If you’re particular about style and only the best will do, but you can’t jump on a jet to Paris or London every time you need a new lamp or pillow or silver-serving piece, listen up. A person of distinct taste will not be happy with just any home décor shop, but don’t despair because there is a place in Minneapolis that will delight your senses and inspire you to add splendor and elegance to your life.
A visit to Victory is like a taking a trip around the globe, but it takes a lot less time and there’s no jet lag. Located in the fashionable area of Linden Hills on 44th St. between France and Upton, let shop owner and interior designer, Kelly Ciardelli, be your guide to creating a beautiful home.
At this tiny storefront you will find it chock full of luxurious linens, vintage silver, fantastical chandeliers, amazing crystal and antique glass. There are volume upon volume of beautiful home design books stacked on the floor-to-ceiling shelves, replicas of religious relics, Italian leather coin purses, gilt chairs, 18K gold frames and so much more.
Their inventory comes from Ciardelli’s flea market finds, world travels and a dealer in L.A. You’ll find items from London, Uzbekistan, Peru, Italy, Morocco and more. There are a number of vintage items, some restored with new fabric or paint and others with the patina of age remaining. Other objects are unique artisanal pieces.
Everything in this store oozes high society, including the prices. This shop is definitely for those who are serious about the décor in their abode and consider shopping an investment. The crystal chandeliers range from $2000 to $8000; you’ll find sweet-smelling candles for $20 to $60; striking guest hand towels for $20; and tiny ornate coin purses for $60. The gilt chairs are around $750 and the diminutive 18K gold frames are $120.
Owner Ciardelli also offers interior design services and can be contacted here.
Hours: Tues – Sun 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Anna Berend is an attorney and the author of Motherly Law Blog. On Motherly Law, Anna writes about legal issues that affect families and offers tips and resources that pertain to those legal topics. On occasion, inspiration strikes and Anna writes about something totally unrelated to the law. You can find Anna at motherlylaw.com, on Facebook at Motherly Law and on Twitter @MotherlyLaw.