About

BG Style has existed forever in my mind and my life but for many years was overtaken by my main business Public Relations and living in small spaces. For 40 years, I always went to thrift stores, for clothes mainly but collectables whenever possible. In New York I started collecting dinner ware in the Blue Willow motive, plates, bowls and pots, and when I came to Florida I collected blue/cobalt glasses, mis-matched to add and complete a dream dinner table set that I have yet to have.

I got my first client just by chance, who was decorating a new Moroccan apartment on the beach, she loved all that was cobalt blue and bought a lot of items including plates, platters, and glasses – martini, wine and everyday cobalt blue glasses.

Then came the ruby reds, browns, golds, silver, greens, turquoise, black and whites. I quickly included diverse pottery, including urns, kettles, vases and pitchers, anything that caught my attention adding to the glass collections I was forming. I even found pottery that was made at an art or pottery school by students –an assortment of mismatched but interesting pieces.

I love finding these special old numbers from around the world, holding them, feeling them, observing their forms, lines and design, cleaning them and photographing them together – they become like children. I love it when they fit together creating an art work. A collection, accent or group for a room always need pieces that go together whatever your taste, put together to create a color blast that will attract your eye on entering a room or reflect on a pillow, an art work, a table, a carpet or wall color. Each find is unique and mostly one of a kind, but all vintage and found the way they are. Some might have a chip or other small default and must be bought as is, but that adds to the realness of them and to their travels and previous lives.