Monday, October 12, 2009

course title: Design Walk 101


Here we are at the peak of Charleston's fall social calendar and we have upon us one of the most fashion-forward and fun-filled evenings of the season! I have posted all the pertainent details regarding the Upper King Design Walk, and in addition I've posted a few fun "did you know....? facts:

* Charleston's Upper King Design Walks began in the Spring of 2002, when 8 bold-post-9/11-newly-opened-design-related-merchants decided that it might be a good idea to band together to promote this fledgeling district. The first Design Walk served as a group Grand Opening for the merchants. It was so much fun we immediately began planning the fall walk!

* As the Design District has welcomed new shops & design firms, the Design Walks have continued to grow! This Fall's Design Walk will be featuring more than 28 participating businesses! The events are held once each Fall and once each Spring.

* Rain or shine! The Design Walks have always marched on despite inclimate weather. Interestingly enough, some of the most successful walks have occured on wet, drizzly nights -- the rain encourages folks to linger in each shop a bit longer and makes things a bit more intimate.

* The event has taken on a whole new dimension since, at the Spring Design Walk of 2007, Mayor Joseph P. Riley cut the ribbon at the grand re-opening of the newly Streetscaped Upper King Street. This once delapidated district now boasts bluestone sidewalks, palm trees, lamp posts, sidewalk cafes, and many, many well-heeled shoppers!

* The Design Walk has grown into such an event that it now has sponsors! As well as a great website to keep you informed about ALL the happenings of the Upper King Design District! Take a look at!!!!

* Come out and join us this Thursday night and enjoy an evening of style! Feel great about supporting so many great local businesses, and most of all, SHOP! :)

All the best!


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Ready, set, GO!

HELLO FRIENDS! Here at Dwelling we are all about custom furnishings and decorative accessories! Dwelling offers a wide variety of upholstery styles (sofas, loveseats, chairs, and ottomans) which are available in over 700 fabulous fabrics, leathers, and ultrasuedes. Our casegoods (cocktail tables, dining tables, armoirs...) are available in a wide variety of finishes and are often available in custom sizes. Additionally, we offer a beautiful selection of beds and bedlinens.

In addition to furniture and fabrics, Dwelling features decorative lighting (table lamps, floor lamps, pendants, & chandeliers) and natural fiber rugs, and custom window treatments.

Design Services are also available to help with projects large or small.

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