The Old Lucketts Store design houses will start up again in September.
DECORATOR SHOWHOUSES don’t always have charity in mind, but they do have design in the forefront. One of our favorite foraging spots, the Old Lucketts Store, in Leesburg, Virginia, has a vintage farmhouse next door that it fixes up the first weekend of every month (except for June, July and August) just as if it were going to be in an interiors magazine. All visitors have to do is to drop by on Friday, Saturday or Sunday–in this case April 4-6–be inspired and, maybe, buy.
The aesthetic of the Lucketts folks is definitely of the pale-antique/architectural variety–painted or pickled wood; plain linen upholstery; large accent pieces. They call it vintage hip. “We have a bit of a Restoration Hardware vibe going on this month,” says store owner Suzanne Eblen, a statement supported by the advance photos she sent to MyLittleBird. She also says, “Amy White”–who pulled together this month’s house–“is an insanely good decorator.”
We couldn’t view the house in advance because, well, it wasn’t going to be finished until the day before–“or maybe that morning,” Eblen says. Nevertheless, it seems like a good bet for a Friday, Saturday or Sunday spent out in the nearby countryside. To make it more of a destination, the store has added an outdoor flea market to the grounds.
The Old Lucketts Store
42350 Lucketts, Road
Leesburg, Virginia 20176