LifeStyle: details, details

It’s all in the details

(fyi – no animal was hurt to make these products – not even the tiger rug).
Love these trays – reminds me of another brand I love.

In a nutsell…worldly, mixed up, eclectic, exotic essentials for the home. Even just a little something sprinkled here and there around the home makes one feel more alive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elevated Kitsch meets Glamour in a colorful manner.

Photos this page: d. king

https://detailsbymrk.com/

Store location – South Granville, Vancouver.

Thick as Thieves – a boutique

Have you ever walked into a boutique and wanted to sit down, make yourself at home, have a cup of tea and just enjoy the space?

Photo: d. king

Thick as Thieves in Palm Springs is such a place.  You kinda want to move into the place.

Look up, look way up. The macrame was done by hand by the owners mother. All of it. Photos: d. king

Thick As Thieves was started by Jeremy Smick and Samantha Caltagirone, a husband and wife team who packed up everything they owned and moved from the Midwest to beautiful Palm Springs, California to open their first brick and mortar boutique store in early 2017. With a little budget and a lot of creativity, the duo created a highly curated shop of handmade goods, gifts, clothing, oddities and unique finds that blend industrial, primitive, modern and global styles. In December 2019, their store was named 1 of 50 Best Home Stores in America by House Beautiful Magazine. They’ve also been honored to be included in Goop’s Travel Guide as Best Shops in Palm Springs, California.

ARTFUL INTERIORS – SUQUET

It’s as simple as this:suquet2

the Suquet home tells a story of eclectic elegance, taste and style

La Carinthia Mirrored Fireplaces. Italian Leather Sofas.
La Carinthia Fireplaces among Italian Leather Sofas (you can choose your style and colour).

Last Thursday I attended a designer & artist champagne reception to toast the newly opened Suquet Interiors in Vancouver’s Yaletown.  A feast for the eyes…décor  and art sublime!

Artist: Tanya Slingsby
Artist: Tanya Slingsby

Artist: Justin Ogilvie
Artist: Justin Ogilvie

The building itself has industrial flair with its high vaulted ceilings which melds perfectly to the furnishings inside; an enduring amalgamation of old world charm and modern luxe mixed with captivating art.  A perfect combo.
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the entrance
the entrance

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It doesn’t get much better than this.

I find the furnishings themselves are works of ART, and

definitely the standout magnificent mirrored fireplaces. Do you get the idea of how much I like them?

Artist: Tanya Slingsby
Artist: Tanya Slingsby

Tanya Slingsby stands beside one of her amazing works of ART
Tanya Slingsby stands beside one of her ART pieces.

I met lovely Tanya Slingsby, an artist who has impressive and varied works of art displayed around the store.  There are some amazing stand-alone pieces.

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Mosaic by Jason Dussault
Mosaic wall art by Jason Dussault

Georgina Masana stands next to her paintings
Georgina Masana stands next to a set of her paintings

Georgina Masana is another talented local artist. She is originally from Mexico City.  Her son Ramon Jr. is co-owner along with Rick Bohonis (previously of Urban Barn).  I asked Georgina if there was a meaning to the name Suquet.  Her explanation:

Suquet is the last name of my late husband Ramon’s mother.  It is also a Catalan word that means a broth in diminutive.  When you use the letters ‘et’ in Catalan it means a diminutive. There is also a dish called Suquet that is similar to bouillabaisse with shellfish and broth served in a casuela.  But basically my husband wanted to use it because it sounds nice.”

suquet meal
suquet meal

I agree.  It does sound nice and it’s as nice as the tasty photo she sent me of the eponymous dish.  Best of luck!

Suquet Interiors – 1014 Homer St. (in Yaletown) Vancouver.

Photos: d. king

Did I mention the Accessories?
Did I mention the Accessories?