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With thoughts of summer flora and graceful butterflies swirling in my head, I am reminded of the glorious work of Joseph Scheer…

Having made digital scans of more than 1,200 species, artist Joseph Scheer sees moths as “beautiful night creatures that are more diverse than butterflies”…his oversize limited edition prints, ranging in size from 34-by-46-inch to 60-by-96-inch, transform these magical micro creatures into macro works of art…intricate patterns and sublime colors command attention….nature at her best…and to think, so much of this beauty is just outside our doorstep…

The images in today’s post are a sampling of Scheer’s Spring 2009 exhibit from Bergdorf Goodman titled “life within awareness” …current works are available through Ruby Beets in Sag Harbor, NY

works by Joseph Scheer via Ruby Beets

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It seems everywhere I look, the design world is embracing color…vibrant hues in wild combinations…I, on the other hand, can’t seem to shake my passion for gray…rich charcoals, feather weight pale blue grays, I’m drawn to them all…may you find beauty in these expressive interiors…

photos from Diana Kelly, Bobby McAlpine, Dransfield and Ross, Ruby Beets, Haynes and Roberts, Edouard Vermeulen, Frette

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As a follow up to yesterday’s post, I thought I would select my top ten favorites from the Ruby Beets 1st dibs storefront…from a linen covered winged chaise to a 1920s bust of Ceasar, I’m head over heels for their mix of vintage and contemporary furniture, lighting, accessories and art! Enjoy! Photos from 1st dibs ruby beets storefront

below ~ North Shore Winged Chaise

New, Grand scale wingback chaise in linen with tapered leg on brass casters

below ~ Classical nude study

1880s beautifully rendered classical nude study floating in a contemporary frame

below ~ Stacked slate lamps

New, handcut stacked slate disks on a solid slate base

below ~ Bust of Ceasar

Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 1920s Plaster bust with polychrome patina

below ~ Newly upholstered vintage armchair

1920s, a small vintage chair with deep comfortable seat newly reupholstered in Belgian linen

below ~ Vintage French Bottle Lamp

1940s, a vintage bottle made into a lamp with nickel or bronze hardware, twisted cord

below ~ 19th Century French Child’s Campaign Bed
France, late 19th century, cast iron folding campaign bed with nice cast detail

below ~ Acrylic PolyCarbonate Chandelier

Netherlands, a new traditional Chandelier with candle forms in acrylic

below ~ Loveseat

New replica of a whitewashed wood framed settee with ivory cotton upholstery

below ~ Hand cast Concrete Bowls

New, graduated set of big concrete bowls

below ~ photos from 1st dibs Introspective – Shop Talk article

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For part fifteen of my Sunday tradition, I chose a summer favorite from 2006, a Sag Harbor home designed by Ruby Beets Old & New…inviting and soothing, I’m passionate for the palette and relaxed ease of the interiors…the wall color evokes the sea on a winter day…sofas are slipcovered in a washable cotton duck…the reproduction dining table takes on an aged driftwood gray patina after receiving a thin coat of whitewash…the 1920s lyre-back chairs hail from an old hotel in Maine…kitchen and dining room cabinets (close up below) were rescued from a local hardware store, painted ebony, they provide the perfect backdrop for a collection of white dishes, a lovely mix of vintage and new ironstone…this home may have started out as a shingle box built in 1986 but with tremendous vision and creativity, it has been transformed into an artful gem brimming with personality and beauty…enjoy!

If you love this seaside home, then you may want to check out Ruby Beets Old & New located in Sag Harbor…the shop combines decorative antiques, vintage and contemporary furniture, lighting, accessories, art and photography…I have yet to visit the store in person but I’m a huge fan of their 1st dibs storefront and website…I hope to plan a trip to Sag Harbor someday soon!

photos from House Beautiful, July 2006

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