The April issue of Lonny magazine features a Q&A with Tracy DeRamus, owner
of CIRCA WHO, a vintage
furniture resale shop in West Palm Beach that has a cult following amongst designers
and design enthusiasts. I am so honored that Tracy mentioned The Glam Pad as
one of her favorite blogs! And I am delighted to have been included amongst such illustrious company as Chinoiserie Chic!
It is no secret that I am obsessed with Palm Beach, and I try to visit any
chance I can. The shopping in Palm Beach simply cannot be beat – click here to read my initial post on CIRCA WHO and here on my most recent Palm Beach shopping excursion.
Here is Lonny’s Q&A! Shop Talk: West Palm Beach’s CIRCA WHO
stylish store owner lets Lonny in on her best sellers, inspiration sources, and
most cherished local shops.
What are your current best sellers?
Pieces with fretwork, faux bamboo, chinoiserie, or pagoda details. This year
I’ve also added more color. I’ve always fallen in love with the piece, not the
original color or the fabric, but after seeing how my clients revamp their
CIRCA WHO items, it’s inspired me to be more adventurous.
Sommers and Palmer
Weiss are also fans).
Favorite design blog, website, or TV show?
I would be lost without the bloggers and the magazines that have mentioned
CIRCA WHO. They are all a huge part of why the shop is where it is today. It
all started back in 2006 when Celerie Kemble mentioned CIRCA WHO in her
Shopping Dixie list for domino. Thank you, domino, Coastal Living, Southern
Living, LUXE, ELLE DECOR, Lonny, and blogs Stylebeat, Georgia James, The Glam Pad, and Chinoiserie Chic, just to
name a few.
here: a demilune elephant console table in turquoise.
local vintage and antiques stores?
that inspired me from the beginning, including DOLCE and what is now Shi &
Erhard. Both Tony and Bruce have an eye for what is fabulous. Every piece
stands out and was chosen out of love. Many stores here in South Florida are
missing that feeling because they are just buying what is cheap. I love what I
do and I buy and sell only what I love.
green lacquered campaign chests, a look
Lonny says they simply can’t get enough of.
vintage.” I live in a new, cookie-cutter community since my time is either
spent buying and selling or running our teenage daughters around. No time for
decorating! But my love of vintage pieces has made our house a home. Honestly,
when you fill your home with fabulous pieces, the decorating is done instantly.
I love the people and the stories. I get so excited at the end of the day when
I unload all my fab finds. I am a lover of design and buy everything from
midcentury modern to Hollywood Regency to vintage Palm Beach.
tables and stools as well as its fretwork chairs and mirrors.
’70s and by designers such as Dorothy Draper, William Haines, and Frances
Elkins, but interpreted in 1970s Palm Beach. I just love design. It doesn’t
matter when it was made (the CIRCA) or who made it (the WHO). I buy it because
I love it!
out CIRCA WHO’s selection online or in
person at 531 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach, Florida. If you cannot make it
to Palm Beach, Tracy can ship a little piece of Palm Beach directly to