aged to perfection

Just like a fine wine, the right furniture is better with a little age on it. A well constructed piece of furniture can survive easily in a grandmother’s formal living room (you know, the one no one uses). However, it is the pieces that stand the true test of time in back sheds under coats of dust and paint and neglect that end up with the most character. These are the pieces that are over looked by many and turn out to be timeless treasures. Case in point: the two ‘farm tables’ pictured below.

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These two tables are full of charm and would add character to any space. They are currently biding their time in our storage at the beach. Either would be a perfect breakfast table or perhaps a small dining area on a brick patio??

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If you would like any more information (dimensions/pricing)-please don’t hesitate to call our Rosemary Beach shop at 850.231.6755.

A different kind of headboard

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We love a good upholstered heardboard–and use them often because of their softness and visual presence–often they make a bed ‘feel’ like a piece of upholstered furniture in a room.  When we furnished a villa home for Alys Beach a couple of years ago, we used upholstered headboards in several of the bedrooms.  For one of the bedrooms however, we decided to do things a little bit differently.

Paige and Anna Kay had the idea to take an antiqued-mirror floor screen and turn it into a headboard.  The piece lends a great deal of drama to the space and the height of the screen definetely makes the bed the centerpiece of the room (as it should be!).  The dark wood of the screen echos the chocolate bedding and contratsts nicely with the crisp white walls.

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A skirted table is a quiet companion to the headboard and glass Barbara Cosgrove lamps from our shop lend an airy modern touch.

 

[photos by Eric Marcus]