Friday, May 1, 2009

Valerianne - from Scottsdale to Vienna

This is the beautiful view you're greeted with when you walk into Valerianne - a luxury home finishings boutique that opened their second store in Vienna, VA in May '08. Walking through the store is a real treat as you are surrounded by beautiful bedding, accessories and furniture displayed in such a way as to get you pondering what you could do differently back at your own home! The owner, Aimee Wedlake, was in the Scottsdale store when I visited but want to be sure to say thanks to Trish for giving me great background info on the unique pieces they carry.
Valerianne represents over twenty designers - the gorgeous pillows on the bench from Bliss Studio, Union of Art, Anichini, and Aviva Stanoff ($140-300) are combined together for a custom design. The blue/gray pillow with the orange horse is actually an Arabic love poem. The horse is made up of the words. I love the mix of traditional and contemporary and the color combination.
I am completely in-love with this pink and brown Osbourne & Little wallpaper. The first picture is a better color match than the close-up below. Couldn't you see this paper rescuing a 1950's pink bathroom and taking it to a whole other level?

There are a number of unique hand blown glass lamps in the store. The clutches are original textile designs from two Chicago designers. Love the orchid in the cement pot in the background.
More gorgeous bedding - these pillows are hand made in India.

This faux potted orange tree is striking on this Oly bedside table. The pillows from Aviva Stanoff are really interesting - they are actual leaves specially treated and hand applied to the fabric.
An Anichini pillow - one of my favorite pieces in the store.


There are also a number of unique pieces of artwork in the store. The four botanicals are from a university in France in the 1800's and the piece just above is an original hand painted wallpaper rendering, circa 1900 ($612). Valerieanne carries Santa Maria Novella - a line from a 15th century pharmacy in Florence, Italy. The pomegranate is terracotta infused with the essential oil of pomegranate and the scent lasts well over a year! ($60)

Sorry for the poor photo but couldn't resist posting a pic of these cotton/silk blend p.j's (especially since Mother's Day is coming up) Love the pewter color - wondering if you could get away w/wearing the top paired w/a pair of slacks for an outfit you wear out??

Valerianne is located at 111 Church Street in Vienna, VA - look up from the sidewalk as it's in a lofty, bright space on the second floor. You could make an afternoon out of shopping there and at a number of the other great stores in that part of town.

Also - Thank you to Terri Sapienza for including my posts on the DC Design Center showhouse in the recent Blog Watch Picks to Click this week. I appreciate it! Also featured were Fly Through My Window, Pink Wallpaper and A Life's Design.

18 comments:

La Maison Fou said...

Love all of the things in the virtual shopping!! Especially the horse notecards.
Leslie

Kelly said...

Very, very pretty! I'm ready to take a drive over to Vienna!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Temptations galore!!
Aren't the new designs from Osborne and Little amazing??

pve design said...

I really think that the way you post things, makes me want to follow you around and hold all the things that you select and bring then take one for me.
One for you, one for me.
pve

Laura [What I Like] said...

Clearly if I ever set foot in this store I would never come out. I absolutely adore both sets of bedding...I could actually have that second one in my house...and the pillow all around are just genius. Particularly that big orange velvet one! Plus I'm obsessed, obsessed I tell you, with Santa Maria Novella. My favorite branch of the NYC Public Library is right behind their store and the library always smells amazing as a result. And I have a real thing for citrus as houseplants!

Coccinella said...

Adore the botanicals and the horse cushion has inspired me to get back to my embroidery! Thanks. LBx

Lee said...

Okay, if someone could whisk me away to Valerianne right now I'd be a very happy woman. Everything in that store is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Lee

red ticking said...

what a nice store... thank you for sharing... have a great weekend...

Ideezine said...

Retail therapy good for the soul. Great tour and now I'm ready to rest my feet and sip some coffee.

Fauxology said...

You always have such fantastic posts. Loved the store, the wallpaper (yummy) and the orange/white clutch! Plus, the pomegranate...I'll have to look into that line. :)

ana said...

what a beutiful store and the pillows!! I'm looking for pillows like this ones for my living room... I have a couple of new ideas now.

Thanks!



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Charlie said...

You find the best shops! I love the pj's, I think you could wear both pieces separately as part of other outfits beautifully. They color is rich and elegant. The color combo for the pillows in the first few photos are beautiful yet unexpected.

Congratulations on The Washington Post!

Have a great weekend!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Heaven. The pillows the Pj's the candles.

Oh my.

Michelle said...

Love it all...especially the pillows made in India!!! Thanks!

rustic rooster interiors said...

I love all the bright colors!!!! Perfect!
XoXo, Alexandra

misslikey said...

i am in love with a chair on third pic..ahhhh

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

The glass lamps ae just lovely. Thank you so much for all you share with all of us.

Charla

Jenn said...

Wow, I can't believe I just discovered your blog. I feel like I've been living under a rock! Also love the Valerianne pics. I need to get there -- maybe after my next paycheck.

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