Friday Favorites 2/28/2014

February 28, 2014

Friday Favorites 2/28/2014

Paula M. Bodah, Senior Editor
The right lamp goes beyond the merely functional shedding of light to create a mood, and Wildwood’s new collection of double-shade table lamps was conceived to amp up a room’s ambiance. A chiffon shade layered over a satin or silk shade casts a reflective glow inward in addition to spilling illuminating light outward. Even when the lights are off, these lamps are lovely. Turn them on and they add the ìwowî to a room.

The Aerin Lamp’s spherical base of amber glass is molded, then hand-shaved to give it its interesting texture. A glass orb finial echoes the shape of the base and adds a touch of glam.

Photos courtesy of Wildwood

The Diana Lamp has a handmade terra-cotta base with an antiqued silver finish for and Old World look. The double shade of chiffon over champagne-colored silk adds visual interest.

Karin Lidbeck Brent, Contributing Editor
After weeks of styling Christmas and winter features, knee-deep in snow and buffeted by freezing winds, I’m as anxious as anyone can be for spring. There is no forgetting, however, the awe-inspiring moments of winter or the take-your-breath-away beauty of a fresh snowfall that blankets our New England landscape.

Few have captured the remarkable scenery of Connecticut winters as sensitively as photographer Peter Elliott in his book entitled Winter.

While right now we are longing for spring, these stunning reminders of just how gorgeous winter can be will stay with you through every season in this exquisitely printed, oversized, boxed, and linen-bound limited edition book.

The detail of every shot combines into an elegant vision, weaving together the subtle textures of nature and the magnificent landscapes of Litchfield County.

The edition of only 200 copies is available exclusively through one of my favorite stores, Pergola in New Preston, Connecticut. Enjoy this amazing tribute to New England in full winter splendor!

Kyle Hoepner, Editor-in-Chief
I have several times had the pleasure of meeting Anne Maxwell Foster and Suysel dePedro Cunningham, the talents behind New York-based design firm Tilton Fenwick, and have enjoyed watching their careers soar over the past few years.

Photo courtesy of the Boston Design Center

The words lush and profuse come to mind when I think of their work, not to mention a certain note of fantasy, often based on floral elements. Consider, for instance, their table for the 2012 DIFFA Dining by Design event…

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…or this bedroom in a downtown loft in New York City.

Photo by Trevor Tondro, via Pinterest

New England’s design professionals will shortly have a chance to get to know the pair, who will be at the Boston Design Center on Tuesday, March 11, for “The Social Network: Using Your Connections to Elevate Your Brand.” Boston’s own celebrity blogger Erin Gates will moderate a discussion of how they harnessed social media and connections with their peers to fuel the meteoric growth of their brand. You can get more information and RSVP for the event here.

Brunch in the Duralee showroom will follow—where, I’m sure, we’ll be able to preview the forthcoming Tilton Fenwick fabric collection. One more word that springs to mind when considering Foster and Cunningham, of course, is colorful. So I’ll be prepared to take in plenty of ripe hues along with a scone or two.

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