Inspiration Avenue 2014: A Room Thomas Jefferson Would Approve!
A few weeks ago, I had the most fun day helping James Farmer install his space on Inspiration Avenue at the Cathedral Antiques Show.
Just one day shy of the Snowpocalypse of 2014, we spent the bright, sun-shiney day hanging plates, pictures, and setting a beautiful table.
Held at the Cathedral of St. Phillips on Peachtree in Atlanta, the week of the antique show is filled with two tours of homes, two parties, and new this year, the Inspiration Avenue.
James was chosen as a designer in this new concept, and I was happy to be a part!
Along the first floor of the cathedral were large booths filled with antiques dealers – rugs, furniture, paintings, china, silver, and the like!
Along the second floor, in the Sunday School classrooms, were the I.A. vignettes assigned to the designers. Each design team was to chose an historical figure on whom to base their room, or to be inspired by. It was a fun challenge and exciting opportunity!
James, being uber-talented and great-at-everything, was drawn to Thomas Jefferson…. At the same time, I had been thinking this too!
Our minds just think alike! 😉
So, TJ it was!
After researching Mr. Jefferson, and planning our mood boards, we visited the space to decide just what we’d need. The Sunday School walls were purple. A nod to Radiant Orchid, perhaps?
However trendy, we didn’t think Pantone’s Color of the Year quite applied to TJ, and went with the tried-and-true Palladian Blue.
Soft yet vibrant with just the right touch of green, it provided the prettiest backdrop for the collections James amassed for display.
Here’s our space before:
And here is how James felt Thomas Jefferson may have dined today…
Stay tuned to All Things Farmer for more info on all the pretties in this space!