The Welcoming House
I was just sent a copy of The Welcome House , a new book published by Rizzoli. The authors, Jane Schwab and Cindy Smith are the owners of Circa Interiors & Antiques. These ladies are not “amateurs” in the land of interior design; their projects are stunning, and very sophisticated. Their shop and website will distract you for hours so give your self some time if you start to peruse! (I haven’t had that much fun since I discovered Hollyhock years ago!) In Bunny’s forward she writes that when she walked into their shop for the first time she “wanted everything in there”. So, you get it. We are so glad to add them to the list of the ones we love!
Their first book is superb. We see a lot of books and talented designers but the level of attention to detail and sensibility they bring to the table raises the bar. It certainly helps that they have the fabulous architecture of Charlotte and other special places (Jackson Hole, Palm Beach) as back drops to their work. Good architecture and good interior design… my heart goes pitter patter.
I instantly thought of the gorgeous listing 86 Delafield Island when I was looking through the book. I would love to see their magic work there. The book is available at Barrett Bookstore here in town, across from Palmers. Go take a peek. You are certain to leave with your own copy!