Wednesday, December 05, 2012

More Stunning Decor (from my Favorite Store)

I visited Rob Kurkut's divine Calgary shop again this week and took a few more photos for you! 
(I blogged about it previously here).  

Everyone was so smitten with my post on his shop (it's all over Pinterest!), and rightfully so...

Rob's shop is captivatingly beautiful with a perfect balance of fine, deftly arranged things.

I love his whimsical birds-in-chandeliers for Christmas!

I think this is a charming idea...little birds nesting in your light fixtures!

Rob is a master of the killer vignette:

I love this Christmas creation.  
Rob hand-painted a giant tree branch and suspended it from the ceiling, adorning it with crystals and glass icicles... 

It was hard to capture the presence and spirit of this delightful branchscape.  This is certainly an idea to steal for your home (if you have lots and lots of time and high ceilings!):

There are so many pretty moments in Rob's shop.  I am fond of this apple green scene (with a wonderful ornate chair in the foreground):

There is a wonderful mix of light and dark that I find particularly pleasing.  This chiaroscuro effect makes each white element really pop against the dark ones and vice versa: 

An intricately carved table, with more of the light-and-dark motif:
(which reminds me that I need a larger house so I can place this in the front hall)

A little more contrast in another beautiful Christmas branchscape, comprised of elegant black and silver ornaments:
At the bottom of this shot, you can see Rob's gracious customer service counter, which looks like a chic hotel lobby front desk (that's Rob hiding behind the flowers).

Every object is expertly chosen and arranged:

I love this French canopy/balloon chair (do you know what this is properly called?):
No, Restoration Hardware did not invent this chair

I hope you had an enjoyable tour of this utterly perfect store (*sigh*)

If you are interested in purchasing, please contact Rob through his website here.  I promise, he is lovely and easy to talk to!  Call and ask him questions and if you are nice, he might ship you something...

(or come to Calgary and visit us!)


  1. Beautiful furniture here Terri!
    I love the leather chairs and the balloon chair.I can't find it here in Belgium!
    PS Thank you so much for your comment on my blog!

  2. Amazing...he's taken branchscapes to an entirely different level.

  3. Really beautiful things! Love the first chandelier.

    The branchscapes are wonderful but my ceilings are so low I'll need to do a twigscape!

  4. I haven't had a chance to visit yet, but hopefully before Christmas. Looks so inspiring!

  5. Have you asked him for a part time job yet? :) Think employee discount :) I love that painted branch with all the ethereal! Thanks for this second tour.

  6. Hi Terri,

    Aren't they sometimes called "hooded" chairs or "porter" chairs? Those that guarded homes sat in them, but I'm not sure why. I'd love to get two of them for our new home.


  7. It is beautiful - I would love to visit in person. I would go back often as well.

  8. Nice blog... thanks for sharing with us..

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