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Designer picks from the Junior League of Hartford Designer Showhouse.
Flat Vernacular Swallowtail wallpaper in Jungle Evening is inspired by the movement and markings of butterflies in blues, greens and clay pink. Picking up on the verdant shade, designer Fiona Leonard paired the paper with Tracy Glover Studio’s teardrop glass, color-dipped sconce. Wallpaper: $595 per double roll. Teardrop pendant: price upon request.
Keep your laundry and pantry areas in tip top shape with organizers from Neat Method, including baskets, bins, canisters, drawer dividers and labels. Rattan basket, small $36; large, $44.
Designers know that adding a vintage or antique element elevates a room’s décor. Vanessa Brennan purchased this Gustavian-style console from The Antique and Artisan Gallery for her showhouse bedroom. Finished in a chalky white paint, the piece serves as a fresh and modern dressing or side table. Price upon request, purchased through the Antique and Artisan Gallery, Stamford.
Birds of a Feather
Inspired by the work of Audubon, Ethan Allen presents the Grand Heron series of giclée prints, framed in a gray wood grain. Grand Heron I and Grand Heron II, measuring 43-inches by 53-inches, can fly solo or be hung as a pair. $1,800.
Kristen McCory chose designer Robert Passal’s wallcovering for her transformation. In vinyl, Renzo delights with its abstract movement and swirls of lilac color. Price upon request, available to the trade through Somerselle.
The curvaceous silhouette of Jamie Young Co.’s Whitney lamp is accentuated with a green reactive glaze and a rich gold-leaf base. Designer Kate Smith opted to switch out the white linen shade for a colorful custom topper in her breakfast nook. $290, available through the Accessory Store, Stamford. Fire Light
The Orionis lantern by Mercana is composed of natural wood and black metal. The glass hurricane houses a candle for summer evenings on the porch by Moreau Designs. Available through Bungalow on the Ave., Berlin.
Old is New
Floorcloths have been around since Colonial times and are prized today for their versatility and easy maintenance. Spicher and Company offers a huge assortment of vinyl floorcloths in graphic, classic and historical motifs. The striking Whig Rose/the Day Has Eyes pattern, used in the Baratta bedroom, hails from the American Folk Art Museum collection. $42–$1,925, available through The Post, Westport.
Mix + Match
Graphic rug designs are possible with Flor carpet tiles. Perfect for high traffic and children’s spaces—like the space created by SKM Design—the individual squares can be swapped out when dirty or worn. $16 per tile.
Paper flowers from the Green Vase brighten up the bedroom designed by Dana Ferraro. Each bloom is handcrafted by artisan Livia Cetti and her talented staff, so no two blooms are exactly alike. Want to try your hand? Cetti offers a guide book and flower-making kits on her website. Geranium, $375.
Shades of Light
OKA’s Grisewood lamp is handmade in brass, iron and wood and is offered in five colors: blue, gray, red, burgundy and the brown hue, shown here. The scale is perfect for a table lamp, console or desk and lends a gracious lighting story to the Camden Grace dining room. $275.
Best known for his atmospheric landscapes, artist Paul Batch explores the fleeting nature of light. Designer Robin Jones chose Rising, depicting a Sandwich salt marsh on Cape Cod, for his serene showhouse bedroom. Price upon request, represented by Susan Powell Fine Art Gallery, Madison. Vanity Flair
Constructed of oak and finished in a Kona stain, the Bertch vanity from Waterware Showrooms of Plimpton & Hills is an elegant and functional addition to the powder room by Mews Designs. Price upon request.
Check it Out
Based on handpainted designs, Kathyrn Hunt presents the Playa de Laga collection of fabrics and wallpapers. Chic Check grasscloth, shown here in Bluebell, is also offered in Fog, Rust and Spring colorways. Printed to order, the wallcoverings are sold to the trade and can be customized in color and ground. Price upon request.
The print version of this article appears with the headline: Out of the Box.