Meet the Founder.
Originally from the Boston area, Erica moved south after meeting her now husband, about six years ago. Coming to the south opened her up to a whole new side of inspiration. Southern charm. I love the big wide farmer's porches, the wide wood plank floors, the eclectic exterior paint of the craftsman style homes and all the intricate details found within an old charmer." —Lee said.
"We bought our 1940’s bungalow in a small transitioning neighborhood of Charlotte, NC. Ever since that moment, my inspiration for authentic originals and breathing life into the broken was sparked. Now, I’m not talking antiques here (though I am fond of them). I’m talking about feeling. That feeling that you get when you walk into a room. When you touch the cold metal or feel the creaky floors beneath your feet. To me, it’s all about feeling.
You see we live on the side of town where most don’t see the potential. But to us, it was the perfect place to call home. Besides staying within our budget, it had charm and character with undeniable authentic craftsmanship. The first time we walked into that little house, we both got that 'feeling' and we knew it had to be ours.
The first time we stepped through the doors that cold November night we just knew it was perfect. Original hardwood flooring with all the cracks and crevasses, large baseboards that bowed ever so slightly, ten foot ceilings and lots of large windows. Let me tell you, this was not a ‘fixer upper’ by any means but the place needed a pulse.
For one, I wanted to bring it back to its former glory days and not modernize it. Having an updated electrical panel and correct plumbing throughout was about as modern as I wanted to make it. The previous owners had done a great job but added those modern touches that I didn’t see fit. I wanted to fill this place with a light and bright color palette, furniture and décor from its era and of course, unique and hand crafted tokens to make this place ours."
The couple has since sold this first house that they resided in for four wonderful years. They've moved up in space and truly took on a fixer upper. Sign up for the newsletter below to stay up to speed with all the progress of their projects!