In this week’s blog, we get to know some of our stockists and learn of their favorite local spots, as well as what they’re loving right now in design!

First, we chatted to Beth Ann Kallen and Victoria Pouncey, the co-owners behind Folly Home Furnishings in Charlottesville, Virginia. These two friends like to say that Folly is where north meets south since Victoria is from New York and Beth Ann is from Alabama. Their passion for sourcing interesting and unusual pieces is what really sets Folly and their clients’ homes apart!

What's your favorite color at the moment, and what's your favorite way to use it?

Victoria has always loved shades of brown, and I’ve recently become a fan. For one of our current projects, we are considering upholstering the walls of an entrance hall with a rich brown velvet. For another client’s sunroom with cream walls and seagrass carpeting, we will be using a gorgeous brown and white hand blocked floral print on the chaise. And of course the BWH brown Pheasant Feather lamp is one of our favorites!

What is a piece that you're always looking for more of?

Folly is known for the unique and interesting pieces we find at auctions and estate sales, so we are always on the hunt for more. Something else we always keep our eyes out for are side and drinks tables — both for the shop and our design projects.

Best local coffee shop to stop into on the way to work?

Shenandoah Joe, a Charlottesville small batch coffee roaster. The coffee is amazing, and we love supporting other local shops.

Favorite happy hour spot when you need an end of week treat?

We love to unwind with a glass of wine after work on Friday, and we are so lucky to live in the heart of Virginia’s wine making region. One of our favorites is Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyard, which has amazing views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Next we heard from Michael Cox of Foley & Cox Home. Foley & Cox has been designing interiors for over 15 years and Foley & Cox Home is their first retail venture. Nestled in the antique district of Hudson, NY they offer customers a selection of fine antiques and home luxuries from resources and artisans they have identified all over the world.

What's your favorite color at the moment, and what's your favorite way to use it?

We’re loving loden now and are developing some beautiful palettes for a living room in Austria – utilizing it in lush floor coverings, rich velvets, and elegant lacquer details.

What is a piece that you're always looking for more of?

Finding exciting surface mount light fixtures is a constant challenge – the best ones add sparkle to the ceilings of hallways, bathrooms, closets, and mudrooms.

Best local coffee shop to stop into on the way to work?

Luna, in NYC, is on our block and gets visited before, during, and after work!

Favorite happy hour spot when you need an end of week treat?

Bar Centrale in NYC is an intimate, old world venue that is great for spotting Broadway celebs who want a discreet and cozy cocktail

 

Visit Folly Home Furnishings and Foley & Cox Home in person to see more and to peruse your favorite Bunny Williams Home products!

 http://follycville.com/

http://www.foleyandcoxhome.com/