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Favorite Things: Fanny Bolen Interiors
BY SARA GAE WATERS
PHOTO BY DON RISI
It’s no wonder...
Fanny Bolen Interiors’ new shop at 2761 W Country Club has a calming, “Let’s stay a while,” feeling to it when you enter. After all, owners Fanny Bolen and Bebe MacKellar also have that effect on people, both individually and collectively. Affable and welcoming with great skill and experience, they are undoubtedly the secret behind the success of their company. Having moved locations from a long-time home in Nichols Hills Plaza, their new space has ample room for design projects while housing exquisite wares for the home. Bolen and MacKellar each have more than 25 years of experience, and exceptional eyes for beauty in design. “We know the items we need to make a house a home,” says Bolen. “Great lamps, pretty throws, books, cachepots, vases, original art and handmade objects are as important to good design as a great chair or sofa. We feel we have a curated collection that complements what we do as designers.” This team excels at creating beautiful spaces, and they have done it to perfection in their new shop, as well.
Alicia Adams reversible alpaca classic throw, $445 “Evoking comfort is important in decorating a room, and a cozy throw is the perfect accessory, whether the temps are frigid outside or your AC is blasting inside.”; Kenis braided bowl by Palecek, $359 “You really can never have too many baskets, and this braided beauty would look great filled with orchids, fruit or magazines.”; Murano glass bookends, pair $975 “We have a beautiful collection of mid-century Murano glass in the shop; this apple and pear pairing would look stunning on a bookshelf or coffee table.”
Gregory lamp by Christopher Spitzmiller in shell pink, $3,065 “Classics that will endure are always in style. We have been using Christopher Spitzmiller lamps in our projects since the mid-’90s. The timeless shapes and fabulous range of colors breathe life into a room.”; Bunny Williams Home silver hourglass table, $4,800 “Bunny Williams’ hourglass table has become a go-to for decorators. It comes in both gold and silver patina and is the perfect size for a lamp, a cachepot and some books. We love it!”
“Large Circles” by Kayce Hughes, $5,900 “Whether you are a traditionalist, modernist or somewhere in between, a piece of contemporary art adds sophistication to a room. I have a large piece by Kayce in my living room, and it is a showstopper with my chintz sofas.”; Paul Lange, “Vera,” $6,000 “Paul Lange’s fine art photographs capture the exceptional beauty and form of nature’s flowers. A photo like this one from his ‘Big Blooms’ series would dazzle any room.”