Four Finds You Need to Know About
A Norwalk showroom, luxury linens, surprising appliances, and a new collection.
Artisan textile designer Rosemary Hallgarten opened a new, to-the-trade showroom and headquarters in Norwalk. Located in the former Artist Market building, Hallgarten commented, “It is truly a dream to be in this beautiful, renovated space that has the soul of an artist.” Hallgarten founded her company in 2001 with a passion to work with natural fibers, blending traditional, time-honored craft withmodern sensibility and a mission to support textile artisans in indigenous cultures. Her collection of rugs, fabrics, furniture and accessories reflects her varied inspirations, from ancient and modern textiles to art, travel and fashion. The showroom is open by appointment, Monday through Friday, 9am–5pm. 163 Main St., Norwalk, 203-259-1003.
Léron, a NYC purveyor of luxury linens for more than 100 years, will now be calling New Canaan home. Custom sheets, duvets, towels and table linens from Léron have graced the residences of U.S. presidents, royals and celebrities. The business has been passed down through three generations of the Foster family and has been a New York institution since 1910. The New Canaan shop will carry on the illustrious tradition of providing exquisite bespoke linens for private homes, planes and yachts. 140 Elm St., New Canaan, 212-753-6700.
Work of Art
Samsung has expanded its Bespoke line of appliances with custom colors and designs. Offered in 12 hues and two finishes, homeowners can create a one-of-a-kind refrigerator, utiltizing colored panels, original artwork or fridge-worthy photos printed by Samsung. Not feeling creative? Samsung has you covered with a limited-edition artist series. Collaborating with multidisciplinary artist Alex Proba, Samsung’s classic Bespoke four-door Flex model becomes a kitchen masterpiece.
Charlotte, NC designer Cheryl Luckett creates comfortable and approachable spaces filled with texture and unexpected finishes. Luckett joins Wildwood’s 120-year legacy of craftmanship with a debut collection of furniture, lighting and accessories. The designer draws from Southern traditions and her African-American roots, integrating traditional elements with influences of global culture. “When I design anything, I’m trying to reflect who I am,” says Luckett. “So, you’ll find a lot of color, pattern and textures like lace, pen shell and Kuba cloth. There’s a whimsical, yet familiar nature to these pieces. I hope everyone can see themselves in this collection.” Available through Saybrook Home.
The print version of this article appears with the headline: Design Notes.