CHARTREUSE has been officially open since July of 2011.  I, however, have been doing “this” forever!  The changes that have taken place over these past few months have all been positive and fulfilling.  I thank God throughout the day…. each and every day!

I’ve been blessed with vision, creativity and many other artistic abilities.  I used to be afraid or embarrassed to say that.  It could easily be taken as arrogant or I could be judged by others.  And then it occurred to me……. “who cares”! There’s always going to be a  few competitors that think they’re better and or they can do it better or try to do what I do better (isn’t copying a form of flattery?)…….   Which by the way, I’m not flattered!  It’s quite annoying to say the least!  (get your own gig)

I am always inspired by other vendors, artist and other creative people…….. BUT I know in my heart that I create from my heart! So with that said………. and knowing what I’m about to announce will be met with the possibility of competitive BS…… here it goes!

It’s time to take the next step!  My staff, my team and I are growing.  We now have the ability to do a lot of the things I’ve dreamed about for CHARTREUSE.  We’ve been so fortunate to have such a great community response.  We’ve been able to not only sell some pretty cool pieces, but I’ve been commissioned to do a ton of custom work…. along with the artists I represent.  However….. there’s been a missing link…… until now! (actually there are a few missing links that I’m working on…… day at a time……)

(drum roll)………………… WE NOW HAVE AN “IN HOUSE” UPHOLSTERER!!!!!!!  FINALLY!  I’ve been searching for months and my dreams for CHARTREUSE are slowly coming true!

I dream about everything in the name of design.  My obsessions keep me awake at night and make me hit the floor running in the morning.  I have been designing upholstered pieces……… along with everything else….. for what seems a lifetime.  I have so many unique ideas…. ( but I’m not an upholsterer)…… and mixed with the ideas of this “person” and her talents…. WE ARE GONNA BRING IT!  She’s not good though……….. she’s awesome!  This goes directly back to my earlier article where I talk about surrounding yourself with other people who can help get it done.  You can’t do it all………… even though you think or dream you can!

We will not only be able to custom create and personalize your pieces that need re-upholstering………. but we are currently working on some killer pieces that you will not find anywhere else!  (so exciting)

Stay in touch, because this is only the beginning of many more exciting services to be available exclusively at CHARTREUSE!



Serious Potential!

Hepplewhite Sofa in need of love!

Another beautiful find!  Most people would pass this right by without noticing it…. or they might laugh and think, “why”?

I, on the other hand…. fell in love!  This is a seriously, sexy Hepplewhite sofa!  The bones are in perfect condition and the potential is endless!  I have a few ideas of what I’d like to do to it.  I’ve had suggestions of white on white and that is where my dreamy thoughts tend to go…. but I think it needs to be modernized a bit, making it a little more friendly in a few different design settings.  French Country would be the obvious…. but Bohemian Chic or Rock-n-Roll Glam……

Either way, it’s going to be fabulous!  I’ve already had some interest on our facebook page (where you can see more finds on this trip) and this will probably end up being a custom job!

I’ve had so much fun on this treasure hunt and can’t wait to get back and reveal all the finds!  Also, the new Wilmington, NC location is coming together as well.  If you live in that area, check out the sale album on our facebook page and see some beautiful antiques that are marked 50% off right now in order for us to clear it all out to renovate.

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