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
Q: What are your current best sellers?
A: 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.
Q: Favorite design blog, website, or TV show?
A: 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 toname a few.
Q: Favorite local vintage and antiques stores?
A: Those 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.
Q: What is your style at home?
A: I would have to say my home is “newly 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.
Q: Biggest design influence?