Falls Church native Kelly Millspaugh Thompson’s company Stylish Patina is where vintage meets modern in home furnishings. She aspires to curate an environment with modern function and vintage soul.
Kelly’s flair for finding vintage and antique pieces and giving them new life on any budget is at the heart of her burgeoning success. Her concepts center on the idea that home should be a comfortable place and design should be livable. Her innovative techniques in transforming furniture from old to new can best be experienced at her shop in Falls Church, at her monthly Rough Luxe Marketplace sales or seen on her internationally followed blog. She always has an eye out for interesting furnishings and accessories to add to her vintage rental inventory, which she hopes will one day make someone’s event, wedding or photo shoot fabulous. For those seeking a more hands on experience, Kelly offers classes and design consultations.
*Head shot by Jennifer Burns Photography
Stylish Patina’s offerings include Kelly’s signature mix of old and new furnishings, Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan, home accessories and local handmade goods. Her shop is the exclusive Washington DC Metro area retailer of Chalk Paint®.
Annie Sloan paints are charming in both their color offerings and ease of use. These paints serve as both a medium and an inspiration for Kelly’s creations. Stylish Patina offers all colors of Chalk Paint® as well as polishes and brushes. Those who wish to learn more about Annie Chalk Paint® you can sign up for one of Kelly’s fun and hands-on classes, available at her retail location.
The Stylish Patina shop brings a unique and whimsical style to Falls Church. Kelly’s mission in opening a retail store in her hometown is to make stylish home furnishings accessible to everyone, no matter what budget, when searching for the perfect piece to give their home a comfortable feeling.
Rough Luxe Market
Vintage meets modern is the driving ideal behind Kelly’s highly successful home goods and interior design business, Stylish Patina. That ideal is evolving with her new project in Falls Church – a rough luxe market.
Rough Luxe is a hot new design trend that combines the charm and weathered patina of vintage and antique goods with the clean lines and vibrant colors of modern design. Kelly has mastered this look, curating envy-inducing collections and selling her rough luxe wares at her shop. The Stylish Patina rough luxe market is held monthly at the warehouse, located at 138 W Jefferson St. in Falls Church. Each market will be themed for a vintage shopping experience.
Kelly’s eye for vintage charm informs her unique perspective on design and style. Bringing a unique vintage home goods market to Falls Church was a natural decision for her. Get a taste of Kelly’s style and learn more about the rough luxe market by visiting her blog at http://www.stylishpatina.com.
So, you are planning your wedding. Amidst the flurry of fabric swatches, cake tastings, photography meetings and checklists (oh so many checklists) you are trying to find a way to give your special day something unique, a special element that reflects you and your fiancé’s individual style. Maybe you take to Pinterest to get inspired and the litany of images that flood your poor little browser screen make you start to sweat little wedding bells… DIY paper garlands, ombre dyed tablecloths, individually monogrammed handmade paper fans…oh my.
Well, wipe those little sweat bells off your brow because adding a unique edge to your day is quite easy and fun. Incorporating vintage furniture and accessories is a great way to add style to your wedding celebration. And it can be done affordably with a designer’s guidance using Stylish Patina’s vintage rental service!
Check out Stylish Patina’s Vintage Rental website for more information!