Candles

Written by laura on 10/24/2013

As the weather gets cooler, I like to make my home cozier. Candles are a simple and beautiful way to bring in a little warmth.

white tapers

 Mercury glass is one of my favorite ways to brighten a room. Group them together in different shapes and sizes, and add a tea light for crystalline elegance!

mercury glass votives


 And, you can never go wrong by just keeping things simple. These Vance Kitira candles come in all different sizes; when put together, they create a simple, elegant arrangement.

Vance Kitira

A few of our favorite scented candles

Of course, the visual beauty of candles is only half the charm. Scent can play a big role in the feeling of a room, and the mood of the people in it. It can bring back fond memories, or calm you after a stressful day. For me, a great scent can make all the difference in the atmosphere of a room. We wanted to share our personal favorites:

Lafco

Annette chose Marseilles Fig by Lafco. Sweet, yet warm and subtle, a great scent for any time of year. Robbie also chose a Lafco scent, Feu de Bois. Great for a cold night, this woody, smokey scent makes you feel like cuddling by the fire.

Rick's favorites
Rick couldn’t choose just one! Here is a sampling of his favorites: Bergamot Tabacco and Burl Wood by Archipelago, Grand Hotel de Paris Linen Water by Zodax, and Spike Lavender by Lafco.

Rosemary EucalyptusMy favorite changes almost daily, but I am currently in love with Rosemary Eucalyptus by Lafco. It smells fresh, herbal, and sweetly invigorating. It is a smell that is joyful and happy, and full of memories.

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Intaglios

Written by laura on 10/05/2013

So much more than art for your walls, each one of our intaglios tells a story. While going through our new arrivals, I rediscovered my love of ancient mythology. Mighty heroes, tragic muses, and powerful gods, what’s not to love?

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 From the tragedy of a lovelorn Aglaulus, turned to stone by the object of her affection, to the musical Apollo and his lyre. Each one, a wonderful conversation piece, and unique piece of art for your wall. It’s hard to choose a favorite!

Said to be one of the most beautiful of all mortal women, Psyche was tormented by a jealous Aphrodite. She was put through several trials, and eventually won the affection of Eros, the god of love. He made her his wife, and she became known as the goddess of the soul.

Artemis

Artemis, goddess of the hunt, wild things, fertility, and the moon. Artemis was considered friend to expectant mothers, and said to protect women during childbirth.

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Written by laura on 09/16/2013

Our shipment from the south of France has arrived, tout est très beau! A glimpse of the gorgeous pieces we’ve received:

My favorite little corner of the store

fais de beaux rêves

The beautiful Sofia bed. Silver leaf over carved embellishments and upholstered in white linen fabric. We’ve dressed this one in gorgeous white Bella Notte bed linens. Floating overhead like two sweet dreams, a pair of antique crystal chandeliers. I get sleepy just looking at it!  Fais de beaux rêves! 

Antique Doors

A variety of antique doors that make a lovely backdrop for any space.

Louis XV Armchair

 A Louis XV style armchair, circa 1900, in it’s original aged white finish. The exposed burlap upholstery and ticking cushion give it an elegant charm.

Perfume Bottles

And a sweet finishing touch, antique perfume bottles. Open them up and you can still catch a hint of the perfume that was once stored within, simply magical!

 

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