Saturday, September 29, 2012


It's that time of year when the orders we placed at the summer shows start arriving at the shop. It's also the time of great antique sales and our new found treasures.
Best of all it's the time of unbelievably beautiful grey skies.
The following photos reflect my grey obsession. You will find lots of this sublime color among our shop offerings. A real standout is the giant French zinc  capital that has been artfully turned into a console  table. Also available is my current favorite design book The Natural Home by Hans Blomquist who as a stylist and art director gravitates toward a grey palette.
If you happen to be in Georgetown this fall please stop by and visit us at 1657 Wisconsin Avenue or you can call us at 202 337 0540.

Thursday, September 20, 2012


My first stop in New York is almost always ABC Carpet and Home . Not only do they have a vast and well edited selection of merchandise but also have a very talented display team. I never fail to be inspired.
Of  particular appeal to me is their mix of old and new elements.  For some reason I always seem to gravitate to their 'Industrial' style furniture and lighting. I love the old painted and chipped metal pieces. Most are utilitarian in origin but manage to take on a sophisticated aura in the right environment.

Saturday, September 1, 2012


Following are photos of more exhibits at the NY INTERNATIONAL GIFT FAIR. The first three photos are from Grace & Blake two California designers who apply an edgy modern aesthetic to rather
traditional products. My favorites are the resin antlers available both mounted and unmounted. The other favorite design is a peach colored velvet pouf on a clear resin base. The remaining photos are from Vagabond Vintage whose products have always been a staple in the shop. Their eclectic range of designs has an antique feel to it and often a connection to the natural world. I especially love the beehives.