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Jennifer Davis with Tilly at Elegant Estates. PHOTO BY JULIE UNGER
Jennifer Davis Of Elegant Estates Specializes In Finding Unique, Difficult-To-Find Items By Julie Unger
Ever since she was a child, Jennifer Davis, owner and operator of Elegant Estates of Wellington, has had a flair for design. “My mother would come home, and I’d have every piece of furniture moved to a different section of the house,” Davis recalled. “It’s what I’ve always done. I come in here on my day off and start moving things around.” Elegant Estates is an antiques and fine furniture consignment store featuring unique, difficult-to-find items. It is located on Fortune Circle in Wellington. Originally from New York, Davis and her family moved to Wellington when her daughter took up show jumping. Davis even competed herself for a few years with the hunter jumpers. “I started working in North Florida for a shop that Rachel Ashwell owned called Shabby Chic,” Davis said. “She started the whole ‘shabby chic’ trend.” After eight years working with Ash-
well, Davis purchased Elegant Estates. That was 10 years ago. “Most recently, I was involved with two projects with Gracie Street Interior Design. I supplied the furnishings, art and accessories to decorate and design the two-story VIP tent at Deeridge Farms for the Palm Beach Masters and the Deeridge Derby,” Davis said. “It’s one of the nicest horse shows in the world, and it was a privilege to work with Gracie Street.” It wouldn’t be possible without her assistant, Jayne Meserlian, Davis said. Tilly, Davis’ dog, is always in the store, too. Refinishing furniture is a passion for Davis, who will strip and refinish furniture for clients, plus items to sell and others to adorn her own home. “My garage is filled with good finds,” she said.
Currently, Davis’ specialty has been finding furniture for other designers. Her store has unique items from all over, ranging across the globe — particularly England — at all price points. “If you can’t find it here, you probwellington the magazine | may 2017
Published on Apr 26, 2017
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