A recent batch of sleet transformed our garden into a treasure trove of crystals and pearls and reminded me that great beauty can often be found in even the most difficult situations. Since I was homebound, I started thinking about ice as inspiration for décor… especially ice and the play of sunlight, not quite translucent but somehow glimmeringly white-gray-ivory-silver with hints of brown, charcoal, straw and faded green beneath. Glamorous and genuine.Currey & Company’s delicate wrought iron chandeliers and sconces seem to have emerged straight from a winter garden… dripping with just a few crystal beads and blown glass instead of frozen dew.
|Crystal Lights Sconce|
|Affaire Table Lamp in blown glass and brass|
|Isis Lamp in optic crystal and glass|
|Vesta Lamp in white quartz|
|Portico Pendant in wire and frosted crystal|
this “bottle” is almost two feet tall…
|Helene Table Lamp|
Based in Atlanta, Currey & Company remains a family-owned and -run business with production centers in Georgia and the Philippines.
Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia, the husband and wife team behind Ankasa, manage to capture a luxurious winter landscape in their lovely, lovely textiles.
Ankasa pillows and bedding begin life as simple linen or cotton or silk… often in bright white, muted cream or woody brown... and then are hand-embellished with stunning embroidery,
leather strips, quilting, smocking, rouching or pintucks.
Beautiful trims pipe borders and seams and sometimes adorn pillow fronts or upholstery.Sachin and Babi started their business partnership in haute couture, essentially providing hand-embroidered and -beaded fabrics for the world’s top fashion designers. They branched into home accessories seven or eight years ago when decorating their own home. And recently came full circle with the introduction of their clothing line: Sachin + Babi. They also offer design services through Ankasa.