A Round Up Of What’s Hot in Connecticut Showrooms Right Now
February 20, 2019
Text by Kyle Hoepner
1. Bottled Up
Joanna Buchanan’s navy and gold Koi bottle opener, crafted of zinc, steel, and glass, is so elegant it will turn popping the top of a soft drink into an event.
Hoaglands of Greenwich, hoaglands.com
2. Delightfully Deco
Make a statement with the Pavone tile from Ann Sacks’s Ermanno collection. The art deco–inspired glazed porcelain tiles, shown here in gold on black, will impress underfoot or on a feature wall.
Best Plumbing Tile & Stone, Stamford, bestplg.com, and Kohler Signature Store, Westport, kohlersignaturestorewestport.com
3. Bottoms Up
Make your next toast just a little heartier by serving your favorite spirit in a tumbler crafted from a single block of seasoned oak from a whiskey barrel. Stinson Studios hand-turns each four-ounce cup and flame-toasts the inside for a smoky aroma.
Pergola Home, New Preston, pergolahome.com
4. Mix Master
Designer Joseph Pagano is fond of merging materials. Case in point: his Chain and Ball sconce, made of hand-blown glass with a wood-grain look and hung from a satin-brass chain.
ROOM, Greenwich, roomonline.com
5. Take a Shine to It
As they hand-knot, weavers pull randomly from hanks of 70 percent silk fibers and 30 percent wool fibers, giving the Japanese Diamond rug its unique-to-each-piece texture and—thanks to the silk—shimmer.
Kebabian’s, New Haven, kebabians.com
6. The Heart of the Home
Inspired by the life-giving blood vessels of the body, the hand-built coil stoneware 4-Way Venule vessel is equally intriguing as a work of art or a spot to keep blossoms fresh.
Mis en Scene Home, Washington Depot, misenscenehome.com
7. Good Bones
Small treasures deserve to be tucked away in a special spot, like Jamie Young’s handsome, sculptural hexagonal box with a gray-stained bone mosaic veneer.
Olley Court, Ridgefield, olleycourt.com
8. Call of the Wild
Limited-edition Elk chairs, a collaboration by Gus* Modern and Pendleton Woolen Mills, evoke a classic wingback chair design, but are updated with contemporary materials and bold, organic lines. Sunbrella produces the Pendleton fabric, making them as carefree as they are good-looking.
CADO Modern Furniture, Milford, cadomodern.com
9. Ahead of the Curve
There’s a bit of magic in the Luna wall-mounted faucet from Graff. The light, airy design—a simple arc that seems to float on the wall—will add the “wow” factor to a powder room. Plimpton & Hills, Hartford, plimptonhills.com
10. Aged to Perfection
With its aged gold leaf and brass finishes on a composite base, the Madailãn table lamp from Currey & Company has the venerable look of an antique. An off-white shantung shade completes the illusion.
Lillian August, Norwalk, lillianaugust.com