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A Study In Color at The Living Room Gallery

A new show is up in the gallery! A Study In Color by myself, Erin Austen Abbott, will run from August 18th - September 22nd. For this show, I really wanted to study the way we see color, in landscape, textures, nature, and in architecture. I found that I was drawn to the same color palettes over and over, without realizing it. What colors are you drawn to? 

The opening reception will be August 18th, from 6 - 9pm. 

112 South Main St. / Water Valley, MS / 38965

Galley Hours: 

Thursday  10 - 4

Friday 10 - 7

Saturday 10 - 4


*Sofa by Article

Heading to Water Valley...

I want to thank all of you for the almost eight years of shopping at Amelia, in Oxford, on a regular basis. It's been wonderful to have the tiny shop in The Lyric Theatre. I've loved what I've been able to do with only 187 square feet. But as online sales continue to grow more and more each day and I have ideas for expanding, it's time to move...

I have lived in Water Valley for over twelve years and with my son starting kindergarten there in a few months, expanding in Water Valley made the most sense for my family and me. I do hope you will visit out there, enjoy one of the classes I'll be hosting or teaching, or attend one of the art openings in the new Living Room gallery, that is a part of my new space. 

The new Amelia is in a little brick house, on Main Street, directly next door to Yalobusha Brewery. The paint is drying on the new sign as we speak, so you can't miss it.

112 South Main St. Water Valley, MS 38965

As a fun addition to the website, I'll also be offering delivery service to Oxford, Batesville, Taylor and Grenada. Just mark in-store pick-up and leave the for delivery address in the notes. 

We have our next opening this Friday, May 12th, with Oxford artist Jonathan Kent Adams, from 6-9pm. 

And there are still spots open for the kids art classes, the first two weeks of June. 

As a thank you to my customers, I'm offering 50% off online and in the Oxford location, for this last week with the code WATERVALLEY. Perfect for graduation, teacher and Mother's Day gifts. 

***This does not include already marked down sale items, my book How To Make It, any classes or the Curated Quilt Collection. Thank you.

The Oxford shop will be open:

Sunday 10- 2

Wednesday -  Friday 9-2

Saturday 10-5

See you in the Valley (it's only 20 minutes from Oxford)!!  

Working with Article for The Living Room Gallery

A little bit about the design process behind The Living Room Gallery…

When I made my plan to open up The Living Room Gallery, I knew that I wanted to have one beautiful sofa at the center of the room, with the art revolving around that one piece of furniture. The idea is that as the art changes, the sofa will stay the same and the room itself will become part installation. I will change out light fixtures, rugs, books, coffee tables, etc… Moving the room to work with the art, but always keeping the sofa.

As I searched and searched, nothing seemed to be the right fit, for this one special piece to give me the ability to do with the space what I envisioned, until I found Article. Based in Canada, Article takes pride in the quality they are putting forward while sticking true to the Mid-Century and Scandinavian inspired design of each piece they make. They are able to keep the costs low for the customer because they have cut out showrooms and wholesalers. They are a direct to consumer company, which means more Article pieces can be had for a fraction of the price. Along with lower costs, they offer a flat, $49 shipping price to the US and Canada. Flat rate read that correctly. 

For the first show in the gallery, with artist Glennray Tutor, I knew exactly which rugs I would use in front of my Article sofa. I had to keep in mind that a lot of people would be walking through the space each week, so I selected two smaller rugs and positioned them as one long rug. The art behind the couch was the perfect piece to hang above the Sven Sofa in Pacific Blue, with corresponding tones and colors.

Stop in and try it out for yourself, because while the Sven sofa is pretty, it’s also so comfortable. Wait until you see what I have planned for the next opening, on May 12th…