Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sponsor Spotlight: Atchison Home

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{The Beautiful Atchison Home Showroom}

La Dolce Vita is thrilled to welcome Atchison Home as our newest sponsor! Based in Mobile, Alabama, Atchison Home is a fantastic resource for designers and design-savvy consumers alike. The company was founded in 1985 as Atchison Imports sourcing country pine furniture from England. In the years since, Atchison Home has evolved tremendously,  importing mostly from France and Belgium and offering lighting, bedding and accessories along with furniture, making it a one-stop shop for anyone looking to furnish their home.

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{Atchison Home Showroom}

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{Atchison Home Showroom}

I recently had a conversation with Taylor Atchison, whose parents founded Atchison Home and we discussed a bit of what makes Atchison Home special.

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{Atchison Home Showroom}

Paloma Contreras: Atchison Home has obviously evolved quite a bit since the company was started in 1985 as Atchison Imports. What has endured throughout the past 28 years?

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{The Exterior of Atchison Home}

Taylor Atchison: The one thing that has remained is our European influence in business and design. Often clients tell us they feel like they are traveling abroad when pulling down our long drive. In true European fashion my parents built their home in the same building as the store. So many times on our trips to Europe we will be with dealers and shopping their inventory which seamlessly turns to having coffee or champagne at their kitchen table(that we will undoubtedly make an offer on). It just made sense to us. As a child I often came home and furniture would be missing from my room. When you deal in pieces of such quality that they last for centuries it makes it just a bit more special to know who was using it last.

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{The Pantry in the Kitchen on the Residential Side of the Atchison Home Building}

PC: It’s great to hear that you offer such a lovely old world approach, with all of the conveniences of a modern shopping experience. Why did you decide to start an e-commerce site?

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{Atchison Home Showroom}

TA: I recently started AtchisonHome.com which took some serious convincing. We made the site to serve our out of state designers/clients and we use it as a tool when working on the floor with customers. Everything on the site is not only in-stock, but available to be viewed somewhere within our four story showroom, which is being constantly rethought by our designers/staff. The design process never ends!

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{1. Vogue Magazine Cover “Woman in Swimming Pool” | 2. Egg Lamp by Charlie West | 3. Dalia Sofa by Cisco Brothers | 4. Othello Coffee Table by Arteriors |5. Cowhide Zebra Rug | 6. Calypso Sheeting Collection by Peacock Alley | 7. Cisco Brothers Goodman Chair | 8. Venice Bed in Weathered Gray | 9. Acrylic Bar Cart | 10. Gold Leaf Pattern Bowl by Michael J. Clement | 11. Chester Chair by Verellen | 12. Green Cattail Balls by Roost}

2 comments:

Karen Albert said...

Beautiful selections Paloma! A fabulous new sponsor!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

SummerHouse said...

We love Atchison Home! What a great feature on them!