I recently needed to purchase some furniture for my current design job. While walking towards my intended destination I passed by the new Vera Bradley store and stopped dead in my tracks. It was not a darling cosmetic bag or washable suitcase that caught my eye, but the store itself.
It featured fabulously papered walls, botanical prints and beautifully painted furniture such as this chest.
I adored the sweet slipper chairs which featured an over sized paisley print and the quaint yellow tole lamp placed between the two.
Behind the register I spotted true beauty. The artist of this magnificent painting is Ira Yeager. Mr.Yeager is a favorite of mine among contemporary artists today. I love the old world feel of his work. He has spent a great deal of time in Greece and is famous for his beautiful old world landscapes.
Napoleon would love this and I do too.
The piece de resistance that made me walk out of the store and back out to my car to get my camera was a simple stroke of brilliance. You may have seen the ruched fabric covers that hide the electrical work of chandeliers and lamps, but I adore this gorgeous treatment even more.
This ribbon covered chandelier was my favorite. (The ceiling was pretty fantastic too.)