It’s fun to dream sometimes and to ponder a splurge on a super-luxurious item, the high-dollar price tag being of no consequence to the family budget’s bottom line. If that sounds appealing, you’re in luck! We’re dreaming of luxurious home decor today, and here are some of our favorite things we’ve found around the South. Dream on!!
One gorgeous chandelier
Make a statement in any room with this fabulous modern lighting fixture by Kelly Wearstler. This is the Strada Oval Pendant and isn’t it just one to drool over? If you are in the middle of a renovation, perhaps a whole room should be decorated with this in mind! This piece is new and you can find it in the lighting section of AshBlue for $2,100. It’s 38 inches wide and 25.5 inches tall.
Ornate Persian rug
Nashvillians are heartbroken at the thought of Bradford’s Interiors closing its doors after over 100 years of business. This gorgeous, Ferahan Sarouk rug from the late 1800s is a fabulous reason to stop in one last time and find yet another perfect item for your home. The floor piece is beautifully woven and in excellent condition, with rich colors that would look stunning in any classic living or dining area. While the retail price would be $44,000, the sale price at Bradford’s in Nashville, TN, where everything is now at least 30% off, is $30,800. It’s worth a trip to Nashville just to check out the inventory that is on sale!
Spanish Renaissance Revival armchair
This gorgeous, Spanish Renaissance Revival armchair in distressed wood with rich, green leather upholstery exudes masculine grace. Fancy up your beau’s man cave with this impressive piece of furniture. Find it in Birmingham, AL, at Leaf & Petal for $2,300.
While a visit to Louisville, KY’s Work the Metal often has our gaze at eye level, looking at all the fabulous gifts, jewelry and clothes, we strongly encourage you to look up! You’ll find spectacular light fixtures, like this starburst chandelier. You don’t even need furniture or art in a room that has this light fixture. It’s $850 and the lightbulbs, which come separately, are $120 for all of them.
This transitional, arctic white, bedside table, outlined in nailhead trim with hair-on-hide drawer detail, will make your bedroom the very embodiment of pristine elegance. This gorgeous piece is sold at Argent Antiques in Homewood, AL, for $1,090. Visit argentantiques.com for more information.
Blu D’or, in Memphis, TN, has several grand-sized works by popular local artist Sara Robertson available. This colorful, abstract painting, $2,995, would make an attractive, uplifting color statement in any room. If you are a Sara Robertson fan, Blu D’or has several pieces from this artist.
Leather tufted chair and ottoman
Have you ever sat in a chair and known it was completely meant for you? This is that chair. One sit and you are enveloped in the most cushioning, ergonomic, relaxing, perfect cocoon of a seat. The seat portion is actually scooped out with the headrest in the perfect position for your head to comfortably be propped up. Put your legs on the ottoman and proceed to read, watch TV or doze off for a spell. And be sure to claim this seat as your throne, as everyone will be vying for it. Sold at Merridian in either Louisville, KY, or Nashville, TN, for $3,319 for both the chair and ottoman.
These candlesticks by artist Michael Aram, whose works are available in stores and galleries alike, are functional pieces of art. From the Enchanted Forest collection, they are substantial enough to stand on their own as a sculpture, without ever putting a candle in them. Find them at Dover House & Mercantile in Louisville, KY, for $235 for the pair.
The annual Price is Right exhibit is going on now at Memphis, TN’s David Lusk Gallery in its temporary Flicker Street location. There is a great selection of nearly 45 artists showing original works, all priced under $1,000. An example of what you’ll find includes “Diptych with Branches” (Orange and Blue), $999, by Lexie Armstrong, a mixed media on paper measuring 15×22.5.
“Sphere of Possibility (Stars)”
Tinney Contemporary in downtown Nashville, TN never ceases to amaze us with the talented artists they represent, and Jaq Belcher is no exception. This piece, crafted using 4,142 cuts of paper, is complex and thought-provoking. Belcher’s work explores alternative states of consciousness, and the visual outcome evokes focus and an understanding of the artist’s process of reduction and repetition. Adorn your walls with this 42-inch by 42-inch piece that sits in a seamless, white, shadowbox frame, and allow it to become a talking point for years to come. $15,000 at Tinney Contemporary
We hope you enjoyed your luxurious window shopping experience. And if your budget allows, we say go for it!