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Thursday, December 24th, 2015

HAPPY Holidays!

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HAPPY Holidays
from my family to yours :)
Wishing you lots of
PEACE, LOVE, and HAPPINESS!

See you next year :)

CIRCA WHO
will be closed
December 25th and January 1st


Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

PALM BEACH Panache

 

Join us at CIRCA WHO
on Friday, December 18th at 7pm
for a BOOK signing
with author Carolina Fernandez

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cover photo by  Alissa Dragun
of West Palm Beach, Florida

PALM BEACH
Panache
is written as a room-by-room guide of the
distinct design preferences ubiquitous to the Palm Beaches.
It explores its unique palette, patterns, and textures,
with homage to the demands,
as well as the revitalizing qualities, of the ‘Sun, Sea & Air.’
Carolina walks you inside 22 homes,  15 local shops,
(one being CIRCA WHO)
gardens, and galleries to help you translate the light,
energy, and freshness of this island lifestyle into your own home.
There are more than 200 full-color photographs and rich text.
She inspires you to design and decorate, and indeed, to live with exuberance.
The design philosophy behind PALM BEACH Panache
that Carolina shares with you,
is the same in which she proudly, happily, joyfully lives :)

Books are currently
available at
www.AMAZON.com


Friday, December 19th, 2014

12 Ways to CIRCA WHO in 2015

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Saturday, July 19th, 2014

AERIN LAUDER looks FAB in CIRCA WHO :)


Friday, December 20th, 2013

12 Ways to CIRCA WHO in 2014

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HAPPY Holidays

from my FAMILY

to YOURS :)


Thursday, September 5th, 2013

clearly VINTAGE

Acrylic

The synthetic polymer polymethyl methacrylate (acrylic) was developed in 1928.
While most acrylic items are often referred to as lucite or plexiglas,
Lucite is the brand name of the polymer developed by DuPont
and Plexiglas is the brand name of the Rohm & Haas polymer.
Each manufacturer calls it by their own trade name such as:
Lucite, Plexiglas, Polycast, Perspex, Acreylex, Acrylite, among others.
Acrylic was used in construction of war materials in the 1940s
and flourished in fashion jewelry and handbag designs in the 1940s and 50s.
While there were some early designs in furniture and accessories,
acrylic became extremely popular in the 1960s and 70s.

 

Helena Rubinstein’s acrylic bed via Life CIRCA 1941

Acrylic use in furniture, lighting, and accessories became FAB in the 1960s and 70s
thanks to creative and innovative designers including
Neal Small, Charles Hollis Jones, Dorothy Thorpe,
and Mark Eckman for Karl Springer, among many others.

Charles Hollis Jones Showroom via Modernism CIRCA 1971

Acrylic is a beautiful and versatile material.
It is naturally transparent and clear, although it can be tinted.
Acrylic is much clearer than glass and does not have a green edge like glass,
providing a clean look.
While glass reflects light, the light travels through acrylic
giving the visual impression that no space is lost.
Acrylic pieces demand excellent design and fabrication
because it will show every flaw.
Since its beginnings in early Mid-Century design,
acrylic has been constantly reintroduced.

It is clearly VINTAGE
at CIRCA WHO

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Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Color me LILLY

Lilly Pulitzer is synonymous
with PALM BEACH style.

In 1952, Lilly and Peter Pulitzer eloped and settled year-round in Palm Beach.
To keep busy, Lilly sold oranges and grapefruits from her husband’s groves in central Florida
to her Palm Beach neighbors and opened a juice stand on Via Mizner in 1959.
She quickly grew tired of the juice stains on her clothes,
so she bought colorful fabric from the Woolworth’s five-and-dime
and asked her family seamstress to make her comfortable dresses that would hide juice stains.
Her customers LOVED her dresses and bought her spares.
Lilly had more made and sold them at her juice stand.
Soon she was selling more dresses than juice.
What was born out of necessity as a juice camouflage,
The Lilly shift dress, quickly became a Palm Beach must have.

 

Lilly Pulitzer CIRCA 1963 via Life Magazine

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Thursday, March 28th, 2013

NEW Year / NEW Color

 

CIRCA WHO 2013

It has ALWAYS been the piece I fall in LOVE with,
not the color or the fabric and I have left it’s NEW life to you.

But, this year I have fallen deeper in
LOVE with COLOR.
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Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

PAGODA Cabinet


CIRCA WHO
item#7324

PAGODA Cabinet

Every so often I will look around my shop
and wonder why a piece has NOT sold.
I could not believe this PAGODA Cabinet
was still hanging around.
So….
I decided to send this BEAUTY off to be painted
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Friday, September 7th, 2012

East Hampton, NY

 

 When Amanda Newson started stock piling pieces
for her East Hampton project, I had no idea
how she would
CIRCA WHO.

I LOVE it!
VINTAGE pieces are works of art:)

Fretwork Chairs

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Sunday, August 12th, 2012

COCKPEN Chairs


CIRCA WHO NEW ARRIVAL ITEM #7440

Hollywood Regency COCKPEN Chairs

It is ALWAYS a GREAT day to find a set of 6 FAUX BAMBOO Chippendale Chairs,
but it is ALWAYS a FABULOUS day to find a set of 6 Cockpen Chairs:)

I have spotted Cockpen Chairs used in rooms
decorated by the most FABULOUS Hollywood Regency Style
designers of the 20th Century.
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Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Moroccan FRETWORK Mirror

When I found this Moroccan FRETWORK mirror for the first time
with a canary yellow background
I thought that nothing could be more FAB.
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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

LILY Tables


CIRCA WHO
items #7010, #7159, and #6873

I have always LOVED the aluminum LILY Table by Arthur Court.
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Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

PAGODAs, PAGODAs… Oh my:)

Well… I think by now you know that I LOVE PAGODAs:)
When I find one of these I want to hide it away and keep it for myself.
NEVER:)

PAGODA armoirePAGODA armoire

CIRCA WHO
Items# 4648, 7077, 7027, and 6634

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Saturday, April 7th, 2012

JUPITER MAG / The PALM BEACHER

 

JUPITER MAG CIRCA WHO PALM BEACHER CIRCA WHO

There is nothing I LOVE more about this business than seeing
how you CIRCA WHO.
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Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

PAGODA pickin’:)


CIRCA WHO NEW ARRIVALs #6552 & #6553


PAGODA mirror

PAGODA King Headboard

Just when you think the pickins are slim,
out pops a PAGODA.
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Friday, March 2nd, 2012

SHELL Back Chairs

CIRCA WHO NEW ARRIVAL ITEM # 5571

shell back chairs
Set of 6 SHELL Back Chairs

Walking down the beach on a Saturday afternoon collecting seashells
may be the perfect day for many.
Shopping Palm Beach on a Saturday afternoon and collecting SHELL Back Chairs
is a PERFECT day for me:)

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Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

VINTAGE is NEW with TLC

CIRCA WHO RESTORED items #4481

faux bamboo night stands

faux bamboo dresser

RESTORED Faux Bamboo pieces by Omega

This Faux Bamboo collection by Omega is one of my favorites.
I see it as a 1970’s Palm Beach interpretation of the Dorothy Draper chests.
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Saturday, January 28th, 2012

DOROTHY DRAPER Chests

CIRCA WHO NEW ARRIVAL ITEM #6251

Hollywood Regency DOROTHY DRAPER Chests

Pair of DOROTHY DRAPER Imposters

When I found my first pair of Dorothy Draper chests I had no idea
who Dorothy Draper was or what I had found.  I just LOVED the look of the pair.
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Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Fretwork ELEPHANT Console

CIRCA WHO NEW ARRIVAL ITEM #6490

Fretwork ELEPHANT Desk

Fretwork Elephant Desk

After reading the post by CHINOISERIE CHIC on fretwork elephant consoles
I headed out on a mission to find one.
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Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Fretwork PAGODA Chairs

CIRCA WHO  NEW ARRIVAL  Item #6326

Hollywood Regency Fretwork Pagoda Chairs

 Set of 4 Fretwork PAGODA Chairs

Finding a set of Fretwork PAGODA Chairs
is enough to keep this girl HAPPY:)
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Friday, January 13th, 2012

Faux Bamboo PAGODA Chandelier

CIRCA WHO  NEW ARRIVAL Item #6163

pagoda chandelier faux bamboo

Metal Faux Bamboo PAGODA Chandelier

Ahh…… There is NOT a room that wouldn’t be FAB
with a faux bamboo PAGODA chandelier hanging front and center.
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