Ariane's Picks to Refresh Your Space this Spring
Ariane Solari, owner and curator of The Paradise Antiques just outside of Middleburg, VA, has an impeccable eye and sense of space when it comes to placing and finding a home for antique and vintage decor. She pulls together rooms full of gold, brown, blue and pastel hues so seamlessly that it looks as though the items in The Paradise Antiques are actually there to be marveled at, not to be purchased. A trip to The Paradise Antiques is an entire event all on it’s own, and one to set aside time for (you will walk away with more than an armful, take our word for it!).
So, in an attempt to bring Ariane’s careful eye and sense of style outside of the beautiful walls of The Paradise Antiques, we asked her to craft a list of items she’s loving at the moment to brighten up any home space. Enjoy Ariane’s picks for elevating your space this Spring and be sure to schedule an appointment to wander through The Paradise Antiques and find your next treasure!
Elegant Seating with custom upholstery
Ariane: In need of good and elegant seating? Consider this custom made sofa for The Paradise Antiques, you can order it in any kind of fabric. Beautiful lines, super comfortable, great American quality, made in North Carolina. Shown in a soft aqua velvet.
FRENCH PRINTS with elevated details
Ariane: I love these fun French prints, complete with designs of classic formal gardens, botanical and handsome 18th century gentleman. Placed in custom made frames, hand painted in black and gold gold, and with details of some French fleur de lys.
a timeless pair
Ariane: This elegant pair of Edwardian sofas/ settees is circa the 1900’s. Frames in black with chinoiserie detail; timeless and chic!
ANTIQUE ARMCHAIRS with a twist
Ariane: I just love this pair of Antique French armchairs, 18th century, with chalky patina, reupholstered with a vibrant and fun modern wild geese fabric, combined with the perfect tone of blue velvet. I love to use good antique furniture and give it a modern spin!
A CLASSICAL BUST FOR THE ULTIMATE STATEMENT PIECE
Ariane: This handsome bust of Augustus in black composite is a great decorative piece for any contemporary or classic space. A nod to classicism art that replicates the style of classical antiquity, found in Roman and Greek sculptures, paintings, and art in general.
Be sure to tell her Scout sent you!