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Designer Barbara Westbrook | Shaped by Jesus & Antiques

Barbara Westbrook Gracious Rooms
Interior Designer Barbara Westbrook grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia, situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and in the heart of the Bible Belt. She remembers accompanying her mother to Mrs. Jackson’s Antiques Shop as much as attending services at church, “You could say I grew up shaped by Jesus and antiques.”

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Details Draw Us In with Alexa Hampton

Alexa Hampton will be coming to Jacksonville. I am very honored to have this blog post first published by The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital in anticipation of this year’s Art & Antiques Show- a dynamic event with the goal to preserve the healthy lives of our children. 

-from Architectural Digest "Classical meets contemporary in the family room of the recently renovated Manhattan apartment of interior decorator Alexa Hampton. The desk is from her collection for Hickory Chair, and she also designed the cocktail table (made by Frederick P. Victoria & Son) and the Jansen-style club chair."

-from Architectural Digest
“Classical meets contemporary in the family room of the recently renovated Manhattan apartment of interior decorator Alexa Hampton. The desk is from her collection for Hickory Chair, and she also designed the cocktail table (made by Frederick P. Victoria & Son) and the Jansen-style club chair.”

Details draw us in as the ultimate luxury in design.

That is the sentiment in Alexa Hampton’s newest book, Decorating in Detail. Alexa Hampton will be speaking at The Women’s Board 2015 Art & Antiques Show on December 4th at 10AM and signing her book after her lecture. Continue reading

Friday Favorite: Black and White

Miles Redd's room always have a touch of allure. He often uses art by Franz Kline.

Miles Redd’s room always have a touch of allure. He often uses art by Franz Kline.

I love the color black, and not just because it’s slimming.

I’ve known for a long time that my preferred styles are odes to the past with a few glamorous, contemporary bursts. In studying my favorite rooms and designers, I kept noticing that most of the spaces balanced the traditional pieces with a punch of modern art; specifically black and white abstract expressionism. Continue reading