Archive for November, 2015



When we first met the team behind Stitch Design Co., 9 Cannon St. was their home, it was a two-man lady operation, their talents freshly tapped. Fast forward more years than can be counted on a single hand – they’ve moved on to bigger & brighter digs, the team has expanded and anyone with a pulse on design knows this crew is crème-de-la-crème when it comes to all things branding + creative. Co-founders Courtney Rowson + Amy Pastre have been behind several of our projects, most recently (circa 2012) having developed all of the visual gilded goodness you see here at TGL. Hence, it goes without saying, our respect runs deep for this dynamic duo and the bustling studio they’ve created in sweet ‘lil Charleston. We’re voyaging down to their city in the South this time next week for a few days of r + r (yes, secret’s out, a shiny new Gilded Getaway Guide is soon-to-debut!), so we thought it only fitting to highlight some of our favorite Stitch projects as we pack our bags, practice our Southern drawl and head for the Lowcountry .

With countless awards + accolades aplenty, (our very own TGL brand mark included here + here,) the work of Stitch Design Co. resoundingly speaks for itself. From spot-on type to hand drawn illustrations, not to mention an unrivaled passion for unconventional materials, these design darlings are truly masters of the mix. You name it, they’ve most likely letterpressed it, printed on it, or in the very least, considered it. We encourage you to take a deep dive into their portfolio, go ahead, pour yourself a cocktail, spend some time up close and personal, and walk away from your screen feeling fully inspired. Fancy yourself a design junkie? Step right up to their online Dribble, pint-sized doses of new work in the queue, certain to satisfy the darkest of design cravings. Oh, and lest we forget, they also have a side gig, aka Sideshow Press, because surely every A-list design studio needs a playground for homegrown products oozing with style, craftsmanship and playful panache.

Have a project of your own that needs some aesthetic punch or creative pizazz? Give the ladies a ring and tell ’em we sent you. Or better yet, happen to be in their ‘hood? Drop by + simply say hello, Southern hospitality is real y’all, and Stitch lives by the golden rule when it comes to delivering Charleston charm.

Stitch Design Co. | 121 Wentworth | Charleston SC

All images courtesy of Stitch Design Co.


The arrival of November means the hustle + bustle of holiday cheer is nearly already here. Soon we’ll be baking + wrapping, addressing + stamping. Before we start making our lists + checking them twice, we’re reminding ourselves to savor the quiet calm that comes before the joyous storm.

We dare to say, Christmas came early to the Gilded Getaway House, with a sparkly new kitchen well on its way to making a golden debut. All that remains is layering in the delectable details, including these vintage door handles, perfectly patinated + weathered with stories. Undoubtedly, it will be a place to host those we love for holidays + years to come; the best kind of gift, as we all know, is one that keeps on giving.

Always inspired by our coastal roots, we’ve developed a new appreciation for all things ‘knotty’ as we try our hand at traditional seamanship of the most beautiful kind. And rounding out the mix, inspiration for a project we’ve got simmering at TGL, textured + wooly, preferably aran + seasoned with the touch of the ocean.

You can find more of our TGL Precious Objects here, where we welcome you to join in the inspirational fun with a simple tag, #tglpreciousobjects. Curate the little things that make your heart skip a beat, no collection too small, nor imagination too grand. Au contraire, it’s the mix of high + low, old + new, that makes each object + story truly ‘youer than you‘.

 Image courtesy of The Gilded Lobster.

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