Local out of the box finds
We've got the latest items from Connecticut residents, artists and retailers. From locals like Connecticut ceramic artist Frances Palmer to artist Lisa Bagley, we've found unique products and pieces right outside your door.
Morgan Dancy and Sydney Castello
Cyrilla, a new luxury home and lifestyle boutique, is the latest addition to the evolving landscape in SoNo. With a design philosophy rooted in a strong sense of color, comfort and quality, the atelier offers a bold, new traditionalist style for home decor. Cyrilla features established companies in furniture, lighting and decorative objects, coupled with local artisans and undiscovered treasures. 135 Washington St., South Norwalk, 203-939-9222, cyrillahome.com.
Photograph by hulya kolabas
THE SILVER LINING
Interior designer Mar Silver is known for creating sophisticated interiors that include dramatic art, custom furniture and a playful, organic mix of her signature textures and finishes. This month, she will open the doors to her own retail space in Westport, aptly called Mar Silver. The shop will include a collection of works from artists, both emerging and established, along with Silver’s own curated mix of objects and furniture. 14 Post Road West, Westport, 203-341-0413, marsilverdesign.com.
THE FIFTH ELEMENT
With a broad collection of rugs, antiques and furnishings, Lillian August continues to grow and inspire—from the first Westport storefront that opened in 1987 to today’s five nationwide locations. The newest store, located in Greenwich, offers a 4,000-square-foot design studio with furniture, décor, gifts and accessories, only adding to Lillian August’s ever-expanding design centers and retail ventures. 26 Putnam Ave., Greenwich, 203-847-1596, lillianaugust.com.
knot so ordinary
From the flagship showroom in Cos Cob to the latest location in South Norwalk, Apadana Fine Rugs has expanded its already extensive collection of overdyes, decorative kilims and modern oushaks. The new 8,600-square-foot space in SoNo is filled with 19th-and 20th-century hand-knotted, one-of-a-kind area rugs from across the globe, in addition to home décor items like pillows, art textiles and eclectic furniture. 31-35 South Main St., South Norwalk, 203-299-1760, apadanainc.com.
A FRESH COAT
Decorative Crafts imports handcrafted home furnishings—from Italian credenzas to Asian screens. With its ever-expanding collections, the Greenwich showroom needed an updated space to display the unique pieces. A recent renovation transformed the interior from a traditional style to a clean, crisp transitional look with a neutral palette and a Holland & Sherry wallcovering. Louis XIV-style six-light chandelier (shown here), 50 Chestnut St., Greenwich, 203-531-1500, decorativecrafts.com.