Friday Favorites 9/23/2011

September 23, 2011

Jared Ainscough, Assistant Art Director
It’s been cold in New Hampshire–I’ve even had to turn the heat on once or twice. The chill has got me in the mood for fall. I saw this rug from Kravet (available through DesignSourceCT) and thought it could kill two birds with one stone: keep my floors covered and capture some of that coveted heat, but also pull in some of the fall colors that are starting to emerge outside. I like a neutral fall palette without a lot of screaming yellows and reds, so this rug is a perfect fit.

Kara Lashley, Associate Editor
In creating her line of decorative pillows, Connecticut designer Samantha Knapp doesn’t shy away from bold statements. At her Cos Cob store La Maisonette, she offers imaginative cushions in luxurious fabrics, many accented with unexpected details like screws and grommets, equestrian snaffle bits, peacock plumes and nautical hardware. In these designs from her new fall collection, she gives neutral fabrics an edge with zipper accents.

Zip It pillow in linen; photos courtesy of Samantha Knapp

Wavelength pillow in cotton

Look for another of Samantha’s latest creations in the fall issue of New England Home’s Connecticut.

Stacy Kunstel, Homes Editor
It’s fall this week, whether we feel it in the air or not. Too chilly in the evening for a light summer blanket, yet too warm for the down comforter. It’s that time of year when I would love to have an Equinox Blanket from Swans Island Blankets. Hand woven in Maine, the winter weave of gorgeous stripes in a summer weight solves the seasonal dilemma.


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