A Life Inspired
We wanted to wrap up this week by giving some major props to Charleston Magazine for a simply fantastic February Issue!!! Kudos!
“Porch Done 3 Ways” got me longing for dewy summer nights…..I could certainly spend an evening with a glass of wine and some good company and be a happy lady in all 3 spaces, each individually curated by designers, Angie Hranowsky, Biggs Powell, and Julie Rogers, but “Past Forward” was an absolute standout for us here at Celadon!
It is a profile of the home and studio of Susan and Trenholm Walker. Aside the fact that she has taken her historic Logan Street home with its traditional piazzas and rod iron accents and transformed it to a well-lived space rich in color, pattern & texture that celebrates artistic traditions both past and present from around the world, each room seems to tell a story…a story of the places Susan has been, and of the people who have made this eclectic collection come to fruition.
We here at Celadon have a complete affinity for exotic travel, objects that tell a story and all that is handmade…(not to mention that I am a self-pronounced textile junkie!!!!) so this article hit me at the core as soon as I saw the cover. Elizabeth, our Head Buyer, was so excited to see this article and that it in fact made the cover of the magazine as she recently had the pleasure of meeting Susan Walker this Fall, and could not sing her praises more.
Aside having an amazing home where local history builds the bones and unique curiousities from inlaid tables to old saris to Morrocan lanterns bring the place to life, she is the owner of illoominata, and you must go to the website and read more about this as it simply cannot be put into words…illoominata celebrates artistic talent, beautiful things, and above all empowering women.
Susan is an artist, a humanitarian, and an inspiration. Her words in the article as well as on her website are simply so eloquent and genuine that each sentence seems like it could be on one of those calendars where you rip off a page to start each day on a positive note of appreciating others and their gifts. Do not read this if you do not like to feel uplifted and inspired because you are sure to do so :-). We are so lucky to have people like this in our “mini-city”.
Enjoy the weekend…….R
** We contacted Susan who is currently travelling Southern India for illoominata. To follow her check out : http://www.illoominata.com/blog/
*** Images from Charleston Magazine, Photographed by J. Savage Gibson