Decorating Secrets from Boutique Owners
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Shirley's retro, multicolor kitchen (left) was inspired by wild-pattern 1940s tablecloths, which she collected "before it got to be vogue." Stools from a 1950s soda shop complement her multicolor Fiestaware collection.
Shirley's shopping mantra? Buy first, think later. "We buy stuff just because we think it's a beautiful color," she says. "We don't always know what we're going to do with it."