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Entries in PRIVET HOUSE (7)

Saturday
Sep192015

PRIVET HOUSE - NEW PRESTON, CT

The powerful abstract by Meighan Morrison, Pr of yellow chairs 19thc France,If you live in the Northeast, you've felt that first hint of Fall.  The cool breeze in the evenings that means the hottest days of Summer are fading, and the leaves will start their electric color show soon!   There is no better way to enjoy the Fall season like a weekend drive.  With all the car rental options today, it's never been easier to enjoy an inpromtu day trip, or overnight getaway.   There are few parts of the country more beautiful than North West corner of Connecticut.   Town after town filled with manicured town greens, historic homes, charming cafes, and some of the chicest home decor / antique shops you'll find anywhere!Napoleon III Chesterfield - 1930's France, covered in charcoal denim -Table also 19thc France - Napoleon III Yellow bowls - hand painted from Turkey - All the pillows made using vintage African Kente Cloth

New Preston is such a town, and Privet House is a popular destination for all things interior.  The store carries an impressive range of housewares, furniture, artwork, and fashion accessories that will tantalize even the most experienced shopper.   Every time I walk into Privet House I'm stopped in my tracks by the creative vignettes the creative team of professionals pulls together.  Case in point - the striking black and white abstract paintings by Meighan Morrison.  Her work is gaining attention from some serous art collectors. The best part - you never know what will jump out at you.  It might be the latest line of candles from Paris, pillows covered in vintage fabric, modern art, or even the hottest new line of fashion or accessories in the curated pop-up space next door - Privet Lives.   While Privet House has become known for developing a following for certain brands, in Privet Lives they celebrate the novelty of pop-up store experience in 6 to 8 week shopping opportunities.   One of the most popular recent pop-ups FIGUE.  You'll always find something new at Privet House & Privet Lives.

Don't let the good taste scare you, the store is known for the wide price range they offer.  It's all about style, not pricepoints.   You might find something you love selling for $20.00, or then again it might be $5,000.00.  That's the sign of great taste - not pretentious - but eclectic and beautiful.

There's SO much more to discover in New Preston.  From Kitchen Goods to Cafe's.. click over to village's website to get a full list of stores and directions - #NewPreston06777


Wednesday
Jun042014

Luxury Home Sale of the Summer

Friends in the New York tri-state area... if you have access to a car - you should get in it and drive to New Preston, Ct. this weekend.   The famed PRIVET HOUSE emporium of all things chic is having thier annual "backyard sale" under the tent,  for one day only.   The sale draws a dedicated crowd every year, as those in the know, know Privet House has incredible items all year long, with excellent bargains at the sale.  The store also brings together a network of antique dealers and unique makers that normally don't sell directly to the public.   They don't say exactly what will be there.. but you know it's good.    Remember - One Day Only - Saturday June 7th.  (click images to shop the store's fun to navigate website).

Make it a weekend.  There are very affordable inns and bed and breakfast spots just a few sun filled, rolling country roads away.  The village of Washington Depot is around the corner, and Sharon is just up the road.  In that quaint little town you can stay at the Sharon Country Inn (recently renovated from top to bottom).  Also home to one of the best BBQ spots in the North-East - When Pigs Fly South.  Cross the line into NY state to reach Millerton, NY - where you can spend a lazy afternoon eating, shopping, and even checking out the latest Hollywood blockbuster or indie film at the art-house style Movie House.   This laid back town also has a super chic teahouse that has become it's own destination - Harney & Sons.  (it started here).

See you under the tent.  If you can't make it to the Sale.. click around the site.. they also have a easy-as-a-snap web-store with so many great finds!

Monday
Apr222013

NEW IN NEW PRESTON - PRIVET HOUSE & VOL. 1

Richard Lambertson and Suzanne Cassano have arrived. Truth be told, the journey was just a few miles- but with the larger, grander, new home for PRIVET HOUSE in New Preston, Ct - this "dynamic duo of the well accessorized home" have reason to celebrate! 

There is no secret to the success of Privet House.  The two talented professionals with big careers prior to joining forces, Richard designing luxury leather goods for his brand Lambertson Truex and now for Tiffany - Suzanne with her celebrated antique furniture destination -Vol. 1, they quickly built a following for this new venture.  With Two Privet House locations, first in Warren, THE TABLE IS SET AT PRIVET HOUSE - NEW PRESTON, CTthen in Greenwich, they created quite a buzz in Connecticut and beyond.  They caused such a stir in fact, a little company called TARGET featured the brand in "The Shops at Target" series in 1,700 stores across the U.S. in 2012!  Needless to say, Privet House had outgrown the  original, intimate space in Warren.   Luckily with the legacy of bucolic Connecticut, there just happened to be a 19th century General Store  that needed a refresh not too far down a winding country road.  Now, with higher ceilings, larger windows, and oh yes - triple the floor space (at least!) - Privet House is ready for it's next close up.  **The store had a soft opening on April 18th, and I got my hands on just a few quick shots..EVERYTHING IN PLACE AT PRIVET HOUSE -NEW PRESTON, CT. stay tuned for some professional pics coming soon!**BRUSH UP ON CHIC AT PRIVET HOUSE - NEW PRESTON, CT

New Preston is one of the most beautiful villages in Connecticut.  With over a dozen boutiques, galleries, and places to eat, drink, and be merry (don't get too crazy.. it's WASP central!)- THE MAYFLOWER INN - WASHINGTON, CTit is a PERFECT place to take a long weekend drive.   Come for the day, but by all means, stay the night.   There are bed and breakfast Inns in just about every hamlet.   Splurge and stay at the storied Mayflower Inn in Washington, or keep it simple at the Sharon Country Inn.  (Newly renovated, the Inn is drawing more and more weekend travellers to Sharon, one of the best kept secrets in Litchfield County).   If you can't make it to Connecticut anytime soon, don't fret - the shop now has a fantastic web-store that has the charm and style that Privet House is known for.  Click SHOP PRIVET HOUSE to see this perfectly curated collection now. 

Bravo team Privet House!  You did it.. you really did it!!

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Monday
Apr152013

SPRING CLEANING - A FRENCH WAY! 

CHRISTOPHE POURNY - PH: Jason JobsonFrench antique restorer Christophe Pourny has added two new scents to his family of organic furniture care collection.   Cedar and Sandalwood join his bouquet of essential oil infused Tonics of Rosemary, Lavender, and Bergamot.  Pourny says the scented tonics are top sellers, with Lavender CHRISTOPHE POURNY - CEDAR SCENTED FURNITURE TONIC -$16.00leading the bunch (pardon the pun).   Sandalwood and Cedar appeal to musk lovers and those who appreciate the scent of those beautiful woods. Actually, who doesn't love the smell of a cedar closet or of anything Sandalwood! 

Mixed in small batches in his DUMBO-Brooklyn studio, the team has shipped Tonics to every state in the U.S. and across Canada via their popular web-store.   Fine home stores like Mecox Gardens, abc Carpet & Home, Hammertown, & Privet House also carry the line.  A string of segments on the Martha Stewart Show in 2010 (4 in 3 seasons) made PournyCHRISTOPHE POURNY FURNITURE TONIC - ESSENTIAL OIL SCENTED! a household name beyond the cloistered crowd of Park & 5th Avenue that already had his number.  

A recent profile by NYC&G Magazine has his studio buzzing with a few new projects. That's in addition to his usual list of well heeled seasonal cients getting weekend houses ready.  You know those Hampton houses have to be in perfect condition before Memorial Day!  Click around now - these tonics will get you all ready for the guests headed your way this Summer.