Are you ready to fall in love? This June, we’ve rounded up 18 of the most elegant, luxurious and downright gorgeous items around the Magic City to bring you our latest edition of Luxe Loves. From stunning jewelry, handbags and statement-making interior pieces to our top picks for dreamy home renovations and two fabulous pieces from the SB Shop, these items are more than worth the splurge — they’re simply swoon-worthy! Here are our favorite Luxe Loves.
The month for pearls
Did you know that June is the month of the pearl? Just in time, we found the most beautiful black pearl set from Bromberg’s. This Mikimoto black pearl necklace comes from an ultra-exclusive pearl farm on Okinawa Island, and we must say, they are even more breathtaking in person. Find the necklace for $5,800 and ring for $4,100 at Bromberg’s.
Luxury doesn’t have to stop at jewels! The man in your life deserves a beautiful and high-quality pair of shoes to wear to work, date night and everywhere in between. These Martin Dingman loafers are sophisticated, yet understated and masculine. Find them at Remon’s for $250.
How fabulous are these one-of-a-kind necklaces from A’mano?! They exude an Old Hollywood glamour, and pops of turquoise provide a unique, splurge-worthy accent. Of course, they look fabulous layered, but just one of these rests daintily on the neck for the ideal feminine, luxurious look. Find them, ranging from $407 to $675, at A’mano.
The ultimate crossbody bag
Why are we referring to this as the ultimate crossbody bag? Well, it’s the perfect size – not too small and not too big; is available in a variety of fun and neutral shades; looks fashionable with any outfit; is made in an ultra-soft, lightweight Nubuck leather; and features the most darling on-trend tassel detail. What more could you need? Find these from Noha Nadler for $295 each.
UPSCALE INTERIOR ACCENTS
Is there a space in your home that could use a touch of upscale, bohemian-inspired bliss? This fabulously fuzzy chair from Paige Albright Orientals is just right. Pair it with one of her one-of-a-kind pillows and throws for the perfect mix of chic elegance and cozy style. Find the chair for $1,600, throw for $450 and pillow for $175 at Paige Albright Orientals.
Our jaw dropped when we spotted this gorgeous art piece at Soho Retro. It is unique, intriguing and ideal for making a bold statement in any space. This abstract black-and-white painting adds luxury to an interior without being over-the-top in color or fussy in style. How amazing would this look atop a jewel-toned couch or accent chair?! Find it for $895 at Soho Retro.
This French Louis XVI-style enfilade of solid Cuban flamed mahogany with a book-matched front, the original thick, molded Carrara marble top and finely chased bronze ormolu mounts and brass trim is exquisite. Attributed to the famed Maison Mercier Freres of Paris, this impressive buffet is a fine example of the high-quality workmanship and style of this sought-after Parisian atelier. It features a highly decorated frieze with four drawers and ormolu pulls within bronze trim borders. Find it for $17,225 at Lolo French Antiques et More.
If you’re looking to add a luxurious touch of cozy comfort to your space, this throw from Copper & Kiln is at the top of our list. It is an oversized cable-knit indulgence with sweet tassel details. Wrap yourself up in unparalleled comfort or dress this at the end of the bed for an added dose of plush design. Find this for $184 from Copper & Kiln.
Throughout these warmer seasons, we tend to gravitate toward neutrals, beiges and shades of tan for home pieces. This accent chair, bohemian pillow and cozy, yet glamorous white throw from Richard Tubb Interiors is speaking our language. If you’re looking for a splurge-worthy seating arrangement to add to your living room, this is beyond beautiful. Find the chair for $1,869, pillow for $98 and throw for $198 at Richard Tubb Interiors.
Gilded sunburst mirror
When perusing through Henhouse Antiques’ gorgeous wares, we couldn’t help but fall in love with their selection of golden sunburst mirrors. This is just one of a handful of styles they currently have in store, and we love this for adding a luxurious pop of visual interest to any space. Find this for $2,800 at Henhouse Antiques.
Is there anything more luxurious than velvet? Probably a steely blue, velvet tufted couch. This find from Defining Home screams upscale elegance, and we love how these geometric, neutral pillows add comfort and versatility to the piece. Find the couch for $3,999 and pillows, ranging from $199 to $249, at Defining Home.
DREAMY HOME RENOVATIONS
Nothing gives an interior more elegance than a newly renovated space. This custom vanity with a travertine countertop is beautifully made by Toulmin Cabinetry & Design. It is available in maple, alder, poplar and other types of wood, then stained or painted to match your personal style. Toulmin can design and build nearly any vanity style to fit your every need, and they’ll take care of countertops, plumbing and hardware to complete the look. You won’t need to lift a finger — talk about luxury! Learn more about Toulmin Cabinetry & Design.
Christopher Architecture & Interior’s stunning portfolio speaks for itself. If you’re in the market for an inspiring interior or dreamy design, they’re your people. With a reputation for compelling designs that blend modern elements with timeless aesthetics, they compose their plans with hand-drawn drafts that reflect the taste and lifestyle of each client. With their help, you’ll never want to leave home. Learn more about Christopher Architecture & Interiors.
Upgrading cabinetry accessories is a seemingly small change that makes a major impact on your interiors. These pieces are just an example of the gorgeous selection from Schaub & Company’s Symphony collection at Avondale Specialty Hardware. The collection’s organic inlays are made from the most stunning materials on earth, including Mother of Pearl, Tiger Penshell and Imperial Shell. Prices vary depending on the product. Stop by Avondale Specialty Hardware or contact them for more information.
Golightly Landscape Architecture can turn any drab landscape into a dreamy secret garden of your own. From intimate courtyards and exterior renovations to master plans for new constructions and estates, their designs are beautiful, sustainable and practical. It’s the ideal time to splurge on a landscape you can fall in love with year after year. Learn more about Golightly Landscape Architecture.
The kitchen is the heart of the home, and in this month’s Luxe Loves, we wanted to point you in the right direction for stunning kitchen and cabinetry design. Cantley & Company is regarded as one of the premier design firms in Birmingham for both kitchen and bath construction with an emphasis on custom cabinetry, sleek appliances and gorgeous hardware. Just look at this kitchen! Does it get more glamorous than this? Learn more about Cantley & Company.
FROM THE SB SHOP
Shalla Wista cuffs
This stingray cuff with beautiful pave diamonds is the embodiment of chic upscale luxury. Made by Birmingham’s own Shalla Wista, this piece is made from genuine stingray and features a stunning pave diamond pendant. It can stand alone or stack with other bracelets for some gorgeously indulgent arm candy. Find them for $290 each in the SB Shop.
Henry Dry Goods weekender
This weekender bag by Lexington-based company Henry Dry Goods is ideal for weekend trips, overnight stays or for the graduate in your life. It is beyond spacious and available in a number of personalized monogram or initial options. Find it for $325 in the SB Shop.
Now, get out in the Magic City and splurge on something luxurious!