Designer Rebecca Justice, wife of World Series champion David Justice, launches outdoor furniture collection
Casual Living Staff -- Casual Living, 5/11/2012 1:59:08 PM
SAN DIEGO — Rebecca Justice, former fashion model and spouse of retired World Series champion David Justice, launched two furniture lines -- Villa de Justicia Furniture Collection, a hand-carved, made-to-order furniture line that is manufactured by master craftsmen at Andrew Morgan Furniture in Vista, Calif. and the San Miguel de Allende Collection featuring the same style of the custom collection, but at a more affordable price point.
The collections are gaining attention nationally. Chaise lounges from the Rebecca Justice Collections were recently featured in a national print ad campaign for Zodiac Pool Systems, a leading global manufacturer of pool equipment.
Before her furniture designs were available to the public, Justice created pieces to furnish the Justice home in Poway, Calif. When Rebecca and David Justice lost their home to the 2007 San Diego County wild fires, they had to rebuild - literally from the ashes. Justice found few furniture pieces in mass production that fit the European Chateau meets Spanish Revival style she wanted for her home. Justice saw the opportunity to combine her love of design and fashion to create furniture she couldn't find anywhere else.
"Every piece is a true work-of-art, made to order and handcrafted exclusively in the U.S. by incredibly talented artisans who have trained all over the world," says Designer Rebecca Justice. "The designs are similar to pieces I saw among the chateaus and chapels while traveling in Europe. The entire collection evokes a classic, old-world feel with a touch of modernity."
Justice, who studied fashion design in college and already had a broad knowledge of fabrics and materials, worked with business partner, Marie Cunning, manufacturer of Andrew Morgan Furniture, to custom design and craft each piece in the Rebecca Justice Collections. Each piece can be tailored to highlight the homeowner's individual style to create furnishings that are unique and unlike anything that can be found in mass production. Customers can choose from a variety of rich woods, leather, luxurious fabrics and hand-applied finishes.
Inspired by her rich Mexican-American heritage and Catholic upbringing, Justice often integrates religious symbols, crowns, fleur-de-lies and Swarovski crystals in her furniture, accessories, and signature pillows - for a touch of glamour.
David Justice says he's glad to see his wife making her designs available to the public after enjoying her furniture collection throughout their home. "I've enjoyed the collection for the past several years and encouraged her to bring it to the public. It's that unique. My favorite pieces in Rebecca's collection are the outdoor furniture pieces, as well as the living room and media room couches - they are great for lounging while watching a good movie or ballgame."
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