The recipe for a perfect weekend for women consists of laughter, good food and shopping? My girl’s getaway this past weekend was no different! I was fortunate enough to be included in a relaxing trip to Lake Toxaway with twelve of my good friends. A third of the group were designers, so on Saturday when give the option of hiking or shopping, the designers chose shopping! Our first and favorite stop was a shop called Francie Hargrove Interior Design. I had been to this shop before so I was excited at the prospect of returning. Francie Hargrove is an accomplished interior designer. Her shop is a reflection of her talent. The shop is a wonderful mix of furniture, gifts and accessories perfectly arranged to make you feel as though you are visiting in someone’s home. Francie and the staff are as friendly as the front porch that greets you when you arrive.
A handsome triptych of horse holding court over the mantle in the first room caught my eye when I entered the shop. After that my eyes couldn’t stop to focus on one particular object because there were so many things in the room I liked. It was the overall look of the well crafted roomful of carefully chosen artifacts that I found so appealing. It was a feeling of being in a space that had a history, not a shop full of items for sale.
They also carry Rewind Candles. Are you familiar with these? They are great smelling, well priced candles in recycled wine bottles. The scents are Pinot Noir, Merlot, Chardonnay, Reisling, Cabernet and Champagne. My fellow blogger, Elizabeth at The Mustard Ceiling‘s family makes this line! Francie says they are a great seller for her.
I’ve already placed my box in my bookcases in my family room and the votives found a
home on my breakfast room table for now. I’m sure I will move them all over my house before I decide their resting place. All sweet little reminders of a weekend filled with laughter and days filled with fun adventures with friends. Thank you Francie for a fun time shopping!
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“The Design Connector” connecting you to the people, places, and products you need to know in the Interior Design World. Written by Lisa Mende, who is an Interior Designer, Tastemaker and Brand Collaborator located in Charlotte, North Carolina.