Friday Favorites 6/3/2011

June 3, 2011

Jared Ainscough, Assistant Art Director
I spent Memorial Day weekend in Mystic, Connecticut, visiting family. After lunch with a friend, I found a few new shops that had opened since my last visit. One new shop that caught my eye was Webster Road on Main Street. Stores with a nautical theme are nothing new–especially in Mystic–but what makes this shop special is that it has a young and fresh personality. The selection is eclectic, edited with a true designer’s eye.

Kara Lashley, Associate Editor
Time was, to enjoy the look of weathered wood indoors, you had to live in a backwoods cabin, seaside shack or rehabbed factory building. Now, Scrapwood Wallpaper brings the raw beauty of salvaged wood to the rest of us (without the splinters, termites or lead paint chips). I spotted the faux-wood paper―the brainchild of Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek―at last month’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair, where it nabbed an Editors Award. The ultra-realistic wallcovering comes in six delightfully dilapidated patterns, all printed on washable, FSC-certified paper. Now this is what I call slumming it in style.

Photos courtesy of Scrapwood Wallpaper

Stacy Kunstel, Homes Editor
As small as it is, I could get lost in Pimlico in downtown New Canaan, Connecticut. The colorful pillows, Jill Rosenwald ceramics and yummy jewelry are all right up my alley. Gazing upward the other day, though, I saw the most gorgeous bronze and steel light fixture. Although it is new, the metal piece, with its linen drum shade, looked almost retro in design. Elegant enough for an entryway or just swanky enough for an office, either way it deserves to hang in some stylish person’s home.