Antiques in Alexandria

The decorative arts are alive, especially at Antiques in Alexandria this weekend. I’m involved and that’s fresh off the heels of returning from work in New York. Casart coverings is wrapping Mary Douglas Drysdale’s featured booth for the event in one of her Signature Colors.

Antiques in Alexandria, Art Is Everywhere

Antiques in Alexandria

The show runs March 7th with a Kick Off Preview Party tonight through March 10th. Proceeds benefit three Alexandria, VA community groups: Twig (supporting the local Alexandria Inova Hospital / my volunteer group), The Lyceum (supporting Alexandria’s History Museum) and the Alexandria Association (dedicated to preservation of historic structures and promotion of the decorative arts).

Update on a new Casart Collection

The inspiration for this post is a new collection for Casart coverings – Mary Douglas Drysdale Signature Colors.

I typically don’t do double posts but this is big news for my company and exciting news for interior design. I’ll just make this one quick, however, due to several initiatives this week that have sucked all the time away. You can learn more about this truly talented and celebrated interior designer via her newly launched website at

Signature Colors by designer Mary Douglas Drysdale. One of the most published designers in America and known as an innovator in the traditional style. Classical design, with the clean sensibility of modern thinking. Mary Douglas Drysdale is known for her highly decorative use of color. In this category she stands alone. The vividness of her color sense and her confidant use of it, have made her name and the brilliant use of “chroma” synonymous. Casart Coverings and Mary Douglas Drysdale have worked to offer to the market a line of 10 of Mary’s favorite colors; her Signature Colors. Only available through Casart Coverings, we offer the Drysdale color vision in two finishes, in our repositionable, removable and reusable wallcoverings.

Described as an “American Icon,” Casart coverings is pleased to be in partnership in offering Mary Douglas Drysdales, Signature Colors: Jefferson Yellow, Tuscany, Oushak Orange, Lipstick Plus, Early Spring, Federal Green, French Blue, Innocence, Whispers of Iris and Folly Gray.

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Mary Douglas Drysdale Signature Colors for Casart coverings

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Mary Douglas Drydale's website

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A small sampling of Mary Douglas Drysdale's extensive work

A little something to cap off a busy week, however, and to Kick-Start the Weekend is appropriate with Sweet Dreams by The Eurythmics: