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Jenna's Tips and Picks

Jenna's Tips and Picks

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After visiting a factory in North Carolina last spring where a line of beautiful Barbara Barry furniture is lovingly crafted, I curled up in the sunshine and read her book Around Beauty cover to cover.  With spring upon us, I recently reread it, and what I’m absolutely taken with is her approach to life and design.

A few quotes from the book to get us all thinking about the way that nature influences us.

I return daily to these natural connections to fill up my well again and again.  In a way, this is really what my work is all about – the experience of being human, intimately connected to the beauty of nature.

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In looking outward to the natural world, the lessons I’ve learned have been many, but one of the greatest has been discovering the intersection between natural beauty and the observation of that beauty.  For me, living in that intersection is terrifically fulfilling.

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Original and never out of fashion, natural beauty guides me. I look for connection between what I see in nature and what I’m designing in my studio. …Seeing the undeniable {and elegant} style of a fresh-cut flowers, I attempt to re-create that natural style in the mood for a home.  In a snail’s shell, the edge of a leaf, the shadows on the ground, I find detail and pattern that may inform a fabric, a rug, the piping on a pillow.

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…underneath all the pretty stuff in the homes and products I design, there is a solid and a grounded belief that beauty is a positive force.

jenna's tips and picks | alice lane home colleciton

Around Beauty by Barbara Barry – $65

Drop by either Alice Lane location and grab a copy. {Remember everything is 20% off right now!}

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[photos 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 by Alice Lane Home Collection]

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