We are a design focused studio and boutique offering an unpredictable mix of products and services located in Black Mountain, NC. Our motto of right brain creative meets the left brain linear while our mentality lies in having resourceful and sustainable projects. Master Artist, Jose L. Bello, leads a team of dedicated artisans who help create community with creativity. Corinne Bello oversees the boutique, creates events & workshops. Come visit us and you may find some artwork for your walls, reclaimed furniture, antiques, oddities, vintage inspired and true vintage clothing.
WHAT WE DO
Design Driven is exploring and researching new materials and ideas. Our focus is on the process: practice, repetition, learning through our work on interiors and exteriors. We explore color, material, proportion, texture and form. Design Driven is the process of studying these possibilities, learning from them and creating with them.
Our boutique is an eclectic fusion of vintage inspired new designers, authentic vintage clothing, colorful festival wear, local artisan crafted accessories and jewelry. We also have a collection of items that evoke the spirit, such as: smudge wands, ceremonial staffs, locally mined stone jewelry, leather wares, essential oils, and locally made organic skin care. We have in-house artisans flameworking glass jewelry and sewing custom apparel. It’s a unique mix that changes daily as we expand our studio!
BEFORE & AFTER
CEILING FEATURE AND STAIRWAY
Radial Ceiling feature with custom hewn beams and ornamental design application on plaster. Lime stone veneer stairway and soffet.
1970’s beach house transforms to Mediterranean revival. All design elements for walls, ceilings, vaults, floors and fireplace created by Bello art team.
ARTISTIC MEDIA ENCLOSURE
Inspired by DaVinci, an artistic media enclosure was developed by Bello art team, along with the coffer ceilings and lime plaster walls.
VINTAGE ULTRA LOUNGE
Vintage Ultra Lounge entrance consisting of a precast concrete portico with hand crafted steel door.
EXTERIOR LANDSCAPE AND ENTRY
Exterior landscape and entry designed by J. Bello, in addition to all architectural details, friezes, and hand carved keystone.
A Tuscan facade: limestone veneer walls, niches, and fireplace.