Do you have a shop that you are just obsessed with? One that you can explore every item in it because it's just chuck a block full of fabulousness? AJ and I just came home yesterday from a long weekend in Hamilton, NY. AJ grew up here and went to school at Colgate which is right across from this amazing store, Swank. I wanted to share with you some of the vinettes from around the store which is owned and designed by Erika Perez, maybe some of the ideas will give you some good foder for decorating brainstorming because they always do for me!
I thought this was the cutest banner, it says "Hello Love" in case you can't see it clearly. Who would think to put bed springs on the wall like that? It's that so clever?
Swank features amazing furniture from Harden, like this chair with some great nailhead trim.
I loved the idea of using a large cloche to hold a few wine bottles like these in brown paper bags.
I left with one of these decorative keys, they are almost a foot long and I think it'll be perfect for a display... now to decide where to put it... I thought it symbolized our love of houses, real estate and making a house a home.
Anything in groupings can look decorative, including these pieces of hardware and a bowl of vintage-y looking nails.
I took this photo because of two things... one I adore those plates and two I love that mini chest with six drawers...
I loved these Paris bottles which were just simple apothecary bottles with printed burlap around them. That would be a fun DIY project for anyone not close enough to make the trip to Hamilton, NY!
I almost walked away with one of these fish, I loved the aqua color.
And, on a different note, can you see the silver bike in the window? It was fabulous and the entire thing was spraypainted silver.
I've saved the best for last. I was in love with this gorgeous piece. The color of it was incredible and I loved the gold leafing around the edges. Harden also made this piece.
I zoomed in for a closer look:
Do any of you have a favorite place where you are guaranteed to find something amazing?