Courtland Stevens moved to Savannah in 2006 with grad-school intentions, but she never did make it to campus. Purchasing a historic building on Whitaker Street instead, she traded a master’s degree in art history for a turn in the family business (her aunt and cousins own The Monogram Shop in East Hampton). With neighbors such as Circa Lighting and One Fish Two Fish, Stevens’ fine linens store was bound to make an impact, but in 2019 she overhauled everything, even changing the name from Number Four Eleven to Courtland & Co. “It’s a more refined version of what we had before,” explains Stevens. Colorful lamps, fine art by the likes of Hunt Slonem and rehabbed vintage wares now complement brands Matouk, Busatti, Sferra and more. Luxe got the lowdown on the rest.
We love the new look. What are you most excited about?
We just unveiled a new section downstairs where we now have a proper children’s boutique and a shop-in-shop for custom upholstery. It’s a true showplace, sort of like a department store.
The shift in color palette is refreshing.
Everything in my life right now is lavender and green because we’ve rebranded under those colors. I’ve always been compelled to use green in my house. But 14 years ago, when we opened, everything was blue and white.
What florals are you gravitating toward?
Floral bunches, like lily of the valley and old-school prints inspired by Gucci scarves. I know it sounds gauche, but that’s where I vibe. I love minimal things or loads of chintz, but I usually fall somewhere in between.
Are there any new products in that vein?
I’m launching a line of private-label sheeting and tabletop linens with illustrator Gina Langford. We had a company in India turn her watercolors into beautiful, vintage-inspired motifs. We’ve also embroidered designs by Bob Christian on napkins and pillows for holiday.