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Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Gore Dean Revisited

 I was so delighted when Gore Dean opened a store in Baltimore. It’s in an old mill building so it has high ceilings, lots of wood beams and lovely high windows. Stylistically, it’s the polar opposite of the space at Halcyon House, but each works equally well for the goods on offer.
As I arrived, Deborah was loading a huge chandelier into the back of a car. I came to find out that she designs some of the chandeliers hanging in the store, including a spectacular one with rock crystals and beautiful red crystals.
One of the things I like about Gore Dean is the wide variety of what she sells, both in items and styles. There are lots of beautiful china patterns, including some by Hermès; table linens, bedroom and bathroom accessories including the most plush towels, and even a carefully curated selection of books. It’s both a blessing and a curse that my house is only 11.5 feet wide! Let’s take a wander through the store:

The front of the store is a huge glass wall, backed by a stone passageway. The light in the store is always glorious.

A selection of Mrs. John L. Strong stationery (RIP).
One of the many stunning chandeliers hanging from the beamed ceiling at Gore Dean.
A group of shield-back, caned chairs, just waiting for the right setting.
Beautiful chair, stunning pillow.
An amazing porcelain stove that looks Swedish, but is probably Portugese.
Probably one of my favourite pieces in the shop… who wouldn’t love this book case?
I can just imagine curling up in this chair with a good book and Connor at my feet.
A selection of books, including Hunt Country Style, Regency Redux and Santa Barbara Living.
House… this one’s for you!
The great wall of china (haha!), including some beautiful Hermès patterns.
If you’re in north Baltimore any time, stop by and check out Gore Dean. It is well worth the trip. And be sure to check out Deborah’s Gore Dean blog, too!

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