Over the holidays we featured “The Shops”, a column by our friend and Pigtown Design blogger Meg Fielding. You liked it so much, we’re going to keep posting her delightful reviews of the most interesting shelter shops in town. – The Eds.
I do love Gore Dean, and I hadn’t been by there for ages, even though it’s only about a mile up the Falls Road from me. So when I went to the local outpost of Williams-Sonoma on New Year’s Eve to pick up some fun cooking tools, I popped in to Gore Dean.
One of the things that Gore Dean does beautifully is Chinoiserie. I saw this lovely little painting that Spider, Deb Gore Dean’s husband who manages the store, was about to hang.
Then I turned around and spotted this group of plates. They’re the same colours as some Coalport china that I have. Love the blue, gold and orange.
I spied this great-looking chair, and Spider told me that it came from the writer, Dominic Dunne.If you’re a fan of Dunne’s writings, here’s a chance to own a piece of his history. The detailing on the chair is great.
One of my new year’s resolutions is to keep my desk a little more tidy, especially the one at the office.I think these pebble-grain leather pieces would look fabulous, don’t you?
Although my driving record, both here and in the UK, is SPOTLESS, I think that several people I know could benefit from this little tome.The book would be a great conversation piece, regardless of who it was given to.
You know, this is the year of the Dragon.So these plates would be a perfect accompaniment to some dim sum at a Chinese New Year dinner.
I love that the lighting at Gore Dean ranges from the completely traditional wall sconcesto these up-to-the-moment pendant lamps in the most au courant shade of orange.
Finally, who could resist these cheeky monkeys?
5100 Falls Road 88 Village Square
Baltimore, Maryland 21210
1673 Wisconsin Avenue
Washington, DC 20007
441 Canal Street
Stamford, CT 06902-5910