R•Home Cover Story on Artist Lee Baskerville

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In the September/October issue of R•Home Magazine, I wrote the cover story on artist Lee Baskerville, and his historic New England Saltbox in Midlothian. Here’s a little excerpt from the story:

Artist Lee Baskerville approaches interior design much like he composes a painting – with deliberation and openness. “There are rules that you can follow,” he says, “but there also is an emotional response to shapes and forms.”

Baskerville’s style can’t be confined by era or place. And, in his life, Baskerville himself isn’t bound by definition either. While he is best known as a portrait painter, you can find his landscape paintings on display at The Country Club of Virginia, The Commonwealth Club and Chesapeake Capital Corporation. His historic murals line the walls at The Omni Homestead in Hot Springs and his equestrian scenes at Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg. He also is an art historian, a furniture maker, a hunter and a safari guide in Africa.

To read the full story, you’ll have to get in your car and drive to Barnes & Noble at Libbie Place and buy a copy. Support print media. Print is not dead! xo, marissa

P.S. Now that the issue is off newsstands, the story is posted here.

R•Home’s May/June 2014 issue

Rhome may:june 2014 coverIn the May/June issue of R•Home magazine I did a Q&A with Bill McCarthy, a local picker and furniture transformer. A few months ago when doing a scour of Born Again Furnishings, I came across a delightful bar cart that he made. I asked the owner of Born Again Furnishings about Bill and found out that he works with my friend designer Wendy Umanoff. (If you saw Wendy’s loft in the September/October issue of R•Home you’ll see that indeed her space has some of Bill’s pieces.) Anyways, I bought Bill’s cart, brought it home and now use it as a bar cart in our home. Buying this piece and seeing his other beautiful pieces inspired me to reach out and do the Q&A for the mag. To read the story click here.