I am mildly obessed with finding new product sources. I just am.
I don’t relax and enjoy the images in shelter mags. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy the images – I do. What I don’t do is relax. Pen in hand, I obsessively write down every website or manufacturer that catches my interest.
So, I was flipping through House Beautiful several months ago and paused to read the feature article, The Next Wave of Designers to Watch. (I realize this is old news, but I cannot get to my point without starting here.) The article includes brief interviews with the chosen designers and each are asked a series of questions. The one that most intrigued me: “Tell us one of your secret design sources.”
Paydirt. Here are the country’s best up and coming designers and they are going to tell us where they get their stuff. Sweet.
One of the featured designers is a DC local and someone I admire a lot, Sally Steponkus. Her secret source? Circa Who, a West Palm Beach vintage resale shop. Here is what she says: “Last year when I was doing a condo in Bal Harbour, Fl, I drove over to Palm Beach to check out some of the vintage shops. I fell in love with Circa Who and continue to visit the website and e-mail Tracy to ask her to keep her eyes peeled for certain pieces. She’s always got affordable, funky, cool, vintage furniture and lighting. I love bringing a little ’60s West Palm to conservative, serious DC!”
Quick as a flash I was on that website.
And here is what I found:
8 Century Furniture dining chairs!
Look at that greek key detail on the arm chairs. Stunners.
Yes, these are sitting in my dining room right now. More on the transformation of these chairs and the room in a future post.
A few weeks later I find this Century Furniture (do we detect a theme with me?) king headboard. And, yep, it is now in my guest room.
I tell my husband I purchase these things to use in future projects. I mean it when I say it. Really, I do.
And here are a few items currently available at Circa Who.
Hurry on over if you are in need of a vintage fix. It is a great resource and the good stuff goes fast! Sally, my husband says thanks. Not.
If you want help fitting a bit of West Palm glam in your home, get in touch. I’d love to help!