Ro Sham Beaux Blog

  • June 25, 2015

    Posted in Our Favorites

    Ann’s Summer Picks

    Introducing Ann’s Picks, a collection of Ann’s current obsessions, inspirations and products she wants to share with you!

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    The Jackie O Lamp Sconces

    The Jackie O Lamp Sconces have a natural tone that creates a luminous surrounding. The sconces are 7 x 7 x 28 inches in size, and are $748 each. The circle brass hardware designs are playful complements to the console.

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    The Betty Lamp

    The Betty has a brass covering, hemp base, and hemp lampshade. Ann chose a hemp shade and base to bring in some coastal elements to off set the glam Jackie O lamp sconces. The Betty is $498, standing at 12 x 12 x 22 inches.

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    The Fiona

    Hanging above is the Fiona chandelier. The Fiona is 26 x 26 x 38 inches. The beading creates a natural sparkle that makes any element shine near its light. The Fiona is hemp wrapped at the top, so it complements the Betty perfectly. The Fiona ranges between $3,000 and $4,000.

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    Waylande Gregory Ceramics

    The ceramic accessories are by Waylande Gregory, and add fun pops of color to the white and gold elements. Waylande Gregory is a renowned American artist, known for creating ceramics and porcelain statues. These Waylande Gregory products are hand made in Peru and are in store exclusives that retail from $150-$500. The elephant bowl is $279, and the black and white box is $239.

    Circle Console Table

    This console is one of Ro Sham Beaux’s staples. See below how it balances the color of the whole set, with it’s stunning marble top and gold leaf base. This table comes in two sizes, small, 54 x 18 x 36 inches, and large 72 x 18 x 36 inches. The Console Table pictured is $1,690.

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    Susan O’donnell Gyotako fish prints

    Gyotaku (gee-yo-tah-koo) is the Japanese art of fish printing. Originated in Japan thousands of years ago as a way for fisherman to record the exact size and species of the fish they had caught.
    Susan resides in Nantucket, hand painting these one-of-a-kind works of art from real fish onto linen. Susan will be visiting Charleston for an in store trunk show this fall, sign up to become a Beaux Insider for more information about the upcoming event!

  • June 25, 2015

    Posted in Our Favorites

    The Gilded Era

    From sailboats to chandeliers gorgeous gold’s are covering all the latest interiors. Gold leafing, an ancient Egyptian technique, is a popular and easy way to include a pop of the unexpected and opulence to any room. Adding gold leaf sheets with a polycrylic seal to an old coffee table or lamp can seamlessly blend antique characteristics into the modern era. We love this trend here at Ro Sham Beaux and apply gold leaf to our brass elements to add sophisticated style to our pieces.

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    Sailboats by Bliss Studio

    Available in store and retail for $409 small and $489 large (pictured above) Place on your fireplace mantle or as a centerpiece on a dining room table this summer.

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    Gold Peacock by Waylande Gregory

    This piece is hand made in Peru and is available in store for $1,129. Add this gold ceramic piece to built in shelves in your living room for a metallic pop.

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    Custom Gold Brass Sconce

    Our Principal Designer Ann Yancy, designed this custom piece for a restaurant opening in the Bahamas. Stay tuned for photos of the completed project. Ro Sham Beaux offers custom designs for the hospitality industry or any project that requires a specific design. Call us for inquiries!

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    3. Ro Sham Beaux Leafy Coffee Table with Zinc Top, $1,126.

    Our leafy coffee table usually comes with a marble top, this studded zinc top adds an industrial look to the golden base.

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    Gold Cuffs, $45, available in store at Ro Sham Beaux, 39 Broad St, Charleston, SC.

    We carry an assortment of jewelry Ann has collected from her travels and these gold cuffs are a hit!

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    Ro Sham Beaux Gail Sphere Chandelier, 20 x 20 x20, $748

    This unique hanging light fixture looks cool in our client’s kitchens above an island or in an entryway. The exposed vintage light bulb is a great feature!

  • June 25, 2015

    Posted in Inspiration, Our Favorites

    Ro Sham Beaux & Mid-Century Modern Design

    Have you heard of the architect Frank Lloyd Wright, or seen homes in Palm Springs in the 60’s? Then you know what Mid Century Modern home décor looks like! This style is inspired by the architecture and urban development from the 1930’s through 1960’s, and is characterized by clean simplicity, while integrating nature and bringing the outdoor light inside.

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    Home designed by Donald Wexler in Palm Springs, CA

    An iconic mid-century home displaying this style of décor is displayed in the film, The Graduate, inside Mrs. Robinson’s home. As shown in her home, the outside was incorporated into the living room with giant windows, and simple furniture with different textures. Ann is specifically inspired by Mrs. Robinson’s home décor, due to its perfect depiction of mid-century interiors. Mrs. Robinson’s house incorporates hanging steel light fixtures against black and white, similar to Ann’s designs at Ro Sham Beaux.

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    We can picture our Robo nickel chain hanging as a divider in Mrs. Robinson’s home and is a fun addition to our staircase at our retail store. Our brown leather chairs are available in store for $539 each, we added a Trina Turk home 60’s inspired orange flower pillow, $149. Trina Turk is a fashion/lifestyle designer who is heavily influenced by Palm Springs style and we love carrying her pillows in store.

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    Just remember that mid-century pieces are developed for spacious areas, with many geometric designs in the architecture and décor. For more on mid-century modern design read the book, “Midcentury Modern: Furniture of the 1950s”, by Cara Greenberg. This book is the base of the contemporary trend for home décor, conveying the verve, imagination and the occasional pure zaniness of the period that Ann is so inspired by.

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