Friday Favorites 6/17/2011

June 17, 2011

Sorae Lee, Assistant Art Director
After having bland, poorly painted white walls for so many years, my dream is to one day have snazzy wallpaper from Flat Vernacular sprucing up my rooms. I absolutely love their colors and patterns, but what drew me to Flat Vernacular is their craftsmanship: each of their patterns is hand-drawn and hand-printed. They can also create custom wallpapers, so now you can finally have your wall completely bespeckled with images of your cats.

Photos courtesy of flatvernacular.com

Erin Marvin, Managing Editor
We just celebrated our fifth edition of New England Home’s Cape & Islands with a party at Wychmere Beach Club in Harwich Port, Massachusetts, so I’ve got beachy-keen decor on my mind. I love how Corbett Lighting brings in reflections of the sea and sky with its new Dolcetti collection. This three-tiered, seven-light pendant is aglow with shell and crystal ornaments the color of sand and seaglass. It’s the perfect Cape-chic accessory for summer, on island or off.

Stacy Kunstel, Homes Editor
You hear people complain all the time about the tediousness of polishing the silver, but I happen to enjoy the relaxing task. I love that you can immediately see the results of your labors as the tarnish fades and nothing but gleaming silver is left behind. Over the years I’ve tried a number of polishes, sprays and cloths. The one I have come to always depend upon I recently found out has its origins near my home in New Hampshire. Wright’s Silver Cream traces its roots to a muddy day in 1872 when the company’s founder noticed how mud on a cow’s bell left the silver noisemaker shinier than before. Sounds a bit far-fetched to me, but nearly 150 years later we’re still using it. To this day the family still maintains offices in Keene, New Hampshire. I hope they are prepared for me paying them a visit.