Ceylon et Cie.

In yesterday's post on the Mary McDonald book signing, I mentioned Ceylon et Cie. and Michelle Nussbaumer. I can't begin to explain how transfixed I am with Ceylon et Cie. and the woman behind it. The showroom is exquisite - to say it's a visual feast is an understatement. The selection of worldly goods is incredibly unique and interesting. I find myself wondering about the origin and story behind every item!

One thing about the showroom that stands out to me is that nothing seems overly forced. The assemblage of goods is decidedly glamorous and decadent, yet still livable and non-pretentious. It's obvious that Michelle handpicks the antiques and objets and plays an active role in Ceylon Portfolio, her furniture line, and Ceylon Bijoux, her jewelry line. The whole "brand" is perfectly balanced between being sophisticated and exuberant, luxurious without being ostentatious, and exotic but comfortable.

All of those qualities seem to be present in Michelle and it makes sense that it takes a woman like her to create such a fabulous business. Her passion (and work-ethic, I'm sure) has led to her success and thus she's quite an inspiration to me. I'm certainly not the only one who finds Michelle and her work so fascinating, she's been featured in Elle Decor, Veranda, Southern Accents, House Beautiful, and many other notable publications. I especially enjoyed seeing the introspective on her in 1st Dibs' Style Compass...be sure to take a look because it includes some gorgeous shots of her projects.

Via Style Compass, photo by Stephen Karlisch
I could go on and on, but I would rather show than tell. Please prepare yourself for some serious visual stimulation. Et voila, the photos of the marvelous Ceylon et Cie:


Pretty amazing, isn't it?


  1. OMG, Stunning! Beautifully curated.I would give anything for a showroom like that in Phila.

  2. Gorgeous to the very last drop -- move-in ready if you ask me ;)
    And stunning photography too.
    Cheers, Alcira


  3. Fabulous! What an incredible mix. So chic and sophisticated. I love the use of color and large scaled pattern in the whole interior. She is very talented.

  4. I've been there. It's very similar to all the shops along the Embarkadero in San Francisco.

  5. gasping for air right now....amazing pieces!

  6. What amazing pieces!! I especially love the great chairs in the third picture... the pattern is gorgeous!!

    Oh and sweetie, have you added your city info to Location Central yet? It's where you can see who else blogs by you. We're all out there!


  7. I seriously would have gone broke in there, I might have just handed over my credit card and said I'll take it...all!