Last week we closed for remodeling . . . a time to clean, build, paint, re-fresh, and re-stock.
For the love of art history and inspired by gallery spaces, we wanted to feature unique pieces in understated settings. We know that with less, we are more and the essence of today's design is simplicity.
As you purchase items for your home, consider pieces that you LOVE. Consider pieces that are unique and can't be found in other places. Consider pieces that make statements and start conversations.
Celebrate the joy of finding these treasures and the pride of spending wisely.
This collection of antique, cast iron fence posts has created a unique entrance to our gallery. Although the pieces could be used to build a fence again, local artist Teri Simpson tied and knotted the posts together as a one-of-a-kind art piece.
We replaced the panes with mirrors on these old French windows, and now they reflect beautiful space.
A piece of embroidered silk has been framed in gilded bamboo and then hung above an antique French writing desk (or entry table).
I am passionate about salvaging vintage lighting fixtures. I love that the years of patina makes each one unique.
The new Indigo wall paint frames the entrance to our Brocante (hallway) perfectly.
I love these little works of art. We mounted gilded French fragments on iron stands to showcase their details and beauty.
This apothecary cabinet is amazing. I am totally in love. Just under 9' tall, but narrow enough to fit into any space, this antique cabinet once held glass bottles and jars. We refinished the wood, replaced the glass, and brought it back to life.
One of my favorite vignettes in the gallery displays an adjustable drafting table, an old schoolhouse chalkboard, survey maps of England, and educational posters that are more than a century old.
Who is this distinguished man? We found this oil portrait at an antique market in England. I love the sophistication that he brings . . . a definite conversation starter.
I just couldn't erase the menu after we used this vintage chalkboard at the Best of Big D event. Although it was a great tool for promoting our business, I really see it hung on a kitchen wall full of kid scribbles.
Vintage curiosities are my favorite type of home decor. This collection of ceramic ink wells came from England. Antique books like these American school readers and desk ledgers are beautifully placed anywhere.
I love the simplicity and sharpness of the white walls and new paneling.
This stamp set is in perfect condition (with all of it's pieces) and makes a beautiful display.
The mirrored wall of French window panes has added dimension to the gallery space.
Architectural salvage is displayed as found art pieces. We mounted this copper weather-vane onto a piece of reclaimed barn wood, to feature as sculpture.
I hope to see you soon, perusing the new Patina Green gallery.
I hope that you will look at each piece in a new light, seeing it as art, as a found treasure, as a statement piece in your home.
Believe in beauty and intentional buying.
All Photos taken by Patrizia Montanari with On the Square.