After years of sampling Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel, and William Sonoma, I've grown tired of the same standard couches and coffee tables available for home furnishing. Not to mention their muy expensivo price tags often leaving me feeling like I've been suckered into a big-box price trap. In the quest to find a decorating alternative I stumbled upon a small, but well kept antique shop called the Painted Lady.
This charming, shabby-chic home décor boutique is the picture of comfortable luxury with an ever-changing inventory of hand-painted antique furniture. Specialties include armoires, dressers, bed frames, coffee tables, as well as avant-garde accessories like floral lamps and sparkling crystal chandeliers. In addition, The Painted Lady provides plenty of colorful, spa-like bedding options Pine Cone Hill, Bella note and Ink House.
The owner has a knack for finding unusal pieces which she often strips and re-paints to her liking. Not only are many of these pieces functional, but artistic and truly different than the standard decor fare. The last time I was in, the owner also mentioned that she can customize pieces and if you are looking for something special she will keep an eye out to find that original piece for you.
Oh, and did I mention the owner also has a Bulldog that is frequently napping around the store? So I may be biased, but this is certainly a shop I would recommend for anyone in search of home decor that is refreshing and original.
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