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The Real Society Socials

Meet Mimi!
She's back! You may recognize Mimi Striplin, founder of The Tiny Tassel. Mimi was one of the babe brands we partnered with to sell her gorgeous tassel jewelry at our Sample Sale & Pop-Up Shop last spring. Her handmade tassel jewelry was such a hit! The Tiny Tassel was founded in the summer of 2015 and has quickly grown to offer a full line of handmade tassel jewelry, garments and party goods made up of bright colors and classic prints. Mimi is also the co-owner of Cannonborough Collective in Charleston, SC.

We're so excited to partner with Mimi again and share how she made SS her own, filling her beautiful office space with our Lafayette Swivel Rocker, Finley Rug, Faux Mongolian Footstool & Palm Beach Side Chair! Just like us, Mimi loves color & pattern play - it's safe to say our brands are definitely best friends! 

Mimi's Design Tip:
Don't be afraid to mix and match a classic print with something whimsical! I loved pairing a fun pattern- like this spotted cheetah pillow- with our classic blue gingham chair. 
"Sitting down at my desk means that i’m getting some serious work done! I love being able to have an office space to call my own, filled with all of the things that I love"


Mimi's Favorite Designers:
"I currently love following along with Amanda Louise Interiors , Deena Knight Designs , & Bria Hammel Interiors - love their crisp, bright & colorful designs. This sounds so cheesy but my #1 go to for design inspo is Society Social- I've followed along since I was in college and have always loved the colors & it brings me so much joy to have added a few pieces to my little Charleston apartment!"


Photography by Sirena Singleton of Aneris Photography

Meet Ally-Catherine!

Ally-Catherine Trenary has always had a penchant for the custom & colorful! She's a long time supporter of SS which is evident in her vibrant home! And just like us, custom is the name of her game. Ally-Catherine recently launched a beautiful bespoke rug company, June St. GeorgeWith her 10-pound sidekick and biggest fan, Sailor, by her side, she is ready to create a rug that is uniquely, distinctly you and that will weave together your past, present and future generations to come.  

Scroll below to see how Ally-Catherine took advantage of our custom SS designs and how she's paired them with her beautiful rug styles.

We love how Ally-Catherine paired our Duchess Chairs in Schumacher Citrus Garden with her custom monogrammed rug in her dining room.

Ally-Catherine's Design Tip:
The most common rug buying fear is “what size should I buy?!” Everyone has different opinions and while every space is different, there is an easy rule of thumb: at least two legs of furniture should sit on the rug. But don’t be afraid to throw out the rule of thumb and try something unique – I absolutely love smaller coordinating rugs on each side of the bed!  It makes sure you start your morning on the right foot (pun definitely intended!) by stepping out of bed onto something luxurious and warm. 
An easy way to pick the right size rug for your space is to take old magazines or even painter’s tape and create an outline of your rug in the size and shape you think is right. Arrange your furniture until you know which size is right for you! 
For her bedroom, Ally-Catherine made a cozy seating area in the corner featuring our Stevie Swivel in a COM Schumacher emerald velvet paired with a piece of our Reflections art! And for the foot of her bed, Ally-Catherine chose our Kelly Faux Bamboo Bench in a luxurious vintage velvet! And don't forget the pups! Our Pagoda Pet Bed is the perfect resting spot for sweet Sailor. 

Ally-Catherine's 3 Favorite Designers:

Dorothy Draper: I love her use of color and pattern – she manages to be fun and perfectly balanced!
Oscar de la Renta: The balance between innovation and elegance inspires me
My clients!: They have so many incredible ideas that transform my designs into their own heirlooms! 

Ally-Catherine, thank you for making us a part of your home! We love following along with your success of June St. George! 


Meet Lucy!

Lucy Cuneo is an amazing photographer based in Charleston, SC. If you follow along on Instagram or her blog you'll be sure to find lots of content on entertaining, travel & style tips! We love Lucy's mantra of "elevating the everyday" and creating inviting environments. Her new office space is exactly that -- a cozy oasis that welcomes us in and makes us want to stay a while! Lucy is a lover of texture and we're thrilled to share how she made our Boracay Cocktail Table & Gracie Scalloped Mirror her own! Both pieces feature the natural texture of split reed rattan paired with stunning silhouettes. Talk about casual elegance!

Function at its finest! Our Boracay Cocktail Table features a lower shelf for styling or storage and brass capped legs for a touch of glamour! We love how Lucy took advantage of the lower shelf, storing poufs to pull out as an extra seat when needed.

Lucy's Design Tip:
Don’t be afraid to DIY and to restore — mixing and matching purchased pieces with those you make and breathe life into is a really fun way to go!
Lucy's 3 Favorite Designers:
Bunny Williams, Mark Sikes and her aunt, Bambi Goodhew. 

Lucy, we're thrilled to be a part of your studio! We hope you find inspiration here each day!

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