Roberta Schilling Handmade Chandeliers Bring Rich Texture to Rooms

Be sure to take a look at the new Panama Chandelier from Roberta Schilling made of twill tape, available at Clayton Gray Home. It's truly a work of art, as are so many of Schilling's South American creations.

These unique design elements are created using natural twill tape strips wrapped artfully around a metal frame to create an organic, open-weave look. It's available in three different diameters (19", 21" and 39.5") to suit most any size room. Made from repurposed materials, the Panama Chandelier's rich texture and natural color add an interesting twist to a room, bringing together old and new.

Born in Brazil and educated in The United States, Roberta Schilling offers a unique array of hand-made products from her native country to America through her wonderful collection. Her interest in decor and crafts started at an early age, when Schilling helped her mother run a successful home accessory and fresh flower boutique in Belo Horizonte, the cradle of Brazil's colonial art.

Today the Roberta Schilling Collection of hand-crafted furniture and accessories has been featured in a variety of home and trade magazines.

Schilling brings together skilled artisans create distinctive pieces with recycled and repurposed materials from South America, including hardwoods found in the ruins of old colonial farm houses dating back as far as the 1800s. Schilling is always on the lookout for new crafts and decorative techniques from villages in her native country of Brazil.

Clayton Gray Home is proud to feature one of Roberta Schilling's newest products on our site. Don't miss out on getting a Panama Chandelier for your home!



Topsy Turvy Interview - It's good to have friends!

Sometimes I am humbled by my good friends out there in the "online" world. Such is the case with the recent article written over at Topsy Turvy blog. As many of you know, Clayton Gray Home recently opened our first retail location here in Tampa and Lana (creative genius of Topsy Turvy) was kind enough to stop by, chat for a while and takes loads of photos!
We had a wonderful time together and even managed to dream up a fun give-away for her readers, but that's all you will find out here. Check out Topsy Turvy blog for more information - deadline for entries is Monday, August 17th. Thank you again Lana for the kind words! Can't wait to see who the winner will be.


Design Milk Blog - Clayton Gray Home

Thank you to Jaime over at Design Milk blog for the recent mention of Clayton Gray Home! Take a look below at the home decor items that Jaime picked:
Gray Grain Rug, Cassidy Table Lamp, Danforth Leather Chair, Marco Low Side Tables, Matisse Large Cabinet from Bungalow 5 All great choices for the "Eclectic Beach Chic" look. Thanks Design Milk!



Check Out Our New Retail Space at Marketplace Interiors

Wendy Garraty, owner and founder of Clayton Gray Home, just opened a retail space in Tampa, Florida, at MarketPlace Interiors, located on 301 N. Willow Ave. near downtown.

MarketPlace Interiors is a collaberation of designers offering a variety of styles, from antiques to shabby chic to modern interior elements. You'll find a great selection in this retail area from Clayton Gray Home — everything from modern end tables to unique lamps and repurposed home accessories to funky jewelry. It's a must-see when you're in the Tampa area.

Summer hours for MarketPlace Interiors are Mon. and Tues., 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., and Wed. - Fri., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Starting in the fall, hours will be Mon. - Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Clayton Gray Home's retail space offers a delightfully eclectic mix of furniture and home accessories.
This shell table is perfect for a beach home or an interesting piece to add an organic feel.

This one-of-a-kind, flower-shaped wall hook is made of recycled aluminum. Teens, tweens, and college students would love it for their bedrooms or dorms.

The possibilities are endless for these modern end tables and sleek lamps. Don't miss the cute dog bookends and funky vase.

Don't give away your grandmother's lucite like I did! This vintage lucite piece would be great on a desk. Clayton Gray Home also has a wonderful selection of pillows like the one shown above. So next time you are in Tampa, stop by and see it all in person!