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Going Stag

tsg-put-an-antler-on-it-revival-hunt-house-2 Rustic and classic, a beautiful set of antlers or a horn-inspired piece can add sculptural beauty and a compelling sense of movement that is perfectly on point. While they have of course been used in decor for centuries, in recent years antlers have seemed particularly prominent, adorning not only walls, but coffee tables, bookshelves, jewelry, and even runway models. Though not for everybody, the enduring appeal is understandable; as the above stairway by Chattanooga’s Revival Interiors shows, a gorgeous set will first and foremost honor and evoke the spirit of the animal, and, when properly placed, can make a space feel a bit wild and wonderfully complete.

tsg-put-an-antler-on-it-Holland&Co Nature and neutrals come together in this image of Mary Holland of Holland and Company with her dog, Stella, taken by TSG Atlanta photographer Erica George Dines.

tsg-put-an-antler-on-it-necklaces The peach moonstone, pave diamond, and antler necklace by The Woods Fine Jewelry (left), available at Charlottesville’s Eloise, is an excellent example of the jewelers’ ethereal yet edgy style. Twine & Twig’s necklaces made from naturally shed deer and elk antlers (right), available from Wilmington’s Paysage Home, exude earthy elegance.

tsg-put-an-antler-on-it-Tulip Always on the lookout for unique natural elements, TSG co-founder Christy Ford fashioned a headpiece from ribbons and found antlers for her daughter. tsg-put-an-antler-on-it-accessories Alexa Pulitzer’s notecards bearing a noble stag are ideal for any important correspondence; the silver necklace, available from Charlottesville’s La Linea Bella!, is delightfully delicate; measuring 37” H x 29” W x 23” D, the antique carved deer head, available from Revival, is our kind of trophy.

tsg-put-an-antler-JudyKing We love the idea of turning a corner and finding a well curated collection, as so perfectly demonstrated in the above room by Judy King, in Princeton.

tsg-put-an-antler-on-it-interior-4 Top: An inviting and inspiring coffee table vignette by Doug Davis of Chattanooga’s Hannon Douglas; bottom, left: A beautiful rustic dining room by Jackson, Mississippi-based Nancy Price Interiors; bottom, right: a majestic mounted skull, available from Charleston’s Arsenal Designed.

tsg-put-an-antler-on-it-macfee-antler-ski-chalet San Francisco-based Macfee Designs’s ski chalet is the picture of cozy mountain chic.

tsg-put-an-antler-on-it-decor Left: An impala mount on ebonized backplate, available from Robuck in Atlanta, deserves a place of honor; top, right: horn set on crystal bases, available from Chicago’s Maze Home, will add an artfully untamed touch to a tabletop; bottom, right: a 19th-century 6-light French wood and antler chandelier with black shirred silk shades, available from Garden Variety in Nashville, is a true conversation starter.

tsg-put-an-antler-on-it-interiors The gold spherical antler-inspired lighting fixture draws the eye up in a gorgeous room by Atlanta-based Westbrook Interiors (top). Above, left to right: Arsenal Designed and Charlottesville’s Stedman House offer a twist on the typical antler accessories via a gilded skull with horns and a whitewashed chandelier.

tsg-put-an-antler-on-it-handh2 Natural light, safari accents, and soft feminine touches transform this master bedroom, by Atlanta’s H&H home, in to a sophisticated retreat.


Scouted: Boys’ Navy Velvet Blazer

SCOUTED-navy-velvet-blazer Fall is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to bring out the blazers. Get your little man looking dapper in this fabulous navy velvet Oscar de la Renta blazer, available from Luxaby. Perfect for any special occasion, this stylish and comfy cotton jacket, complete with mother-of-pearl buttons, is a terrific transition piece and will look great over a sweaters in chillier weather. We wish it came in our size!

Luxaby // Chicago, IL  // 213.280.7905


Crystal Clear

tsg-Screen-Shot-2014-08-22-at-12.24.36-PM We love incorporating natural elements throughout our homes, and we’ve never been afraid of a little shine. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that when it comes to accessories, we believe that crystals more than make the cut. A well-placed piece of quartz can add wonderful interest and energy to a room, and as the above assortment by TSG co-founder Christy Ford shows, when mixed together and paired with contrasting pieces, it can spark all kinds of inspiration.

tsg-crystals-laura-lee-clark-dallas With its soothing palette and statement-making sculptural crystal, this room by Dallas’s Laura Lee Clark is the picture of cool, calm, and collected.

tsg-crystals-collage-7 (Top), a geode lamp adds eye-catching edge while complementing the amethyst-hued linens in a room by Vail-based Casey St. John. (Bottom, right), a 14 karat gold-painted geode and coasters from Valentina in Chicago are ready to take any tabletop up a notch.

tsg-crystals-heathergarrett Framed crystals are perfectly placed in this sophisticated space by Durham’s Heather Garrett Interior Design. Neutrals with a touch of shine is always a sure bet.

tsg-crystals-collage-2 How stunning is the crystal show-stopper at the end of this hallway by Napa-based Robinson Finishes? (Top, right), selenite logs, available from Denver’s HW Home, are a subtle way to add a touch of shine to a fireplace—and, as an added bonus, the mineral has been associated with enhancing mental clarity. (Bottom, right), a peach aragonite necklace, available from Jackson, Mississippi’s Arco Avenue, will dress up any outfit (and help eliminate stress from the wearer).

tsg-crystals-vintage-by-misty Whether layered on or worn as a standalone accessory, these one-of-a-kind Adina Mills pieces, available from Phoenix-based Vintage by Misty, send off all kinds of positive, stylish vibes.

tsg-crystals-collage-5  (Left), a lovely vignette by South Shore’s Mstarr Event styling and design incorporates all of our favorite elements: books, fresh flowers, and a beautiful piece of quartz. (Top, right), handmade contemporary bracelets from Memphis’s Stones and Pearls are ready to be worn by the armful. (Bottom, right), an amethyst bowl, available from Maze Home in Chicago, is ideal for serving or simply for display.

tsg-crystals-mstarr-event-styling-and-design We cannot get over this stunning discovery by Mstarr Event styling and design. No doubt they will put it to gorgeous use!

tsg-crystals-red-onion-knobs Crystal knobs, available from Red Onion in Baton Rouge, are both pretty and practical.


Scouted: Chic black lantern

SCOUTED-ChicBlackLantern-Lantern&Scroll Let this chic black lantern be your guiding light. Whether an making an oversized statement above your dining room table or casting a welcoming glow on your porch, the customizable light will shine in any space.

Lantern & Scroll  //  Charlotte, NC  //  704.333.5088


Best Foot Forward: Our Favorite Fall Shoes

tsg-fall-shoes-embellish-2 While we appreciate that summer affords us a season-long opportunity to show off our pedicures, we absolutely adore fall footwear. As the above images from Embellish in Chattanooga show, the beauty and sophistication of a simple black bootie or classic pair of black heels is tough to beat. From peep-toes to platforms to pointy stilettos, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites for the season:


1. Rag & Bone Aston boot from Trish in Virginia Beach, VA  2. Leslie Black Leather Wedge from Elaine Turner in Houston, TX  3. Loeffler Randal boot from Tula The Boutique in Princeton, NJ  4. Aquazzura Mayfair bootie from Monkees of Wilmington, NC  5. Coclico Huette wedge from Eloise in Charlottesville, VA  6. Gidigio boots from The Mix in Omaha, NE  7. Brigham Peep Toe bootie from CoatTails in Jackson, MS  8. Jimmy Choo Alia pump from Roan in Richmond, VA  9. Carina bootie in Asfalto from Peter Nappi in Nashville, TN.