Robin Sheldon

Soft Surroundings At Home

By on September 18, 2013, in Letters from Robin, Soft Surroundings

Vintage Wine BottlesSoft Surroundings’ At Home is inspired by the patina of age and the romance of history. The majority of our new, curated collection is designed from original antiques discovered on our treasure hunts through France.

We comb the flea markets, brocantes and picker’s yards, visiting as many hill towns as we can squeeze into a day. The inspiration is exhilarating. It is a true wonder that after all this time, there are still so many incredibly beautiful pieces to be had. We fill containers and send them home to be translated as authentically as possible into unique pieces for you to enjoy. Very often, the original antique is available to you online in our Brocante/Antiques section.

Louis XIV ChestWe have invested in the quality of the material as well as the craftsmanship. We hope you enjoy this season’s collection and find the perfect piece to bring a French accent into your life. We even recreated a beautiful chest that’s been in my family for generations. It’s the Louis XIV Chest. We stayed very true to the original, leaving out my mother’s accidental watermarks and 1 rogue bobby pin silhouette.

Happy browsing and don’t forget, there’s lots more at

À bientôt,

Robin SheldonRobin Sheldon
President and Founder

  • Jeanne

    Last year I bought 24380. At no time was it mentioned that this was an advance order. It arrived a few days before Christmas, too late for my party. I still have it and I’m sure it will still be in style during the holidays. I get so many catalogs and I notice in more than one that there are similar blouses. Not exactly the same but they are getting there. I am disappointed to say the least.

    Previously I had bought a blouse that I really liked. But the length was too long. When I re-ordered a petite
    it was too tight. You must have made it smaller all over. I have not ordered anything since. I have been tempted, but my past experiences make me wary.
    I looked for the original order, but I must have thrown it out after all this time.

    Jeanne Wilson

    • Soft Surroundings

      Dear Jeanne,

      Thank you for letting us know about your recent disappointments with both product and delivery. We value your feedback and assure you that our Technical Design and Merchandising teams will be notified of these issues. We are sincerely sorry that we have not met and exceeded your expectations. We understand your hesitation to give us another chance to earn your confidence, but we hope that you would. Our Customers Service Team will be in touch with you shortly to discuss your orders. Again, thank you for your honest feedback. We cherish your trust!


      Soft Surroundings

  • Marsha

    You really never know what you might find! You really can find some great inspiration at things like these!

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