St. Christopher Wallpaper, by Given Campbell "Given Campbell does compositions of everyday images that form wonderful, geometric patterns. I just love what happens to the airplanes in this pattern. I would like to use this, shown here in Above the Clouds colorway, for one of my aviation clients." givencampbell.com, through Havilande Whitcomb Design
Vintage Lamp "Ellen Scarborough is a great resource for unusual things. This dramatic, oversize lamp, with its geometric cutouts, reminds me of Matisse’s late work. It’s glazed white with a dark yellow inside. I usually bring my finds to The Accessory Store for shades, and they can rewire anything." Ellen Ward Scarborough Antiques, Stamford, (203) 329-0100, ellenwardscarboroughantiques.com
Vintage Club Chair "I am always looking for great pieces that have good lines and can be repurposed. This chair was found in one of the multi-dealer warehouses in Stamford. I reupholstered it in a black-and-white houndstooth fabric from Lee Jofa, which imparts a classic pattern onto the form of the simple geometry of this chair." Similar chairs through Hiden Galleries, Stamford, (203) 363-0003, hidengalleries.net
Jalli by Judy Ross "With hints of traditional and modern in its color tones of cantaloupe silk and ivory, this rug would form an interesting backdrop for a room that needs a fresh look. I like that rather than perfect shapes, the lines of this geometry look hand-formed and natural." Judy Ross Textiles, New York City, (212) 842-1705, judyrosstextiles.com
Connecticut designers share their favorite resources with bold patterns.
Connie Cooper’s background in textiledesign and a seven-year stint living in Asia have helped to nurture her eclectic approach to design and her ability to create unique spaces that are fresh and interesting but will stand the test of time. Connie Cooper Designs, Westport, (203) 256-9183, conniecooperdesigns.com
Christina Sullivan Roughan believes that interiors are meant to be lived in, and reflect the people who live in them. “Each client has different needs, desires, and budgets,” she says. “It’s my job to extract that information and create a beautiful interior tailored to each client.” Roughan Interior Design, Weston, (203) 769-1150, roughaninteriors.com
Having worked in London as well as in New York and Connecticut, Havilande Whitcomb brings an international sophistication appropriate to the setting and unique to the people living in it. She also designs both interiors and exteriors of private jets, and her firm, Aviation Aesthetics, has an international following. Havilande Whitcomb Design, Westport, (203) 227-7902, hwdesignllc.com