We like to pride ourselves on searching far and wide for the most interesting finds to make for an inspired home. One of our tricks is having Kandi James scout for antiques all summer long while she is staying at her summer home away from home and beyond…
Here are a few of her rare finds that are available now at Alice Lane. And once they’re gone… they’re gone. You can’t duplicate an antique or the amount of patina it’s accrued over the years and years of use and age. They just don’t make ‘em like they used to. Charming!
We have suitcases, reel-to-reel projectors, cameras, an old typewriter, binoculars, books, shoe forms, silver tea pots and pitchers, old school bells, and architectural elements like corbels, columns, gables, we even had an old mantle!
[photos by Ashlee Raubach]
It’s the vintage character paired with new updated styles that make great spaces impossible to duplicate and can give your home style and substance!
What gives a room heart and soul?
The collections of people who live there. That’s what makes a room interesting.
We as designers can give a home it’s backbone – well-designed rooms with perfectly proportioned furniture, a nice flow in the traffic pattern, the right lighting, wall colors, finishes, etc. But it’s the collections of the people that live there that really make a house come to life. It’s fun to stare at the books in one’s personal library or the art on their walls, the photography in the picture frames. I study the interesting objects on the tables… It’s all part of their story.
We have been working to get a photographer out to shoot the fabulous Kandi James’ home. She is a collector with a trained eye for spotting the good stuff at antique sales.
We are privileged to offer a few of her goods for sale at Alice Lane. They add such wit and history to our store, and I love what it can do for a room!
Here is a little teaser. We will have the rest of her photos on our Portfolio page soon!
[photos by Nicole Hill Gerulat]
Photo by Ashlee Raubach
Here at Alice Lane Home Collection, we have a few one-of-a-kind antiques that were found from all over the U.S. This lovely piece is a white, fluted Doric column that brings interior architecture to any space effortlessly. It adds height, texture and dimension to the space making it feel complete.