One of my favorite rooms. When I moved back from Chicago I really wanted a fireplace even though in Birmingham you can rarely use it. I have actually had fires and opened the windows just to be able to enjoy it without being too hot. It is also the room where everyone gathers and is furnished by hand-me-downs from family and family friends and each piece reminds me of them.
This piece of furniture was given to me by my great Uncle Pat Pleasant. He was an artist in NY and he was one of the most important and influential people in my life. He brought this settee back with him from France in pieces and gave it to me as a "project". He is no longer with us so I treasure it all the more.
The Lino Cuts-
I wanted pattered walls in my dining room so I made a series of lino cuts inspired by a bracelet I wore in high school. Each image was a charm on the chain.