Southern Laurels: Tales of Charming Interiors

Good afternoon, friend.

I am happy to welcome you to the Rutherford & Rowe site and to my blog: Southern Laurels.  I can’t express how excited I am to share your time as we cultivate our homes, our lives, and our selves.

I am, and have always been, enamored by beauty.  I chase it for enjoyment, but also, to study it, appreciate it, and, as an artist and Southern woman, share in its revelry and recreate it for mine own.  Our version of what is beautiful can vary significantly and depend entirely on the individual and their layered eye, but in truth, warrant the same level of admiration to its respective admirer.

Personally, I find blended rooms the most satisfying. While I greatly appreciate the streamline and simplistic, I’d more likely be found in a lusciously decorated room, with a variety of luxurious textures and fabrics. Layered photographs and matted prints, large framed artwork nestled with sculptures.  Shelves filled with books and a collection of treasures, with candles warmly glowing round.  A cozy spot to sit with feather-filled pillows and soft, fur blankets draped nearby.  The air is cool, but this spot is perfectly warm and deliciously happy.  Add warm tea or a thin glass of wine, and I will leave ne’er more.

I love the warmth that wood can provide- whether represented in furniture, accents, or chachkies, adorning the walls or in a coffered ceiling.  I believe it takes a room to the next level.  I don’t shy away from the weathered wood, lined with time, but, rather, consider it to be a fabulous characteristic of history.  But now- I’m rambling, I’m afraid.

There are so many things for us to talk about. xx

Beauty is all around us; in our homes, our city, and ourselves.  This blog will adventure through notions of beauty, seeking it out and, ultimately, sharing it with you.  I look forward to getting to know you, all.

Until next time,

xo Amber


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