Monday, March 03, 2014
At Home with Danny Taylor
I spent a few days last week in Raleigh, North Carolina, where I helped my friend, Danny Taylor, celebrate the opening of his new full-service design studio and retail shop, @home with DT. The bijou studio is located practically next door to Danny's other venture, DT and Co., which is a real-estate and development firm. To say that Danny is a busy person is an understatement.
The new studio is filled with all kinds of treasures that Danny has found, including antique chests and secretaries, vintage chairs and accessories, and new finds like candles and books. (I signed books during Danny's party, which explains the stacks of my book in a few of the photos.) So successful was Danny's party that most of what you see in these photos has been sold. However, the shop's inventory will be replenished soon thanks to Danny's knack for shopping and antiquing.
And I really think that Danny should add the title "host" to his resume, because Danny certainly knows how to throw a party. The opening was a good old-fashioned Southern drinks party replete with cocktails (the DT Champagne Cocktail), cheese straws and ham biscuits served on silver trays, and, most importantly, some of the most gracious and down to earth guests you'll ever meet.
Danny, good luck with your new venture!
Danny and me
All photos by Jennifer Boles for The Peak of Chic