Talking Shop: Collectors’ House
Jamilyn Fournier designed The Collector’s House–a full-service interior design studio and to-the-trade showroom in Scottsdale, Arizona–based on her love of white space in museums.
“It’s my New York moment in the desert,” says Fournier, who personally curates every object in the space, which is dedicated to an eclectic array of vintage and contemporary furnishings and objects. What unites such a range? “The focus is on authenticity, handmade artistry, heritage, style and how it will breathe in the home,” she explains.
Fournier, who goes on shopping expeditions several times a year, has recently turned up a 1960s geometric chandelier, linens from Libeco, a 19th-century New Mexican hair-on-hide trunk with elaborate embroidery and paintings by French artist Simone Lacour. A recent favorite find is a vintage African ceremonial feathered vest. “It’s so impressive in appearance; I’m having a hard time releasing it to the gallery,” she says.