Monday, February 10, 2014

When "seeing red" is a good thing


Cherish wearing red lipstick, 2000, Guido Argentini ~ Preiss Fine Arts

It's February, the month of lovey-dovey red, and I've just spent entirely too much time alighting the virtual galleries of 1stdibs looking for items in the rosy hue. Herewith, my favorite finds, and a few fun quotes about the color.


A pair of 19th century-style chandeliers in the manner of  F.C. Osler ~ Guinevere Antiques

“If you are inclined to a hasty temper, for instance, you should not live in a room in which the prevailing note is red. On the other hand, a timid, delicate nature could often gain courage and poise by living in surroundings of rich red tones." Elsie de Wolfe

Mario Cananzi and Roberto Semprini's Tatlin sofa in red velvet, 1990 ~ The Gallery 

Tiffany & Co. Venus and Cupid brooch, c. 1890-1910, Enamel, gold, rubies, diamonds ~ Chas. Schwartz & Son

“Red is such an interesting color to correlate with emotion, because it’s on both ends of the spectrum. On one end you have happiness, falling in love, infatuation with someone, passion, all that. On the other end, you’ve got obsession, jealousy, danger, fear, anger and frustration. It’s an interesting color to correlate with all the really intense parts of a relationship, whether they’re good or bad.” Taylor Swift

Christian Louboutin patent leather sandles with velvet trim ~ Exquisite Finds

“All reds go together.” David Hicks