Various traveling artisans and brands gathered together at the Interior Arts Building's "Christmas in July" event to showcase fall and winter collections. Designers and brand representatives were on-site to provide visitors with information regarding the new lines.
Fifty visitors, including Dayle Wood, Victoria Arnoux, Maddie O’Malley, Monica Mercuri, Jaclyn Palermo, Caroline Corbin and Milly de Cabrol, were encouraged to visit the Interior Arts Building’s antiques showrooms, which arranged holiday displays and spreads for the occasion.
“As we are all emerging from this past year of virtual events, we wanted to create an opportunity for product designers to share their craft and talk face-to-face with home editors,” said Ellen Niven. “Seeing photos isn’t the same as touching a fabric or walking around all the objects of a beautiful tablescape. We wanted to provide enough of a draw that editors could see new collections in multiple showrooms in the Interior Arts Building at once. It wasn’t just efficient—it was fun!”
“We flew in from Dallas to showcase handcrafted holiday wreaths and garlands and were thrilled to be able to show them in person at the Interior Arts Building,” said participant Carla Fonts Hrncir. “It was a wonderful opportunity to display and introduce our new holiday collection to the attending interior designers, as pictures can only do so much to capture their full effect.”
Participants included Bunny Williams Home, Casa Branca, Dunbar Road Design, Elizabeth Hayt, Gray Antiques, Lisa Fine Textiles, Loren Hope, MME.MINK, Suzanne Tucker Home, and Tribute Goods. Participating showrooms included Balsamo Antiques, BK Antiques, C.J. Peters, Demiurge, Doris Leslie Blau, Eric Appel, Liz O’Brien, Newel Antiques, and The Silver Peacock.
Photography by Kevin Lau.