purple has been favored for centuries, lighter shades of the color can feel so modern and refreshing. Above, a lavender painting in a soothing, neutral room by Dallas’s Laura Lee Clark helps the space come alive.

tsg-purple-interiors Top, purple velvet chairs feel wonderfully opulent in the room by Dallas’s Collins Interiors, one of the parent design companies to Blue Print. Meanwhile, Alexandria, Virginia-based Stuart Nordin Design dresses up a neutral dining area with lavender upholstered chairs (above, left), and Northern New Jersey’s Valerie Grant Interiors’s purple tufted headboard adds color and texture to a swoon-worthy bedroom.

tsg-purple-weddings Brides seeking a sophisticated palette simply can’t go wrong with elegant purple shades, as proven by the bouquet by Hunt Country’s Holly Heider Chapple (left) or scene captured by TSG Cleveland photographer Molly Nook (right).

tsg-purple-MWP-balloons At TSG Chicago editor Meredith Wood-Prince’s daughter’s recent birthday celebration, purple decorations made it clear that it was time to party.

tsg-purple-books The variety of purple shades that have been featured on the covers of some of our recent guides offer further evidence of our love for the hue. Light or dark, paired with bold colors or neutrals, purple’s timeless appeal just cannot be denied.

 

 

 

 

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Jun
13
2015

Five Go-To Looks for a Weekend in Charleston, SC

Guest Curator: STACY Smallwood of Hampden Clothing

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This is the prime season for weekend getaways, and a sun-soaked epicurean adventure in the Holy City is calling our name. To help us pack the perfect looks, we asked TSG: Charleston’s Stacy Smallwood, owner of the exquisitely curated King Street boutique Hampden Clothing, which pieces she recommends for a stylish trip to her city. Here are her vacation-ready picks for what to wear, as well as her insider’s tips on where to go:

 

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A white dress is the quintessential staple for southern style. Rag & Bone’s version is so easy for running around Charleston. MUST DO: You have to stop at Candlefish on Wentworth Street. You can create your own custom candle, and you will leave with a new appreciation of scents! GET THE LOOK: Rag & Bone Bright White Augusta Dress; Golden Goose Silver Arch Super Star Sneakers; Proenza Schouler PS1 Medium Suede Flap-front bag in Navy; Theodosia Triple Strand Thin Necklace in Blue.

 

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CHEZ NOUS: The midi length skirt is one of our favorite trends, and we are obsessing over this printed skirt from La Prestic Ouiston. Spend your morning shopping with us, and then pop down the street to Chez Nous and have the most delicious French food! GET THE LOOK: Tibi Ivory Silk Halter Top; La Prestic Ouiston Arlequins Pleated Skirt; Acne Studios Mara Beige Leather Slides; Jerome Dreyfuss Eliot Rouge Crossbody Bag; Lizzie Fortunato Casa Azul Necklace.

CRU CAFE: Who doesn’t love flamingos and a mixed print? We love the versatility of these shorts from Elle Sasson. And don’t get us started on Cru Cafe! It’s a lunchtime MUST when visiting the Holy City. GET THE LOOK: T by Alexander Wang Navy and White Stripe Linen Boatneck Tee; Elle Sasson Alonzo Flamingo Lace Shorts; Loeffler Randall Petra Cross Strap Sandal; Marni Carbon Shoulder Bag; Dana Rebecca Designs Emily Sarah Triangle Diamond Studs.

 

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We love a ripped jean to add a little edge to an outfit. MUST DO: Cannon Green is a new restaurant downtown, and we love their menu! They have a gorgeous interior and feature a Southern take on Mediterranean food. GET THE LOOK: Marni Coal Short Sleeve Sweatshirt with Embroidery; Rag & Bone Rebel Bright White Boyfriend Jean; Loeffler Randall Pari Nude Python Embossed Pump; Lizzie Fortunato Desert Cut Out Safari Clutch; Ginette NY Arc Diamond Earrings.

 

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This Suno dress (an exclusive to Hampden) is perfect for a dinner and night out. MUST DO: The Ordinary is a go-to resturant for us. Sit at the bar, have a craft cocktail or champagne, and enjoy the best oysters in town! GET THE LOOK: Suno Floral V-Neck Circle Dress; Thakoon Addition Lizzy Black Vacchetta Sandals; Clare V. Yellow Perforated Foldover Clutch; Lizzie Fortunato Polanco Necklace in Cream.

For additional style inspiration, check out Hampden’s Lookbooks on their website. 

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Jun
11
2015

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Jun
10
2015

2015 Father’s Day Finds

TSG Gift Guide: 2105 Father's Day Whether your Father’s Day rituals are steeped in tradition or center around something the celebrated parent picks spontaneously, next Sunday is about appreciating dads. This can often include a present, and we at TSG HQ find that this can be a particularly tricky holiday to shop for. Therefore, we sought out some inspiration from throughout the TSG network; here are our favorite Father’s Day finds:

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1. The doc. chair designed by Skylar Morgan Furniture + Design in Atlanta  //  2. Nash and Jones Facial Serum available from Haymakers & Co in Nashville  //  3. Painting of blue race car on several sheets of riveted sheet-metal (dimensions: 79” W x 1.5” D x 79” H) available from Coup D’Etat in San Francisco  //  4. Daniel Wellington “Classic Sheffield” watch available from Haymakers & Co in Nashville  //  5. Brunello Cucinelli Weekender Bag available from Marissa Collections in Naples  //  6. Mauviel copper sauce pan available from The Happy Cook in Charlottesville  //  7. & 8. Walnut and leather upholstered ottoman and club chair available from Robuck in Atlanta  //  9. Concorde sunglasses by Randolph available from Haymakers & Co in Nashville  //  10. Leather palm tree embossed espadrilles available from Tomas Maier in Palm Beach  //  11. Bottle from the O’CONNELL FAMILY Wines Gabrielle Collection (based in Napa)  //  12. Peter Millar seaside finish check shirt available from Norton Ditto in Houston  //  13. J. P. Graytok Manicure Set available from Norton Ditto in Houston

Jun
9
2015

Piero Fornasetti “Farfalle” Screen

Scouted: Piero Fornasetti Italian, 1913-1988 Farfalle Four-Panel Screen This stunning piece is just one of the treasures that will be available at the Doyle+Design auction on Wednesday, June 10, but it is undoubtedly a show-stopper. The four-panel screen by Piero Fornasetti features a lithograph transfer print, lacquered wood, and brass, and measures 6’ 9 1/2” high (panels are each 19 3/4” wide). Butterfly-adorned and one-of-a-kind, it’s a beautiful item sure to draw attention—and impressive bids.

Doyle New York  //  Charlotte, NC  //  704.582.2258

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Jun
8
2015

Polo Style

tsg-vc-polo-green-white-dress Last Saturday, one of the most stylish events of the spring season took place just outside of Manhattan in Liberty State Park, where the fashionable set (including Joan Smalls, pictured above) gathered for a flute of champagne and equestrian entertainment at the eighth annual Veuve Clicquot Polo ClassicTSG Equestrian was there, and captured the fabulous ensembles (and pretty ponies). In addition to being excellent eye candy, the images offer plenty of inspiration for summer party attire; here are some of our favorite looks:

tsg-vc-polo-man-repeller Not surprisingly, The Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine looked amazing decked out in flowy white and tassels (and to-die-for shoes). Ruth Wilson also looked crisp and current in black-and-white…we are coveting those culottes.

tsg-vc-polo-vc Cheers to two of our favorite classics: polo and champagne!

tsg-vc-polo-green-white Two more of our favorite summer classics: All-white attire and stripes.

tsg-vc-polo-couple And yet another couple of classics we love: a chic sheath and a white linen suit. Bonus points for matching Panama hats.

tsg-vc-polo-frida-blogger Freida Pinto’s feminine frock is simply lovely, but we also appreciate Gary Pepper founder Nicole Warne’s summer look with a bit of edge achieved by pairing a summer dress with a crisp white blouse.

tsg-vc-polo-white-outfits We adore Grace Bol in her wide-brimmed leopard print hat and laser cut top—such a modern take on the all-white outfit. And who knew combining a blazer, white eyelet, and sneakers could lead to a killer ensemble?

tsg-vc-polo-couples Whether in all white and expertly accessorized, wearing the hem length-of-the-moment midi skirt with polo-appropriate headgear, or effortlessly stylish in a breezy halter like Delfina Blacquier (shown with her husband, the impeccably attired polo champion Nacho Figueras), each of the women above are sporting looks we love.

tsg-vc-polo-yellow Who can resist a sunny shade on a summer day? Emma Roberts is on point with her pale yellow dress, which gorgeously complements her hair (and the bottles Veuve Clicquot behind her!).

After all of this style inspiration, we went in search of items in the TSG network to help us round out our wardrobes for the summer….

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First, the essentials—a couple of white dresses. We particularly like the white Giada Forte cotton sundress available from Aspen’s Souchi (left) and Diarte “Julieta” dress available from Austin’s Sunroom (right). Round out your summer whites with:

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1. Lisa Battaglia “Carol” wide brim hat available from Scarpa in Charlottesville //  2. BCBG Max Azria “Avril” lace dress available from Monkee’s of the Pines in Pinehurst //  3. Loeffler Randall “Petra” cross strap sandal available from Hampden in Charleston //  4. Rag & Bone “Shaw” mule from available Beanie+Cecil in Wilmington //  5. & 6. Michael Kors top and skirt available from Mimi New Orleans //  7. Balmain blazer available from Canary in Dallas  //  8. Karen Walker  “Orbit” gold filigree available from Sunroom //  9. Elle Sasson perforated pleated skirt available from Capitol in Charlotte //  10. b.may mini messenger embossed lizard available from Scarpa.

Of course, sometimes we’re in the mood for something slightly more attention-grabbing, so we sought out some statement-making pieces, too:

 

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1. Suzanne Couture Millinery feather spray headband available from Marissa Collections in Naples //  2. Tom Ford “Whitney” sunglasses available from Scarpa  //  3. Elle Sasson “Alohi” dress available from Hampden  //  4. Tanya Taylor gingham dress available from Canary  //  5. Veronica Beard sleeveless pintuck blouse available from Scarpa //  6. “Josu” hat available from Sunroom  //  7. Valentino horizontal striped long skirt available from Marissa Collections //  8.Chloé bow heels available from ByGeorge //  9. K. Jacques “Saratoga” sandal available from Hampden.

And, of course, we can’t forget about him! Here are our top picks for men:

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1. Lardini linen travel suit from ByGeorge in Austin //  2. Ariel Selvedge slim denim pants available from By George //  3. Hickey Freeman blazer available from Norton Ditto in Houston //  4. Peter Millar striped sport shirt available from Norton Ditto // 5. HMS pocket square available from Norton Ditto //  6. Dubarry Millar linen and silk blazer available from Tri-County Feeds, Fashions, and Finds in Hunt Country, Virginia.

For more equestrian-style finds, follow TSG Equestrian. All photos of Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic by Jennifer Lavelle of TSG Northern New Jersey.

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Jun
5
2015