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A peek inside the latest buzz-worthy design news happening in the area.

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Rug maker Erik Lindström is excited to announce the launch of a new collection with artist and textile designer Serena Dugan. Sharing a love for colorful design, Lindström and Dugan collaborated on three rugs inspired by the work of Mexican architect Luis Barragan and Dugan’s original artwork. “Serena’s paintings are both colorful and graphic; two things that I look for when designing a rug collection,” notes Lindström. In turn, Dugan adds, “Erik’s rugs are true works of art in their own right, so the prospect of me blending my own art into these beautifully crafted pieces had me thrilled.” Named after iconic neighborhoods in Mexico City, the three patterns—Condesa, Planco and Roma—are offered in four colorways and can be customized.

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Fashion Forward
Fashion designer Christian Siriano recently opened the Collective West, a multi-brand fashion, jewelry, art and interiors store in Westport. As expected, the shop sells the Project Runway winner’s ready-to-wear, but there is much more in store. Siriano’s furniture designs (made right here in CT) and the work of other talented artisans are also highlighted. A true collective, you’ll find local favorites sharing the space—artwork from Swoon, accessories from Bungalow and jewelry from Josh Lekoff. Other vendors include Franny’s FarmacyIrene Lummertz jewelry and fashion from Future Lovers of Tomorrow. When asked why Westport, Siriano commented, “There is so much energy in this town. So many New Yorkers have moved from the city to Westport, and I felt there was a real need for a fresh new place to shop.” He frames the store’s concept as “lifestyle shopping.” “I think it’s so great that a customer can come in and shop for a beautiful dress, custom pillows, vintage finds from all over the world and a beautiful piece of art.” 940 Post Rd., E. Westport, 203-349-5588,


Designer Digs
The Ring’s End showroom in Norwalk was recently renovated with an expanded emphasis on home decorating. Architectural hardware, area rugs, window treatments, wallcoverings and fabrics are on display for design inspiration and a full line of premium paints is offered. Featured designer brands include Farrow & Ball, Benjamin Moore, Thibaut, Annie Selke and Hunter Douglas. In-store and shop-at-home services are available, with a full-time staff of designers on hand to guide customers through the selection process. 877 Post Rd. E., Norwalk, 203-226-6133,

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Museum Collection
British brand Graham & Brown unveiled an exclusive mural collection with the Tate Museum. Thirty-two iconic pieces of art from the Tate archives were chosen to be replicated as mural wallcoverings. Masterpieces by renowned artists such as Monet, Van Gogh, Mondrian and Dismorr can be applied to walls or ceilings to surround homeowners with incredible works of art. The murals are customizable to meet space specifications and can be further personalized with a range of backgrounds, from a woven textured fabric effect to a mica fibrous finish with a luxurious lustre.