Posted by: Debra Kolkka | May 25, 2012

The most beautiful shop in the world

I know I said this about the Hermes shop in Paris, but I have changed my mind. When I walked into Esmeralda Home in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, I wanted to move in. I’m sure you will understand why.

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We met the delightful owner and designer, Marco when my friend bought this beautiful hand beaded scarf.

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There was another very handsome assistant to help with our purchases.

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Next time you are in Porto Cervo, drop in to say hello.

www.esmeraldabazar.com

Email…..info@esmeraldabazar.com
home@esmeraldabazar.com


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  1. Okay, Deb, when I read the title, I thought, “Now that is quite a claim.” However, I think you may be right. Good God, this stuff is stunning. I especially love the chair with cave of branches built over top–and big chuncky coffee table, the dresser with leather drawer pulls. Wow. I want it all! Thanks so much for sharing this!
    Hugs,
    Kathy

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    • I just loved this shop. I was delighted when the owner allowed me to take photos. I think everyone should see this beautiful place.

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  2. Never seen a store more beautiful. My favorite colors – beige, white etc.
    The pictures are stunning.
    Pam Proctor

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    • Everything in the shop was beautiful. The owner obviously has exquisite taste.

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  3. I want the driftwood chair!

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  4. I want one of everything, and maybe the owner and the assistant too – oh, those Italian men!

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    • They were both very good looking men and very stylish.

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

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    • We came upon the shop by chance, and fell in love with it.

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  6. Appears like the ‘haute couture’ of stores……a place for imagination to run wild.

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    • It really is one of the loveliest shops I have ever been in, and I have been in a few.

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  7. Good taste at the most!
    Fine shots.

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  8. Very chic Debra…..And I love a man who knows how to wear his scarf. The gentlemen coordinate perfectly with the decor too!!

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  9. Your friend’s hand beaded scarf is beautiful. #scarfenvy

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    • It is a gorgeous scarf. She decided she had to have it at first sight.

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous, Deb, but I have to say, your photos of the Hermes shop really blew me away!

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    • Hermes is an incredible shop…stunning. This one is gorgeous in a different way.

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  11. This shop is spectacular! Are the prices reasonable or outrageous? Wow, I would love to get a new wardrobe there!

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    • The items in the shop are not cheap, but I thought they were worth the prices.

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  12. What a stunning shop Debra..I can see why you were excited. My colours too!

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    • It is rare to find a shop where everything is beautiful. I would have happily taken everything home.

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  13. Just perfect Debra….and I think I could see my little white teapot there!

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  14. Natural and neutral — absolutely beautiful! Love the look on the owner’s face as he admires your lovely friend.

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    • He didn’t really want to be photographed as he felt he wasn’t looking his best. I hope he doesn’t mind.

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  15. Makes me want to open a shop myself!

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  16. Deb you have captured the style of the beautiful Esmeralda Home Bazar so wonderfully well. Yes I agree with your statement ‘I want it all’ and yes could just go and live in that shop. We have all seen interesting and beautiful peices from Java, Indonesia, Nepal , South America,New Guinea,and the list goes on ,but the owners really have the best eye for buying then for the actual visual merchandising – never have I seen anything as well done as this.Even the actual store with its cave like doorways and alcoves just makes it delightful to wander through and discover pieces.

    Yes I do adore my scarf – seems too simple a name for a ‘piece’ so divine.
    Your photos are so much better than mine . Clever girl .Thanks for sharing.

    Dianne Cant

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    • You scarf is beautiful, and you get to think of this lovely shop every time you wear it.

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  17. You know the mannequin with the blue shirt and the satchel.. I WANT THAT SATCHEL! Oh mercy what a fantastic shop, and all that white, it must glow!! c

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  18. In my head is a little voice saying “oh, how lovely” – which takes me back to the days when my girls (non-feathered variety) were young and we used to listen to Tubby the Tuba narrated by Danny Kaye – and Tubby, overcome by the emotion created by hearing something beautiful -sighs, in an awed little voice “oh, how lovely”.

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    • Oh, how lovely, seems an appropriate reaction to the shop.

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  19. Is it bad that I really want so many things in those photos? 🙂

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  20. Divine! The scarf and shop is beautiful too.

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  21. This IS a beautiful shop! Love the colour scheme.

    Debra, I’m looking for an older post of yours from (I think) last year. In it you had photographs of a fruit/veg shop with all the produce beautifully displayed. Also think it was in Italy. Do you know which one I’m talking about?

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    • Hi Lisa, it could have been Food Market in Bologna revisited, but it could also have been the food market in Florence. I will try to forward those posts to you.

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      • Thanks, found it! It’s “The food market in Bologna revisted” post.

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  22. I ll move in too!

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