As previously mentioned, I did a one-day whirlwind road trip down to the Architectural Digest Home Design show in New York. Met some of my favorite bloggers, in person for a change!, and took in some truly beautiful design work. I wanted to start close to home with some designers and artisans with ties to New England. New England style is always rooted in history while still being relevant to today’s homeowner and all these folks truly capture the essence I love so much about the region.
Love the oversize prints and photos at Room 125 stand. The work comes framed or unframed. The frames are made from reclaimed woods and the images are reproductions from original plates and negatives. The varied looks and styles – from the ruby brooch to the pachyderm double print are fantastic! The name Studio 125 references a shop they had at 125 Charles Street in Boston. Now located in NYC.
Modern Aire Ventilation and Susan Serra’s Bornholm Kitchen cabinetry. Modern Aire Ventilation
makes custom stove hoods in a dazzling array of styles. 100%
customizable to the smallest fraction of an inch, the hoods are really
jewelry in a kitchen. Modern Aire is a third generation family business
based in California. All their products are made in the USA.
Massachusetts vendor Valiant Sales out of Beverly showcased Modern Aire’s products at show. Partnering with them was my friend, kitchen designer extraordinaire Susan Serra, who is from New York. Susan’s line of Scandinavian inspired kitchen cabinetry is truly beautiful. I profiled Susan in my May/June 2011 issue of ::Surroundings:: magazine. Susan’s cabinetry is all made in America.
Lawrence J. Perna Fine Custom Furniture.
For traditionalists, this custom built, heirloom quality furniture is
totally drool-worthy. Massachusetts-based Larry Perna has been hand
building furniture and cabinetry for 35 years. I was so taken by the
soft twist in the legs of this small side table.
More to come on my AD Home Show finds!