Renovated in 2006 into a residence, it is 4,500 square feet of nothing but stunning. Large foyer, leading to a living room on the right, a dining room on the left, with a bar / conversation room behind. Kitchen, breakfast room, guest bedroom with office rounded out the downstairs. The patio and pool areas were just breathtaking. I love the use of the huge chandeliers and sexy furniture ranging from Hans Wegner wishbone style chairs to beefy armchairs with faux tortoise lucite arms.
It pained me that I couldn't take photos. Some things were just so incredibly gorgeous that no description I could offer would do them justice. But here's the best part. Many of the things showcased are already in the Sophisticated Vintage repetoire. So since I can't share photos of the house itself, I'll share some Sophisticated Vintage photos, starting with our former brick and mortar shop and followed by finds in our Etsy shop, sophisticatedflorida. Here's what the Designers were showing:
|A vignette from Sophisticated Vintage, the brick and mortar version, circa 2014. Note the zebra rug and faux fur throw!|
|Classic blue and white chinoiserie ginger jar. The designers were showing these patterns with orange. Both the jar and the following bowl are available in the Etsy shop.|
|I admit to a preference for blue and white with yellow|
|Organic materials, in shell boxes like these, more of my great finds, accented with brass. The dog was another score from my hunt for metallics. One of a pair, in the Etsy shop.|
|I love the muted surface of these ribbed mercury glass candlesticks, and I couldn't resist getting in a little more metallic in this vintage tole candle snuffer. Yep, in the Etsy shop|
Texture is a big part of the story, from nubby linens and faux fur to worn columns and rough hewn wood. Faux antler accessories in silvers were prolific. Lucite remains strong; I was particularly taken with a grouping of lucite frames with gold backs and tole flowers. I'm going to try and create my own version of these.
|I'm a fan of obelisks and was excited to see a group of them at the Show House. Here's one offered in the Etsy shop|
Big bold graphic wall paper and art.Marble in the bathrooms? Certainly, let's take it right on up the wall. Doesn't that look lovely. There's middle eastern influence everywhere - with filigree, Moorish arches, peacocks, deep indigo and purple with rich amber gold. Love. And yellow. Oh my yes yellow. Huge ginger jars. Accents everywhere.
And we've got it too, I'm proud to say. This yellow lamp almost knocked me over, it was so rich and iconically mid century.
But if your taste is a little more traditional, we can certainly do a more classic take on a yellow ginger jar lamp. Both lamps available in the Etsy shop.
Etsy shop and on Instagram The hunt is on!