By LIN ELLIS
I am a huge fan of reworking older pieces of furniture & giving them a new & funkier life (in fact, I have 2 chairs I scored on Craigslist about to be transformed). So is former Nascar racing trailblazer & Charlotte resident, Shawna Robinson (read a nice profile of her here). Shawna’s second passion, her love of design, has evolved into her post-racing career & new business, Happy Chair. Also, read more about Happy Chair on DavidsonNews.net here.
“I love big, bold crazy color. I love art. I love animals & as is evident from my past as a race car driver, I love the thrill of taking risks. I’ve combined these loves to create Happy Chair; a unique, soul stirring, heartwarming furniture company designed to create happiness!”
Shawna takes tired chairs & infuses them with new life & a distinctive personality. “My heart, soul & hands personally go into each piece of furniture designed to be a Happy Chair. I brazenly mix & reconstruct new & vintage fabrics.”
Bebe Gallini’s, located in the Oak Street Mill in downtown Cornelius, has the largest selection of Happy Chairs in all of the greater Charlotte area.
Now here is the good news ~ Bebe Gallini’s has a 20% off coupon available on check-out that is good through the end of business on Saturday (7/22/11) for anything in their shop. They are also hosting a trunk show on Saturday featuring several artisans ~ I plan on stopping by ~ maybe I will see you there!
Lin Ellis is one of the principals of Running in Stilettos, a full-service property care, personal concierge & lifestyle management firm covering the southern Lake Norman area. Lin is passionate about art & design & started a design blog, Style is in the Details, two years ago & also writes all of the blog posts for Running in Stilettos.