As we wrap-up our series looking back at last month's Las Vegas Market adventure, we feel like we've saved the best for last! Towards the end of our stay in sunny Las Vegas, Market organizers hosted a talk featuring our favorite Amazing Race contestants: Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, better known as the boys behind Beekman 1802. Warren and I were thrilled to be in the audience.
The pair spoke with fellow shop owners and designers about, among other things, trading in their Manhattan digs for the country, the ups and downs of running a farm, and tips on running a successful business. The conversation was enlightening and, being two new business owners ourselves, Warren and I found many of their ideas and experience extra helpful for our own journey into new business land.
After their talk, the pair signed copies of their new book Beekman 1802 Style: The Attraction of Opposites in-which they share their unique design aesthetic, where old meets new, big meets small, and high meets low. This inspiring new book features over 200 photos from Country Living magazine and never-before-seen photos from the boys' own house.
Here our few of our favorite lessons in decorating with opposites.
With its wrought-iron canopy bed and dreamy linens, this bedroom was balanced by painting the walls dark and adding some hunting paraphernalia.
The dramatic floor-sweeping curtains in this dining room were fashioned from a humble painter's drop cloth.
The entry hall at Beekman Farm
I predict a spring time road trip upstate to Beekman Farm! Until then, we strongly recommend that you pick up the boys' new book today!
Don't make the mistake of seeing white as just a color for the warmer months. If you sit back and think about what white furniture and decor items can do to the interiors of your home, especially when it is dark and miserable outdoors, you won’t hesitate in using winter whites to brighten your space.
Have you heard? We're moving our shop to Bethlehem's SouthSide Arts District. Spend January's First Friday with us as we officially open our doors on the South Side!
Where Old Meets New
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