North Carolina Tastemaker Pam Heavner's Selections from the Memorial Day Auction

Interior and textile designer Pam Heavner’s long-honed mastery of style is evident in the enthusiastic clients she leaves in her wake, her classically beautiful line of fabrics, and her fine stationery collection. We are lucky to claim her as our own in North Carolina, but her products and influence can be found all across the country.

The secret to Heavner's design success is that while fulfilling her clients' vision for their spaces, she mixes in a few unexpected treasures that make each space personal and interesting.

Finding the treasure is what has brought Heavner to Leland Little Auctions for so many years. She is well known to us for her expertise, special eye for hidden quality, and joyful approach to challenges. Below is our 19th Annual Memorial Day Auction, seen through the lens of her unique talent.

altA Chinese Blue and White Peacock Vase

Whether you live in a contemporary or traditional space, a piece or two from Asia is always a good idea. All design started in Asia and it’s always nice to give it a nod of relevance in any home. This tall Chinese jar is special because of the celadon background. They are harder to come by, and blue and aqua tones give depth and a more interesting contrast than a blue and white.

altA Chinese Weathered Bronze Urn

The weathered finish on this bronze urn adds texture to even the most formal of rooms. Its myriad possible uses makes it a treasure. Picture it overflowing with roses or champagne bottles at a formal party, or filled with a fern on a porch.

altAntique Chinese Bone and Wood Brush Pot

This small bone brush pot would be beautiful on any desk, used in a more contemporary way for pencils instead of brushes. Or, by placing a small glass inside for water it would make the nicest vase for a small bouquet. The live flowers growing out of a wood and bone square is a bit unexpected.

altPair of Silverplate Candlestick Mantle Lamps

Finding a pair of lamps is always the best, but a pair of silver candlesticks of this height is the greatest. The dimensions are perfect for bedside or on a mantel. Change out the shades with a cream linen to update their style.

altDesigner Gilt Metal Faux Bois Cocktail Table

This small cocktail table will be in style and look fresh and new forever! The scale is good and the gilded faux bois will brighten any room with out being flashy.

altA Vintage Watercolor Painting of Royal Ascot

When buying art at auction you must simply buy what you like, whether it is for the colors, the subject matter, or the style. This watercolor has fantastic color and movement, not to mention a fun subject matter. The high quality frame is a bonus.

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