Thursday, July 19, 2012

So Cavalier: Jay Jeffers & Michael Purdy

     cav - a -  lier (kav-uh-leer) having the spirit or bearing of a knight; a courtly gentleman; gallant.

Cavalier is the new retail experience created by trend setter and interior designer Jay Jeffers and creative director Michael Purdy. I was lucky to see the shop when it first opened in April, and I can attest to the very apt name for the shop AND the very creative team.

Jay Jeffers has long been one of my favorite designers to watch, so it is especially fun for me to be able to have the opportunity to stop in and see what is new in a retail setting. Sort of a place to stop in and pick the brain of a design master!

There is a bit of everything here....great art, one of a kind accessories, antiques and vintage finds, beautiful textiles, furnishings, lighting, name it! And it is all displayed in a way that will inspire you to get your own house in order.

In design, my philosophy is that it is the mix that matters. A great design is great because the mix of scale, pattern and color, styles, new and old, high and low, function and beauty,  is done in a way that is balanced, unique, artful and harmonious. Cavalier gets the mix right....

If you happen to be in the mood for a little inspiration yourself, and you happen to be in San Francisco, you might want to drop in and take advantage of Cavalier. Soak it all up....

Cavalier Cupcakes on opening day. A gentleman always offers refreshment.
Cavalier "Swag" on opening day. Thanks guys!
The very handsome and talented Cavalier Team: Jay Jeffers, Michael Purdy and Kingsley
Cavalier Canine: Kingsley. He will make you want to stay forever.

For the Cavalier story, click on over

And for more on the beautiful work by Jay Jeffers, Have a peek

Easy to find:

1035 Post Street
San Francisco, CA  94109
Open Tuesday thru Saturday
or by appointment

Happy Shopping!


Kecia said...

SO good! I could do some serious damage (to my credit card) in that shop!


Things That Inspire said...

I agree with Kecia - it does look so good!

I agree, it is the mix. That's what separates the good from the great!

Wish I could visit tomorrow-

Splendid Sass said...

I have been drooling over this store for a week, and now you show so many more new images, Katie.
I love Jay Jeffers work, so no surprise that the store is fabulous! These two have created a masterpiece, and the puppy is just adorable!
Have a great weekend.

Landscaping Ideas said...

Such lovely and interesting items! And you're right, Kingsley might just want me to prolong shopping if not stay forever :)

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