Have you ever looked around your space and felt like it was missing something? We learned this little secret from an interior designer: If a room seems a little cold or boring, it's missing texture.
The best way to add texture is with earthy accent pieces in ceramics, wood or textiles. Choose something from a local artist and you'll also add a conversation piece and a whole lot of soul.
We love these wooden bowls from Lloyd Mandell. They can be decorative on a bookshelf, console or dining table, or they can be function on an entry table (keys, dog leashes, mail) or on open shelving in a kitchen.
Ceramics are another great way to warm up your space and add some energy and movement. Check out these colorful, functional pieces by Terri Friday:
You can't go wrong buying local art to liven up a less-than-inspiring living space: Buy what you love, add texture to add depth, and you'll create a welcoming place that truly expresses your personality.
It's here! It's here! Piccolo Spoleto begins this Friday, May 27th and we're so excited. So many people liked our walking tour map last week that we decided to make another one. This is a great walk to do this Saturday morning - stop for lunch after the City Gallery then be sure to circle back to Marion Square to see The Music Battery perform at 1:15 p.m. The Music Battery is Charleston's very own drum line, prepare to be stunned and amazed!
1. Marion Square - Outdoor Art Exhibition
2. Wragg Square - Juried Craft Show
3. Charleston County Public Library - Yo Art show
4. Circular Congregation Church - The Art of Recovery
5. City Gallery - Juried Art Exhibit
Charleston is famous for Friday night art walks on Broad Street and in the French Quarter, but did you know that every 3rd Friday evening you can stroll the Upper King Art & Design District? There are so many wonderful boutiques and galleries on Upper King, including Seeking Indigo, Surface Craft Gallery and Mitchell Hill. You can even walk to the Redux Gallery and check out their latest exhibit.
Join us at The Art Mecca of Charleston this Friday, May 20th for the 3rd Friday Art & Design District Shop & Stroll on upper King Street. We're a little biased, but we love Upper King Street. Shop the boutiques and galleries, have a glass of wine, and just enjoy the atmosphere of Historic Charleston before heading to dinner at one of King Street's fabulous restaurants.
It's Spring in Charleston and it's sure to be a wonderful evening.