gotta start somewhere

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bonsoir mes amis, ça va? it’s close to midnight and what with it being a travel and full on work day, i daresay je suis un petit peu fatigué…

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i made it to high point and met with local legend, william thorpe.

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he’s kind of my hero cause he has warehouses and a showroom full of swirls and curls

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both attached and freeflowing on everything from furniture to mirrors to lamps and cornices

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if he finds a treasure he creates a mold so it lasts forever and can can be repeated in different applications.

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he’s got legs and flowers and carved bands.

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not everyone is as passionate about this as i am but with him i met my match.

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just being in the workspace is so inspiring and my mind starts racing with ideas.

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focusing is almost impossible!

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but i’m determined to hone in and tomorrow choose chair frames that we’ll use for the first collection.

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and we’ll be taking some trumeau mirrors to desirant in asheville.

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but that’s a whole other story. for wednesday.

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i guess some people are just soulmates, not in the romantic sense. more like undeniable kindred spirits.

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anyway, that’s the roundup for today, it’s a process, that’s for sure, and i am happy to say, it’s a wrap! a demain~

November 15, 2016. Desirant, French Interiors, Furniture, High Point, Manufacturing.

15 Comments

  1. Sabrina Brown replied:

    Ohhhhhhhhhh, Claudia!!! Such Gorgeousness!!! You are a Treasure–Thank you so much for sharing.💝

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  2. Liz sandor replied:

    Wow!this is heaven .

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  3. Susanne replied:

    The heart skips with each photo! Thanks for letting us take a peek once again into your world of inspiration, design and wonder.

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  4. logan wilhelm replied:

    Great to see you in your element, what a treasure trove of design and inspiration!

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    • The Paris Apartment replied:

      Oh it really is…every time I go there’s something new to discover and he lets me really hunt around.

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  5. Chryle replied:

    Dearest Claudia~

    Brilliant! I’d probably go mad in such a place of possibilities! Your photos are, in and of themselves, fabulous inspiration. As always, thank you for sharing…. ;)

    Wishing you all the very best… and then some!
    Chryle

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    • Chryle replied:

      Dearest Claudia~ Any chance you would share Mr. Thorpe’s contact information… my google skills got me nothing? Thank you, c.

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      • The Paris Apartment replied:

        Hi Chryle! How have you been? I just realized the comments were going into my “Social” email instead of my inbox. Of course I’ll put you in touch with William! His email is giltwood@netzero.net. Tell him I sent you!

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  6. rumah replied:

    whoah this blog is great i really like reading your
    articles. Keep up the great work! You already know,
    a lot of people are hunting round for this information,
    you could help them greatly.

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  7. Tonita replied:

    Oh,,, Just found your lovely blog. And what a post to land on… I could set up a claw foot tub in the midst of of all those treasures and just sit and soak and stare at all the lovely treasures. Sigh.

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  8. Stephanie Z replied:

    So happy I discovered your beautiful blog! What an inspiration. I love, love, love some of the fabric swatches and trims you photographed. All the chair frames and illustrations are amazing! Cheers from Los Angeles :)

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