Yesterday I told all of you about the wonderful class I took from Steve Wallis on paint techniques for marbling and woodgraining, and it was an amazing experience. But there is so, so much more to my adventure!
When I started blogging last year, Robyn Story, an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® stockist reached out to me to welcome me and offer her support as I starting out in the blog world. If you’ve ever met someone for the first time and felt like they were an old friend, you’ll know what I’m talking about, everything just clicked. We’ve continued our friendship through emails and phone calls and last week we had the chance to meet in person when she so generously invited me stay at her lovely home while I was in Tampa to attend Steve’s class.Being an Annie Sloan stockist is just one part of Robyn’s business, Robyn Story Designs. She has an incredible shop where she sells the most exquisite antiques, florals, lighting, mirrors, furniture, fabric, art, linens, pillows, and all things design. It is such an amazing feast for the eyes that you want to stay for hours, and hours, there is so much to see! I’m going to take you on a little tour and believe me, I’m just skimming the surface.
You know you’re in for a treat as soon as you pull in the driveway. Located on Lazy Lane, it is in a somewhat industrial area of Tampa, making what you find so totally unexpected. The entry has a garden, a Chalk Painted parking area, a delightful spot to sit and drink your cappuccino, and clever displays and vignettes to peruse. And then you enter the shop and oh my!
Filled with chandeliers and mirrors, the shop is divided into smaller rooms and alcoves, each one filled with treasures gorgeously displayed. So much so, you want to say, “I’ll take one of everything. Yes, please.”
Robyn Story Designs is located in Tampa, at 9249 Lazy Lane, Bldg E. She, and her incredible staff can help you with anything. (813) 931-9307. You can shop her online store, here. She is also on Facebook and Pinterest.
One thing Robyn and I share is a love for mirrors in the French design. If you would like to see some of my DIY mirror projects, check out my posts, Reflections on Mirrors, Step by Step Trumeau Mirror, Mirror Mirror, and DIY Sunburst Mirror Follow-up.