Les Stinson arranges Fouta towels
Wine & Design is back this Thursday night. It’s a quarterly party hosted by and at DéCOR, the Design Center of Richmond. It’s a relaxed and entertaining event that will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on May 9.
The party promises not only wine, hors d'oeuvres and refreshments but also the opportunity to meet and mingle with many of Richmond’s top design professionals who have vignettes and boutiques within the shop. From designers and contractors to framers and artists, DéCOR provides great ideas and access.
Bring friends and swing by after work or dinner. Wine & Design is a great occasion to check out new arrivals for summer and to take in three trunk shows with specialty focuses.
Les Stinson, of DéCOR’s Mélange, will be there with a full array of cotton towels by Fouta
. Made in Tunisia, these traditional Turkish towels will be offered in a variety of memorable colors and sizes. From citron and salmon to aquamarine and azure, the guest sized towels are $18, and in their largest size – which can be used as a scarf, sarong or table runner – is $63. The knotty fringe on these towels is natural chic.
Mélange is also having a jewelry show featuring pieces by Chris Williams.
Wendy Umanoff's Restoring Style Home
’s shop, At Market
, is having a trunk show featuring Fresco
beach towels. Come see and feel these luxuriously plush towels and learn for yourself why celebrities both male and female have made these their go-to choice for the beach and pool. (Architectural Digest
, House Beautiful
and the Wall Street Journal
have also featured them.) Available in richly colored damasks and exotic patterns, Kathy is offering 20 percent off these unbelievably soft, sophisticated and absorbent towels on Thursday evening.
Other vendors have a few showcase sales in the works, and there are three new shops at DéCOR for you to visit. Just Jill Erwin Interiors
and Colonial Metalcrafts
have just opened. Brocante Home Collection
has moved to a larger, sunny space with more room to feature Annie Sloan chalk paints
, refinished chests and accessories. Wendy Umanoff, of Restoring Style
, has more than tripled her square footage and has introduced her furnishings line Restoring Home to complement and extend her industrial smart lighting.
“There’s nothing better than having a glass of wine and spending time with some talented designers and home experts,” says Marc Cates, DéCOR’s director. “Check out the latest finds from Market and designers’ travels — items that really are off the retail beat and path.”DéCOR is at 19 S. Belmont St. Regular store hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.