Brass is in trend. At first I was a skeptic, but the more I've seen it pop up over the last year, the more I've been liking its resurgence. This striking brass bowl is one very good reason why...
Atlanta based couple, Kristine Cholakian and Kenneth Cooke have combined their passions for curating and creating to recently open an online shop called Charlotte Lane, which features home decor items that are accessible, well made and playful. Together they scour antique markets, auctions and yard sales to find one of a kind items, which they then add to in some way- often with a coat of paint.
Their shop also includes plain and poppy pocket squares, which I'm always a sucker for. These are colored with fabric dye, handstitched and can easily be customized to your liking. I love the idea of any of these vibrant hankies tucked inside a guy's jacket pocket or back pocket this spring...and for just $12 each, there's no reason why that can't happen.
I appreciate any shop with lots of vibrancy and color. It makes me think the people behind it are really happy. Check out the entirety of Kristine and Kenneth's online shop here, which also includes a lovely mix of hand painted stationery and gift tags.
On the site too, you'll find a link to Kristine's day job- running the event planning company, Simply Charming Socials. And Kenneth keeps busy with his own branding company, K Cooke Designs. Amidst all the madness and creativity, they have found a shared passion, and a shared shop...that is both happy and by the looks of it, in trend.