Hand-Painted Clubroom Murals, by Sally Colbert

-Image courtesy of Hyperion New Haven collection, “Union League Café Clubroom Murals,” by Sally Colbert, undated

“The historic Sherman Building is the site of Union League Café which is located directly across from Yale University and steps from the historic green of New Haven, Connecticut. The restaurant is situated on the site of the home of New Haven’s first Mayor, Roger Sherman, the only American whose name appears on the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution. One hundred years later, Gaius Fenn Warner, one of the city’s leading industrialists, built his townhouse, which today forms the core of the building.

From the 1880’s through the 1940’s our site served as the Union League Club, a private civic and social club. An elegant addition in 1902 created the atmosphere our guests experience today. Designed in the Beaux Arts tradition by New Haven architect Richard Williams, the building is a New Haven landmark.

The present day’s interior continues in the Beaux Art tradition with its high ceilings and moldings, accented with mahogany mantles and archways, marble pillars and vintage stain glass windows. The walls in our Clubroom are hand painted with rich murals by acclaimed New York artist, Sally Colbert. Soft lighting, hand made wall sconces and chandeliers, along with a working marble fireplace only further highlight the historic architecture so well preserved today.

“As told to me [Arthur Mullen, the person putting together the Hyperion New Haven] by Robert Iulo, who has worked at the restaurant since 2001: ‘The small boat in the foreground is named the ‘Mimi’ and back where he grew up, at the foot of mountains in France, Jean-Pierre had one just like it.'” -Image courtesy of Hyperion New Haven collection, “Union League Café Clubroom Murals,” by Sally Colbert, undated

Our vintage brownstone sits in the heart of a thriving shopping and entertainment district. Distinctive boutiques, coffee shops, book stores, art galleries, renowned museums, the Shubert Theater, Yale Repertory and the New Haven Symphony are just steps away. Located 5 minutes from Interstate highways 91 and 95, Union League Café is but a short drive from suburban beach communities, Fairfield County and Connecticut valley towns alike.”
-Excerpt courtesy of the Internet Archive, Wayback Machine, Union League Café website, “History,” June 2, 2007. (top) Image courtesy of the Hyperion New Haven Collection, “Union League Café Clubroom Murals,” by Sally Colbert, undated

Fruit Flower Still Life Oil Painting, by Sally Colbert

-Image courtesy of Etsy, GalleryThane, “Fruit Flowers Still Life Oil Painting Signed Framed Original Vintage Oil Painting Flowers Painting Floral,” 1980s

“An original 1980’s still life oil painting signed by the artist, Sally Colbert. The framed painting measures 23.5″ (57cm) tall x 18.25″ (463.5cm) wide overall and the gold wood frame is approx. 1 1/2 inches wide. A cobalt blue vase gives a beautiful contrast to the colourful fruits and vegetables on a fresh, white cloth. Another dimension is added to the painting with the tumbling variegated leaves and dainty, creamy white flowers. The tomatoes, aubergines and apples have such a vibrance to them that you feel you could just pick them straight out of the painting. A lively and accomplished painting has been created with the help of humble fruits and flowers which have a charm of their own.”
-Excerpt courtesy of Etsy, GalleryThane, “Fruit Flowers Still Life Oil Painting Signed Framed Original Vintage Oil Painting Flowers Painting Floral,” 1980s

Marigolds Still Life Oil Painting, by Sally Colbert

-Image courtesy of Etsy, GalleryThane, “Marigolds Still Life Oil Painting Signed Framed Original Vintage Oil Painting Flowers Painting Floral Orange Yellow,” 1980s

“An original 1980’s still life oil painting signed by the artist, Sally Colbert. The framed painting measures 15.75″ (40cm) tall x 19.5″ (50cm) wide overall and the gold wood frame is approx. 1 1/4 inches wide. Cheerful and vibrant impressionist painting with a country style. Orange and yellow marigolds are casually displayed in a rustic vase contrasting with pretty, pastel blue and white pottery and sitting on a checked tablecloth. A wonderfully optimistic painting with a French country feel.”
-Excerpt courtesy of Etsy, GalleryThane, “Marigolds Still Life Oil Painting Signed Framed Original Vintage Oil Painting Flowers Painting Floral Orange Yellow,” 1980s

Hydrangea Still Life Oil Painting, by Sally Colbert

-Image courtesy of Etsy, GalleryThane, “Hydrangea Still Life Oil Painting Signed Framed Original Vintage Oil Painting Flowers Painting Floral,” 1980s

“An original 1980’s still life oil painting signed by the artist, Sally Colbert. The framed painting measures 25″ (63.5cm) tall x 21″ (53.5cm) wide overall and the gold wood frame is approx. 2 3/4 inches wide. Gorgeous, French style floral painting with beautifully muted tones. The pastel shades of the large hydrangeas in a rustic vase are set perfectly against a dark background with a contrasting turquoise tablecover. The frame is a muted, cool gold which works so well with this beautiful painting which has a real French flavour and an elegant, slightly rustic charm.”
-Excerpt courtesy of Etsy, GalleryThane, “Hydrangea Still Life Oil Painting Signed Framed Original Vintage Oil Painting Flowers Painting Floral,” 1980s

Country’s New Light, by Charles Gandee, photos by Oberto Gili

-Image courtesy of the Internet Archive, House and Garden magazine, “‘Country’s New Light’ — The luminous interiors of a Southhampton house decorated by Stephen Sills are a haven for design entrepreneur Nan Swid and her family,” by Charles Gandee, photos by Oberto Gili, June 1990
-Image courtesy of the Internet Archive, House and Garden magazine, “‘Country’s New Light’ — The luminous interiors of a Southhampton house decorated by Stephen Sills are a haven for design entrepreneur Nan Swid and her family,” by Charles Gandee, photos by Oberto Gili, June 1990
-Image courtesy of the Internet Archive, House and Garden magazine, “‘Country’s New Light’ — The luminous interiors of a Southhampton house decorated by Stephen Sills are a haven for design entrepreneur Nan Swid and her family,” by Charles Gandee, photos by Oberto Gili, June 1990
-Image courtesy of the Internet Archive, House and Garden magazine, “‘Country’s New Light’ — The luminous interiors of a Southhampton house decorated by Stephen Sills are a haven for design entrepreneur Nan Swid and her family,” by Charles Gandee, photos by Oberto Gili, June 1990
-Image courtesy of the Internet Archive, House and Garden magazine, “‘Country’s New Light’ — The luminous interiors of a Southhampton house decorated by Stephen Sills are a haven for design entrepreneur Nan Swid and her family,” by Charles Gandee, photos by Oberto Gili, June 1990
-Image courtesy of the Internet Archive, House and Garden magazine, “‘Country’s New Light’ — The luminous interiors of a Southhampton house decorated by Stephen Sills are a haven for design entrepreneur Nan Swid and her family,” by Charles Gandee, photos by Oberto Gili, June 1990
-Image courtesy of the Internet Archive, House and Garden magazine, “‘Country’s New Light’ — The luminous interiors of a Southhampton house decorated by Stephen Sills are a haven for design entrepreneur Nan Swid and her family,” by Charles Gandee, photos by Oberto Gili, June 1990
-Image courtesy of the Internet Archive, House and Garden magazine, “‘Country’s New Light’ — The luminous interiors of a Southhampton house decorated by Stephen Sills are a haven for design entrepreneur Nan Swid and her family,” by Charles Gandee, photos by Oberto Gili, June 1990
-Image courtesy of the Internet Archive, House and Garden magazine, “‘Country’s New Light’ — The luminous interiors of a Southhampton house decorated by Stephen Sills are a haven for design entrepreneur Nan Swid and her family,” by Charles Gandee, photos by Oberto Gili, June 1990
-Image courtesy of the Internet Archive, House and Garden magazine, “‘Country’s New Light’ — The luminous interiors of a Southhampton house decorated by Stephen Sills are a haven for design entrepreneur Nan Swid and her family,” by Charles Gandee, photos by Oberto Gili, June 1990
“‘I guess I’m still a modernist at heart,’ admits Swid, who takes credit for her role as Sills’s editor. ‘I like things clean, simple, and pure.’ She adds, however, that she is learning to love the polychromatic honeycomb pattern artisan Sally Colbert stenciled on the wide-plank wood floors Sills installed as a backdrop for his client’s ever-expanding collection of American hooked rugs.” -Image courtesy of the Internet Archive, House and Garden magazine, “‘Country’s New Light’ — The luminous interiors of a Southhampton house decorated by Stephen Sills are a haven for design entrepreneur Nan Swid and her family,” by Charles Gandee, photos by Oberto Gili, June 1990

Faced with almost any decorating dilemma, why don’t you do something unexpected?

-Image courtesy of Newspapers.com, The Palm Beach Post (West Palm Beach, Florida), Sunday, October 19, 2003
-Image courtesy of Newspapers.com, The Palm Beach Post (West Palm Beach, Florida), Sunday, October 19, 2003
“Tomlinson-Bowers brought in decorative painter Sally Colbert of Delray Beach to create a scene of wild orchids and jungle greenery on the shower surround.” -Image courtesy of Newspapers.com, The Palm Beach Post (West Palm Beach, Florida), Sunday, October 19, 2003

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