Southern-made home goods deliver instant impact

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Southern-made home goods deliver instant impact

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Tibetan wool-covered ottoman. Contributed by www.vanCollier.com

MODERN GLAMOUR

VanCollier, a North Carolina design house started by a husband and wife team, is recognizable for its art-inspired furniture and accessories that combine historic elegance with contemporary design.

The Tibetan wool-covered ottoman sits on three carved horse hoof legs. Designed and made in North Carolina by vanCollier, the whimsical Finn Ottoman is available in custom sizes and finishes. Contributed by www.vanCollier.com For the AJC

The company: Based in historic Washington, N.C., vanCollier began in 1995 as an antique and design company. In 2008, it started producing a unique and diverse line of custom furniture — and now lighting and accessories manufactured by artisans in the state.

The designers/founders: Beth van Dorp Collier and Chris Collier. Beth grew up in Washington, N.C., and Chris in nearby Kinston.

Beth worked as an art museum curator before starting her own interior design business.

Chris started as a manager of an antiques auction house and later worked as a developer for historical residential infill projects.

The Colliers live in the old Tayloe Hospital, which they bought in 2004 and converted into their home and studio.

What’s popular: Jeannie ottoman ($2,100); Pagoda lantern ($1,995); and Cornelia & Susanne Gingko tables ($795).

Other favorites: The curvy Tuki settee ($2,900) and the Caldwell Tub Club chair ($1,995).

Fun (or unusual) request: Made an 8-foot-tall by 10-foot-wide Gladys tobacco screen for a client in Maryland. The screen is made with reclaimed tobacco sticks on a steel frame.

Big break: Garden & Gun magazine featured the couple’s hospital home in its April/May 2013 issue.

Claim to fame: The Pagoda lantern was published in Architectural Digest and British House and Gardens when it debuted in 2013.

Where to buy:www.vanCollier.com

TEXTILE-INSPIRED ART

Kate Roebuck’s paintings of nature and everyday life are largely influenced by her study of textile design.

The artist: Originally from Pittsburgh, Pa., she studied textile design at the University of Georgia (graduated in 2009) and worked for Athens-based Hable Construction for five years before branching out on her own and starting Kate Roebuck Studio in 2014. Roebuck now lives and works in Chattanooga, Tenn.

University of Georgia grad Kate Roebuck sells many of her popular black and white drawings and abstract water colors through retailers such as OneKingsLane.com and Crate & Barrel. Contributed by Kate Roebuck Studio For the AJC

What’s popular: Black and white ink drawings and abstract water colors ($40 to $3,600).

Big breaks: Studying at UGA with textile designer and artist Clay McLaurin; working with Hable Construction founders and sisters Susan and Katharine Hable; and regular meetings with fine artist Carlyle Wolfe.

Claim to fame: Has partnered with retailers such as One Kings Lane; Chairish; Ban.do; Crate & Barrel; Uprise Art; and Artfully Walls.

Where to buy:www.kateroebuckstudio.com. In Atlanta, at Miko + Boone Home, 41 Oak St., in Roswell (mikoandboonehome.com) and Crate & Barrel.

CERAMIC CHIC

Ceramic artist Claire Parrish is drawn to pottery for its beauty and function.

The artist: Parrish grew up in Dunwoody and took an interest in ceramics as a student at Atlanta’s Marist School. At the University of Georgia she earned degrees in ceramics and art education. In 2015 she moved to Richmond, Va., and started Claire Parrish Pottery.

The goods: One-of-a kind, handcrafted pottery for the table, kitchen and home. Popular colors include white iron, warm whites and emerald green.

Ceramic artist Claire Parrish grew up in the Atlanta area and graduated from the University of Georgia. In her Virginia studio she creates ceramic art for the table, kitchen and home. Contributed by Claire Parrish For the AJC

What's popular: Ice buckets ($72), which include an under plate for condensation; berry washers ($38 to $40); and vases ($32 to $75) in various heights, shapes and detail.

Other favorites: Hanging planters ($32 to $36), with or without drainage holes; serving bowls ($54 to $75); and pitchers ($48 to $78).

Surprise hit: Wedding registries, with tailor-made pieces ranging from full place settings to serving and decorative pieces.

Big break: Being asked to be a vendor at Citizen Supply in the Ponce City Market in Atlanta. The store offers handmade and small-batch goods.

What’s new: A line of dinnerware, pots for plants and other home goods, such as napkin rings.

Where to buy:www.claireparrishpottery.com. In Atlanta, at Citizen Supply, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave., on the second floor of Ponce City Market.

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