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Slate Interiors vs Sleepy Poet

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Sleepy Poet Antique Mall—

Your sixth sense #iseejunk will be assaulted the second you mosey in and scan the joint. For one, it’s an absolute beast in terms of sheer size – over 50,000 SF. Two, it will first appear that the mac daddy of all attic sales went No.2 at this location. You can tell them I said that, but please don’t. I’m not being mean, it’s true. It will look like a bunch of crap, but once you infiltrate and start getting into it you’ll make remarkable discoveries.

I get a big kick out of exploring settings such as these – you never know what you’ll find; some higher-end objects, the lower, the middle and so called shabby chic. If you go to browse, good luck. I think it’s probably easier to go in with a clear objective.

I’m not lying, there is a lot of junk in there. They’ll call it antique or vintage so you need to know the difference between that and say, old and useless. It’s not rustic, it’s rusted. It’s not weathered or distressed, it’s disintegrating. This type of stuff is known otherwise as junk.

So you find something cool, like that buffet table you’ve been searching for, only this one looks awful -- and your head starts spinning with chalk paint ideas.

Be creative. Have fun!

www.sleepypoetstuff.com

Sleepy Poet Antique Mall
4450 South Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28209
704-529-6369

Slate Interiors—

Since your whole house can’t or shouldn’t look like you're part owner of West Elm eclectic is a good way to be and we’re fairly eclectic at my house.

What’s wrong with having a lot of cool stuff that probably shouldn’t go together but goes together because you chose to put it together? Nothing, that’s what.

Slate will help you make that happen. The store houses, oh, I don’t know maybe 50-60 cubicles from various local artists and merchants. It’s a very intimate environment and staffed with “know how” folks that want to assist you.

The good and the bad is this: You have to make regular appearances. You may go in one week and not see a darn thing that appeals to you, but then in a week or two the whole store will have turned over and you’ll get an entirely different experience. So that’s good. And bad. Who has the time? Make friends with the people there and have them contact you when that special something arrives, even if you don’t know exactly what that is at the moment – original art, things that look pretty on shelves, assorted furniture pieces and lots and lots of cool chairs.

Just don’t tell the folks that live in tiny houses that you’re buying stuff just for the hell of it, you know, ‘cause you love stuff and want to look at it every day.

Oh yeah, ask for Mark, he’s awesome.

#Boom Done. Slate wins.

I love rug.—Brick Tamland

www.shopslateinteriors.com

Slate Interiors
1401 Central Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28205
704-930-7890