Sneak Peeks: Picks for the Home

October 4, 2012

By Maria LaPiana

Spring is usually considered the season of rebirth, but my own personal renaissance always takes place in fall and winter. I think it’s because I’ve always been fond of “back to school” fashions—from freshly pressed skirts and wool sweaters to new boots. Also, I’m mad for staying in. I love having people over, and naturally spend more time at home when the cold weather hits, so I like to freshen up my rooms, too. It’s no surprise I’m head-over-heels for some of the very cool (but oh, so warm and cozy) “Elements” featured in our next issue of New England Home. A few of my faves: Juliska‘s pewter stoneware (just how lovely is that go-with-anything metallic glaze?); embroidered guest towels by Matouk, perfect for a split-second re-do of the powder room; and some of the most inviting sheets I’ve seen in years: Pipal Indigo bedding by Pratt-educated, India-inspired, and enormously talented artist John Robshaw. They’re perfect for houseguests—or napping under the covers to keep the chill away.

Juliska’s pewter dinnerware. Photo courtesy of Juliska

Matouk guest towels. Photo courtesy of Matouk

John Robshaw sheet set. Photo courtesy of John Robshaw

To see more (including an inside look at Mill Goods, a fabulously refurbished textile mill that houses a “quirky assemblage” of things old and unusual mentioned by Cheryl Katz in her recent post), pick up the November/December issue of New England Home.