Design in Depth: Jewels for Self and Home
August 22, 2012
By Stacy Kunstel
Jewelry is decoration for the body. Furnishings and accessories are the jewelry for the home. Now there’s a store in Litchfield, Connecticut, that combines both.
Photos by Stacy Kunstel
Cara Hotchkiss opened Oliphant in the center of Litchfield last May, making it for an even hotter summer in this second home/vacation destination. A skilled jewelry maker with a passion for eye-popping color, Cara’s necklaces, earrings and rings have long been go-to items for the preppy-cool.
Now she’s combined her pieces with sofas, tables, art, lamps, pillow and accessories to create a lifestyle store. Cara dresses the store as she does herself with chic combinations like neutral gray upholstered side chairs combined with geometric pillows in a Palm Beach green. Geometric and chevron prints along with bright gourd lamps round out welcoming room vignettes. The accessories–whether jewelry or items for the home–live well together.
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