Let’s start with Aidan Gray. Aidan Gray Home is known for its nod to European antiques and wonderfully unique found objects. They pride themselves in bringing updated styling trends in decor and lighting to America. It was only natural for Aidan Gray to partner with The Antiques Diva, a.k.a. Toma Clark Haines, the founder and CEO of the Antiques Diva & Co., the world’s largest antiques touring, sourcing and shipping company. Toma is the antiques expert! Her mission right alongside Aidan Gray’s is quite simple—make antiques modern and fun for today’s homes and lifestyles. Amen to that!
Referring to best loved and revered classical furniture forms, Toma puts her “diva” twist on it. For example, the neoclassical Louis XVI inspired chair that you see pictured, has quite the unexpected revealing Lucite back that features replicated nail holes in the old wood frame from ceturies of reupholstering. The hand quilted leather seats just add further updating and great modern detail.
I love her style for Country House living, because 1 fabulous piece is all you need to give that certain spot in your home that very cool and elegant twist! As well as 2 of her quotes that have navigated her journey to the launch of her premiere home collection: “You musn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger darling.” and “Dreams do come true.” Amen to these too!