Summer is here and with the arrival of summer comes houseguests, warm nights, and outdoor parties. Turn the porch, backyard patio, deck or any other outdoor space into the ultimate gathering spot. Our newest dishes with sea blue stripes and polka dots will start your summer soirée off right. Whatever your warm weather style, you’ll find all of your summer entertaining needs at Lavender Hill.
Paris is always a good idea - especially in the spring! The weather is mild and warm, the flowers are blooming and everyone flocks to the sidewalk cafés.
It’s the same here in Charleston! The days are warm and sunny, and everyone wants to be outside. Spring also brings houseguests and impromptu get togethers, so the desire to refresh our home is strong. Softer, lighter palettes or crisp nautical colors like navy and turquoise are a wonderful way to lighten up for the coming summer season.
We just received some gorgeous pillows from Hedgerow. It’s amazing how a few pillows can change the look of a whole room. Whether its soft or crisp colors, casual or elegant, we have exactly what you’re looking for! Hedgerow has beautifully made pillows with a decidedly modern flair, and the look is très chic!
Spring is finally here, and the warmer weather makes us think of spending more time outdoors and entertaining with friends. Whether you are entertaining inside or out, lovely table linens set the mood! Welcome your guests to a lovely table set with colorful linens and dishes.
If you’re setting a casual table, throw on a bright and traditional French tablecloth with an antique pitcher full of wildflowers, and you’re all set for the fun to begin!
Feeling a bit more formal? Runners and placemats in soft shades of spring will set off your china to its fullest advantage. Whatever your style, we can help you set the perfect table.
So come out to Belle Hall, stroll around the outdoor shopping plaza, enjoy the gorgeous weather, and don't forget to stop in and see us!
Until Next Time,
Well, it’s now mid-March and even though we have had some gloriously sunny days, the temperatures have been lower than usual. And while that chilly weather is still here, grab one of our scarves to wear on your sweater or poncho. We have a stunning array of colors in bright and lightweight styles to add some spring to your winter wardrobe.
While it's still pretty chilly in Charleston, spring has definitely arrived at LHD! Following our trips to London and Paris earlier this year, our orders are finally here - spring has officially sprung in the store! We are so excited about the latest handbags and totes that have arrived - from jute and canvas bags in blues and corals, stripes and solids to our French straw market bags that are perfect for sunny days.
Sending a birthday or wedding card? Need to catch up on your correspondence? Our dreamy new cards from Wanderlust Paper Co. are the perfect fit! Designed & hand printed in Sussex, England, you will love the soft, colorful pallets and unique translucent envelopes as much as we do!
Spring is just around the corner, and it’s getting warmer every day. We’re ready, are you?
Until next time,
Romance is in the air! It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and with new merchandise arriving daily from the Paris and London show, we are ready to help you find the perfect gift for your special someone!
Some of our favorite new things are the whimsical lines from Sophie Allport. This English collection of tea and coffee mugs, aprons, tea towels and more are sure to warm the heart of your favorite Valentine! From pieces covered in delicate hearts to English Garden scenes and illustrations to tea cozies shaped like a sheep, they're sure to make you and your Valentine smile!
Set the scene with our fabulous French chocolates, luxurious bath products from Provence and scrumptious candles from Elizabeth Scarlett London. Let us help you pamper your Valentine and provide the perfect ambiance for romance! All you'll need to provide is the wine!
Until Next Time,
Happy New Year! What an exciting year it’s going to be! We are kicking off our new year with our January European buying trip. Maison Objet in Paris is our favorite show, however this year we’ve added another show to our line up…London’s Top Drawer!
We arrived in London a few days ago and attended our first day of the show yesterday. We are excited to say that we will definitely be adding this show to our repertoire! While smaller than the Paris show, Top Drawer offers a wonderful selection of artisans and smaller companies, mostly with bespoke products made here in the United Kingdom. We are excited to show you our new merchandise from London and are looking forward to later this week when we head to the Paris show. However, for now it’s London Calling!
Until Next Time,
Time is flying by, and Christmas is almost here! Are you ready? If not, Lavender Hill Designs can help! We have a fabulous selection of gifts for that special person, as well as thoughtful little gifts for the hostess, neighbor or teacher in your life. We have a lovely selection of woman’s accessories like cashmere ponchos and fur wraps from Denmark and Paris, as well as fragrant bath products from the south of France. For the man in your life, we have soft cashmere scarves from Denmark, soaps from the Canadian Perth Soap Company and useful wine tools from France.
How about your table? Is it holiday ready??? We can help you set a beautiful and festive table that is sure to make a statement! From shimmering luminaries on white linen runners to unexpected tabletop finds, let us help you leave a lasting impression!
So gather your friends and family close and enjoy the holidays and your time together. From our house to yours, have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Until Next Time,
Welcome to Lavender Hill Designs! Yesterday, we celebrated our one year anniversary, and this seems like the perfect time to start a blog on things that we love, places we go, and trends on the horizon.
At Lavender Hill Designs, we strive to make shopping a truly unique experience. As we travel around Europe, especially France, to bring back wonderful new products, we also aim to bring home the feeling of the markets and antique brocantes of Paris, the fragrant aromas of Provence, the visual appeal of the South of France. We look for the hot new trends from London and Paris, as well as our traditional favorites from Italy, Spain, Portugal, Denmark and the Netherlands. We want you to feel like you’re visiting Europe and enjoying the ambiance of a far off place along with us. So stop in, enjoy a coffee, and take a little trip with us! You won’t even need your passport!
We have had a wonderful first year, and we look forward to many more! We have made many new friends among our loyal customers, and we thank you for helping us make our first year such a success!
Until next time!