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From Interviews of our Designers, to Product reviews of what we carry. You'll discover an abundance of updates and finds here!

Spotlight On: Chaehoon Moon

Posted by Lianne Stokes on

 

We first introduced you to the first wave of our partner designers last Spring. Now, as the Summer kicks off we'd love you to meet more of our designers that make PSMB proud. 

Chaehoon Moon creates her products from the Korean materials of Ottchil and Yuhgee. Her creations result in the melding Korean traditions in modern times. She's a true visionary when it comes to understanding how her designs reflect and respect her ancestors but also give that pop of iconic modern culture. 

The DAMMON/Full Moon series is a true conversation starter. Ancient royals chose to eat off plates crafted from this material because if a poison substance touches the dish has a severe chemical reaction. In today's world, you can look forward to dining on these plates because of their natural sterilizing properties. Plus this collection keeps the freshness and temperature of food after cooking, Sustainable and timeless, these pieces can be passed down for generations. And they are all lovingly made by hand.  

Which look is your favorite? To view DAMOON please take a look at our dining selection. 

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Spotlight On: Chaehoon Moon

Posted by Lianne Stokes on

 

We first introduced you to the first wave of our partner designers last Spring. Now, as the Summer kicks off we'd love you to meet more of our designers that make PSMB proud. 

Chaehoon Moon creates her products from the Korean materials of Ottchil and Yuhgee. Her creations result in the melding Korean traditions in modern times. She's a true visionary when it comes to understanding how her designs reflect and respect her ancestors but also give that pop of iconic modern culture. 

The DAMMON/Full Moon series is a true conversation starter. Ancient royals chose to eat off plates crafted from this material because if a poison substance touches the dish has a severe chemical reaction. In today's world, you can look forward to dining on these plates because of their natural sterilizing properties. Plus this collection keeps the freshness and temperature of food after cooking, Sustainable and timeless, these pieces can be passed down for generations. And they are all lovingly made by hand.  

Which look is your favorite? To view DAMOON please take a look at our dining selection. 

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Eva Natasa Is Making Design Industry News!

Posted by Lianne Stokes on

 

The ever-humble and meticulous industrial designer, Eva Natasa is making quite a buzz. She's been featured in Design in Asia: The New Wave, along with 100 other talented Asian designers. 

Natasa is such a conscientious industrial designer, who for 11 months slept on hardwood floors, sans furniture to understand what humans really needed in their homes. From this year of artistry and humility she birthed THE LULA COLLECTION.   Natasa painstakingly sources from numerous options of sustainable plantation teak wood to find what will make the most perfect naked teak table, stools, and chairs. Sure, you can call her a perfectionist, but you need someone who looks out for you and the quality of goods you purchase. Eva is that person. Eva is that designer. 

 

http://evanatasa.com/news/

 

 

Natasa recently exhibited the Lula Collection, along with her latest work, The Lula Chair created with the love of sustainability and character at VDF Products Fair. VDF, an amazing platform was created so that designers can showcase their work affordably without having to spare much-needed finances. This way, the designer can create without having to fuss over excess marketing and promotion.

 

 

 

 

The Lula Collection is a favorite of residential and commercial interior designers across North America. Those who appreciate the sustainability of teak and the loving care of its maintenance all report back that their homes are like museums; that their workspaces are treated with more respect because of The Lula Collection.  

 The Lula Stools

 

 

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Eva Natasa Is Making Design Industry News!

Posted by Lianne Stokes on

 

The ever-humble and meticulous industrial designer, Eva Natasa is making quite a buzz. She's been featured in Design in Asia: The New Wave, along with 100 other talented Asian designers. 

Natasa is such a conscientious industrial designer, who for 11 months slept on hardwood floors, sans furniture to understand what humans really needed in their homes. From this year of artistry and humility she birthed THE LULA COLLECTION.   Natasa painstakingly sources from numerous options of sustainable plantation teak wood to find what will make the most perfect naked teak table, stools, and chairs. Sure, you can call her a perfectionist, but you need someone who looks out for you and the quality of goods you purchase. Eva is that person. Eva is that designer. 

 

http://evanatasa.com/news/

 

 

Natasa recently exhibited the Lula Collection, along with her latest work, The Lula Chair created with the love of sustainability and character at VDF Products Fair. VDF, an amazing platform was created so that designers can showcase their work affordably without having to spare much-needed finances. This way, the designer can create without having to fuss over excess marketing and promotion.

 

 

 

 

The Lula Collection is a favorite of residential and commercial interior designers across North America. Those who appreciate the sustainability of teak and the loving care of its maintenance all report back that their homes are like museums; that their workspaces are treated with more respect because of The Lula Collection.  

 The Lula Stools

 

 

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The Personal Space MB Green Design Series: Bamboo Edition.

Posted by Lianne Stokes on

Bamboo has long been the favorite snack of the panda bear. But in 2020, the plant's biggest fans are furniture and interior designers. Green design is a pressing issue in the interiors industry as each Friday, we see environmental advocates standing out on Social media in locations from DC to Iceland and beyond for Fire Drill Fridays. Today, we'd like to introduce our Green Design Series, which shares inspiration for how you can have a greener home by using sustainable products. You won't have to compromise on style, which is the best part! 

Now, let's talk BAMBOO.

 1. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth. It's most renewable super grass. Some species grow an inch an hour, with most bamboo averaging growth of up to 3.5 feet per hour. No fertilizer is needed to grow bamboo, it's truly the most regenerative gift of nature. If you've got a commercial project at a resort, or a residential space that demands Green Design, we are in LOVE with our bamboo wall features and lighting. 

 

                                      The Bamboo Spiral Wall Feature.

 

 

 

                                          Curved Bamboo Wall Feature.

 

 

 

                                                  Bamboo Spiral Pendant.  

 

 

 

 
2.  Bamboo is a grass which makes it more water resistant and stronger than hardwood. The benefits of having outdoor bamboo furniture are endless! 

 

                                                      The Lincak Chair

 

                                                 

                                        The Linear Collection Bamboo Bar Stool.

 

 

 

 

  The Radee Collection Bamboo Sofa Bed

 

3. Bamboo is biodegradable, antibacterial and odor resistant. Basically, bamboo is the only furniture you CAN have around pets and kids! :-) 

 

 Peek Collection Mini Bar Cabinet

 

 

                                         

 

 

 

 

 

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The Personal Space MB Green Design Series: Bamboo Edition.

Posted by Lianne Stokes on

Bamboo has long been the favorite snack of the panda bear. But in 2020, the plant's biggest fans are furniture and interior designers. Green design is a pressing issue in the interiors industry as each Friday, we see environmental advocates standing out on Social media in locations from DC to Iceland and beyond for Fire Drill Fridays. Today, we'd like to introduce our Green Design Series, which shares inspiration for how you can have a greener home by using sustainable products. You won't have to compromise on style, which is the best part! 

Now, let's talk BAMBOO.

 1. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth. It's most renewable super grass. Some species grow an inch an hour, with most bamboo averaging growth of up to 3.5 feet per hour. No fertilizer is needed to grow bamboo, it's truly the most regenerative gift of nature. If you've got a commercial project at a resort, or a residential space that demands Green Design, we are in LOVE with our bamboo wall features and lighting. 

 

                                      The Bamboo Spiral Wall Feature.

 

 

 

                                          Curved Bamboo Wall Feature.

 

 

 

                                                  Bamboo Spiral Pendant.  

 

 

 

 
2.  Bamboo is a grass which makes it more water resistant and stronger than hardwood. The benefits of having outdoor bamboo furniture are endless! 

 

                                                      The Lincak Chair

 

                                                 

                                        The Linear Collection Bamboo Bar Stool.

 

 

 

 

  The Radee Collection Bamboo Sofa Bed

 

3. Bamboo is biodegradable, antibacterial and odor resistant. Basically, bamboo is the only furniture you CAN have around pets and kids! :-) 

 

 Peek Collection Mini Bar Cabinet

 

 

                                         

 

 

 

 

 

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The Best Gift Ideas for Holiday 2019!

Posted by Lianne Stokes on

 

It's time to light up your life this holiday season. What's going to get you through extra family time? The food allergies? The yams? No one likes yams! We've got just the thing. Our candle collection will allow you to  decompress ahead of time.  It's about to get real with these sweet scents. 

 

THE AYDRY & CO CANDLE COLLECTION.

 

Champagne Brunch

When you light the wick of Champagne Brunch, you are transcended to a table at your favorite spot. Anyone who annoys you at this venue immediately disappears from your field of vision. Your favorite dish comes out perfect and on time. Everyone at the table knows you're the queen and they delight you with witty banter. The bubbly keeps coming. It's a rare vintage from the best vineyard in the champagne region of France. "Only the best for you, Beautiful," the hot waiter says. 

 

 

Shooting Star

 

Even if you're an introvert you deserve a red carpet moment. You deserve a Prince and you need a fabulous dress and multiple pairs of heels. Shooting Star will take you anywhere. To Bali. To a job promotion. To a highway paved with glitter. Light up Shooting Star and you receive that rocket ship to bliss.

 

Green Tea

 

Girl! Green Tea is an antioxidant. You're basically turning back the clock when you light this candle up! If anyone tells you  you're not being healthy this holiday season, just point to your Green Tea Candle. You're welcome. 

For the full collection check it here.

 

THE STOCKHOME CANDLE COLLECTION

 

Cotton

 

This candle is our best seller! If you never sat at the popular table in high school, now is your time. You and Cotton will be fast friends without all the drama and cattiness of teenage girls! Light up Cotton's wick and immediately your room will achieve the cleanest, purest smell. This soft scent is ready for you after a long day of hard stuff. 

 

 

Cedar

 

Who doesn't love a cute (well furnished) log cabin? Who doesn't wish every morning was Christmas? Well, maybe some people, but they're just harshing your vibe. Cedar is a clean, masculine-leaning scent. It's not to say that ladies don't like it, but if you're going to get the man in your life to light a scented candle this holiday season, it's going to be Stockhome's Cedar. It's the lumber-sexual scent of the century in our opinion. If you've got a man in your life who could benefit from relaxation this is the gift for him. 

For the entire collection check it out here.

 

 

SCENT MEMORIES CANDLE COLLECTION

 

Chasing the Sun 

 

The Scent Memories Collection is special. This line is meant to evoke a sense (pun intended) of positive times in your life. Chasing the Sun is an inspirational scent that implores you go to Miami even if you didn't get the promotion you wanted. It allows you the freedom to follow your path even it others judge you. When you light up this scent candle, you get what you want. You follow the LIGHT. 

 

Ghost Money 

 

We do not have to sell this scent. Our clients just want that GHOST MONEY. Look, even If you're not where you want to be you can't deny the concept of Ghost Money. It's fast, furious, rich, and very Hollywood. Light up this sexy scent and get ready for a ride in the G-Wagon of your dreams. Where are you headed? Only you know and that's your power! Light 'er up. 

For the full collection check it here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Best Gift Ideas for Holiday 2019!

Posted by Lianne Stokes on

 

It's time to light up your life this holiday season. What's going to get you through extra family time? The food allergies? The yams? No one likes yams! We've got just the thing. Our candle collection will allow you to  decompress ahead of time.  It's about to get real with these sweet scents. 

 

THE AYDRY & CO CANDLE COLLECTION.

 

Champagne Brunch

When you light the wick of Champagne Brunch, you are transcended to a table at your favorite spot. Anyone who annoys you at this venue immediately disappears from your field of vision. Your favorite dish comes out perfect and on time. Everyone at the table knows you're the queen and they delight you with witty banter. The bubbly keeps coming. It's a rare vintage from the best vineyard in the champagne region of France. "Only the best for you, Beautiful," the hot waiter says. 

 

 

Shooting Star

 

Even if you're an introvert you deserve a red carpet moment. You deserve a Prince and you need a fabulous dress and multiple pairs of heels. Shooting Star will take you anywhere. To Bali. To a job promotion. To a highway paved with glitter. Light up Shooting Star and you receive that rocket ship to bliss.

 

Green Tea

 

Girl! Green Tea is an antioxidant. You're basically turning back the clock when you light this candle up! If anyone tells you  you're not being healthy this holiday season, just point to your Green Tea Candle. You're welcome. 

For the full collection check it here.

 

THE STOCKHOME CANDLE COLLECTION

 

Cotton

 

This candle is our best seller! If you never sat at the popular table in high school, now is your time. You and Cotton will be fast friends without all the drama and cattiness of teenage girls! Light up Cotton's wick and immediately your room will achieve the cleanest, purest smell. This soft scent is ready for you after a long day of hard stuff. 

 

 

Cedar

 

Who doesn't love a cute (well furnished) log cabin? Who doesn't wish every morning was Christmas? Well, maybe some people, but they're just harshing your vibe. Cedar is a clean, masculine-leaning scent. It's not to say that ladies don't like it, but if you're going to get the man in your life to light a scented candle this holiday season, it's going to be Stockhome's Cedar. It's the lumber-sexual scent of the century in our opinion. If you've got a man in your life who could benefit from relaxation this is the gift for him. 

For the entire collection check it out here.

 

 

SCENT MEMORIES CANDLE COLLECTION

 

Chasing the Sun 

 

The Scent Memories Collection is special. This line is meant to evoke a sense (pun intended) of positive times in your life. Chasing the Sun is an inspirational scent that implores you go to Miami even if you didn't get the promotion you wanted. It allows you the freedom to follow your path even it others judge you. When you light up this scent candle, you get what you want. You follow the LIGHT. 

 

Ghost Money 

 

We do not have to sell this scent. Our clients just want that GHOST MONEY. Look, even If you're not where you want to be you can't deny the concept of Ghost Money. It's fast, furious, rich, and very Hollywood. Light up this sexy scent and get ready for a ride in the G-Wagon of your dreams. Where are you headed? Only you know and that's your power! Light 'er up. 

For the full collection check it here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How Personal Space Makes Your Interior Design Job Easier.

Posted by Lianne Stokes on

 


Personal Space sources and distributes high-end furniture, lighting, dinnerware and home decor from top Asian designers for North America. How do  we make our Interior Designer clients happy? 


We put the time in to build trust. 


Trust is an important asset while doing business. Our clients are confident in our pricing and our level of expertise. Our furniture designers also need to trust they will be well-represented in an overseas market. Our furniture designers want to know we will maintain their brand’s integrity. Our clients need to count on us to bring them a unique and high-end product at a fair price.


This is how Personal Space was born. Personal Space bridges shortens the leap between between high-end, boutique furniture designers and their perfect customer match. All this, with little extra cost to vendors and our clients. 


How? Proving we could be trusted. We act as central intelligence when it comes to sourcing, custom designs, R&D, global freight, and domestic distribution. Think of us as your personal producer. 


We are proud to say that our customers receive their items from a different continent faster than many domestic companies can deliver to them. This is our passion at Personal Space. Our business model is built around our goal to make industry processes seamless.  Let us do the curating, the customizing; the delivery. All you have to do is choose. 



We love all our personally curated products, but the more we exhibit and look at our site metrics, one thing is certain, people have their favorites. 


The Top-Selling Personal Space Items And the Story of Their New Homes. 

 

The Kelopak Pendant Light is majestic. Coming in four sizes it's a statement piece handmade by using zipper fabric. Sustainable and hand washable, your light will be forever bright. 

Beau, 35 came to Personal Space feeling frustrated. His wife returns his birthday gift every year. She told him: "I don't regret marrying you, but you have terrible taste when it comes to ladies' gifts." So savage! We had just the item for Beau to impress.

We sold him the Kelopak Pendant Light. When we followed up to ask Beau what his wife thought of her most recent gift, he told us, "She loves it so much, she apologized. I may never have to give her a gift again."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lumping Rocker has been the star of every exhibit. Winning the "Instagram Product Pick" at Las Vegas Market 2019, this chic little piece was featured by designer AlvinT at Salone del Mobile in Milan. Providing your order meets the minimum requirement, we can custom create your dream color. 

 

Simone, 43 had her first baby the year before. She and her family live next to a small horse farm. Simone tells us her daughter's first word was "hoosey" for "horsey". Because she's still too little to ride, Simone chose the Lumping Rocker for her toddler. "I love it because the design is so cool. She loves it because she thinks it's a real horse." 

 

 

 

A partner in the creation of the Virgin Hotel in Dallas, Bill Hutchinson proves the Lumping Rocker is for children and for adults who feel like big kids! 

 

 

 

The Matahari Wall Lamp is such stellar lighting design it sells itself. Beautiful hanging solo or in a group at the entryway of your home, the Matahari Wall Lamp was created using pressed linen. This sustainable and sexy light doubles as a mirror.  

Zara, 30 had moved from London to Hermosa Beach, CA. She was starting a new job and moved into a one bedroom apartment. "It was my first well-paying job and I wanted to buy an investment piece. I was sick of cheap furniture and at this point I feel allergic to particle board. When I saw the Matahari Wall Lamp, I had to buy three! I am officially adulting," Zara said.

 

 

 

 

 

The dinnerware game is nothing to blink at. Some of our favorite clients are the ones starting farm-to-table restaurants and small cafés who want R&D. These porcelain matte black and ivory plates have a gold aquoso rim. They come in a full set and were created custom for Personal Space.

 

Justine, 37 moved back to her hometown of Taos, New Mexico. She purchased a farmhouse and decided to start hosting specialty dinners. She built local buzz about the unique dishes she was serving.

She found us online and wrote, "I have finally arrived. I'm serving farm-to-table specialty dinners and deserts out of my home. Big issue, my dishes are from my teenage years! When you spend hours artfully plating high-end dishes, it gets a little confusing when they're served on old plates."

 

We followed up with her to see how the plates were working out. Justine's response, "These dishes are allowing me to up my ambience game. Every dinner party raves about them. I set out for my cooking to be the star of the show, but now people are raving about the dinnerware." Justine said.

We'll take it! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Da Moon brass dinnerware is our most-ordered online item. The full Da Moon set covers everything you'll need from the Full Moon sauce bowl to the Moon Stone Cup Goblet. 

 

One of our many Interior Designer clients, Greta, 28 was only a few years into working at her San Francisco-based firm when her colleague left on maternity leave. Greta inherited her clients. One of her newly inherited clients was a dream because she has great taste and was redoing her home from top to bottom. Greta's client had voiced she wanted special dinnerware. "Something that needs to be nurtured and cared for." That's rare, most people want dishware they put in the washer. When we showed her the Da Moon brass plate series, her client stopped hesitating after 2 months of kitchen and dinnerware shopping, and ordered 5 sets! 

 

Fun fact about brass plates. In previous centuries, royalty would eat from brass plates because the color would turn if the food was poisoned, saving many a king and Queen's life! When we told Greta she relayed the story to her client. "She says that she always knew she was a Queen and that for the next few dinner parties she's looking forward to seeing if she has any false friends at the table." 

 

 

 

 

 Keep visiting our site for our next blog where we introduce our Interior Design Client's favorite product picks and tips! 

 

Until then, <3 from the PSMB Team and Founder,  Laurie Wiluan. 

 

Read more

How Personal Space Makes Your Interior Design Job Easier.

Posted by Lianne Stokes on

 


Personal Space sources and distributes high-end furniture, lighting, dinnerware and home decor from top Asian designers for North America. How do  we make our Interior Designer clients happy? 


We put the time in to build trust. 


Trust is an important asset while doing business. Our clients are confident in our pricing and our level of expertise. Our furniture designers also need to trust they will be well-represented in an overseas market. Our furniture designers want to know we will maintain their brand’s integrity. Our clients need to count on us to bring them a unique and high-end product at a fair price.


This is how Personal Space was born. Personal Space bridges shortens the leap between between high-end, boutique furniture designers and their perfect customer match. All this, with little extra cost to vendors and our clients. 


How? Proving we could be trusted. We act as central intelligence when it comes to sourcing, custom designs, R&D, global freight, and domestic distribution. Think of us as your personal producer. 


We are proud to say that our customers receive their items from a different continent faster than many domestic companies can deliver to them. This is our passion at Personal Space. Our business model is built around our goal to make industry processes seamless.  Let us do the curating, the customizing; the delivery. All you have to do is choose. 



We love all our personally curated products, but the more we exhibit and look at our site metrics, one thing is certain, people have their favorites. 


The Top-Selling Personal Space Items And the Story of Their New Homes. 

 

The Kelopak Pendant Light is majestic. Coming in four sizes it's a statement piece handmade by using zipper fabric. Sustainable and hand washable, your light will be forever bright. 

Beau, 35 came to Personal Space feeling frustrated. His wife returns his birthday gift every year. She told him: "I don't regret marrying you, but you have terrible taste when it comes to ladies' gifts." So savage! We had just the item for Beau to impress.

We sold him the Kelopak Pendant Light. When we followed up to ask Beau what his wife thought of her most recent gift, he told us, "She loves it so much, she apologized. I may never have to give her a gift again."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lumping Rocker has been the star of every exhibit. Winning the "Instagram Product Pick" at Las Vegas Market 2019, this chic little piece was featured by designer AlvinT at Salone del Mobile in Milan. Providing your order meets the minimum requirement, we can custom create your dream color. 

 

Simone, 43 had her first baby the year before. She and her family live next to a small horse farm. Simone tells us her daughter's first word was "hoosey" for "horsey". Because she's still too little to ride, Simone chose the Lumping Rocker for her toddler. "I love it because the design is so cool. She loves it because she thinks it's a real horse." 

 

 

 

A partner in the creation of the Virgin Hotel in Dallas, Bill Hutchinson proves the Lumping Rocker is for children and for adults who feel like big kids! 

 

 

 

The Matahari Wall Lamp is such stellar lighting design it sells itself. Beautiful hanging solo or in a group at the entryway of your home, the Matahari Wall Lamp was created using pressed linen. This sustainable and sexy light doubles as a mirror.  

Zara, 30 had moved from London to Hermosa Beach, CA. She was starting a new job and moved into a one bedroom apartment. "It was my first well-paying job and I wanted to buy an investment piece. I was sick of cheap furniture and at this point I feel allergic to particle board. When I saw the Matahari Wall Lamp, I had to buy three! I am officially adulting," Zara said.

 

 

 

 

 

The dinnerware game is nothing to blink at. Some of our favorite clients are the ones starting farm-to-table restaurants and small cafés who want R&D. These porcelain matte black and ivory plates have a gold aquoso rim. They come in a full set and were created custom for Personal Space.

 

Justine, 37 moved back to her hometown of Taos, New Mexico. She purchased a farmhouse and decided to start hosting specialty dinners. She built local buzz about the unique dishes she was serving.

She found us online and wrote, "I have finally arrived. I'm serving farm-to-table specialty dinners and deserts out of my home. Big issue, my dishes are from my teenage years! When you spend hours artfully plating high-end dishes, it gets a little confusing when they're served on old plates."

 

We followed up with her to see how the plates were working out. Justine's response, "These dishes are allowing me to up my ambience game. Every dinner party raves about them. I set out for my cooking to be the star of the show, but now people are raving about the dinnerware." Justine said.

We'll take it! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Da Moon brass dinnerware is our most-ordered online item. The full Da Moon set covers everything you'll need from the Full Moon sauce bowl to the Moon Stone Cup Goblet. 

 

One of our many Interior Designer clients, Greta, 28 was only a few years into working at her San Francisco-based firm when her colleague left on maternity leave. Greta inherited her clients. One of her newly inherited clients was a dream because she has great taste and was redoing her home from top to bottom. Greta's client had voiced she wanted special dinnerware. "Something that needs to be nurtured and cared for." That's rare, most people want dishware they put in the washer. When we showed her the Da Moon brass plate series, her client stopped hesitating after 2 months of kitchen and dinnerware shopping, and ordered 5 sets! 

 

Fun fact about brass plates. In previous centuries, royalty would eat from brass plates because the color would turn if the food was poisoned, saving many a king and Queen's life! When we told Greta she relayed the story to her client. "She says that she always knew she was a Queen and that for the next few dinner parties she's looking forward to seeing if she has any false friends at the table." 

 

 

 

 

 Keep visiting our site for our next blog where we introduce our Interior Design Client's favorite product picks and tips! 

 

Until then, <3 from the PSMB Team and Founder,  Laurie Wiluan. 

 

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