By Marti Gacioch
Gem-tone fabrics, vintage pieces, contemporary furniture, limited-edition artwork and playful home accessories mark the eclectic design pieces available At-Hom in downtown San Diego and Palm Springs.
Strolling through At-Hom’s spacious 5,000-square-foot showroom, buyers can see how different genres of room elements from select designers can be blended together to suit individual living spaces.
“We like to mix the pieces in the room displays here — just like you would in your own home,” said Lee Thomas who co-owns At-Hom with Richard Romano.
If the number of available options for the living room, dining room, bedroom and office proves overwhelming, At-Home’s expert interior designers are on hand to guide buyers through their selections to create a unique home environment.
“(These days) designers are using bold colors like cobalt blue, emerald green and rich gold, but they’re doing it with a lot of striking patterns like geometrics,” Thomas said.
Furniture by Wesley Hall and Nathan Anthony typify At-Hom’s high-quality pieces.
“We have a Wesley Hall chair that looks like it’s made of turned wood; it’s upholstered in a hounds-tooth pattern,” Thomas said. “And Nathan Anthony’s ‘Sabine sofa’ is a classic design that’s completely tufted in cobalt blue fabric and has legs of curved dark wood.”
Noir furniture, which imports its pieces from all over the world, remains a longtime favorite with At-Hom. “Noir has the most interesting furniture — pieces you just don’t see everywhere,” Thomas said. “Their work looks like reproduced antiques, but they tweak them in a fresh and fun way. We have a Portuguese desk on the floor right now that’s amazing.”
At-Hom carries limited edition artworks through Art and Frame Source, Inc., a U.S.-based company, which features its own group of artists who sign the pieces. “These are beautifully framed,” Thomas said. “We’re currently showcasing a contemporary abstract female nude and a boldly colored 48- by 64-inch abstract of a man on a horse with a sunset in the background.”
At-Hom’s accessory department offers items with a flair for fun. “We have some unique vases, including one vase, that when it’s turned over, doubles as a candleholder,” Thomas said. “We also have some interesting ice buckets with a chain for the handle, and metal tealights with a spike on them that can be tapped into a tree limb.”•
At-Hom, San Diego:
2310 Kettner Blvd., Suite B
At-Hom, Palm Springs:
68929 Perez Road, Cathedral City
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