Tuesday, October 4, 2011

GRAND Shabby Chic: Miami Beach Meets Yankee Doodle Connecticut At The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford

GRAND Shabby Chic At Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT

I am not exactly sure what to call David's style at The Collinsville Antiques Center of New Hartford. David, who has a double or is it triple booth (with one of the only windows) at the far corner of this 22,000 square feet Antique emporium features GRAND Shabby Chic!

David's Own Style

I guess that is what I will call his taste in
furnishing and decor......GRAND Shabby Chic!
It is not exactly the soft summery painted look of a beach cottage. Nor is it the rusty re-cycled look of vintage vavoom. David's style is elegant but relaxes. Traditional yet innovative . Colorful but not crazy.

Grand Shabby Chic Is Still Hot

No, no no it is David's own style which frankly is hard to describe. But, his clients are growing and David has an ever changing showroom filled with fresh finds. People are really resonating with David's makeovers.

Mixing Mid-Century With French Provincial

David mixes Mid-Century, French Provincial, Cottage, Retro and then some and comes up with a style that is unique. He is not afraid to replace the fabric on a chair or paint a dresser a new color and come up with a kicked up version of Miami Beach meets Yankee Doodle Connecticut. It is hard to describe.

Artsy Furnishings

I have seen Davids furnishings in a number of settings and he really has a way of reinterpreting vintage style that is artsy and not grandma-ish. This is so hard to explain. I guess you will just have to visit The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT to see for yourself.

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Society of Professional Journalists

1 comment:

  1. I would love to visit David's booth!

    Susan and Bentley