So I decided to stick with inspiration, and nothing is more inspiring than the Talented Jamie Meares from Furbish Studio in Raleigh. Her work was recently highlighted in a whole article for LonnyMag.
I have a funny story to tell about that. Jamie and I have a mutual vendor in common. M, the traveling rug man. (notice the rug in the above photo). So happy to see it's final resting place...
Anyhoo, He has beautiful antique persian rugs of all shapes and sizes. He pops in occasionally to show his gorgeous pieces, I have used a couple in client spaces and was lucky enough to have one in my studio for a bit.
|My studio, and one of M's Rugs. Isn't she pretty:)|
One day he told me he was on his way to Raleigh to visit Jamie with Furbish Studio. I had no idea he worked with her as well. We were able to speak on the phone one afternoon, when M. connected us. She just happened to mention that they were preparing for shoot with Lonny that very day. I felt just little bit like I got some inside scoop, and really couldn't wait to get the issue. It did not dissapoint. Here is little snippit, but you will have to go to Lonny to see the whole article.
|Images from her storefront.|
Really..... I suggest if you are up your way I95 it is only a 20 min diversion (plus however long you stay in the store...I was there for 1 hr...and could have totally overstayed my welcome if it weren't for the fact I had a best friend waiting with glass of vino for me in DC:) If you can't divert or take a trip...she sells just about EVERYTHING in her online shop.
Unfortunately Jamie wasn't in the Studio that day, so I hope to finally connect in person the next time I am in the hood.
If you want a great design inspiration she has a fantastic Blog I Suwannee.
Ok, whew, got through my "I'm back post". Are you inspired? I know I am.