What's Happening At The Studio

The Scouts share what's inspiring them at the moment, along with what's going on in the studio.


Thursday, December 30, 2010

Adios 2010

As the Scouts look forward to 2011, we must take a moment to recollect what we’ve enjoyed or been thankful for in 2010.
1. Those of you who made a commitment to shop and support local, independent businesses. We thank you from the bottom of our heart. 2. Our 3rd successful French Flea Market. We have really started to look forward to our annual anniversary celebration and the special things we scout for it. 3. Customers who come in from bigger cities and say they love our shop because it reminds them of, say, Chicago, Seattle, Atlanta or Boston. It’s a complement we truly appreciate.
4. Clients who trust us wholeheartedly; with design decisions and alarm codes.
5. Contractors who show up when they’re supposed to, do a good job for a reasonable price, and remain cheerful: the ones we’re proud to associate our name with and trust to be in our clients’ homes. You are few and far between and we would like to clone you. 6. The opportunity to do what we love, with people we love. And our families who support us in doing so.

Thank you all for a wonderful 2010! We look forward to a fun and successful 2011 and dragging you all with us!

The Scouts

Thursday, December 23, 2010


in the magic that is Christmas.
Vintage Scout Interiors will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We'll see you back at the studio Monday, December 27th at 10am.

MERRY CHRISTMAS or as we Scandinavians say, GOD JUL.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Staying Inspired

It's been almost two years since I first walked in to the lobby of the Gramercy Park Hotel. We were at the NYC Gift Show and our friend, Fifi, wanted to share some of New York's finest design with us.The first thing that struck me was all the amazing art. That should come as no surprise, as Julian Schnabel designed the interiors with Ian Schrager, the master of boutique hotels. Pieces by Schnabel, Warhol, Haring and more are predominantly displayed throughout the public areas of the hotel. A super treat to see works in an environment like this.The sawtooth shark chandelier in the Rose Bar was nothing short of completely cool. The vibe was medieval, yet felt like an exclusive men's club. It was almost a little pompous, although that was probably intentional. Then toss in a Moroccan influence and you have combination that no one would think would work, but is flawlessly pulled off. The unabashed mix of rich, bold colors combined with luxurious finishes is a treat for any designer to experience. Fuse that with the storied history of the hotel and the total package is an intriguing feast to behold. While goofing around with a suit of armor in the lobby, a gentleman chuckled at us. Fifi, not one to be belittled, gave him a look that only Fifi can. He stopped to talk to us and it turned out he was the former owner of the hotel, Steven Weissberg. He talked to us about his family, so candidly that we hardly believed him until we googled it. Read all about it here- NYMagazine
Maybe the Scouts will one day be lucky enough to stay at GPH. Until then, we'll take away inspiration for it's blend of styles, colors, and over-the-top furnishings. Have you ever stayed there? If so, let us know how your experience was.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Belle Fleur is a 2010 Favorite

We were excited to read that Belle Fleur candles made Elle Decor's list of "What We Loved in 2010- under $100". We agree wholeheartedly! Belle Fleur candles are beautifully packaged and come in the most amazing unique scents. Vintage Scout is proud to carry this line of luxury candles. We can't decide on our favorite scent- Orange Blossom Pomegranate, Figue Noir, Bergamot Cedar... the list goes on.
If you are not familiar with Belle Fleur candles, stop by the Studio and check them out. They make a wonderful hostess gift. Besides the wonderful scent inside- the box they come in is so beautiful, you don't even need to wrap it.
We currently have six scents available at $48, as well as room fragrance sprays. Call or email the Studio for more information. 937-312-9461 or info@vintagescout.com