Domain Home Accessories & Gallery is located at 3129 Beach Blvd. South in the Historic Waterfront Art District of Gulfport, Florida - (727) 302-9299

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This Saturday: Amazing Paintings of Local Scenes by One of Our Most Popular Artists, Gary Mellenbruch

Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will host a reception to highlight the work of Tierra Verde painter Gary Mellenbruch during its next “Meet the Artists” event on Saturday, April 19th, 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at 3129 Beach Boulevard South.

Tierra Verde artist Gary Mellenbruch in his studio

Tierra Verde artist Gary Mellenbruch in his studio

The featured artist specializes in depictions of local seaside landmarks, as well as maritime creatures and mythical mermaids.  His work has become a customer favorite since he began displaying it in “&Gallery” in 2012.  Gary will be on hand to discuss his work and answer questions.

Live entertainment by jazz saxophonist Henry Ashwood will also be featured during the evening, and complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvre will be offered.

Tierra Verde artist Gary Mellenbruch’s watercolor and designers’ gouache paintings depict scenes that many local residents will find familiar.  Iconic and colorful attractions such as the Don CeSar resort, Merry Pier and the Wharf restaurant in Pass-a-Grille, as well as Gulfport’s own Williams Pier, O’Maddy’s Bar & Grill, and Pia’s Trattoria are among the images that draw on talents Gary has honed in a long career as an architectural illustrator.

Gulfport's beloved Pia's Trattoria by Gary Mellenbruch

Gulfport’s beloved Pia’s Trattoria by Gary Mellenbruch

Originally from Kansas City, he studied industrial design and after becoming an apprentice illustrator, formed his own “Mellenbruch Studios” in 1969, creating architectural illustrations for clients from around the world.  Accompanied by his sailboat, he moved to Tierra Verde in 1998, continuing illustration work, but concentrating on fine arts.  He also operates his own art framing business.  Attention to details and an emphasis on scale and perspective stem from his years in architectural illustration.

"Dolphin Pod in the Surf" by Gary Mellenbruch

“Dolphin Pod in the Surf” by Gary Mellenbruch

The Florida environment also inspires his many depictions of natural maritime scenes, including vivid portrayals of sea birds and their habitat.  He is also fond of mermaids and has devoted some of his paintings to those creatures of maritime lore.  Gary has shown work at “& Gallery” since its inception, and offers both originals and affordably-priced prints.

A favorite of Pass-A-Grille locals and visitors, The Wharf by Gary Mellenbruch

A favorite of Pass-A-Grille locals and visitors, The Wharf by Gary Mellenbruch

The storied "Miss Pass-A-Grille" by Gary Mellenbruch

The storied “Miss Pass-A-Grille” by Gary Mellenbruch

Established in March 2001, Domain Home Accessories offers a large variety of unique art, décor, lighting, jewelry, cards, home goods and more, and has earned a reputation as one of Gulfport’s most respected retailers.  “& Gallery” opened in 2012 in the adjacent space and showcases the work of over 40 local and regional artists in a variety of media.

“Meet the Artists” events at “& Gallery” occur during Gulfport’s popular Third Saturday Art Walk.  Artists and artisans line the sidewalks of scenic Beach Boulevard on Art Walk evenings.  Independent shops and boutiques, live glassblowing at the Industrial Arts Center, live music venues, street performers, and Gulfport’s many popular restaurants are all part of the lively Art Walk scene.  Parking in the waterfront village is free and convenient.  Free trolleys are available for visitors parking in remote sites for transportation to and from the hub of Art Walk.

Lights twinkle from the trees as artists set up outdoors along Beach Blvd. during Gulfport's colorful Art Walk

Lights twinkle from the trees as artists set up outdoors along Beach Blvd. during Gulfport’s colorful Art Walk.

For more information, contact Daniel Hodge, (727) 366-4086 or email dan@igc.org.

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Dramatic Lighting by Eangee

 

Our line of lamps from Eangee are among the most unusual you will ever discover.  Make a bold statement in your decor with one of these beautiful creations, each made with actual tropical materials including cocoa, banyan and jackfruit leaves incorporated into the shades.  Floor and table lamps, as well as sconces are available.  From your unique lighting specialists at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery.  Hurry while our supply lasts.

Switch your switch plate!

Transform your light switches and receptacles from "plain" to "just plain lovely" with our line of ceramic switch plates from Fired Up! These decorative switch plates and receptacle covers have been among our best selling products for many years. Dozens of styles allow you to choose the best accents for your décor. Available in double and triple switches. as well as different types of switches (e.g. normal, dimmer, etc.). Special orders are also gladly accepted. Once you start using these, you'll never want use plain old switch plates again!

Transform your light switches and receptacles from “plain” to “just plain lovely” with our line of ceramic switch plates from Fired Up! These decorative switch plates and receptacle covers have been among our best selling products for many years. Dozens of styles allow you to choose the best accents for your décor. Available in double and triple switches. as well as different types of switches (e.g. normal, dimmer, etc.). Special orders are also gladly accepted. Once you start using these, you’ll never want use plain old switch plates again!

 

 

 

Domain 13th Anniversary!

Here are three memories from our 13th Anniversary celebration which took place along with our “Meet the Artists” event featuring Diane Bragg on  Saturday, March 15, 2014.  Join us on the third Saturday evening of each month for a new “Meet the Artists” event featuring one of the talented artists represented in our Gallery.

Saturday, March 15th: Join us for our 13-Year Anniversary Celebration – PLUS “Meet the Artists”: Diane Bragg

To help commemorate its 13th anniversary, Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will showcase new work by an artist who has been featured at the business since its opening 13 years ago.  Gulfport artist Diane Posnanski-Bragg will offer a large assortment of new fused glass works, including decorative and functional pieces and jewelry for display and sale.  Diane will also talk to visitors about the evolution of her art work, as well as her travels as an “itinerant” artist for the last several years.

This installment of Domain’s monthly “Meet the Artists” event will take place on Saturday, March 15th from 6 to 10 p.m. at 3129 Beach Boulevard South in the Gulfport Waterfront District.

Live entertainment by jazz saxophonist Henry Ashwood will also be featured during the evening, and complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvre will be offered.  Free birthday cake to celebrate the 13th anniversary of Domain will also be served.

A Diane Bragg fused glass design on a patinated and stamped copper background

A Diane Bragg fused glass design on a patinated and stamped copper background

Native Floridian Diane Posnanski-Bragg grew up in the Tampa Bay area and has been inspired by the tropical plants, flowers and wildlife she has encountered here since childhood, creating art reflecting the nature around her as she grew up.  She attended the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale and after 25 years of “conventional” work in the fields of graphic and advertising design, she returned to her more creative roots, working with Postich Stained Glass Studio in Largo, Florida.

A brightly-colored clock by Diane Bragg

A brightly-colored clock by Diane Bragg

She soon established her own independent glass studio, and then partnered with her former husband working with stained and fused glass, as well as glass and metal sculpture.  The pair travelled extensively, participating in and accumulating awards at art shows throughout the country, including annual appearances at the Ann Arbor Art Fair and St. Petersburg’s Mainsail Art Festival.  Now as a solo artist with Diane Bragg Studio, the shapes, colors and essence of her art work celebrate the roots, leaves and blooms of Florida as much as ever.

"Inspire" and "Love" wall plaques by Diane Bragg

“Inspire” and “Love” wall plaques by Diane Bragg

Contemporary, bright and textural, Diane’s current fused glass pieces include jewelry, decorative wall plaques and hangings, including many that feature a single word of inspiration (“believe,” “breathe,” “imagine!”), as well as functional pieces such as clocks and coasters.  Diane’s work, beginning with her stained glass pieces, has been a mainstay at Domain Home Accessories since its beginnings.

Click here to enjoy a gallery of some examples of Diane’s work.

Established in March 2001, Domain Home Accessories offers a large variety of unique art, décor, jewelry, cards, home goods and more, and has earned a reputation as one of Gulfport’s most respected retailers.  “& Gallery” opened in 2012 in the adjacent space and showcases the work of over 40 local and regional artists in a variety of media.  “Meet the Artists” events at “& Gallery” occur during Gulfport’s popular Third Saturday Art Walk.

The Gulfport Art Walk has become a beloved Tampa Bay tradition, over 20 years and counting!  Twice a month on each First Friday and Third Saturday 6-10pm year-round.

The Gulfport Art Walk has become a beloved Tampa Bay tradition, over 20 years and counting! Twice a month on each First Friday and Third Saturday 6-10pm year-round.

Artists and artisans line the sidewalks of scenic Beach Boulevard on Art Walk evenings.  Independent shops and boutiques, live glassblowing at the Industrial Arts Center, live music venues, street performers, and Gulfport’s many popular restaurants are all part of the lively Art Walk scene.

Parking in the waterfront village is free and convenient.  Free trolleys are available for visitors parking in remote sites for transportation to and from the hub of Art Walk.  For more information, contact Daniel Hodge, (727) 366-4086 or email dan@igc.org.

Gulfport Art Walk details

Gulfport Art Walk details

Save the Date: March 15th We Celebrate Our 13th Anniversary and Feature Diane Bragg During Our Next “Meet the Artists” Event

"Inspire" wall plaque by Diane Bragg

“Inspire” and “Love” wall plaques by Diane Bragg

Save the Date!  On Saturday, March 15th we will celebrate the 13th anniversary of Domain Home Accessories.  Cake will be served!  This will coincide with our next “Meet the Artists” event, featuring our old friend Diane Bragg.  Diane works in glass, metal and mixed media, including wall plaques, vases, copper and glass sculptures, coasters and jewelry.  Since she has been a featured artist at Domain since its inception, it’s appropriate that we celebrate our anniversary on the same night we celebrate Diane’s work.  And of course as usual on our Third Saturday events, we’ll offer live jazz music, and complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvre.  More details to come, so stay tuned!

These mixed media pieces by Diane Bragg combine hammered copper with fused glass.

These mixed media pieces by Diane Bragg combine hammered copper with fused glass.

 

Hand-Made Stained Glass Boxes

Stained glass boxes by artist Jodi Bock

Stained glass boxes by artist Jodi Bock

These hand-made stained glass boxes are by artist Jodi Bock.  Available in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors, each with its own charm.  These boxes make wonderful gifts, or buy one for your own little secret treasures.

 

Coming February 15th: Meet Visiting Pottery Artist Bari Precious!

Pottery artist Bari Precious

Pottery artist Bari Precious

Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will host a reception to welcome visiting pottery artist Bari Precious during its next “Meet the Artists” event on Saturday, February 15th, 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at 3129 Beach Boulevard South.

The artist, who makes her home near Springfield, Missouri, will be taking a “road trip” with a large selection of her pottery for shows along the way.  She will have an extensive collection of her colorful and functional pottery on display and for sale, and will chat about her colorful life and work with visitors.

Live entertainment by jazz saxophonist Henry Ashwood will also be featured during the evening, and complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvre will be offered.

Vases by Bari Precious

Vases by Bari Precious

The pottery of Bari Precious has been featured at Domain for nearly three years.  Working in her “Precious Pots” studio in the rural outskirts of Springfield, she produces a variety of stoneware pottery that is art with practical applications in the home.  Her hand-painted designs and glazes display a sense of tribal or geometric or nature-inspired influences.

In addition to vases, pitchers and mugs, she creates plates, platters and dishes that are specifically designed to be safe for use in ovens, microwaves and barbecues.  Bari also offers to pottery-buyers copies of some of her favorite recipes which can be made using her stoneware pottery including baked brie, brownies, banana bread, honey-mustard chicken, and baked fish.  She is fond of serving samples of her brownies to visitors, and these will also be served during her visit.

Bari Precious was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia and became interested in working with clay from an early age, going on to study sculpture at the Vancouver School of Art.  She left school to embark upon other adventures, including farming and communal life in rural British Columbia, and then travels through Europe, Asia and the Middle East during the 1970s.

She nurtured her fascination with Iran by spending time there teaching art and English, and later returning to work with archeologists by building a kiln and reassembling excavated pottery.  On return to the U.S., she raised her family for several years before reentering university studies and earning a B.F.A. in ceramics.

Her studio, gardens and home in the Missouri countryside are comfortable spaces where visitors are welcome to stop, share tea and peruse her “Precious Pots.”

Plates and trays by Bari Precious

Plates and trays by Bari Precious

Domain Home Accessories offers a large variety of unique art, décor, jewelry, cards, home goods and more, and has been one of Gulfport’s most treasured retailers for over 12 years.  “& Gallery” opened in 2012 in the adjacent space and showcases the work of over 40 local and regional artists in a variety of media.

“Meet the Artists” events at “& Gallery” occur during Gulfport’s popular third Saturday Art Walk.  Artists and artisans line the sidewalks of scenic Beach Boulevard on Art Walk evenings.  Independent shops and boutiques, live glassblowing at the Industrial Arts Center, live music venues, street performers, and Gulfport’s popular restaurants are all part of the lively Art Walk scene.  Parking in the waterfront village is free and convenient.  Free trolleys are available for visitors parking in remote sites for transportation to and from the hub of Art Walk.  For more information, contact Daniel Hodge, (727) 366-4086.

Meet the Artists (January 18, 2014): Elissa Cardamone

Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will host a reception showcasing the work of Gulfport stained glass artist Elissa Cardamone during its next “Meet the Artists” event on Saturday, January 18th, 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at 3129 Beach Blvd. South.  Elissa will be on hand to meet visitors and discuss her work, and will bring a number of additional selections of stained glass for display and sale during the evening.  Complimentary hors d’oeuvre and beverages will be offered.

A collection of stained glass panels by Gulfport artist Elissa Cardamone available exclusively at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery

A collection of stained glass panels by Gulfport artist Elissa Cardamone available exclusively at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery

Gulfport resident Elissa Cardamone is a stained glass artist specializing in the design and construction of leaded glass panels using the same methods and techniques employed as old world masters of the trade.  She learned the craft and honed her skills while apprenticing with a master restorer of antique stained glass windows.   Victorian and Edwardian influences are evident in her original designs, evidence of her experience in working with these styles of period windows during restorations.   She explains that each time she restores a window she feels the hand of its creator, from a century past, and absorbs that energy which inspires her technique.

EMERGING stained glass window by Elissa Cardamone. Artist's statement: The budding flower gives rise to a woman in contra posture as she twists upward from the petals emerging into life. The flower’s stem and woman’s heart are purposefully cut from the same piece of re-purposed antique glass.

EMERGING stained glass window by Elissa Cardamone. Artist’s statement: The budding flower gives rise to a woman in contra posture as she twists upward from the petals emerging into life. The flower’s stem and woman’s heart are purposefully cut from the same piece of re-purposed antique glass.

For her new creations, she bases her selection of glass on the emotion, texture, color, and luminosity the glass inspires.  In each new design she attempts to incorporate some salvaged glass from an antique window, she says, “to carry on its life as a timeless witness to all it has seen, whether in a house of worship, a rich mansion or a public building.”  Elissa first displayed her work locally during last year’s annual Gulfport SoStudio Tour where her accomplished originality was recognized and encouraged by the Gulfport artists’ community.  Her art is among the most recent to be displayed and sold in “& Gallery,” debuting only a few weeks ago.

VICTORIAN stained glass window by Elissa Cardamone. Artist's statement: The Victorian period in stained glass contained consistent or traditional shapes seen by the artist as silent tributes to feminine beauty. The exaggerated focal point in this window is the artists’ attempt to break through the subtlety and present the seat of womanhood in the uterine shape.

VICTORIAN stained glass window by Elissa Cardamone. Artist’s statement: The Victorian period in stained glass contained consistent or traditional shapes seen by the artist as silent tributes to feminine beauty. The exaggerated focal point in this window is the artists’ attempt to break through the subtlety and present the seat of womanhood in the uterine shape.

 

Click here to enjoy a gallery of photos depicting more of Elissa’s work.

Domain Home Accessories, with its large variety of unique art, décor, jewelry, cards, home goods and more, has been one of Gulfport’s most treasured retailers for over 12 years.  “& Gallery” opened in 2012 in the adjacent space and showcases the work of over 40 local and regional artists in a variety of media.  “Meet the Artists” events at “& Gallery” occur during Gulfport’s popular third Saturday Art Walk.  Artists and artisans line the sidewalks of scenic Beach Boulevard on Art Walk evenings.  Independent shops and boutiques, live glassblowing at the Industrial Arts Center, live music venues, street performers, and Gulfport’s popular restaurants are all part of the lively Art Walk scene.  Parking in the waterfront village is free and convenient.  Free trolleys are available for visitors parking in remote sites for transportation to and from the hub of Art Walk.  For more information, contact Daniel Hodge, (727) 366-4086 or email dan@igc.org; or visit domainhomeaccessories.com.

Eco-Conscious Hand-Woven Float-Rope Door Mats

These hand-woven float-rope door mats benefit a small, independent business, the livelihood of Maine lobstermen, the environment and the endangered Right Whale.

These hand-woven float-rope door mats benefit a small, independent business, the livelihood of Maine lobstermen, the environment and the endangered Right Whale.

We are proud to carry these beautiful and durable float-rope door mats at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery.  Read the story behind these hand-woven creations:

Just as the North Atlantic Right Whale came under the protection of the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act a new threat confronted the whales – float-rope from fixed line fishing. Lines of rope used to connect lobster traps to surface buoys often become detached due to rough waters, collisions with boats, and other nautical hazards. Also, lobstermen use rope to tether their traps together on the ocean floor .

For years lobster fishermen used colorful float-rope. When it became loose and drifted out to sea, or was tethered to their multiple traps on the ocean floor, marine scientists discovered that it was entangling the whales. This was  causing an alarming number to drown or be injured. In 2009 a federal regulation outlawed float-rope, requiring lobstermen to discard this rope and replace it with sinking, or sink-rope.

What to do? Enter Maine Float-Rope Company.  To prevent the float-rope from going to landfills, a market to compensate lobstermen needed to be created. Penny Johnston quickly saw an opportunity to help and formed the Maine Float-Rope Company. These ropes make beautiful, colorful and durable doormats and runners from what otherwise would be thousands of pounds of discarded rope.  The combined effort supports the endangered Right Whales, the livelihood of Maine lobstermen, the environment, and local employment in a small, independent business.

We are proud to partner with the Maine Float-Rope Company in offering this product that gives back in a big way.

 

Join us as we host the LocalShops1 “Second Thursday Social”

Domain will host the first of LocalShops1's "Second Thursday Socials" on January 9th.

Domain will host the first of LocalShops1′s “Second Thursday Socials” on January 9th.

Join LocalShops1 businesses and community-minded shoppers for our Second Thursday Social, featuring delicious appetizers, free raffles, crafts demonstrations and of course the best conversations in town!

Want more? Bring a funny gift that will literally make people laugh out loud for our LOL Gift Exchange. Yes, regifting is acceptable and even encouraged!

Admission is free for LocalShops1 Business, Artist, Non-Profit and Shopper Members, $10 for non-members. For more information contact Cherlene at Cherlene@LocalShops1.com.

The event is hosted by Domain Home Accessories & Gallery and sponsored by T And Me Tea Co., Neptune Grill and Country Harvest Craft Studio.

Click here for more details.

 

 

 

Last Minute Gift Ideas? Of course!

We’ve got a huge selection of the most unusual gifts you’ll never find in chains or malls.  Finish your shopping at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery!

Always free gift wrap…

Always friendly customer service…

Always unique!

These Ann Taintor flasks are a fun women's accessory. We have flasks for men too!  Plus a full line of bar and beverage ware.

These Ann Taintor flasks are a fun women’s accessory. We have flasks for men too! Plus a full line of bar and beverage ware.

Hand-blown perfume bottles by Doug Merritt are gorgeous and elegant.

Hand-blown perfume bottles by Doug Merritt are gorgeous and elegant.

The Boticario de Havana collection is an exquisite line of bath and body products ready for pampering.

The Boticario de Havana collection is an exquisite line of bath and body products ready for pampering.

 

We carry a large selection of hand-made jewelry, with many lines hand-crafted by local artists.  (Bracelet by Doug D'Souza; ring by Twisted Sister Designs.)

We carry a large selection of hand-made jewelry, with many lines hand-crafted by local artists. (Bracelet by Doug D’Souza; ring by Twisted Sister Designs.)

 

Beautiful hand-crafted pottery bowls, plates, platters and serve ware by artist Bari Precious, each a unique work of art.

Beautiful hand-crafted pottery bowls, plates, platters and serve ware by artist Bari Precious, each a unique work of art.

 

 

 

 

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