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Savoring So Cal Style: A Conversation with Collector Anne Gilchrist

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Savoring So Cal Style: A Conversation with Collector Anne Gilchrist

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For Southern California based collector Anne Gilchrist, the hunt to find the perfect pieces for her own home led her on a design journey that has honed her eye, introduced her to beloved friends and gave her vision and creativity a (super chic) outlet.

You can create a personal atmosphere almost anywhere.  With a stamp of your own personality your house won’t be a carbon copy of any other in the world.

– BILLY BALDWIN

Anne Gilchrist got her start collecting in the most organic way possible – designing her own home. “I started when I first married and realized I needed to create an interesting environment.  I have always loved moving items around, studying design, roaming the stores and historic homes. I dabbled in design for a short time but found more joy in simply collecting and creating vignettes at home or helping a few others.”

Learning which elements of the design process resonated with her and spoke to her strengths was an important part of her journey and introduced her to some inspiring people along the way.

“Looking at fabrics seemed to induce headaches!  It was not for me, but I do love roaming (or did in the time) antique stores. The late, legendary Gep Durenberger was a go-to person in San Juan Capistrano – you never knew who you would meet there. Gep was quite the talented, wonderful gentleman. I gladly have some of his chic pieces. Once Bill Blass was there and we had a fun chat.”

With a love of design and a natural talent for creating stunning rooms, Anne took her personal collecting to the next level by joining forces with designers to form an antique/decorative arts partnership which led to her creation of “The Decorative Arts Studio” in Southern California.

“Once in La Jolla I met a fun designer (formerly from San Francisco), and we decided to join forces and an antique/decorative arts partnership began.

We had such fun on antiquing excursions…sometimes purchasing items together, sometimes not. It was a wonderful time.

In her own home, Anne embraces classic design elements while avoiding drab colors. “I love symmetry, classic design, and mixing things. Antiques with contemporary art are not only the latest look, but a good one, at that! …”

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