Charleston Style and Design

FALL 2014

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354 CHARLESTON STYLE & DESIGN | FALL 14 A C C E N T S A jute-wrapped chandelier adorned with beads chosen by the customer. Drum shades wrapped in twine and edged with limpet shells. A brass sconce with long, long tentacles of painted hemp, looking like an exquisite jellyfsh momentar- ily at rest. These are the new looks of lighting at Ro Sham Beaux, which opened its retail fagship in July at 39 Broad St., in Charleston. In 2009, founder and principal design- er Ann Yancy thought she was creating the lighting line with her "mad money," but immediately found she had to hire a production staff. Eventually, her husband, Will Rogers, not only took on the compa- ny's management but also poured his own creative instincts into a complementary line of furniture and accessories. "Casual luxury" is the look that evolved straight out of the décor of the couple's own home—a modern, laid-back bohemian look that Yancy describes as "Venice Beach, California, meets Sullivans Island, South Carolina." The often natural, sometimes rustic, sometimes recycled elements merge in a look of decided elegance. "We're obsessed with hemp and jute," Yancy says, which looks amazingly fresh alongside velvet and Radiant Ro Sham Beaux brightens Broad Street BY MARGAR ET LOCKLAI R Photograph by Holger Obenaus

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