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4 Designers & Tastemakers Shine a Light on the Classics

1. Meet James T Farmer

Interior Designer, Featured Product: Middleton Lamp

James Farmer is a Southern author, interior designer, and entertainer known for his ability to create a true sense of home. To James, a home engages all the senses - from the pleasantries of colors and materials and the feel of the doorknob warmed by the sun to the taste and smell of supper on the table. Through his interior design firm James Farmer Designs, James works with his clients to truly create a home. Born and raised in Georgia, James proudly has built his business in his hometown of Perry. James's natural grace and warm personality light up any room. Whether designing homes, sharing his gardening expertise or preparing a lovely meal, James Farmer is truly a fresh voice for his generation. James is the author of nine best-selling books, all of which are available for purchase on his website. We are thrilled to carry his most recent publication,Arriving Home online and in-store at Society Social Charlotte. 

"Wicker and rattan are truly timeless! The Egyptians used it, the Victorians glorified it, and it's become an American proud classic. It's a natural material that takes on a chic form with finishes and fabrics... and is suitable nearly everywhere." - James

"When incorporating natural materials, I personally love selecting a furniture or accessory that is woven." - Amy

3. Meet Betsey Mosby

Interior Designer, Featured Product: Plumpton Lamp

Betsey Mosbyis an interior designer based in Jackson, MS. With a primary focus in high-end residential interiors, Betsey's firm works on projects across the country in residential, commercial and hospitality arenas. Her design sensibility is a modern take on traditional aesthetic - focusing on classic tradition updated via contemporary art and textiles. She has honed her eye through travel and a lifetime of appreciation of art, architecture and fashion, in addition to her extensive design training and unique background as a CPA.
Her eponymous firm is based out of its Shoppe and Studio in Jackson and has an additional office in Oxford, MS. Her work has been published many times both nationally and regionally, and she is the Mississippi Member of Southern Living's Designer Network, She lives in Jackson, MS with her husband, 4 year old daughter and puppy.

"I love the natural texture of wicker and the way it reminds me of my happy place - the coast! Having rattan touches in my home gives me an instant feeling of relaxation amidst all the craziness in our day to day life." - Lindsey

Welcoming the Warmth of Natural Materials

Resembling gorgeous hand-thrown pottery yet showcasing tactile hand-wrapped pencil rattan and woven wicker, our handmade lamps are a striking way to light up your home. These textural beauties are given a whole new life when styled by some of our favorite interior designers and traditionalist tastemakers. Scroll below to see how James T Farmer, Amy Studebaker, Betsey Mosby, and Lindsey Regan Thorne made our lamps their own and why they love wicker, rattan, and a fresh take on traditional just as much as we do!

James' Favorite Traditionalist Touch

"Wallpaper, tassels, trim & chintz! I love using them all in a tailored way - touches of tailoring make a huge difference. Maybe it's a box pleat or fringe versus a ruffle or jabot, linen versus polished cotton... traditions stand the test of time." Shown above, interior design by James, photography by Jeff Her.

2. Meet Amy Studebaker

Interior Designer, Featured Product: Spunkie Lamp

Amy Studebaker has served St. Louis as an interior designer for more than fifteen years, specializing in luxury living spaces. Her design capabilities include renovations, updates, and designs conceived from blueprints for new home construction. During her time as an independent designer, she has managed residential projects for families in Missouri, New York, Florida, Colorado, Michigan, and Texas. Amy collaborates closely with her clients to meld decor with their lifestyles and personalities. She will often expertly blend a mixture of new and antique furniture and accessories, creating a timeless space that feels comfortable and collected. Traveling the country in search of these unique pieces brings a special element to her clients' homes.

"When designing, we love to incorporate wicker and rattan to keep our spaces youthful and casual. My design sensibilities in general trend towards antique pieces and more elegant lines in general, so the addition of wicker is a fun way to keep things feeling fresh and not too serious." - Betsey

4. Meet Lindsey Regan Thorne

Traditionalist Tastemaker, Featured Product: Plumpton Lamp

Lindsey Regan Thorne is a multitalented working mom in Charlotte, NC. Her interiors and beauty finds are as sweet as her husband John and two kiddos, Henry (7) and Olive (4). When she isn't working at her Beauty Tech startup @swanbeautyllc or beautifying clients with @beprettycharlotte she is perfecting her new South Charlotte home. Lindsey fondly describes her style as "coastal grandma" - she loves all things blue & white and rattan!

Welcoming the Warmth of Natural Materials

Resembling gorgeous hand-thrown pottery yet showcasing tactile hand-wrapped pencil rattan and woven wicker, our handmade lamps are a striking way to light up your home. These textural beauties are given a whole new life when styled by some of our favorite interior designers and traditionalist tastemakers. Scroll below to see how James T Farmer, Amy Studebaker, Betsey Mosby, and Lindsey Regan Thorne made our lamps their own and why they love wicker, rattan, and a fresh take on traditional just as much as we do!

1. Meet James T Farmer

Interior Designer, Featured Product: Middleton Lamp

James Farmer is a Southern author, interior designer, and entertainer known for his ability to create a true sense of home. To James, a home engages all the senses - from the pleasantries of colors and materials and the feel of the doorknob warmed by the sun to the taste and smell of supper on the table. Through his interior design firm James Farmer Designs, James works with his clients to truly create a home. Born and raised in Georgia, James proudly has built his business in his hometown of Perry. James's natural grace and warm personality light up any room. Whether designing homes, sharing his gardening expertise or preparing a lovely meal, James Farmer is truly a fresh voice for his generation. James is the author of nine best-selling books, all of which are available for purchase on his website. We are thrilled to carry his most recent publication,Arriving Home online and in-store at Society Social Charlotte. 

"Wicker and rattan are truly timeless! The Egyptians used it, the Victorians glorified it, and it's become an American proud classic. It's a natural material that takes on a chic form with finishes and fabrics... and is suitable nearly everywhere." - James

James' Favorite Traditionalist Touch

"Wallpaper, tassels, trim & chintz! I love using them all in a tailored way - touches of tailoring make a huge difference. Maybe it's a box pleat or fringe versus a ruffle or jabot, linen versus polished cotton... traditions stand the test of time." Shown above, interior design by James, photography by Jeff Her.

"When incorporating natural materials, I personally love selecting a furniture or accessory that is woven." - Amy

2. Meet Amy Studebaker

Interior Designer, Featured Product: Spunkie Lamp

Amy Studebaker has served St. Louis as an interior designer for more than fifteen years, specializing in luxury living spaces. Her design capabilities include renovations, updates, and designs conceived from blueprints for new home construction. During her time as an independent designer, she has managed residential projects for families in Missouri, New York, Florida, Colorado, Michigan, and Texas. Amy collaborates closely with her clients to meld decor with their lifestyles and personalities. She will often expertly blend a mixture of new and antique furniture and accessories, creating a timeless space that feels comfortable and collected. Traveling the country in search of these unique pieces brings a special element to her clients' homes.

"When designing, we love to incorporate wicker and rattan to keep our spaces youthful and casual. My design sensibilities in general trend towards antique pieces and more elegant lines in general, so the addition of wicker is a fun way to keep things feeling fresh and not too serious." - Betsey

3. Meet Betsey Mosby

Interior Designer, Featured Product: Plumpton Lamp

Betsey Mosbyis an interior designer based in Jackson, MS. With a primary focus in high-end residential interiors, Betsey's firm works on projects across the country in residential, commercial and hospitality arenas. Her design sensibility is a modern take on traditional aesthetic - focusing on classic tradition updated via contemporary art and textiles. She has honed her eye through travel and a lifetime of appreciation of art, architecture and fashion, in addition to her extensive design training and unique background as a CPA.
Her eponymous firm is based out of its Shoppe and Studio in Jackson and has an additional office in Oxford, MS. Her work has been published many times both nationally and regionally, and she is the Mississippi Member of Southern Living's Designer Network, She lives in Jackson, MS with her husband, 4 year old daughter and puppy.

4. Meet Lindsey Regan Thorne

Traditionalist Tastemaker, Featured Product: Plumpton Lamp

Lindsey Regan Thorne is a multitalented working mom in Charlotte, NC. Her interiors and beauty finds are as sweet as her husband John and two kiddos, Henry (7) and Olive (4). When she isn't working at her Beauty Tech startup @swanbeautyllc or beautifying clients with @beprettycharlotte she is perfecting her new South Charlotte home. Lindsey fondly describes her style as "coastal grandma" - she loves all things blue & white and rattan!

"I love the natural texture of wicker and the way it reminds me of my happy place - the coast! Having rattan touches in my home gives me an instant feeling of relaxation amidst all the craziness in our day to day life." - Lindsey

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