The first time I laid eyes on the Parsons School of Design student who was on her lunch break from classes, something grabbed my attention. I am not sure if it was her electric blue and yellow earrings, the adorable short bobbed haircut, or her sophisticated “go to work” outfit that was accented with Converse All Star sneakers, but something said you gotta meet this girl. So I did, and yeah the rest is history.
So as I found out on day one, my wife Ann has a keen passion for unique designs and quality.
That’s why it was not at all surprising that while strolling downtown Jackson Hole, WY, that Ann was drawn, as if by a force field, into the establishment known as Twenty Two Home.
This panacea for all Life Style and Design dilemmas, is masterfully curated by its owner, Elisa Chambers, who magnificently melds the modern and sophisticated with western chic.
Twenty Two Home, a retail store, is also a branch of SRI (Snake River Interiors). Acting as almost a laboratory for the design concepts which are being put to practice in homes throughout the world. Twenty Two Home is a showplace for the new, the innovative, the bold, and the beautiful. Whether it be a petrified wood end table, a Tibetan lamb’s wool bench, or one-of-a- kind garden urns, if it is unique, exciting and interesting, its’ here.
I have now been to Twenty Two Home several times, as my AMEX bill will attest, and I have noticed that no one ever walks through the store quickly. As you move from one interesting vignette to the next, your mind struggles to absorb all the fascinating and innovative concepts that are unfolding in front of you.
Everything screams out to be touched! Cashmere throws, thick woven tribal rugs, super smooth polished stone tables, and wire wrapped antlers. Visually the store is a masterpiece. No sooner than your eye has settled on an elegant shearling chair than your attention is tempted away towards a rustic teak wooden vessel, or Spanish leather trays. Featuring furniture and accessories from around the globe that would well compliment either the most minimalistic modern home or rustic mountain cabin.
As Ann soon discovered, Twenty Two Home is the epicenter for unique jewelry from both the most sought after and renowned designers, as well as the newest innovators. Whether Rosanne Puglise’s hand hammered 22K gold chains accented by her selection of beautiful stones and pearls, or Lola Brooks’ unique wax cast gold rings and necklaces, the presentation is stunning.
So, if you find yourself walking the wooden planked sidewalks of Jackson Hole and in need of sensory revitalization, or to rebuild your faith that quality and sophistication are still alive and well in retail, I cannot think of a better antidote. Stop in!