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Original painted malachite side tables by Tony Duquette


We have this fabulous pair of side tables by Tony Duquette. He painted his famous malachite finish over them in the late 70’s or early 80’s, and in some places he did not remove the ormolu, so there are some traces of his handy work on the gilded metal.

Tony was a legendary artist, decorator and designer who was originally discovered in the trade by Elsie de Wolfe who took Tony under her wing. He went on to create and design movie sets in Hollywood, and won a Tony Award for costumes he designed for “Camelot” on Broadway.

The size of each is 29-1/2: x 29-1/2″ x 30″ high.

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Shop window today and the Waterford chandelier

I’ve started blogging more mostly because of my finally caving to the world of the iPhone when I lost my Blackberry about six weeks ago and discovered the WordPress app! It’s awesome and so much fun, so many times I’m out and about and want to write about something and then loose my mojo by the time I’m immersed with work back at my computer.

I took a photo of the shop today, finally with nice weather, a sign, and incredible tables by Tony Duquette I couldn’t resist sharing.

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We’ve also finishes putting the Waterford chandelier together… I’ve ordered some super white wax sleeves with no drips to make it feel fresh… It’s so weird to me that Waterford would sell their lights with plastic candle sleeves.

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New Sister Parish Home Accessories

We’re so happy to represent Sister Parish Design’s new home accessories collection. Currently we’re selling the waste basket for $80, dish for $20 and larger round tray for $65 and we ship anywhere. We’re so inspired bringing back old school pieces like this… LOVE…

Assembling a Waterford crystal chandelier…

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Here we go!!! This has been in the back of the shop, it was disassembled in England and I was given the task to put it together and sell… John is here with me today to start the work with me. Dan the electrician may be coming by later to help wire up the arms… We’ll keep you posted. This is just the beginning, we have four more boxes to unpack, crazy!

Phase one completed… We can’t believe we just did this ourselves!

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Phase three… We’ve hit a stand-still for the day because the electrician can’t come until tomorrow… We’re so proud of ourselves, it’s so empowering just to take a step back and take the time to figure something out, and we’ve had a great time along the way… This I where we are about 3 plus hours in:

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Burmese Silk Pillow Shipment

We’ve just received a group of pillows made from Burmese silk produced by an old colleague in the business who has a wonderful company in New York called Imperio JP.

Just ordered- Peter Dunham Samarkand in Sepia

Dear Readers, if any of you are out there… I just ordered this Peter Dunham fabric for a pair of pillows for a client, and I am freaking out by how pretty it is. It’s subtle, beautiful and chic… love Peter’s style of mixing his English roots with summers in southern Spain and travels to India. His fabrics are printed in Southern California. It’s available in the shop at Homme, five yard minimum or $25 cut fee for less. Please inquire within (415) 400 4299.

Handmade Dutch Santa Place Holders

I know it’s a little early in the season, but these were just dropped off to my pleasant surprise and I couldn’t wait to share them. They are made from cut birch, painted and assembled by Ellen in Sonoma. We are so happy to have these one-of-a-kind Dutch Santas here! This is a set of Twelve (12) place holders is $65 for the set. We have other individual Santas here that are great for center piece decorations, mantels, side tables or entries! They are all individually made, so you will definitely not see these anywhere else, they are totally unique and made for Homme! You will have these forever! SOLD OUT

Coffee Table with Brass Legs

We just brought this up from our storage unit in LA. We love the legs, and the burl in the patchwork veneer. Vintage 1950’s. SOLD

AD4 Sky Raider Wingtip, marked 1954

We just got in this really beautiful blue wingtip that’s still wired and can be plugged into a lantern battery for illumination. Please call 415 400 4299 or email us for more information. It’s a great gift for someone who’s into design, or airplanes… would also be a really cute full-size headboard.

Mid Century Three-way Lamp with German Glass

We found this in Sonoma County and just brought it into the shop on Monday afternoon. It has a three-way switch, a brass frame with wood base and top. SOLD