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Century Company WHO
Not a week goes by without one of our clients proclaiming that they have featured Century Furniture in their homes for decades. Harley Ferguson Shuford, Sr. established Century Furniture Company in 1947 and he built a plant in Hickory, North Carolina. In 1952, Mr. Shuford hired Raymond K. Sobota to design for Century. Sobota’s forty year relationship with Century is considered the reason Century was known for style and .
CIRCA Foo
Fu Dogs Who? Fu Dogs are staples in home decor known for their highly stylistic features and ability to blend into any environment. They have a rich history which spans back thousands of years to the Han Dynasty. Fu/Foo Dogs or correctly known as Fu Lions, meant to be positioned in pairs, are highly auspicious symbols believed to protect the building from harmful spiritual influences.  Proper placement of the pair is vital to .
Donghia WHO
Angelo Donghia, acclaimed interior designer, born in Vandergrift PA in 1935. Working in his father’s tailoring shop as a child, he grew an eye for design. His father actually gave him his first interior design job! He founded Donghia Furniture Inc. in 1968. Donghia Headquarters in New York expanded to their first showroom in Los Angeles in 1976. He had a unique modern approach to interior design and transformed .
WHO McGuire Designs
John McGuire and Elinor Stevenson met on the eve of World War II; he was in the Navy, she was a navigation instructor. They fell in love and got married after the war, eventually settling in San Francisco. At first, there was no sign of what was to come. He worked at Standard oil and then sold newspaper ads for the San Francisco Examiner, she worked for Boeing Aircraft .
CIRCA Lucite Furniture
Not a single day goes by that one of our customers doesn’t inquire about vintage lucite furniture they are searching for. The popularity of this style is remarkable. Lucite, associated with decor of the 1960s and 1970s, was introduced by DuPont in 1936, the same year Rohm & Haas debuted Plexiglas. That’s right, the difference is a trademark! World War 2 put a stop to the design of the .
Beach House Inspiration!
Summer is peaking & its time to start decorating! There are so many summer trends out there but our most favorite is pops of color, and nautical themes. Featured in Island Hopping by Amanda Lindroth she did the perfect ideal room. With bright colors of green and orange and having beautiful nautical hood chairs. Such a fabulous way to combine our favorite themes.   Circa Who has pieces that .
CIRCA Haines
William Haines Charles William “Billy” Haines (1900-1973) was a legendary Hollywood film star turned interior designer whose high style and glamorous interiors raised the bar of 20th Century design.  William Haines changed the look of Hollywood with his unmistakable style and redefined the way movie stars lived.   via William Haines Designs Born in Staunton, Virginia, William Haines left home in 1914 and opened a dance club in the boomtown .
Frances WHO
Frances Elkins Frances Adler Elkins (1888-1953) was a legendary decorator of the early 20th century. Her eclectic integration of various periods and styles, from French country to chinoiserie to art deco featuring avant-garde furnishings, created timeless interiors that were modern and fresh, but still retained a classic traditional style. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Frances Elkins was the younger sister of renowned Chicago architect David Adler (1882-1949). When Adler was .