Thursday, April 10, 2008

Atelier Home

at·elier (at′'l yā′; Fr ȧ tə lyā′)
A studio or workshop, esp. one used by an artist.

The perfect name for a place I know in the quaint

little village of Chagrin Falls, in northern Ohio.
Atelier Home / Cottonwood.

This space on Orange Street is where two lovely artists,
(Dottie & Dorine), are creating a tableaux vivants,
(living picture), rich with the icy blue and white colors
of Nordic countries, accented with the pastel palettes of
the French Countryside.
After months of sourcing product, dealing with city
permits, endless nights of painting and all those other
tasks that are associated with opening a retail store,
Atelier Home opened it's doors on March 1st.

Entering Atelier Home is like visiting your
favorite Art Gallery with compositions that are
reminiscent of 19th century Gouache's splashed with
tints of white.

Louis XV and XVI style pieces are impasto against
windows draped in silk, flirting dressmaker's details
worthy of haute couture.
Antique, weathered, time worn accessories are
grouped to resemble still life's of a day in the country.

Atelier Home is a store full of European
influences down to the terraced floor that has a
sameness to well scrubbed Swedish boards that
reflect the color of cotton.

And you will think DaVinci is alive and well,
tutoring the laws of the Golden Ratio.

They are also the exclusive Cleveland retailer for Mitchell
Gold, who has wonderful upholstered sofas and chairs.

The creativity is in the details! This has to be one of my
favorites! The French furniture words handpainted on
the risers. I love that!!

A mix of old and new.

The wall mural is from Murals Your Way. It looks
stunningly realistic in person. They have a rather
large selection on their website and some nice
French murals. Don't you adore those French
You can also have your own photograph made into
a mural. Something else I need to add to my
"To Do" list !
If your ever in Northern Ohio, be sure to stop by
Atelier Home. Like the French saying above the door
"Que les invités qui entrent dans cette maison,
repartent en amis."
(Those who are invited to enter this house,
leave as friends)
The Grand Opening is being planned for the
weekend of June 21.
You don't want to miss it, as they will have a
lucious container load of
"Country French Antiques"


Alice W. said...

Looks like such a divine place!!! The kind of shop I would like to own myself!!! Maybe I will make it out there someday...thanks for sharing!

Mélanie said...

What an ATELIER !
I am sure I will love it .Thanks for sharing all these beautiful antiques

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

ooh how I would love to visit this shop, it looks divine, Thanks for the tour hon!
Alicia ~ time worn style

Devonia said...

I want an Antelier! I need an Antelier.... and how do I say that in French! Gorgeous!

My bests, Devonia

Lilla Blanka said...

W O W what an amazing place..!
I wanna go there right away!
Absolutely magnificent things...I love it!
Have a wonderful weekend,

Anonymous said...

Chagrin Falls is my home town and I will be looking forward to stopping by Atelier the next time I visit. Thanks for highlighting this shop, there's always so much to see in Chagrin that I may have missed it!
Susan Prideaux

Deserae said...

Looks like my kinda place...I only wish it were closer so I could visit! Your little tour is the next best thing to being there though :o) Have a great weekend!!!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Another fabulous store you've featured!! I've been meaning to tell you that one of the owners of the Iron Gate came out to the Texas show and bought from me. Thanks for the post, I love reading about the diff. shops you feature, Theresa

Elena said...

Mmmm ... I wish I could hop into some of these photos. Beautiful!
Ciao, Elena :)

Country French Antiques said...

Merci for all the comments!
Atelier is really a wonderful place. One of those places that speaks to your soul. I love covering stores that are SO articulate and hope to visit many of yours someday!
Have a wonderful weekend!

My Melange said...

Lovely photo's...lovely shops!!! If I am ever in Ohio....

Anonymous said...

Such a wonderful place and such creative and talented owners! Best of luck to you both! -Sean

Anonymous said...

In a word, "heavenly." I traveled to northern Ohio to experience the Atelier ambiance. Well worth the trip. Thanks to Country French Antiques for showcasing an amazing new gem. See you at the opening in June!
Belle in Califonia