The Thirty-A Review March 2020

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Coastal Chic, Custom Made b y L i e s e l S c h m i d t

unique collection of modern concrete and teak wood furniture that can be used both indoors and outdoors,” he goes on. “We specialize in unique coastal chic furniture and art, but our clients also love our custom industrial farmhouse furniture and custom reclaimed wood furniture.” “Custom” seems to be the underlying theme, the very thing that makes Maison30A such a destination for clients in search of the perfect piece to finish off a space or an entire collection to create their dream home. Building relationships with their customers to assess their needs and truly capture their vision, Bailey and his team offer something that can’t be found at just any furniture store and a level of expertise that has taken years to cultivate. As anyone meeting with Bailey can easily sense, the man knows design and understands how to layer a look, how to use colors to complement a space and make a focal point stand out even more, how and where to use different textures. Bailey is a wealth of knowledge, a fact which his clients clearly appreciate and rely on. And while he could easily have stayed in one of the larger markets to set up shop, it was following his heart and moving to the beach that made him truly

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love where he lives. “My parents owned one of the first homes built in Seaside, and after many years of living in California and Atlanta, I decided it was time to move to the beach and be closer to my parents, who currently live in Dune Allen Beach on 30-A,” Bailey says of his decision for the move. “My career has been a whirlwind journey that has taken me

I ndustrial and mid-century modern have long been en vogue in interior design, showing up in everything from light fixtures to couches and end tables, so when Birmingham AL native Christopher Bailey opened his first store in 1996, he couldn’t have chosen a better focus for his San Francisco- based boutique. From there, he went on to create Industrial Chic Loft, selling his designs at antique shows in chic design hotspots, including Atlanta; Round Top, Texas; Manhattan; and Brimfield, Massachusetts; as well as showrooms in Atlanta and High Point, North Carolina. It was moving to the Emerald Coast, however, that truly opened up even greater possibilities for Bailey’s talents for designing and making custom furniture pieces and his skill for interior design. The decision to relocate the production of Industrial Chic Loft to Panama City Beach proved to be a wise move that would eventually lead him down a familiar road. “We use raw materials such as steel, cast iron, reclaimed aged wood, concrete, rivets, and mechanical elements to create our custom furniture pieces and handcraft each piece into functional and stunning furniture that suits coastal design for the home, loft space, or office,” Bailey says of his popular Industrial Chic Loft line. Meeting success at the market

in which he now found himself as a resident of the beach community, Bailey was soon inspired to set up shop along the beaches of 30-A; and in July 2019, he opened Maison30A. “Maison30A is a home and garden store unlike any other store in the area,” Bailey contends. “We have a large selection of pots and planters in all shapes and sizes, with a focus on neutral, natural colors and materials. We also offer custom designed furniture built to our clients’ specifications, which is an ability that certainly sets us apart; and I work with designers to supply them with unique pieces and custom-built designs for both residential and commercial projects. We also have a

all over the world to finally land at the world’s most beautiful beaches, and I am excited to bring all of my experience from the past two decades in the design industry to Maison30A.” Maison30A is located at 16810 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. or by appointment. For more information, visit www. or call (850) 775-1227. For more information on Industrial Chic Loft, visit www.

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