I haven’t done one of my “I think I’ve Seen You Before” posts in a long, long time. But, the other day my husband called me en route from one client site to another….and wanted to know if I had time for a quick lunch. So, we met up at a great little Mexican place (I seriously am dreaming about my meal) and as I was leaving I drove by Z Gallerie who had this mirror on display in the window.
Z Gallerie Dynasty Mirror
Oddly enough, I had just been browsing for a mirror for our powder room the night before and had seen this mirror in the catalog, offered in a red and a white option. (Often large companies will do an exclusive color….not sure if that is the case with this mirror or not…..but I don’t see black in the catalog. They will do custom though so who knows?) Incidentially, Horchow and Gumps appear to sell this mirror in the red and the white.
One of the contenders for my powder room is the below mirrored pagoda piece. Horchow also sells it retail….and with free shipping….it isn’t a bad deal at all.
Mirror Image, Inc.
They also make this next mirror, Gumps had a gold leaf version that is listed as an “exclusive.”
Mirror Image, Inc.
This company has a vast catalog…and I am just highlighting the ones I’ve seen out in the retail market…..there are lots more I recognize, but these are the “fun” ones. Incidentially, in addition to the mirrored pagoda above, below is another mirror that I am considering for my powder room (I want a Venetian mirror look). The “mirrored key” mirror is probably my favorite at the moment. It is shown horizontally in the catalog but I’ve flipped it here to show how I’d hang it….sorry it looks a bit funny as a result.
What do you think?
See anything you like?
PS–Thanks to commenter Todd I was able to order the Venetian Key mirror through Gilt where they were offering it for a great deal (better than designer pricing). They also had the top chinoiserie mirror in blue! If you are reading this on the day posted….check out the sale over at Gilt that is about to end…lots of great mirrors!
It is nearly impossible for me to list all of the vendors I work with on my list of manufacturers. And, if I don’t have an account I can usually set one up pretty easily. You never know until you ask. Recently, I had a past client email me to see if I could help her purchase DL Rhein pillows. As it turned out, I did have an account set up with a company that manufactures both DL Rhein and Trina Turk Pillows. Take a look at some of their offerings.
These images are just a small sampling of what is available through this vendor. They sell embroidered cocktail napkins, tea towels, rugs, pillows and seasonal merchandise. So what is the moral here? You never know until you ask.
You may be familiar with Kellie Cashon, a Dallas based designer and blogger. Well, she has been working on a new venture called Shop Curio, and it officially launched last night. The party was held in the Penthouse Suite at the historic Stonleigh Hotel. The venue was amazing, with a 550 square foot rooftop patio overlooking the city. Here is a photo of Kellie and me from last night. (Sorry, only photo I have….from my husband’s iPhone).
When I first moved to Dallas I had contacted Kellie to get the recommendation for a wallpaper hanger. She met me for coffee and literally gave me EVERY contact in her address book. Painters, doctors, vets, craftsman, trade only workrooms, etc. She gave me the scoop on our neighborhood, the schools, etc. I couldn’t believe how generous she was to a then complete stranger.
I met up with her again when Elizabeth from Pretty Pink Tulips was in town. After coffee at our local Starbucks, Kellie took the two of us back to her amazing office where preparations for her new shop were well underway. Elizabeth and I kept looking at each other in amazement as Kellie showed us many of the items that were being photographed for the shop. This lady has style.
So, what is Shop Curio? Kellie has scoured estate sales, flea markets, the Internet, etc. finding unique objects for her shop. She has given them the TLC they need to look fresh and new and offers them to those of us who may not have the eye or the time to find these diamonds in the rough.
I love this 1920s watercolor….
And this Aquamarine Pendant on a Vintage Chain….
I also love this sunburst mirror.
There are so many goodies in her shop, you’ve got to check it out yourself! She is even adding her own line of beauty products and stationary to the store later this year. This is one busy woman. Thanks Kellie for including us in your launch. I wish you much success in your new venture!
Happy Weekend Everyone!
While house hunting I was drawn to a home in our desired neighborhood that was really way too small for our family. I don’t think our dining room table would have even fit in the dining room and at 8 months pregnant on the last house hunting trip, I had to turn sideways to exit the kitchen because the family room furniture was so tight it practically invaded the kitchen space. Add to this that the owners were trying to make a hefty profit in a time period when most prices had remained flat at best, and it wasn’t meant to be.
Each time I’d come back to this house on my short list my realtor would remind me to look past the “Lucy Luby Ryan” decorating. At the time, I didn’t get the reference but you can be sure I looked it up on my iPad when I got back to the hotel room. Turns out Lisa Luby Ryan is a well known interior designer in Dallas with a fabulous shop called Vintage Living.
What do you think, are you a fan? Is your interest peeked?
If you need help with pricing or want more information on the line, feel free to contact me.