Shop Visit: Lattice House in Southport, ConnecticutText by Lynda Simonton
If you are anywhere in the vicinity of elegant Southport village, a visit to Lattice House is a must. The shop is a cultivated blend of new and vintage objects all selected through owner Christopher Philip’s astute lens. This stylish mix has rewarded the shop with a loyal following.
Philip’s enthusiasm for each and every item is contagious, and you’ll find yourself delighting in discovering pottery handmade in nearby Trumbull or slipping your feet into shoes made from antique kilims in Istanbul, just as he did when he carefully chose them for the shop. Tales about stirrup cups used for tossing back a drink before a fox hunt will have you wanting one for your bar cart. And the story behind an antique English tea set will give you a true appreciation of each cup and saucer.
Lattice House distinguishes itself from the crowd with its wonderful selection of wares aimed at pleasing the most discerning gentleman. There’s a wide array of vintage and new barware just right for the mixologist in your life, as well as lovely trinkets, boxes, and art for adding some flair to a desk or dresser. Philip swears by the magical skin-smoothing properties of Proraso shaving supplies from Italy—and since customers come back again and again to stock up on these tonics and lotions, he must be on to something.
Philip and his partner, interior designer Parker Rogers, are the proud parents of two pups, and their love of dogs is evident from the wide selection of items designed for four-legged friends: bespoke collars imported from Switzerland, one-of-a-kind leashes crafted from found nautical roping, and custom dog portraits by Pamela Poling are just a few of the irresistible canine goodies.
Head on over to Lattice House and become part of the posse of their many loyal customers.
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