Arkansas designer Debi Davis believes that “beautiful, interesting pieces are what separate your house from everyone else’s.” Her own home—which brims with exquisite antiques, from Portuguese columns assimilated into a fireplace surround to the ornate mirror from Paris that hangs above it—is a shining example of that philosophy. Her line of furniture and accessories, based on architectural remnants collected from around the world, was christened Reborn Relics Home. Today, it shares space with her decorating firm, Debi Davis Interiors.
From their offices in Little Rock, Debi and her team use timeworn fragments for inspiration as they sketch new designs for everything from mirrors and consoles to headboards. Many of the original pieces are found in Debi’s residence. After the prototype concepts are fine-tuned, the artisans take over.
Detailed, high-quality moulds are created from existing remnants; they are filled with resin and allowed to set. Craftsmen will then build the framework, whether it’s a coffee table set on acanthus-leaf pedestals or a mirror with a Greek key topper.
An Italian door panel is a lovely example of the products in Reborn Relics Home’s Old-World-infused inventory. The company offers twelve finishes, including Antique Weathered White, French Relic Gold, and Heirloom Silver. The Italian Headboard, above right, features an upholstered back, wood frame, and intricate gold crown.
In addition to the larger items offered by Reborn Relics Home, customers will find a host of accessories to complete a decorating scheme. Mounted on stands, some pieces feature traditional shapes like a voluted crest, pictured above left; a feather, right; or a more detailed montage, such as Harvest, center. Even the smallest of treasures adds interest and charm to any interior space.
For more design inspiration, see “Old-World Renewal” on page 55 of the January/February 2018 issue of Victoria.