Meet the Tastemakers: Wendy Barze & Marjorie Johnston
Majorie Johnston & Co. is a design collaboration of mother/daughter team Marjorie Johnston and Wendy Barze. Located behind their small storeface JoJo Home in Mountain Brook Village, Marjorie and Wendy offer a variety of services including renovation and construction consultation, decorating and interior design, space and furniture planning and entertaining and styling. The aesthetic philosophy Marjorie Johnston & Co. uses incorporates fine antiques, modern twists, lush fabrics and affordable details. “What a fun and interesting business this has been! With over 25 years combined experience, we continue to see our clients’ homes get more and more beautiful and reflective of their personal style,” Marjorie says. Their hard work has been featured in Interiors of the Southeast, Alabama Magazine, Pinnacle Living, Birmingham Home and Garden, Thicket magazine, Birmingham magazine, Birmingham News and Decorating Magazine. Marjorie Johnston & Co.’s work also has been showcased at the Birmingham Decorator’s Show House and Cashiers Designer Show House.
New York’s iconic Rainbow Room & Grill was always a place to gather friends together for cocktails and a sunset view or for late-night dancing on its revolving dance floor. “Our booth aims to capture the Rainbow Room’s air of laughter, fellowship and overall joie de vivre so we can bring it into our own homes. Our vignette focuses on the trend of using strong and vibrant colors throughout interiors to create memorable spaces that come alive.”
Whether it’s a chartreuse lamp or a magenta-embroidered pillow, color can add a “POP” to every room in our homes. Marjorie & Wendy have traveled all over during the past year collectiong wonderful pieces for their booth like artist Tommy Mitchell’s toleware flowers and French artist Phillipe Balayn’s irreverent tin sculptures. Our palette is limited by the hues of the rainbow!
For more information about Antiques at The Gardens, featuring 12 national and local Tastemakers visit www.bbgardens.org/antiques. There, you can purchase tickets to the show, the lecture and luncheon with Alex Hitz and Gala in The Gardens.