My RI Life: Meet The Maker & Creative Behind That Marvelous Furniture You Keep Seeing
If you were in attendance at any of last weekend’s StyleWeek NE shows, you probably found yourself captivated by the colorful custom furniture in the Accessories Showcase, created by Rhode Island native Briel Delmonaco and her company Uniquely Chic Vintage.
The seating areas made up of her whimsical creations were wildly popular spots for photos, selfies, and the like on all three nights of those shows.
Curious and want to know more about the woman responsible for these striking sofas, chairs, and tables? Keep scrolling for the scoop about her and her biz.
No Doubt, You’ve Seen Her Work Before…
I have been making custom furniture for clients all over the world for about 7 years, including pieces for Louis Vuitton, Nickelodeon, Glade Brand Products, nationally known hotel chains and other businesses, as well as for a number of private customers.
Our pieces have been featured in movie/set productions, on tv shows (most recently, The Bachelorette when they filmed in Newport), and in commercials.
Our sister company, Uniquely Chic Vintage Rentals, has been operational for the last 5 years, offering unique vintage/antique custom furnishings for events, weddings, and photoshoots.
Accolades & Awards
We have been honored with numerous awards, such as Best of Newport Weddings "Best Overall Wedding Vendor 2019,” “Best Party Rentals Statewide 2019" Best of Rhode Island, and Editor's Choice "Best Vintage Decor 2019.”
These Are A Few Of Her Favorite Things
1. My Favorite Food is Sushi.
2. Favorite Music is Classic Rock.
3. In my free time (which is none, LOL), I like fishing, museums, extreme adventures - like sky or cliff diving - and trying unusual foods. I am also a total history nerd.
1. Salvation Cafe
2. Tallulah's Taqueria
3. Enoteca Umberto
4. Babbo - NYC
And I love a good dive bar, lol.
1. Captain Seaweeds
2. Pontiac Tap
1. Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA)
2. Newport Car Museum
3. Mutter Museum - Philadelphia
4. MoMA - NYC
For more from Briel + Uniquely Chic Vintage, be sure to follow:
On Instagram: @UniquelyChicVintageRentals
On Facebook: Uniquely Chic Vintage
The Site is UniquelyChicVintage.com.
Photo Credits: All photos courtesy of Briel Delmonaco