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
A mix of old and new.
The wall mural is from Murals Your Way. It looks