How many times can I say Poole in one post

You wanna talk style?  
Combine Laura Vinroot Poole, one of the loveliest and most stylish women I know, with Barrie Benson, a fabulous Charlotte designer whose work I have long admired, and you get the interior space of Poole's beautiful stores, Capitol and Poole Shop. Below are images of Benson's great design of the previous Poole Shop location. (The current location is upstairs in Capitol - another incredible space designed by Benson and Poole's architect husband, Perry Poole.)

 When I am feeling a little ordinary in my designs and needs some "oh yeah I love that" inspiration, Benson's work is one place I go. Her choices for Poole Shop were fun, fresh, casual and inventive. I love how not every piece is from one era or style and that wallpaper....boom. But what always sticks with me is the planked walls. I love the warmth that they bring and always think about having a planked kitchen one day. It kind of gives a feeling of vacation which always gives a feeling of a party. And you know I love a good party. 

all photos via Barrie Benson