You guys know I love vintage furniture and home decor. It’s the best way to insert personality into your aesthetic, plus vintage items make the best conversation pieces in a home! Whether I’m shopping local thrift stores, online estate sales, Etsy, or browsing vintage goods from fellow designers, it’s always nice to expand my vintage resource list. I’ve discovered another awesome vintage source, located in Charlotte, but they ship everywhere! Today I wanted to highlight Dressing Rooms for my monthly Small Business Spotlight post because I’m super impressed with the curated vintage items Ariene carries. Click through for my favorites and some serious vintage inspiration to kick off the week!
Ariene obviously has a great eye for all things vintage. She has sold her curated collections on One Kings Lane, Chairish, and other popular design sites. She believes that collecting one-of-kind pieces requires good judgement, taste, and imagination… which I totally agree with! I love that mentality. She also says that growing up in a home infused with art & culture has greatly influenced her aesthetic and playful use of patterns and colors, which is totally evident to me. I’m digging the way she layers!
Ready to see my favorite pieces from Ariene’s shop? Use the numbered links at the bottom of the collage to shop…
01: large vintage paper mâché bowl // 02: black marine life print // 03: vintage convex mirror // 04: italian gold gilt tassel bench // 05: blush duka throw // 06: italian pottery vessels // 07: pair of wood mirrors // 08: black metal rams head floor lamp // 09: vintage italian marble tables // 10: vintage modern striped chair // 11: woven seagrass basket // 12: vintage faux bamboo greek key mirror // 13: modern brass floor lamp // 14: marcel breuer thonet ottomans
Aren’t these pieces beautiful? My favorites include the Italian tassel bench (#4), the tall mirrors (#7)– which would look amazing styled behind nightstands flanking a bed, the marble end tables (#9), and the pair of cantilever ottomans (#14)– which would be an awesome modern addition, flanking a fireplace or at the foot of a bed. Then again, you guys know I like my cantilever furniture.
One thing to note… they offer local pickup & delivery, but for everyone else- they use a variety of freight companies that offer white glove delivery- meaning you can get that gorgeous furniture delivered right to your door, even if you don’t live in North Carolina!
I feel like Ariene’s pricing is really fair for vintage furniture of this caliber. Be sure to check back often, as she constantly adds new vintage goods to her online store.
For more inspiration from Dressing Rooms Interiors, be sure to follow Ariene on Instagram! I love seeing her layered, styled vignettes pop into my feed. Aside from making purchases… following, liking, and engaging with small businesses on social media is an amazing way to show support- especially during this difficult time, given the pandemic.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this shop! Isn’t it incredible? I would love to visit and treasure hunt in person some day. Are there any other home or decor small businesses you know of, that I should spotlight next? I’m creating a big list and would love to add them! Let me know in the comment section below, and have an amazing week.
PeggiJune 29, 2020 at 5:37 am
So many cool finds! I think I would feel right at home in Ariene’s shop. Colorful, high-end 80s, all the marble and brass! That striped chair and marble end tables are amazing. It certainly makes me think that Charlotte is a destination for design lovers!
Your kayaking site yesterday looked dreamy! The rain is back here today, so I guess it’s time to tackle more closets.🙀 Here’s wishing you more progress in that lovely green guest room!💚💪
SarahJune 29, 2020 at 9:35 am
Right?! Turns out, “virtual thrifting” is just what I needed. I’m missing thrift shopping so bad lately! I’m pretty sure I could spend hours in Ariene’s shop. Kayaking was perfect yesterday… not too hot, not too sunny, perfect weather. We packed a picnic and drinks and stayed on the water all day. It was lovely! I can’t tell if I’m sore from paddling or wallpapering though, haha! We’re also having rain today and I’m loving it. Moody Mondays are the best. Good luck with your closets, Peggi :) xo
LaurenJune 29, 2020 at 8:03 am
Number 5&6 are incredible! This shop has so many layers to peel back…and the colors are amazing. Shopping this store in person would be nothing short of a fantastic day. Interior Delights in Colorado (@interiordelights.colorado) is one that I’ve been following lately. They have a wonderful mix of decor options, and I haven’t seen an item yet that I don’t love! Also Townsend Rowe Home (@townsendrowehomeshop). This is one of the posts I look forward to because I get to follow new accounts to shop in my feed! I love that you’re doing this. Have a great week Sarah!
SarahJune 29, 2020 at 9:22 am
Aren’t those cool?! I’m also hoping to shop there in person someday… another Charlotte favorite is Slate Interiors. Maybe a Charlotte thrifting tour is in order! Haha :) Thank you so much for sharing a couple of your favorites- both are new to me, so that’s awesome. Hope you had a beautiful weekend, Lauren :) xo
Catelyn KingJune 29, 2020 at 3:12 pm
So interesting! I run a small business of my own with a tiny storefront which has been struggling during this pandemic, but things are still okay. I found this opportunity to do other things with it than I could before like getting the carpets deep cleaned haha. This is what prompted me to do it! https://www.deltachemdry.com/perfect-commercial-carpet/
SarahJune 30, 2020 at 10:32 am
Glad to hear you’re hanging in there Catelyn! So many small businesses are struggling. Happy to hear you’re doing okay. xo