Since its founding in 1979, CIRCA and owner and designer Cindy Smith has been recognized nationally for timeless interiors that balance the classic and the new. In addition to building a firm that fosters great talent, Cindy co-authored The Welcoming House, and has grown Circa Interiors & Antiques boutique into a leading purveyor of fine 18th, 19th and 20th century English and Continental antiques and custom contemporary furnishings.
Cindy’s daughter, Whitney Smith Johnson, grew up trailing her mother to antique markets in the South of France and Northern Italy, embraced the family business and opened Circa Birmingham in 2000. Heather Smith, Cindy’s daughter-in-law, brings a shared passion for design to the business as a principal and an eye for discovering and layering the unexpected in a fresh and utterly transporting aesthetic. Both share Cindy’s love of the hunt, a passion and enthusiasm for beauty and a desire to share their exploration through special experiences and environments.
From materials to imports, underpinning everything CIRCA is a deep appreciation for good design from all periods—from a grandly embellished armoire from the 18th century to a more contemporary curve of a Verellen sofa— an instinctive ability brings together interiors that uplift and inspire.
An invaluable trade resource and destination for customer across the Southeast, CIRCA’s online shop now offers a selection of these and favorite antiques, accessories and exclusive lines.