The Maker's Mark By: Kelly Schupp
Article by Owner, Kelly Schupp, in this month's Triangle Home Design & Decor Magazine
At Rail & Stile, we specialize in bringing new life to vintage furniture through lacquer or refinishing. Our customers choose from a curated inventory of rare vintage pieces, or they bring in one of their own cherished items to have our team renew.
Increasingly, we find that homeowners want furniture with the same style and quality as vintage but with modern-day sizing and updated functionality. To address this need, we have expanded our offerings to include handcrafted in-house furniture we call Vintage Modern. Each piece celebrates vintage design but is sized for today’s living. Our debut collection, Modern Ming, was launched this spring to the High Point design community and is now available in our retail showroom. The collection is inspired by midcentury chinoiserie profiles and, like all of our furniture, can be customized with your choice of lacquer color, finish, and hardware.
In our retail showroom, we have added an extensive selection of decor from around the world. By adding a treasure trove of bespoke furniture and decor items from artisans and craftsman, we are bringing in the heirloom quality for which Rail & Stile is known. We take pride in enhancing the furnishings category in new and creative ways.
IN A WORLD FILLED WITH MASS-PRODUCED ITEMS, I LOVE THE DESIGN AND WORKMANSHIP OF VINTAGE FURNITURE AND THE UNIQUE BEAUTY IT BRINGS TO A HOME.
Shoppers can choose from hundreds of artfully crafted handmade furnishings such as textiles, tableware, rugs, lighting, pottery, and blankets.
I’m particularly excited about the custom lampshades and pendant lighting from Helen Rutledge of Bibelot Home in Charleston. She uses vintage fabrics and trims to create showstopping lampshades of all shapes and sizes customized to shoppers’ needs. Raleigh-based designer Cameron Jones of Cameron Jones Interiors incorporates designer fabrics into hand-sewn pillows sold here, and MaryMar Keenan, a San Francisco designer, designs handmade ceramic tableware. Kaylynne Leggett of The Houseplant Hippie brings the energy and vibrancy of plants and florals to the showroom, and we showcase several more artisans—many local but some from as far away as Morocco (rug makers) and Africa (textile producers).
We added these makers to Rail & Stile because they inspire us. Their products immediately elevate any space in which they are placed. Visit our renovated showroom to shop for a gift, purchase a standout piece of furniture, or spend your Saturday afternoon browsing. You will find a vast selection of items to decorate every room in your home.