3.21.2010

C. Bell: The Belle of The Antique Row

With over forty shops on the antique row of West Palm Beach, I decided to follow Simon Doonan's quick list on my visit last December. I've heard of C. Bell from numerous sources so I was only too eager to check her showroom out first.
A very Palm Beach pink and green vibe going on at the entry
Dorothy Draper's, In the Pink, fits right into this little vignette with paw foot furniture which we see a lot of from Oly and Baker by Jacques Grange. I'm trying to remember the 20th century designer who popularized animal legs and paw feet in these whiteout or whitewashed finishes. He was based in California and died of a drug overdose, if I'm not mistaken. If you remember his name, please let me know. 
Here is Christine Bell, the Belle of the Antique Row.
She gamely posed for the camera and was very nice all throughout
despite going through a major computer glitch while we were there.
This sunny area brightens up the far corner.
The eight frond rattan chair works
well with the restored vintage desk.
The zebra print plate is one of my favorite pieces.
Animal prints and bright colors repeated all throughout.
This 70s mirrored vanity is the perfect size for me 
and small apartments. The built in lights work really well.
The collapsible tole tray on the right with greek key pattern
is a great cocktail accessory and accent table.
Nothing can ever go wrong with the pristine 
combination of white and blue.
 treasure trove of white accessories
This restored tea pavilion chair in lacquered hot tomato
stands out among the sea of white.
Christine is spot on with her style and merchandise selection. Her pieces add drama and whimsy making her a go to source for designers. Check out C. Bell's website for more details. Thank you Christine for giving us a gracious tour. I said the blog post would come out weeks after my visit. It's been three months so I apologize for the delay.

6 comments:

traci zeller designs said...

That shop looks amazing!!! I totally want to go!

froulala.blogspot.com said...

Thanks Traci! Yes, yes!! I can totally imagine you swooning over many of the pieces! Thanks for commenting.

cbell said...

How fantastic. Thanks for posting CBell Furnishing. Love it!!

cbell said...

Love this. Thanks so much Christine

Froulala said...

Thank you Christine! Love your store and your personality! Will definitely pop by again the next time I'm in town.

Claire Watkins, ASID allied said...

Oh, perfect-I am headed to Palm Beach at the beginning of May and now I am adding CBell to my list of spots to hit. Love that!