Rustic Simplicity – Mixing Styles

Rustic Simplicity

May 4 – 31

We love combining different styles, in this case rustic with sleek. The key is keeping it simple. At this gallery this month, we’re showcasing the rustic hand-crafted furniture of SC furniture maker Jean-Claude Rossignol and his son Marcel. Their hand-planed, hand-built, hand-rubbed pieces are reminiscent of another  time, but they work beautifully in today’s homes – especially when you pair them with sophisticated, sleek pottery, glass or even other furniture.

We love their oversize step back kitchen or dining cabinet filled with Andrea Carroll’s  contemporary porcelain dinnerware and Scott Summerfield’s hand-blown art glass pears. Just for fun we’ll add some other rustic pieces to the mix  such as Betsy Sellers’ clay bowls with twig handles and classic Sea Grove face jugs from Koepnick Pottery. On the walls, look for the simple, striking and very contemporary landscapes of Nancy Hughes Miller and abstracts by Ginny Lassiter.

Images of the  completed exhibition will be posted soon with some discussion of why “this” works with “that,” so we hope you’ll check back soon!