It was a packed week here at the Giannetti's. We're busily getting our house ready to put on the market for sale in March on top of everything else (working, looking at Ojai schools for the kids, etc...)!
I did take some fun time off to spend with two of the design blog world's favorite people: Interior Designer and Blogger Mary Ann Pickett from "Classic Casual Home" and one of the most well known (and loved) design blog commentors Linda "from Arizona"!
Linda treated us to a delicious lunch at the Ivy Restaurant. Afterwards, Mary Ann and Linda were kind enough to get a little wet in the rain so I could visit Exquisite Surfaces to look at some fireplace mantels and stone floor options for Patina Farm.
Thank you both for a wonderful day!
I apologize that it has taken me so long to finish sharing our trip to Palm Beach with you!
Heather from Lost in Arles was kind enough to send her lovely friends Sonny and Michael to meet us. They recently moved to Florida from France. Michael called Heather in Provence, and we all had a wonderful chat.
Steve, our dear friend Penelope Bianchi and I spent the rest of the day shopping on Antique Row. We certainly didn't have to go far to find beautiful antiques. We spent quite a bit of time admiring the pieces at Wilson Antiques , located across the street from Lars Bolander's studio.
I've never seen so many stunning light fixtures in one place!
This antique leather wing chair had beautiful details.
A trio of metal hat molds were artistically hung on the wall.
Steve and I admired all of the beautiful finishes.
This wooden architectural fragment almost came home with me. I can see it above my bed at Patina Farm...
Small hints of gilding could be found around the shop.
Two antique wood panels would make perfect twin headboards.
Antique wood doors were hung on the white walls.
All of my favorite elements were present at Wilson Antiques, including antique textiles in blues and greens...
limestone mantels, metal urns...
and Italian chandeliers.
Behind the store, we discovered a secret garden, filled with architectural elements.
We left Wilson Antiques to visit fellow antique lover and design blogger Jane Schott. Having read Jane's blog Empress of the Eye, I knew that we were in for a treat!
The shop where she works (two doors down from Lars Bolander) was wall to wall display inspiration.
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