The Art of Home with Keith Meacham

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Even with all the tiles, textiles, vessels, and other fascinating finds that she brings back from locales like Morocco, Mexico, France, and Spain, Keith claims that her personal favorites are the exclusive items conceived in-house and developed hand-in-hand with the artists, artisans, and tradespeople she graciously calls her partners. When she wanted to copy her own collection of antique forcing bulb vases, Keith called on her glassblower to make a mold and create reproductions in the most popular colors of the 19th century. At the suggestion of a friend, she made oyster knives by working with welders at a Texas foundry to perfect their shell-shaped handles cast in highpolished bronze. And when she became enamored with an expensive antique Dutch tulipiere, Keith called on her sculptor to fabricate a more affordable cast-resin version with a contemporary profile and classic paw feet. She also worked with the sculptor to make small, polished bronze dishes shaped like ginkgo leaves, as well as bronze corkscrews featuring a dog head bearing a striking resemblance to Julia’s beloved beagle, Henry. Most recently, Keith joined forces with celebrated textile designer Lisa Fine to create a bespoke collection of tablecloths and toppers. Based on eight patterns from Lisa’s extensive line, the collection depicts fanciful florals and playful paisleys in saturated colorways and exaggerated scales.

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