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The Studio Tour of Your Dreams

Created by Kayla Cole

The Studio Tour of Your Dreams

We had a chance to tour Jane Marie Trail's newly renovated home and studio last week and have been dying to share the details with you.

Jane Marie is an artist from Spartanburg, South Carolina. She can't remember a time in her life where art was not a focus. She always carried a pad and pencil with her as a child and eventually started taking art classes to sharpen her natural art abilities.

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Artist Highlight: Ashley Williams

Created by Kayla Cole Artist Highlight

Artist Highlight: Ashley Williams

This week on the blog we are highlighting Ashley Williams, a local superwoman who created The Collective, Manages Hue Home Studio, Runs Linen and Loom (with her college best friend), and creates beautiful art.

Ashley traveled the Southeast with her mom as a child shopping through antique stores and hometown galleries. The constant exposure gave her a passion for art and design. Her mom was an art teacher for 25+ years (Shout out to all the teachers out there!). Ashley began up-cycling and painting furniture in 2014 to sell to homeowners in her hometown Columbia, SC. This small business grew into an idea that is now The Collective where she sells her work as well as other artists and designers in the Columbia area. 

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Artist Highlight: Angela Moulton

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Artist Highlight: Angela Moulton

Angela Moulton is a nature inspired artist who grew up in Illinois. Her mom is passionate about creativity and arts, which made for a childhood full of entertaining and excitement. Angela's family entertained regularly and always had a home that was put together and perfectly designed.

This post shares and highlights Angela's love for nature, art, and chocolate. 

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A Colorful Collage: Mary Kathryn Kendig

Created by Kayla Cole

A Colorful Collage: Mary Kathryn Kendig

A Colorful Collage is a new original collection by an Alabama artist we love:   Mary Kathryn Kendig Mary Kathryn Kendig has always been the definition of creativity. She loved arts and crafts as a child, and grew into a high school student who made sure each football game was well decorated with hand crafted posters and signs. As an adult, she built a studio in her home where she spends most of her time (unless of course, she is spending time with her 2-year old twins!). When our Christenberry Collection team asked her to define what art is, Mary...

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A little bit of Charleston in your home: Sweetgrass Baskets

Created by Kayla Cole

A little bit of Charleston in your home: Sweetgrass Baskets

Have you ever heard the truth about Charleston Sweetgrass Baskets? They are weaved so tight that water can be carried for miles in them! The skill of making a basket of this quality was an inheritance from Western African women. These women would carry food + water to their families on their heads every day.

 

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5 Reasons to Buy Original Art

Created by Kayla Cole

5 Reasons to Buy Original Art

Have you ever spent a night at a Ritz Carlton?  If you’re reading this blog, then you most likely have an eye for design, an appreciation for art, and would react as I did just wandering the halls of the Ritz.  I lavished in all the beautiful extras in every aspect of the resort’s design; the grasscloth wallpaper and marble floor in each suite, the meticulously displayed flowers in the lobby.  But, the decor was just the beginning of my experience. Every single piece of art in the lobby, halls, and public spaces was original.  The brushstrokes were so expressive...

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Christenberry Collection Supporting Project Night Night

Created by Kayla Cole Not-For-Profit

Christenberry Collection Supporting Project Night Night

Christenberry Collection, founded by Meredith Christenberry, is committed to giving back to the community through not-for-profit months. Meredith thought through many avenues of giving back to her community before deciding to make a percentage of sales each month go toward a cause and group that is making the world a better place.

Art brings beauty to our homes and passion to our days, but it can also be an avenue for supporting organizations that support our community. Having a home is a luxury that not all Americans have. Children especially are burdened during this difficult circumstance, and Project Night Night has a heart to help children in need of a sense of home.

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How To: Best Tips for Creating the Perfect Gallery Wall!

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How To: Best Tips for Creating the Perfect Gallery Wall!

Working in the art business has taught us one definite thing: Art can be displayed in more than one way and look phenomenal. Gallery walls are one way to display multiple pieces of art in an organized fashion. We recently put up a gallery wall in a local Columbia shop and it turned out exactly how we envisioned- Organized and Stunning. 

If you are new to our blog or new to the art world, you most likely haven't formulated a gallery wall before. We pulled together the best tips we have for creating the flawless gallery wall and hope to inspire you to create an art collaboration in your very own home.

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So Where Can You Actually Find Art?!

Created by Kayla Cole

So Where Can You Actually Find Art?!

The art shopping experience can be confusing and oh so stressful if you don't know what you are looking for. Shoppers often go into a store and say "I like that picture," buy it and never find the right place for it in their home. (Anyone else have rogue art laying around at their house?!)

Some shoppers take the opposite approach to find art, they see the space lacking color at home and set out to find the perfect piece to fill it. This turns into weeks of indecisiveness and stress, but buying art should not be stressful at all. 

We have FOUR locations all over North and South Carolina that can help you find the perfect piece of art!

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Artist Highlight: Molly Wright

Created by Kayla Cole

Artist Highlight: Molly Wright

Molly Wright is an East-coast artist who creates art that is both abstract and realism. She lives in Huntersville, NC with her family and paints almost everyday. Molly has two sons and a daughter who have given her three grandchildren and we are so glad she is a part of the Christenberry Collection Team.  Molly is an acrylic artist, but this has not always been her main focus. Five years ago her mother needed a caregiver and Molly found herself traveling often to be available for her mom and family. Oil painting materials are more complicated to travel with and dry at a...

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