My name has been associated with antiques since I was a boy. Growing up with traditional fine early antiques, I often heard “Robert! Dont touch! Get away from that, it’s antique!”

Mom was the only one who could touch our antiques, unless of course they needed rearranging; then it was “Robert help us move this antique heavy thing!”

As time progressed and my wife and I began furnishing our 1st home, it became obvious that we wanted comfortable, unique, functional and interesting things that had stories.

So, the “redefining of antiques” as I call it, is basically a shift from traditional to inspirational. It’s about finding something special that transforms your space, wether its a piece of furniture, art, lighting, or an object.

I have been seeking rare and hand-selected antiques and vintage objects for over 20 years. “The Robert Look,” which has been coined by both colleagues and clients, encompasses the genre of my unique antique finds which are tasteful yet urbane.

I want to personally invite you to come by our new storefront in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC to say hello and see what Splurge is all about. Our gallery contains an amazing selection of decorative antiques, custom lighting and art finds that will complement an array of spaces ranging from modest living rooms to 5-star restaurants and hotels. Our new store is located directly next to Wedge Brewing along with some other incredible new openings such as Ananda West Salon and The Bull and Beggar Restaurant, which you should also make sure to check out while you’re in the area. Hope to see you soon!

Robert Nicholas