Lonny Magazine sat down with West Palm Beach CIRCA WHO owner Tracy DeRamus to chat about Palm Beach Chic, design influences, biggest sellers, and current trends and she mentioned Chinoiserie Chic. Here are excerpts from the interview and photos of her fabulous store.
Q: Favorite design blog, website, or TV show?
A: I would be lost without the bloggers and the magazines that have mentioned CIRCA WHO. They are all a huge part of why the shop is where it is today. It all started back in 2006 when Celerie Kemble mentioned CIRCA WHO in her Shopping Dixie list for domino. Thank you, domino, Coastal Living, Southern Living, LUXE, ELLE DECOR, Lonny, and blogs Stylebeat, Georgia James, The Glam Pad, and Chinoiserie Chic, just to name a few.
Q: What are your current best sellers?
A: Pieces with fretwork, faux bamboo, chinoiserie, or pagoda details. This year I've also added more color. I've always fallen in love with the piece, not the original color or the fabric, but after seeing how my clients revamp their CIRCA WHO items, it's inspired me to be more adventurous.
Q: Biggest design influence?
A: CIRCA WHO is very influenced by the designs of the '70s and by designers such as Dorothy Draper, William Haines, and Frances Elkins, but interpreted in 1970s Palm Beach. I just love design. It doesn't matter when it was made (the CIRCA) or who made it (the WHO). I buy it because I love it!
Visit the Shop
Check out CIRCA WHO's selection online or in person at 531 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach, Florida. Read the entire interview here.