Sunday, May 26, 2013

Tiff's Charlotte Discoveries: Slate Interiors

A colleague of mine mentioned taking a spin through this lovely store, set up like some of the other interior design stores, with booths for different vendors. Located on Central Avenue in the Plaza Midwood area, its understated storefront is a facade for all the lovely goodies that are found inside. 

What is really great about this showroom is that the furniture and decor are displayed so you can see each item, it's not over stuffed with things. Plus, they've got a great mix of vintage, mid-century modern items which I love to mix into my designs.  The items range from vintage jewelry, killer light fixtures, accessories, pillows, artwork and lots of cool furniture. Here's a sample of some of the things I saw, just a small bit, as I was having so much fun looking around, I forgot to take pictures of it all (not the brightest idea if you are going to blog about it!!!)

This campaign style chest has the greatest color blue! Obviously it was not the original color, but thought it was fun...electric!

This artist was featured in the entry gallery wall. The images were great. His name is Marvin Epsy. 

 I love this chair, super cool mix of chrome and cane seat.

 Excuse me, but if I had another space for this zebra table, it'd be in my house right now! I love it! Hmmm...maybe I could find a spot :-)

 This picture does not do this light fixture justice. I love how organic it is. I can see this fixture in so many applications. 

 I was thinking of a client project when I saw this mini abstract on canvas. It would be cool in a collage with some other art pieces. 

 See how small it is...look middle to the right.

This chandelier with green glass beading was right in the entry, and was the first thing I saw when I walked in. It's huge, so of course it would have to be used in a tall space, but so great.

 I love this antique french rolling basket with the handle. This would look great in a laundry room or maybe to store toys???

 I love Chinese Red Lantern fixtures!!! This should be on my staircase landing!

 Another campaign chest that the new thing now??

 Oh my God! I wish I knew someone who needed a coffee table. This table is absolutely gorgeous!!! It's hard to see it sitting here...lonely.

 I just heard it say..."Someone buy me! I need a few big books and a couple of feet to sit on me!!!"

 This abstract wall sculpture is really great. It has candle holders behind it. How fantastic would this look all lit up at night. 

 This pair of Asian musicians are so adorable. It took every ounce of discipline I had left not to take them home with me. (no discipline left, must stay home)

 The bamboo tray table here is a wonderful scale. It would work great as an entry table, a bar, or a night stand depending on the height of the versatile.

 Awesome find...a glass and chrome campaign style desk. I love the chairs too.

 Mid century at it's finest, with this multi-table top coffee table in gold and marble. I like how it was merchandised with the gold sea urchins on each one. 

 There are also some high end items. Regina Andrews sconces, gorgeous.

 I love these ruler style mirrors. I could see a pair of these over a double vanity in a child's bathroom or even a play room. 

 Every gal's dream is to have a lucite chiavari chair at a vanity or desk?

 This light fixture is so great!!!

I can't believe they have this light fixture here. What a gem. I just cut out a concept photo with this light fixture the other day...what are the chances!!!

This is from the 2012 Kitchen of the Year from House Beautiful, designed by Mick De Giulio. The round modular chandelier, is Ralph Lauren, for Circa lighting. 

Anyway, stop by Slate Interiors at 1401 Central Avenue, #102. It would be worth your time. Maybe you'll come home with an amazing find.


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  2. Ruby's room looks fantastic! Of course it would, because everything you do looks great. You are a world class designer making small budgets stretch to make amazingly beautiful creations.