BEST SHABBY CHIC - 2007
If Martha Stewart lived in Phoenix, she'd be eating at Tammie Coe Bakery and shopping at Hollywood Regency, a place where the best collection of slightly tarnished treasures resides, waiting for you to discover them and bring them home to your cool shack. Proprietors Heidi Owens and Michael Robertson spend every day of the year scouring our sweet town for perfect examples of "shabby chic," that combination of lightly worn, slightly rusty, expertly white-washed and crackle-painted home furnishings that Martha helped popularize late last century. Our most recent finds at this super-chic furniture emporium include a still-working Deco library lamp (a steal at only $29); a well-loved handmade quilt ($24); and a first-edition hardcover of 1957's Ten Secrets of Bowling by Don Carter (okay, so it's not technically home décor but it was only $3 and we have friends who bowl). Shabby was never so chic.