Friday Favorites 10/19/2012
October 19, 2012
Photos courtesy of Jonathan Charles
Stacy Kunstel, Homes Editor I’m constantly amazed how something so simple—in this case a coffee table—can exert such an impact on an interior. The root of my obsession is the Paris table found on the cover of the current New England Home’s Connecticut edition. Interior designer Karen Quinn found the piece at J. Seitz in New Preston, Connecticut, and owner Joanna Seitz let me know she loved it so much she had one in her home as well. The iron table seems to be just the right proportions and patina. Its reflective nature shows off the bumps and curves of the iron and there’s the perfect tray table underneath for art or stacks of books. The elegance lies in its simplicity. It doesn’t scream look at me. It simply is.
Photos courtesy of John Gruen
Maria LaPiana, Contributing Writer Thanks to some good planning and sturdy shoes, I managed to jam as much (mostly window) shopping into a three-day visit to Nantucket this week as there are shops shoehorned into the island’s picturesque downtown. That is to say nothing got by me. Baskets, check. Nautical thingamabobs: check. Maps, mugs and magnificent bespoke jewelry: check., check, check. Home goods are plentiful, of course, and I found some especially lovely things—from pretty plates and cozy pillows to stunning serveware—at Anderson’s of Nantucket on Main Street. The welcoming shop carries an impressive array of fashion accessories, too. Prices are not for the faint of heart, but a trek over the cobblestones still worth the blisters.
Photos courtesy of Maria LaPiana