Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A beautiful kitchen seating area featuring framed agates

I have sold quite a few beautiful custom items to customers around the country, and I love it when my customers send me a picture of their purchases hung in their home or their client's home.

In the fall, designer Caroline Beall Brackett of CBB Interiors contacted me about the purchase of a set of nine framed agates, and sent me a sketch of a kitchen eating area that was currently being constructed at a client’s site.  We had a wonderful set of medium sized agates in stock at the time, teal in tone, and she felt they would be perfect for the space.

Here is the end result – Caroline’s camera battery died when she got to the client site, so these are iphone snapshots of the newly designed space. (More information on CBB Interiors later in the post)

Isn't this a beautiful space?  The designers at CBB Interiors are so talented.  I particularly love the unique element that the framed agates give to the space.  Every group of agates is unique; they are creations of nature, and are one of a kind.  This is what makes them so special. 

We currently have a new batch of large framed agates in the store, and the frame is larger due to the fact that this particular group of agates are large (14”x18” outer measurement of the frame).  This new grouping is beautiful – the agates are particularly wonderful, and have a vivid sapphire tone.  

Update: all of the framed agates have sold. We will have a new group of framed agates ready in a few weeks; if you would like to be notified when the new group is framed, please email quatrefoildesign@gmail.com

To see the framed agates currently available, please visit http://quatrefoildesign.bigcartel.com/category/agates  


Caroline Beall Brackett has a full service interior design firm based in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Her firm’s work has been featured in Cottage Style Magazine and HGTV Magazine.  Here are a few examples of her work, from her lovely website, http://www.cbb-interiors.com:


Images from CBB Interiors,  http://www.cbb-interiors.com/

If you are a past (or future!) customer of Quatrefoil Design, I would love to see images of Quatrefoil Design products installed in their new home! I will be featuring the work of Quatrefoil Design customers on my blog on occasion throughout the year. 
Quatrefoil Design specializes in original art and custom framed items, with a focus on framed antique prints, custom designed intaglios, and framed agates.  We can also custom frame any item to a customer’s specification.  

To see our offerings, please visit www.quatrefoildesign.com.  Questions? Please email quatrefoildesign@gmail.com.

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  1. They look perfect for the space! I really love when customers send pics of my pieces in their space. I was piining a great living room yesterday designed by Monique Gibson for Bon Jovi, the center piece was ...my Antoine Bamboo cocktail table! It is silly after all, but it gave me a thrill. I guess we are both merchants at heart and enjoy the recognition of our work and aesthetics. Have a great week,!

  2. Holly-
    This post is a true treat! I love the kitchen, and the work of Carolyn is beautiful.
    I love the purity of agates and hope to purchase a couple soon.
    Happy Monday.

  3. I much prefer the look of the intaglios, yours are spectacular!

  4. The look is wonderful the framed art is perfect above the seating. The light fixture is a winner too not often I see oval lighting.

  5. The framed agates look great in the kitchen...I love having lots of smaller pieces of art instead of one large piece...Caroline's work is gorgeous too!...xv


  6. The framed agates made that wall a beautiful eye catcher.

  7. I agree, I love a framed series and prefer it for most walls over a big piece of art. Agates are such a good idea. Spectacular!

  8. What gorgeous prints - the agates are stunning and just the perfect place for the grouping. How great is the chandelier over the dining table, too?! Just love the classic, clean designs.

  9. Fabulous post, Holly!! I love the way the kitchen turned out and your frames agates certainly made the room! Caroline's work is incredible! So glad you featured her. I am checking out your store in just a minute! Loved everything about this!

  10. beautiful and creative photos! Congratulations!

  11. What a gorgeous space! The framed agates are such a perfect focal point for the wall. I would always want to sit across the table, so I could look at them!!

    Hope all is well with you, Holly!
    xoxo Elizabeth

  12. The all white livingroom with the touches of blue is just stunning. I can't tell though if that is an aquarium or a television set?


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