A Round Up of What’s Hot in New England Showrooms This Month

March 18, 2019

Text by Kyle Hoepner

1. Give it a Swirl
Luscious swirls of blown optic glass distinguish Hammerton Studio’s Ellisse pendant light—equally eye-catching as a singleton or in a group. Wolfers Lighting, Waltham, Mass., wolfers.com

2. Natural Selection
Inspired by vintage images of flora, fauna, and mythical creatures, Patch NYC’s new wallpaper and tabletop collection, a collaboration with the British company Avenida Home, will lend a colorful touch of whimsy to your spaces. Boston, patchnyc.com

3. Pattern Play
Pratt & Larson’s InLine bas-relief tiles can be combined in so many graphically intriguing ways, you might find them as addictive as a picture puzzle. The Tilery at Tree’s Place, Orleans, Mass., thetileryatp.com

4. Spellbinding
John Lyle modeled his Babylon bowl on incantation bowls found in the ruins of ancient Mesopotamia. “After all,” he says, “don’t we all need a little magic in our lives?” Ailanthus, Boston Design Center, ailanthusltd.com

5. Slab Happy
Both sleek and monumental, the Channing cabinet from Erinn V. alternates slabs of hardwood and bands of metal in an entrancing rhythm. M-Geough, Boston Design Center, m-geough.com

6. Quietly Seductive
The new Lago collection of alpaca fabrics from Sandra Jordan includes sheers, opaque sheers, stripes, and bouclés—every one of them a study in subtly voluptuous texture. Studio 534, Boston Design Center, s5boston.com



7. Leading Lights
Say hello to large Pink Ladies, one of a line of lamps by British designer Rosanna Lonsdale. Bases and shades come in a range of customizable options. Elizabeth Home Decor & Design, Chestnut Hill, Mass., elizabethhomedecor.com

8. Chef’s Surprise
Long-time Connecticut resident and celebrity chef Jacques Pépin may be an artist in the kitchen, but he is also simply an artist. His collection of utterly charming paintings includes The Tattle Cock, shown here. jacquespepinart.com

9. Cutting-Edge Design
Liven up your table with porcelain serving dishes by ceramic artist Nicole Aquillano. Quirky images of infrastructure, modes of transport, and kitchen appliances are knife-etched into the clay and inlaid with a dark underglaze. Acton, Mass., nicoleaquillano.com

10. Sleep Easy
The Keaton bedroom collection from Vermont’s Copeland Furniture melds black walnut, upholstery, and a hint of art deco styling for an easygoing, modern look. Circle Furniture, various Mass. locations, circlefurniture.com

11. Ahead of the Curve
GROHE’s newly updated Atrio collection distills the bath faucet into a slim, cylindrical form that will enhance the serenity of your daily ablutions. Frank Webb Home, Boston and Nashua, N.H., frankwebb.com; Spritzo, Providence, spritzoprovidence.com

12. Modern Heirlooms
The example of her French-Canadian seamstress great-grandmother helped motivate Claudia Middendorf to create her Mathilde line of architecturally influenced contemporary linen quilts. Pawtucket, R.I., mathildehome.com

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