I was recently asked by a client to help plan her new home. We selected paint, made some minor updates and then, working with her "inherited" pieces, came up with a furniture plan, adding in a few new details. I am always thrilled to work with clients that have pieces that have transcended generations. Inherited pieces need work, some need updating and some are just perfect specimens of history preserved and curated over time. In this case, I was thrilled to unpack this treasure trove. She has some incredible pieces passed down by her father, Avery Faulkner, a Washington based architect that created an amazing body of work, including her childhood home (pictured below)
We unpacked art, original Barcelona chairs (aged to perfection) and... a signed Picasso Lithograph. Having never hung a Picasso, this was certainly a highlight...
We hung this abstract over the mantle because the size was better for the space.
It has a gallery feel with Ballet White (Ben Moore) walls -- each piece pops.
The Eames chairs are right at home with a clean lined sofa and her parent's coffee table.
They are happily settling in and I am grateful for this trip down mid-century lane.