Discovering Leland with Angelo Adamo

Discovering Leland with Angelo Adamo

Shopping with Designer Angelo Adamo in Leland
November 8, 2018 Emily DeRuiter

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A man with an eye for design has some suggestions for where to look for unique household items.

https://www.9and10news.com/2018/11/08/shopping-with-designer-angelo-adamo-in-leland/

If you need stellar gifts for family, friends—or yourself—Interior Designer Angelo Adamo, with Angelo Adamo Design, has been exploring great local finds and recently stopped at Leland for a look around.

“Leland has a few stores that can have a really personal gift for Christmas time if that’s what you are looking for,” he says.
There’s a plethora of local destinations that carry unique items in Northern Michigan.
From time spent in Leland, Adamo says Rustic Roots is a women’s clothing store with homeware that does the “European weathered look very well.”
And the local bookstore Leelanau Books is a Northern Michigan treasure that can be both a kids’ and adult’s haven.

Adamo also says Benjamin Maier Ceramics has pottery with an earthy, natural flare that’s clean and bright.

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For more design advice, visit adamo’s blog at angeloondesign.com. Finding your special place!

Finding your special place!

Finding your special place!

 

European Weathered Styles from Rustic Roots – Leland, MI.  

Growing up in Australia is a different experience to most countries.  Young people typically attend college where their family resides,  then mostly likely, travel aboard before settling down.

There isn’t a huge emphasis of college sport like here in the USA. However, we do support our neighborhood or suburban teams.  I grew up supporting the Port Adelaide Football Club. “Never Tear US Apart” is the song we use from the aussie band INXS as the game’s commencement song. Cool right?

 

European Weathered Styles from Rustic Roots – Leland, MI.

Hanging out at my neighborhood was something Australians tend to do.  Local businesses became a social destination for most families and friends.  The Grange Hotel on the esplanade (pub) was a main attraction for the locals to socialize but thankfully, I wasn’t into beer as a teenager.

There was a particular book store in my neighborhood that focused on motivational, history, and alternative therapy books.  I remember the atmosphere to be soothing and uplifting.  In fact, this book store had an impacted on my decision to study applied science and to further educate myself in aromatherapy and massage therapy.

What I learned from Australia is the importance of  a neighborhood.  How you react and support local sports teams and business can create a healthy and more vibrant atmosphere. This reaction will then affect your living space and the objects you add to your interiors.

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Leland, Michigan

My family and I are newcomers to Northern Michigan so we try to spend our weekends exploring the neighborhoods.

So far, discovering Traverse City and the surrounding counties are fascinating and very enjoyable.  The Great Lakes in Northern Michigan has the most beautiful landscape and towns.  Most towns are on the lakes so the scenic views are spectacular and most food service are outstanding.

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Leland, Michigan

There is a town called Leland in Leelanau County which is only a 30-minute drive from Traverse City.  I keep coming back to Leland because this town is so special.  One of the most beautiful sections of the Lake Michigan is found in Leelanau County.

Leland takes you back in history…especially when you arrive in Fishtown. Rustic shanties that are now home to various shops have stood the test of time and give you a feel on how life was 100 years ago in the commercial fishing business. Leland is where you can catch a ferry to the Manitou Islands.

My Neighborhood Trends for Leland –

Rustic Roots

Cristin at Rustic Roots has exceptional style and taste.  Rustic Roots is primarily a women’s fashion store but has a boutique section of home wear and furniture.  Products range from table linens, throws, blankets, art, reproduction antiques, and accessories.  She does the” European Weathered” look very well.  Rustic Roots closes during winter, but you can visit one last time during Thanksgiving weekend.  (231)256-0054

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Benjamin Maier Ceramics

Benjamin is a true talent in contemporary pottery and ceramic art.  His pottery techniques and choices of colors perfectly represents Leland’s environment.  The price range is very reasonable for quality pottery and artwork. www.maierceramics.com

 

Benjamin Maier Ceramics – Leland, MI.

Sporck Tileart

Sporck Tileart is in one of the Shanties of Fishtown.  This ceramic tile art store is a gem!  Leif is a genuine artist that can create outdoor scenes that captures the great lakes.  I especially like his selections of the Norwegian Fish Net Floats, which I want to convert them into light fixture pendants.  Close during winter but definitely a source you can use for restaurant or residential interiors.  www.sporcktileart.com

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Sporck Tileart, Leland, Michigan

Leelanau Books

This book store is special and reminds me of how it felt when I visited the book store in my neighborhood in Adelaide.  The interior design of the store is fresh and comforting and the service has always been pleasant.  Walking into this store with my children brings positive energy into our day. It’s the balance of good interiors, classical background music, good lighting, and kind people. Its open for business all year round and organizes children’s activities during the summer evenings while the parents have dinner for two in the neighborhood! www.leelanoubooks.com

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It’s important that no matter where you are to find your special place other than your home.  Escape from your world and enter someone else’s.  Finding your special neighborhood can be rejuvenating and to build memories that add meaning to your personal space.  AA

Driving to Leland is absolutely gorgeous. I am also loving this song  from Childish Gambino that I have been playing while in the car to Leland. The kids dig it too!