Five Favorite Finds for Spring

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Although it’s been raining every other day here in New York, it’s so nice to see glimmers of spring. There’s a cherry tree starting to bloom outside my office window; my boys are spending every afternoon biking and scooting around the neighborhood; and many of our projects are moving out of the “on paper” phase and into the “installation” phase. Yay all around.

Since we spend a large swath of each day sourcing for clients – whether it’s hunting for foundation pieces or finishing touches – we wanted to share five of our favorite finds for spring. These are fun, whimsical pieces that help infuse any space with a little of that cheery optimism that makes spring feel so special:

1. Palecek’s Coco Magnolia Chandelier (MSRP: $1948; trade pricing available): Hand-cut coco shells in the shape of cascading petals? Yes please. Remy and I are both suckers for fabulous lighting, it’s one of our favorite parts of conjuring up a design scheme. We proposed this piece to a client after spying it at High Point Market because we couldn’t take our eyes off its sweetly irreverent silhouette. I adore it…so much so that I’m contemplating switching out something in my own home just so I can gaze at it every day.

2. Madeline Weinrib’s Camilla Rug (MSRP: starting at $3,000 for a 6×9; trade pricing available): Florals for spring? Stop the presses. But this beautiful botanical rug is just so lovely I couldn’t resist. One of our clients is refreshing her daughter’s room and we are hoping to pair one with a midnight-blue, bird-bedecked wallpaper from Galbraith & Paul and Pinwheel Nightstands from Kindel. If her daughter approves, of course…she has the final word.

Living Etc Cover Photo featuring Beacon Hill Moon Blossom on Sofa

3. Beacon Hill’s Moon Blossom (MSRP: $198/yard, trade pricing available): This plus-size print feels magical and exotic, and its massive repeat means you can pick and choose which part of the pattern to highlight. I just love the mix of cool gray-blues and orchid-purples in the “Midnight” colorway. It’s no wonder Moon Blossom is perpetually backordered but we just snagged some yardage to dress up a client’s dining room.

4. Vintage Suzani-Upholstered Carved Wooden Chairs (asking price for pair, $4,600): I don’t know for whom or for where, but these chairs are calling to me. Everything from the white-washed carved wood arm-rests to the embroidered silk Suzani upholstery with its happy pops of poppy-red make this pair of pretty ladies sing. I want them.

5. Phillips Collection River Stone Coffee Table (MSRP: $1,800, trade pricing available): We love layering in little eclectic touches – when it suits our clients’ tastes – and this unusual pebble-shaped coffee table masters that mix perfectly. Available in two sizes, its organic shape makes a great tableau for pretty accessories but it also stands up as a showpiece on its own. Plus, its lack of edges makes it unusually kid-friendly… Love it.



About the author


A lifestyle magazine writer by trade, Mariel swapped her laptop for a hardhat after spending four years (and counting) renovating turn-of-the-century homes in Westchester, NY.

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