My Stylish Place: Hollywood Regency
By day she works at one of Charlotte’s largest banks, at night she runs a successful vintage furniture and home accessories shop – CC DeuxVie. Fascinated by interior design as a child, it’s no wonder she chose it as a major. This self proclaimed home decor magazine hoarder, painter, and crafter breathes new life into timeless pieces and has curated a home reminiscent of the Golden Age. Meet Carolyn Cobb in her stylish home.
Ariene: What is your favorite place in your home? Why?
Carolyn: My living room. It’s the brightest room in the house and we have a great view of the trees outside.
Ariene: How would you describe your design style?
Carolyn: Hollywood Regency with a vintage flair. I have a huge thing for vintage pieces, they have so much history.
Ariene: Which piece inspired the living room?
Carolyn: The two wing back chairs for sure!
Ariene: What was your best DIY project in the living room?
Carolyn: The painted canvas. I retrofitted a poster board frame for my canvas. I didn’t want to spend the money on a custom frame so this worked well. If I can figure out how to do it myself I will!
Ariene: What item did you splurge on?
Carolyn: The Crate & Barrel chaise. But it was a wedding present.
Ariene: What was the least expensive item in the room?
Carolyn: The coffee table from Craigslist. It’s a Karl Springer designer piece and great find.
Ariene: What is your most favorite piece in the room? Why?
Carolyn: The wingback chairs (they are mine too). It was a lot of work putting the design together. The black fabric was cut into separate pieces which required a lot of measuring and math, but it was well worth it.
Ariene: Wait, are these chairs a product of your shop?
Carolyn: Yes. We do some upholstery work and custom pillows too.
Ariene: So what does CC Deux Vie mean?
Carolyn: CC are my initials and DeuxVie literally means two life in French. It seemed perfect since our pieces are all being given a second life and this is my second life after work.
Ariene: How could reader’s re-create a similar style?
Carolyn: Look for geometric shapes, patterns, large pieces neutral in color. Pick a neutral color on the wall and throw accents of color in every corner.
Ariene: How would you describe the mood of the living room?
Carolyn: In one word – BOLD!
Ariene: What ingredients make this room your favorite space?
Carolyn: All the textures, shine from the metals and bold elements draw the eye in.
Ariene: How do you decide what comes into your space? Are you a ruthless editor of things?
Carolyn: Yes. I’m very picky. When I shop I pick up items I love and find a place for them. I always shop vintage for all my spaces.
Ariene: But why the cow painting?
Carolyn: (Smiling) Well, I painted the picture because I have a thing for sleepy aninmals. Its very calming, soft and easy to blend into the background. Its a statement piece in the room.
Summer Style: What’s your favorite:
- Fragrance: Michael Kors Very Hollywood
- Color Combo: Bright color mixes with patterns and color blocking
- Blog/Website: http://bijouandboheme.blogspot.com
- Beauty Staple: Rusk Thermal Shine Spray
- Fashion Stable: Lots of bracelets, leggings, flats & colorful tops
About CC DeuxVie –
This online Etsy shop opened in April of 2011. Carolyn is the lead designer and shares management of the shop with her parents. CC DeuxVie’s inventory includes vintage furniture and accessories and a signature line of custom pillows in various patchwork and high-end designer styles. Carolyn gives a lot of credit to her mom who is the sewing genius behind it all with over 40 years under her belt in upholstery sewing. Her dad is also very much involved handling some of the refinishing work. It takes a lot of special people to make the shop work.
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