Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Shelly, Oly, Holy Moly

Oly was founded in Berkeley, California in 1999 by Bay Area
designers Kate McIntyre and Brad Huntzinger, whose vision
was to simply provide good designs at affordable prices. Oly’s
furniture,accessories, and lighting present a fresh blend of
clean lines and antique motifs. Blending the traditional with
the contemporary, Oly provides retailers and designers with a
style that works well in a wide range of environments. The Oly
line is designed in-house by Kate and Brad who have been
designing award-winning furniture for over 15 years. The
products are manufactured at our own factory overseas
and warehouse in and shipped out of California. Every piece is
handcrafted and has natural variations.

Copy from Candleabra, Inc.

Since we are head to the beach and every year we bring back more seashells than I know what to do with, I discovered this gorgeous source of home decor and more for ideas.  I am just featuring things made with seashells, but they have almost 500 decor pieces at Candelabra, Inc.  Not that I will be designing my own line anytime soon, it does give me some ideas on a much smaller scale of what I could do for the waterfront property that keeps calling my name when I put a shell to my ear!






Avail at 

Worth SHELLING out the big bucks for??

At least collecting them is free...

...and so is taking their picture!


designchic said...

Loving the round fun!!

joanny said...

Your photos are exquisite --gorgeous -- you have a tremendous sense of style. Makes one want to be an avid collector.

Tony Duquette, the famous designer was known for his having no fear of materials, and for his use of shells, coral, and roots in interior decor.


Splendid Willow said...

Hi my friend,

Yes, Oly is great! I have always liked their classic white/light gray dining chair with cognac colored leather! (Whatever it is called). They offer tons of lovely furnishings.

Thank you for your lovely blog comments. They always put a smile on my face!

An answer to your e-mail is coming soon!



P.S And how fun that we have cat twins!

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you Kelly for your visit and all that you inspire over here :)

It is great connecting with so many creative blogging friends and taking inspiration that they offer!
Keep inspiring the beauty over here I am now a follower of you and your blog!


Indie.Tea said...

How pretty! Especially that round mirror - like a flower cast in silver.
p.s. the plate that you commented on is still available online (and reasonably priced too):

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Kelly! I NEVER EVER KNEW YOU CAME TO VISIT ME! I am pleased to meet you dearest! You are a teacher too? Oh talk about the insanity, right? I am STILL attending conferences for RTI this week and I cannot wait for it to be over. The material is AWESOME, but I want to get out of educator mode for the summer NOW and just read, write and create art! How lovely is your blog my dear and I want to thank you for coming to visit me last night. I am off to start another day of conferencing but plan on just doing what you plan...DECOMPRESS FOR THE SUMMER! It all starts for me on FRIDAY!

Happy day and my goodness your blog is stunning! Anita

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i'm from Jersey - so for me i would just go to the beach then make myself - i'd make this art a DIY

Stitchfork said...

I hear the seashore calling! Every summer we would do shell art at the beach - mirrors, trays, pictures. Great fun and memories!
xo Cathy

Annie Wilcox Designs said...

Let's have a shell decorating contest! Up for a challenge?

quintessence said...

I have been a fan of Oly for quite a while but had never visited Candelabra - thank you for the wonderful introduction!!

Mimi said...

oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh! how cute are those??? i love the sconce and the venus mirror. and that last pic is beautiful! :D

<3, Mimi

Charlotta Ward said...

Oly moly indeed!
Lovely things Kelly - especially love the Tahitian Shell art. They would look perfect in our Sydney home!

Hugs to you.

xx C

lisaroyhandbags said...

I really love the framed shell collections :)

Hamptontoes said...

I love Oly. I have had a trade account with them for many years, before they even had a retail store! They have some great pieces!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

You are writing about a store that I adore. Their choices are always top notch. Who does not love some shells, right? Kelly thanks for writing that I'm not the only one whose house has been on the market in TX for a year. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, it's that time once again!

Cheers x Deb

pretty pink tulips said...

Oh, I love Oly....have one of their gorgeous fixtures in my library at home! And shells.....I can never have enough. Can't improve too much on Mother Nature!

Hope you're having a wonderful time!
xoxo Elizabeth

The Buzz Blog said...

The sound of the sea and shells as decor - summer style abounds... Love all these pretty picks!

A BRIT GREEK said...

Kellyyyy, sorry i'v been away!
I have to say your blog is looking seriously amazing (yes, that's how long i've been outta blogosphere!).

I am loving the round mirror like everyone else, plus the imagery is beautiful.

Mona Thompson said...

Love it all. Just catching up...what have you done? Your blog is amazing? Speaking of sea shells, any trips planned this summer? I don't have any plans but have to make some. I'm going crazy!!! Mona

Elle Sees said...

I had a pool party this past wkend (post tomorrow) and used lots of shells. wish this post was up then for lovely inspiration!

this free bird said...

Yessssss. shell mirror please!


Poppies and Sunshine said...

What lovely finds! I love that mirror! I just recently put together a post with seashell crafts to post sometime in the future.

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I adore the shell looking glass.
So tropical and reminds one of warmer days beneath and exotic sky;-)

OneCraftyFox said...

Beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend celebrating Fathers Day with hubby and the boys :)

Jess said...

I looove that round mirror!! Gorgeous.

Susan said...

I love the use of shells, so fabulous!

Privet and Holly said...

Had to smile at
the idea of a shell
at my ear, whispering
to me about the water-
side property that we
will own, someday.
Luckily it's a dream
my hubby and I both
share. Love these
mirrors and the boxes;
reminds me of my sweet
grandparent's home....
I miss them : )
xx Suzanne

STYLE'N said...

I love that round mirror and of course love the original work by Kelly Dunn!

Blue Fruit said...

Love that crazy mirror with the shells - not too serious - which I like. The endless colours and patterns in the shells, to say nothing of their fabulous shapes - make then endlessly intriguing and beautiful.

S and O said...

Love the pictures so bright and refreshing. Looks like sweet summer living :D

Stacey said...

loving the shells as decor! beautiful! love the pic you took the most-so luxurious looking! i would so love to meet you Kel! the next time we visit Charlotte, we have to make it a date ven if it's a brief meeting;-). hope you're enjoying the summer with your family. xx

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The endless colours and patterns in the shells, to say nothing of their fabulous shapes - make then endlessly intriguing and beautiful.

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