Sneak Peek: Wish List

August 25, 2011

By Jared Ainscough

In our upcoming Connecticut issue we’ll feature Linherr Hollingsworth as our “Wish List†designer. When I took a look through the pieces she supplied I was struck by her choice in finishes. She has an eye for shimmer–but not glitz. On many of the pieces she chose there is radiance in the finish that is slightly tarnished and muted, but also silvery and bright. She has found an amazing middle-ground between metallic and antique.

I like these black dishes from Simon Pearce‘s Barre Dinnerware. Black really fails to describe the depth and tone of their finish.

But what I really love is this vintage wallpaper she found at Gracie‘s New York City showroom; the color and finish is almost indescribable. All I can say is that they cast a finish that couldn’t be replicated without years and years of wear.

And then she chose some metallic fabrics that you have to see to believe… but you’ll just have to wait until the issue is out to see those!