A few weeks ago, I spent a blissful hour wandering through the Ainsworth-Noah showroom at ADAC while pining over most of what I saw. (In case you're not familiar with them, Hal Ainsworth and Winton Noah founded their ADAC showroom years ago.) You see, I have never visited their showroom without finding something that I couldn't live without. I believe that what I'm most drawn to is the way in which they mix the new "stuff" with the old. They carry lines like Nancy Corzine, Jasper/Michael S. Smith, Ironies, Cameron Collection, and Vaughan, as well as fabric and wallpaper collections including Bennison, de Gournay, Victoria Hagan, Rose Tarlow, and Robert Kime, just to name a few. But amongst these collections you'll find a great antique lamp, old porcelain, or some other interesting piece that Hal and Winton have purchased during their travels abroad.
What's funny is that as I started writing this post, I realized that all of my photos summarize everything that I love in design: Chinoiserie; Greek Key; tortoise; painted furniture; blue and white porcelain; and the arrow motif. It seems that Hal and Winton are just as enthusiastic about these things as I!
I did not take photos of all of the amazing fabrics and wallcoverings that Ainsworth-Noah carry because that is a post in and of itself. Visit their showroom or website to see the full range of lines that they represent. Or, you can telephone them at (800) 669-3512.
A Chinese figure by John Rosselli. His female companion sits on the opposite side of the doorway.
These antique doors have graced the entryway of the showroom for years. The faux deer head is a nice touch.
Not just any obelisk, but one with decorative painting. This one is part of a pair.
This Ironies fixture is quite stunning.
An unusual quatrefoil mirror by Mclain Wiesand.
I have been visiting these Bagues sconces at Ainsworth-Noah for a few years now. I think they are some of the most beautiful sconces that I have ever seen.
I never met a faux tortoise that I didn't like. I'm crazy for this faux tortoise drinks table by Mclain Wiesand as well as their tortoise mirror.
Yet another crystal lamp that I want! I need! for my home.
What a charming antique painted bench. I think that more people should use painted furniture in their homes.
This stool caught my eye, perhaps because of those brass paw feet.
I couldn't resist taking a photo of this vintage table with arrow legs.
We all recognize this lemon basin set by P.E. Guerin. Inspired by a set once owned by Pauline de Rothschild, Charlotte Moss had Guerin reproduce the lemon set for use in the powder room at the late, great Townhouse.
You know I love a Greek Key, especially this Greek Key basin by P.E. Guerin.
An antique faux-marbre painted column cabinet. The door handle is a small metal hand holding a bar.
One of my very favorite things at Ainsworth-Noah: this de Gournay wallpaper. Is this stunning or is this stunning?!
Blue and white is always right.
All photos copyright The Peak of Chic/Jennifer Boles