I call our 1977 brick ranch “rustic elegant.” Leading into the front door is a lovely courtyard full of plants and an Italian pottery water fountain that are our home’s defining features. Inside, find painted and unfinished wood furniture, ethnic textiles, one-of-a-kind accessories, local pottery, crusty columns, old doors, and whatever I discover as life goes on. I am excited to show you how you can shop my favorite rustic home decor sources.
What a treat to live just 20 minutes from the High Point Furniture Market. I have been doing custom decorative finishes in showrooms, styling, buying, selling, and attending the markets in April and October for over 20 years. Of course, this October market was extremely different due to the pandemic. No international buyers, mostly designers, very quiet. Perfect for taking photos and standing in one place, deep in décor-pondering thoughts. Perfect to visit the Noir Furniture showroom.
Last week on the blog I shared my love of old doors and how I decorate with them around our home. The same day that I posted that story I decided to ride over to the Chartreuse barn salein nearby Thomasville, NC. A glorious crisp fall day with blue skies overhead, it was the epitome of barn shopping days.
Immediately my eye spied wonderful rustic doors, full of crusty character everywhere. My mind was spinning with possibilities! There was a set (see it above standing up), a matched pair already hinged. Awesome for a sliding door in someone’s farmhouse-style home.
Honestly, I have not been shopping, or junking, locally for months. But last week I took myself for a little drive over to Thomasville, NC to the Chartreuse Barn. It’s been a favorite destination for years. Sometimes I find a treasure, sometimes I don’t. Regardless, the smiling faces and wonderful vendors are worth making the trip for a visit. The two barns are always stocked with treasures from near and far to suit many decorating styles.
Seems like I just posted about our den (see it here). On the mantel was a heavy, huge round gilded mirror. I have always liked it and had no plans to change a thing. Really!
Adding Moroccan bling in any room is quite easy – just find one fabulous wedding blanket with lots of spangles and bling happens in an eye-popping flash!
Late one afternoon in the souks of Marrakech in February, the ladies of the Magical Morocco Girl Trip were queued up at the ATM and my eyes wandered to a tiny, but fabulous shop. From underfoot to way up high, there were THE BEST colorful wedding blankets. Not the antique kind, but new ones in chenilly-brights like my had-to-have teal choice.