An antiques dealer for more than 35 years, Louis Shields is also an interior designer, furniture maker, and artist with his own gallery, Hastening Design Studio, located in Middleburg, Virginia. Louis offers a sneak peek of what he’s bringing to the fall show.
“An 18th-century Louis XV French Provincial enfilade made of pear wood with a deep rich patination and a lustrous golden color. It has two drawers, carved decoration over three carved and paneled cupboard doors, and a scalloped apron above shaped feet. Wonderful, narrow proportions. All retaining the original steel hardware. Made in the Provence, circa 1790.”
Among his original paintings are, “Transitions,” made of contemporary mixed media on canvas as part of his Element Series 2017, and "Threshold," another contemporary mixed media on canvas as part of this Element Series 2016.
A custom design is a pair of mid-century modern ‘Viking’ armchairs, styled after a 1960s Danish design called the ‘Viking Chair.’ Upholstered in gray linen with blue piping and blue accent pillows, they are as comfortable as they are beautiful.
These are just a few of the must-see pieces at Hastening Design Studio at Market Hill.
View more of his work online at HasteningDesigns.com.