Local Inspiration from John Lewis
L O C A L I N F L U E N C E R : J O H N L E W I S
Celadon’s Flea & Farmers Market is filled with artisans and makers from all over the Charleston area looking to make a start, or continuing to chase their dreams. We take pride in helping to advocate for our local small businesses, as we too, are a small, local business. This new blog series is spotlighting artists and makers who have made a name for themselves among The Holy City and who help to influence and encourage our vendors and customers alike. We are excited to continue with a local Charleston food connoisseur, owner and pitmaster of Lewis Barbecue, John Lewis.
B E H I N D T H E I N S P I R A T I O N
Where do you find your inspiration in Charleston for your work?
I’m very inspired by the local chef community here. Charleston has so many talented cooks and great restaurants, so I’m often popping into spots around town to eat and talk with people.
How would you describe your decorating style?
I worked with Betsy Berry, a local designer, for both the restaurant and my house downtown. I love her style and she’s really opened by eyes to designing a space. I’d say we’ve honed in on my “Texas / New Mexico roots” by combining dusty colors with bold textiles and lots of wood furniture.
What are some of your favorite recent pieces from Celadon?
All of the pieces you see in these photos!
What is your favorite part of the Celadon Flea & Farmers Market?
I enjoy seeing all of the local vendors. I’m constantly in awe of how many talented producers we have down here. We’re really lucky to have so many creative people in Charleston and I make an effort to support local shops whenever I can.
L I T T L E F U N N O T E S
Can’t live without My PK grill. At the restaurant, I’m cooking on our smokers but at home, I love the ease of the grill.
Favorite dish Huevos Rancheros
Horoscope sign Aquarius
City you were born in Brooklyn, NY
Place you wished to visit most Fiji
Favorite word Shimmer
If you were an animal Cow, of course!
Biggest fear Death!
Thank you John!
To find out more about John and Lewis Barbecue, read more here!
(All furniture and accessories by Celadon.)