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High-end home furnishings and accents
Posted Mar 27 at 5:59 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
The Cottage, Concord’s home furnishings, accents and interior design shop, is bursting with new lines to bring color and a breath of fresh air into your home this spring. The handcrafted Irish pottery of Nicholas Mosse is among the latest offerings, and Designer Christina Stetson tells us that the brand has quite a following. Mosse himself trains and employs locals who handcraft and hand paint...
Hand-made high-end Oriental rugs
Posted Mar 13 at 10:51 AM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
If you’re in the market for a new rug, your timing is perfect. Bahman Kimiachi, President of the Boston Rug Company, has just returned from a three-week overseas trip to source the latest designs, color combinations and styles in rugs for his Brookline-based store. Domotex exhibition  His first stop was in Hannover, Germany, for the Domotex exhibition, which, says Bahman, is the “biggest rug...
Striped outdoor pillows at Nantucket Looms
Posted Mar 9 at 4:14 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
It’s your lucky day! Since March is the time for the wearing of the green, we’ve sourced some vibrant and festive finds in retail stores throughout New England for your table, walls and favorite spaces. Nantucket Looms This jade green mohair throw, photographed in Ireland, is made by master weavers in Nantucket Looms’ Main Street studio. Downy and luxurious, the limited-edition textile is among...
Boston interior designer furniture line
Posted Mar 6 at 3:09 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
After a successful debut in Las Vegas, Dowel Furniture’s new Duncan Hughes collection is officially launched. The small but sexy line where “mid century meets art deco” pays homage to iconic American musicians, writers and celebrities of the mid century, people who, says Boston-based interior designer Duncan Hughes “made the world around them a more beautiful and interesting place.”  Interior...
Shopping for wallpaper
Posted Mar 2 at 6:46 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
Nothing gives a room a lift quite like wallpaper. Wallpaper transforms a space almost immediately, casting a mood of elegance, warmth, vibrance or all of the above. It is also as forgiving as it is attractive, and can mask imperfections. Most of all, it brings a fresh look and great satisfaction. In-store design pros Sandy Krenz at Debsan The Decorating Store and Sarah Winroth and Sarah Melnick...
High-end window treatments with Hunter Douglas
Posted Feb 14 at 2:00 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
Sheers or shadings? Motorized or manual? Roman shades or roller shades? Hardwood or vinyl shutters? The custom looks of Hunter Douglas, the industry leader in window coverings, are as close as your neighborhood design center.  Hunter Douglas Fabric Roller Shade in Terra Falls Wayland Home & Design and Debsan The Decorating Store in Natick specialize in Hunter Douglas products, as well as a...
Freestanding custom closet
Posted Feb 6 at 4:20 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
This time of year many of us feel compelled to get organized—and your wardrobe is a great place to start. IL Décor makes it easy (and fun!) to get your clothes and accessories in order with the Varius closet from Presotto Italy. Part of its new 2018 Floor Collection, the Varius allows everyone to have a sophisticated modern walk-in closet or wall unit, regardless of space and without altering the...
Valentine's Day gifts
Posted Feb 1 at 3:07 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
Unique gift ideas to dazzle and delight your Valentine… Toast your enduring love with Christofle’s red crystal champagne flutes. The GRAPHIK line has a contemporary flair and celebratory vibe. $190.   Etched with hearts, flowers and phrases like “Je t’Aime,” Christofle’s silver plated GRAFFITI tray will appeal to the younger set as well as pop art devotees, and can be used as a display or...
Sofa protection, pet throw
Posted Jan 23 at 3:46 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
Home furnishing gurus Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, who have hearts of gold and a soft spot for dogs, have announced a new line of exclusive pet throws. Homeowners now have a fashionable way to protect their sofas, chairs and lounges from the dog hair, stains and wear created by our four-legged friends. During the winter and headed into mud season, pet throws are a must, and mean that we don’t...
Eclectic rug and furniture pairings
Posted Jan 7 at 10:46 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
Without a doubt, today’s marketplace is highly decorative. Homeowners and interior designers alike are making bold and offbeat choices with furnishings and floor coverings that are wildly successful and unique. Homes are reflecting personalities, preferences and the travels of occupants. Heather Vaughan Design This out-of-the-box thinking results in some pretty electric and extraordinary spaces...