Starting Fresh

Roseville Matte White Art Deco Rosebowl with Ribbed Paneling (LEO Design)

It's becoming an annual refrain.  With each passing year, I release a wearied sigh and proclaim with great relief: "Well, I'm glad that year is over!"  To paraphrase The Queen, it's been a "Lustrum Horribilis"!  Half a decade of horror!

But Hope springs eternal—especially amongst retailers, who always believe, deep-in-their-bones, that Good Times are just around the corner.  "This will be the year!"

While I await the abundance, I also appreciate an aesthetic "cleansing of the palette"—a fresh, pure start to the New Year.  What could look cleaner, fresher, and newer than a collection of matte white vases bowls and plates?  This Art Deco bowl, by Roseville, is trussed in an attractive architectural scaffolding.  Finished with a satin white, it provides a clean and satisfying focus which relaxes the mind and eases the tension.  Learn more about it by clicking on the photo above.

Welcome to the New Year!


Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well!  Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (

We also can be found in Pittsburgh's historic "Strip District" at Mahla & Co. Antiques ( or in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (

Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only).  917-446-4248