Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Santa Barbara Niche

One of my favorite shops in Naples is called LaRocco Gallery. Kitty LaRocco lived in Europe for years, and owns this antique shop with her mother. The shop is located downtown, off Central Avenue and is the best of its kind in town, and one of the best in the state. LaRocco specializes in Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Beidermier, and other eclectic styles. She has a wonderful assortment in the shop, as well as a large warehouse. Kitty is a fabulous eccentric, and has a truly unique personality. She is a pleasure to know, and very knowledgeable about her field.

I found this fifties Italian sconce at LaRocco, and I love it. When I build my dream house, it will probably end up in a hall or a powder room. The mirror is from Maison Auclair, also in Naples, and is 18th century Italian. The books were found in North Carolina at Stillwater Galleries. If you are ever in Greensboro, N.C. you must visit The Pink Door, a fabulous decorating shop owned by Glenn Blair Lavinder. http://www.pinkdoorinteriors.com/