HOPE Art-of-Design Weekend 2013

“Direct From Paris” Vignettes, at the Annual Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antiques Exhibit.

Parisian sophistication and whimsy were the eye catching vignettes at this years HOPE for Depression, designer showcase. Scott’s theme and focal point this year was cultivated by his many trips to Paris, where beauty feeds his soul and ignites his creativity. His Parisian living room sets the tone of uninhibited design by using bold choices, like the malachite fabric walls, green velvet upholstered sofas with animal print pillows, and modern art. He was truly thinking outside of the box…the entire room was encapsulated in a custom built shipping crate, further enhancing the concept “Direct From Paris”! Beautiful french furniture and lighting, such as the Louis XVI style chandelier and gilt wood consoles, reinforced the authenticity and elegance the room embodied.

The neighboring Parisian dining garden vignette was a great contrast to the raw wood shipping crate. Boxwood hedges, green grass floors, and huge bouquets of fresh flowers  transported you to a french garden. The use of fine export china and gold flatware against, french country furniture and linen table cloths brought formality and function together in a whimsical way. The room was magical and romantic.

The weekend was a success in bringing awareness and hope in the fight against depression. Scott would like to thank all the designers involved, vendors who so generously loaned furniture and accessories, The Jewelry, Art and Antique Show, and finally Audrey Gruss, HDRF founder.

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