Holy Hall of Fame!

November 12, 2014

By Stacy Kunstel

The most wonderful time of the year is always kicked off with the New England Design Hall of Fame. It’s a night honoring architects, landscape architects, interior designers and specialty designers and all their achievements. Check out our November/December issue for a list of this year’s honorees.

The evening starts with a raucous cocktail hour that was made even more fun with a photo area hosted by Woodmeister Master Builders. I loved posing with my NEH teammates Roberta Mancuso and Karin Lidbeck Brent, but one of my favorite shots of the night was this one of Jim M-Geough.

roberta mancuso stacy kunstel

karin brent and stacy kunstel

m-geough

I was at a book signing in New Preston, Connecticut, last week to pick up a copy of The Bartlett Book of Garden Elements by Michael Valentine Bartlett and Rose Love Bartlett at Pergola.

bartlett book of garden elements

How foolish of me to forget how tempting and sophisticated Pergola, J. Seitz, and Privet House are!  The three, snuggly gathered around the waterfall, may just be the solution to my Christmas shopping. I saw this amazing, unexplainable piece of art at Pergola.

pergola art

I also spotted this piece of modern art by Connecticut artist, Meighan Morrison, at Privet House.

art privet house

At J. Seitz I was so wrapped up in shopping their pillows, designer candles, and chic clothing that I didn’t even remember to take a photo. Luckily my family was listening to me though, and I received this vegan laptop bag (no animal products went into making the bag, although it looks and feels luxuriously like leather) as a late birthday present.

computer bag

I’m still thinking about this table I saw at High Point last month. It’s by Van Collier and is called the Ginkie Martini Table. It’s actually two tables placed together so that it almost looks like they are intertwined. So natural! So beautiful!

ginkie table