Friday, October 12, 2012

Curators of Lifestyle


Last week I found myself in the charming town of Chico, Ca.

  I haven't been there since I was a teenager and have been wanting to visit for some time.

I have several friends and relatives whose children attend Chico State and have raved about this idyllic northern California hamlet.

Unfortunately, I had a business meeting that took most of the day and therefore was barely able to scratch the surface of what Chico has to offer.

On my way out of town I couldn't help but notice this amazing store which was just about to close shop for the day...

As I pulled up to the curb to inquire about their hours they encouraged my friend and I to come in and look around even though they were starting to put things away. 

Excitedly, we jumped out of the car and made our way inside this remarkable shop.

Nantucket Home began in 1975 after owners Rick and Nan Tofanelli returned from an inspirational trip to the island of Nantucket. 

 "We are an eclectic blend."


"We are traditional."


"We are inspired by the Asian arts."

 "We are past, present and future."

"We are vintage."

"We can be contemporary."

 "We are definitely transitional."

"We are Ralph Lauren, Shabby Chic & Thomas O'Brien all rolled into one."

"We are family."

"We are dedicated to our clients and the products we share."


"We are what you are."

"We are a life aesthetic."

"We are home..." 

Nantucket Home is a full interior design studio, an area rug gallery and a sophisticated furniture showroom.  If you can't make it to Chico you can visit Nantucket Home here.



Karena said...

What luck to arrive at this heavenly spot just at closing! Terri wonderful images I could browse forever!

You have brightened my day!

Art by Karena

Dumbwit Tellher said...

You always find the best of places Terri. What a fantastic shop and look like a wonderful family.
Have a great weekend

xx Deb

Beach House Living said...

Thank you again for letting me virtually shop beside you.

I love the red metal drawer thing.

Robin said...

Thank you Terri for visiting our store. It's such a compliment to be included on your blog as well! We look forward to seeing you again--thanks!
-Robin (daughter #3 of il capo) said...

Wow! What a great article. Thank you so much for visiting and for the write up. We hope to see you again soon.

kim at northerncalstyle. said...

What a find! This store is everything I love. It might even be worth a trip up to Chico to visit. They have fabulous taste and a great eye for beautiful objects!
I'm totally inspired! You always find the best places!

Have a good weekend!

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Kathysue said...

Wow it looks like you hit the jack pot in Chico, what a gorgeous home store! I love Chico it is a charming town to visit. xo Kathysue

Alexandra Rae said...

You take such gorgeous photos (my favorite part of your blog!) What a beautiful portrait you painted of their shop. I had no idea Chico could be so stylish. I'll have to check it out next time I get that far North :)

Sharon Lee Johnson said...

What a fantastic looking shop. I think I could spend a whole week there! X Sharon

Anonymous said...

Half of the things in that store are made in China. Is anyone aware of that?

Amy said...

What a beautiful store!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous-what proof do you have?? After reading this beautiful post, this comment is really rude, and I think it was meant to be, sadly.

My friend's son attends college in Chico, and they said they loved the town when they visit him. I can see why! Lovely post, thanks.