Lisa Bakamis during Home: Fairfax emporium of her favorite things
July 7, 2016 - table lamp
Q: How did we confirm on a plcae for Lisa Bakamis during Home?
A: Fairfax is a unequivocally cold tiny city that we have always desired a vibe of. In a past 6 months, there has been some overwhelming expansion in a downtown area, as new restaurants and shops have begun to open their doors. In February, we beheld this 800-square-foot storefront studio space, and knew it would be perfect. Not usually was it vast adequate to reason a shop, my bureau and my settlement library, though it’s also directly opposite from a Parkade (Fairfax’s biggest parking lot). And being right on Sir Francis Drake allows for easy entrance from a north or south. Additionally, there is zero like my emporium here or in a surrounding towns.
Q: What was your prophesy for a settlement of a shop?
A: Without totally overloading a space with furnishings, we have been means to settlement a emporium so that it allows for plenty arrangement of sell with an mouth-watering blueprint in that we feel during home. we wish my guest to feel like they can relax in this environment, take a chair in a settee, crop by one of a iPad catalogs, and only suffer a scenery. And maybe make a purchase.
Q: What are some of a highlights of a merchandise?
A: The emporium is small, though it packs a meant punch! We’re showcasing a few incomparable upholstery and cased-good equipment for sequence on a floor. And accessories, lighting, pillows and art are in abundance. For artwork, in further to some of my trade businessman art collections, I’ve partnered with some extraordinary Marin and San Francisco galleries, including Simon Breitbard Fine Arts, Zener Schon Gallery and Lost Art Salon.
Q: Speaking of art, can we speak a bit about a picture in a store?
A: The front windows and entrance corridor underline a bold, black-and-white picture by Ian Ross. It positively lends itself to a some-more civic aesthetic; however, within that same environment are a span of super-traditional selected wingback chairs — upholstered in a modern, splendid orange velvet — and an overscaled coronet starburst candelabrum to supplement that spirit of glam. This vignette, and a whole shop, unequivocally reflects my settlement aesthetic, with an heterogeneous mix of styles, materials, finishes and colors.
Q: How do any of your enterprises — a settlement organisation and now a emporium — prove several interests for you?
A: My use has always confident my artistic and entrepreneurial interests. Every plan is different, with a whole new set of drawings, personalities, palettes and problems to solve. While my emporium is rather an prolongation of my settlement business, we see Lisa Bakamis during Home as a whole new experience, where we am arrange of my possess client. we emporium for myself, and for what we feel looks great, and for what best complements a code we am cultivating — all while gripping an eye on how a marketplace is responding to it. we adore it, and am anxious to embark on this new adventure!
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Bakamis’ favorite finds
New York sideboard, $2,112: “This is only totally distinct any buffet we have ever seen. It is unequivocally bony and pointy in a design, though with a reclaimed wood, it has a rustic, soothing peculiarity to it as well.”
Grandfather skull, $194: “I adore this somewhat creepy nonetheless overwhelming coronet skull form. It goes to uncover that anything can be stylish in brass!”
Arianna bullion root lamp, $849: “This gold-leaf, Brutalist palm list flare with a bullion steel shade is irresistible. Its scale is even some-more fantastic — station 40 inches tall, and 16 inches in diameter.”
Stratosphere chandelier, $3,186: “This candelabrum creates a outrageous statement! It is 46 inches in hole and 52 inches high, and assembled with a skinny silver-leaf handle support that winds adult a fixture. The tiny blown-glass spheres supplement a radiate of reflected light.”
Custom bird pillows, $450: “These pillows are done from my favorite Donghia fabric: Bee’s Knees. The settlement has a unequivocally selected feel to it, though there is something super uninformed about a tone intrigue — soothing blues, charcoal, ivory, dashes of glow pinkish and hints of low red.”
Architect’s chairs, $1,195: “These steel-framed loll chairs are structurally dope! At initial glance, we competence bypass them if you’re looking for a friendly place to sit, though on sitting in one, we comprehend that they are surprisingly ergonomic — a ideal mix of beauty and function.”
Lisa Bakamis during Home, 1828 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; Monday by appointment. www.lisabakamis.com