Tag Archives: Wolfson Children’s Hospital

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.”

Continue reading

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

Perspective in Design and Life

In design, perspective can create depth. The same is true about life. The depth of a matter cannot be fully appreciated and measured until you see things from different points of view. Continue reading

The Southern Tradition of Toting Around Our Home

Author Julia Reed in her library with her treasured tortoise shell. ~from Garden & Gun

Author Julia Reed in her library with her treasured tortoise shell. ~from Garden & Gun

We may live at many different addresses in our lifetime. Through the years, a number of different keys will be on our ring to a number of different front doors.

There will be thresholds that mark great “crossings” in our lives: one we cross for the first time in our first home, doors that may seem to revolve as children traipse in and out, and doors we close for the last time because life has given us another key to a different door on another street. Continue reading