What's in Store: A sneak peek at what's new in and around town.
Embrace color and use it unconditionally throughout your abode. Go as far as an accent wall (three walls in my dining room are painted a rich pomegranate with the fourth wall painted creamy wheat) or keep your paint palette simpler (see pages 14-15) and strike it hot with accessories and furniture. Keep in mind a little color can go a long way; it’s a work-in-progress. Build on the love of your favorite hue; if it’s meant to permeate your home it will keep popping up in – “look-what-I-found-it-goes-perfect-against-my-pomegranate-walls” – ways. Here are a few product ideas that can pack a punch of color where you dwell.
This fire-engine-red Cyrilla lounge (above, right) – a sustainable lounge chair made from biodegradable latex rubber and organic cotton batting, with nontoxic adhesives and wood finish – is an eco-friendly hot item from Pure. Price available upon request. Available at Equita.
Perfect for a room needing a little interest with big impact is this Baha lounge chair ($1,940). Made of plastic with wood and metal base, it’s sitting pretty in basic ivory (below, left). Available at Weisshouse.
Cluster these floral-inspired brooches ($48-$59) to bring radiant color and a classic accessory together (below, right). Available at Talbots.
A Horizontal Hue
Sleep on the thought of adding color to any bedroom space with this Charles bed (starting at $5,073; excluding mattress) by B&B Italia (below). Available at Weisshouse.
Made from 100 percent post-and pre-consumer waste paper, dyed, then cut into square tiles, this ethically crafted wallpaper ($34/12-tile pack) from PaperForms by MIO makes seeing red a good thing (left). Available at Equita.
Cast a Spell
Cast iron makes this horned-faced wall feature ($35) a bewitching adornment (right). Available at Artifacts.
To Dine For
Eat your heart out when pulling up your Provence side chair ($589/each) to this gourmet dining table (below) made of wood top (also available in granite, marble and glass) and wrought-iron base ($1,248). Available at Today’s Home.
The Hera Collection by H. Stern draws inspiration from the leaf crowns worn by goddesses in ancient Greece. Wear a piece of inspiration with this 18-karat-gold-leaf bracelet ($18,500) (below, left), the 18-karat gold ring ($1,600) (below, right), or the 18-karat gold ring with cognac diamonds ($6,100) (below, right). Available at Orr’s Jewelers.
Add flourishing detail with this stunning multifunctional desk or vanity ($1,499) and black-lacquer accent chair ($759), both from At Home in the High Country by Drexel Heritage (below, left). Available at Today’s Home.
Smooth, sturdy and appropriate in any study or home office, this Romero light-brown leather chair ($3,050) with wood legs makes a comfy place to lounge when you need a break (below, right). Available at Weisshouse.
Stack up on furniture for your next get-together with this hourglass outdoor rattan set ($2,371) by Nuevo. When stacked (left), the height is 91 inches, and when dismantled it separates into four chairs (below) and one side table. Made of wicker resin, the rattan set can be hosed down for easy cleaning. Available at Perlora.
Maku a Statement
Made from high-quality reclaimed teak, this sustainable dining set by Maku is ethically manufactured (below). Maku donates 1 percent of all sales to environmental organizations working for clean oceans and mountains. Price available upon request. Available at Equita.
This hanging egg chair ($3,216) by Nuevo (right) complements the stacked rattan set above, allowing for maximum seating on any backyard patio or deck. Available at Perlora.
- Artifacts, 110 S. Main St., West End; 412/921-6544, artifactsweb.com.
- Equita, 3609 Butler St., Lawrenceville; 412/353-0109, shopequita.com.
- Orr’s Jewelers, 5857 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill; 412/421-6777, orrsrocks.com.
- Perlora, 2220 E. Carson St., South Side; 412/431-2220, perlora.com.
- Talbots, 5428 Walnut St., Shadyside, 412/682-7700; One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., downtown, 412/391-3005; Ross Park Mall, 1000 Ross Park Mall Drive, Ross Township, 412/369-8616, talbots.com.
- Today’s Home, 1840 Greentree Road, Green Tree; 412/343-0505, todayshomeinc.com.
- Weisshouse, 324 S. Highland Ave., Shadyside; 412/441-8888, weisshouse.com.