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Stephanie Hall, Photography by Catherine Hurt Photography

STEPHANIE SUMMERSON HALL

ESTELLE COLORED GLASS / CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

The first notion Stephanie Summerson Hall had for Estelle Colored Glass occurred when she was settling into her new home, attempting to build a “forever collection” of furniture and household items that would be kept forever and passed down as heirlooms. She was struggling to find pristine colored glass like her grandmother Estelle used to collect from antiquing, jewels that always shown so brightly in her china cabinet. In an instant, Stephanie knew that if she wanted the glass she dreamed about, she’d have to create it herself. It began with a glass cake stand, a classic piece inspired by the ones Estelle would serve a from-scratch vanilla pound cake on after a family meal. Stephanie sent the prototype to her new business partner: a glass manufacturer in Poland that had been creating beautiful work for more than 100 years. She then sent the manufacturers colors, not from the typical color chart, but photos of haute couture pieces, from a lavender gown by Elie Saab to a rose-colored dress from Gucci. “All of my colors are inspired by fashion,” Stephanie says. You can believe it as you admire the luxurious hues of her cake stands, flashing from intense royal blue to demure blush pink. “At the end of the day, I wanted to create something that felt likejewels you could display on your table, accompanying your homecooked meal,” Stephanie says.

Photography by Catherine Hurt Photography

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