Stacy’s Style: Kicking off 2015

January 21, 2015

Text by Stacy Kunstel

Here we are a few weeks into 2015 and I still don’t really feel like I’ve kicked off the year. That’s sure to change tonight as New England Home hosts its first networking event of the year in Norwalk, Connecticut, at Closet & Storage Concepts . It’s always great reconnecting with friends from the design community and hearing what they have planned for the new year to get me going.

closet and storage concepts

Closet & Storage Concepts

>I certainly haven’t been hiding under a rock these past few weeks. After the new year I headed straight to Atlanta to the gift show to display my line Dunes and Duchess. It’s amazing how many New England designers have adopted this as their go-to show for furnishings and accessories (day trips to Scotts Antiques is also a must). It was great connecting with Pough Interiors of Essex, seeing Jill Goldberg of Hudson in Boston, the girls from The Summer House in New Canaan, interior designer and owner of Haven in Lexington Robin Gannon and Cassandra Hughes of the charming C’est La Vie in Marblehead.

dunes and duchess

dunes and duchess sconce

dunes and duchess

I flew out of Bradley airport on my way to Connecticut and was stopped in my tracks when I saw this amazing Lego model of Mark Twain’s Connecticut home. The house was built by Lego master builders in Enfield, Connecticut, and is almost four and a half feet high and was made from more than 125,000 Lego bricks. It served as a great reminder to put visiting the landmark on my 2015 list.