The Claire Bell Collection at Chelsea House
Claire has brought a fresh take to traditional motifs through the incorporation of modernized trellis, lattice, and chinoiserie themes. She finds inspiration close to home–rescue retriever Flossie inspired best-selling Flossie bookends and Flossie lamps. As an Air Force colonel, Claire’s grandfather was stationed in Taiwan and the Philippines. Her grandmother was an artist who collected porcelain and Asian-inspired decor and furniture, bringing many items back to the States. Claire’s early exposure to these pieces gave her a foundation for designing traditional decor for Chelsea House. Accompanying her grandmother to art classes also instilled a love of painting, flowers, and botanicals. During Claire’s time spent learning floral design in Los Angeles, she developed a love of all kinds of plants, herbs and flowers that drive her new product development today. Her laurel chandelier, laurel demilune table, and leaf hall table for Chelsea House are staples in her collection. Her favorite piece designed for Chelsea House to date, however, is the Tole Pagoda Lantern, available in peach, cream and gold, and recently featured by Traditional Home.