Buzz-worthy design discoveries in your town

Whether your in the market for new furniture or a new kitchen design, we've got the shops to visit.

The Studio of Design, Fabric, and Upholstery at the Antique & Artisan Center now offers full upholstery services and fabrics by the yard. The Studio carries textiles from around the world, an assortment of trim and a selection of antique tickings. It also represents the following lines: Elanbach, Savel, John Saladino, Tania Vartan and AST (indoor/outdoor). 69 Jefferson St., Stamford, 203-327-6022,

Silestone recently introduced the Nebula Code series to its quartz surfaces, composed of five colors, all inspired by the appearance of natural stone. The neutral hues of each slab are subtle yet distinctive and feature brilliantly colored veining that never repeats. Hélix (shown here) balances its off-white base color with shades of gray veining. $58–$94 per square foot depending on thickness and finish, Silestone, through SBD Kitchens, LLC., Darien, 203-655-6900,,


With the legal and political drama The Good Wife in its fifth season on CBS, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams introduces its exclusive collection of iconic pieces for the Emmy-winning show, including sofas, chairs, pillows and accent tables for the most popular characters: Will, Cary and Alicia. Alicia just made partner and furnished her office with the guest chair (shown here) in Flax chenille with a Java leg finish. Guest chair, $995, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, NYC, 212-431-2575, Greenwich, 203-661-4480,



Baker celebrates the blending of European tradition and American modernism with the new Michael S Smith collection that includes everything from an updated English parlor chair to a Hollywood Regency-style cabinet. Smith’s Winthrop writing desk (Ale finish with Olive leather, shown here) is a conventional statement piece influenced by Russian furniture and designed for a fashionable 21st-century room. Writing desk, $9,745, Baker, NYDC, 212-779-8810, Greenwich, 203-862-0655,

With the Functional Luxury collection, Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman introduces a new take on traditional furnishings—elegant, diamond-tufted headboards, ottomans and cocktail tables with storage areas, plus sleek, sophisticated chairs like the Downing Street Club variable-pitch recliner (shown with Edelman Leather’s Royal Hide in Polar Bear). $5,750 for chair, $2,250 for ottoman (not including leather), EF+LM (T), D&D, 212-888-5580,

The Newest Design Reads

Allan Greenberg: Classical Architect (Rizzoli, 2013) by Allan Greenberg illustrates the interconnectedness of architecture and classic tradition. $75,
Perry Ellis: An American Original
(Rizzoli, 2013), by Jeffrey Banks, Erica Lennard and Doria de La Chapelle, pays homage to the legacy of designer Perry Ellis and his signature looks. $75,

Axel Vervoordt: Living with Light (Flammarion, 2013) by Axel Vervoordt celebrates the importance of light and space. $75,
Art & Sole (Harper Design, 2013) by Jane Gershon Weitzman highlights artistic interpretations of Stuart Weitzman’s classic shoes. $30,

Living Color: A Designer Works Magic with Traditional Interiors (Pointed Leaf Press, 2013) by Gary McBournie looks at the art of creating interiors with a distinct color palette. $75,
Simply Serene (Rizzoli, 2013) by Thomas Pheasant showcases the interior designer’s balancing act between classical elements and modern details. $60,

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