Newport Lamp & Shade

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A slightly hidden hideaway among the cobblestones of Franklin Street is Newport Lamp & Shade Company. Their name is perhaps a rather apparent nod to their expert lamp repair service in their workshop – a space flooded with lampshades of all fashions that will surely make you swoon. The remaining square footage is a sea of carefully curated gifts and home goods – from an antique sign (I immediately had my eyes fixated on the “Punch” sign hanging from the doorway only to learn that it had sadly sold), to dish ware that would make a splash at any outdoor summer soirée.

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The Renaissance

Pierre FreyWallpaper is most certainly having a renaissance. I love Pierre Frey’s “Toiles de Nantes” collection featured in Author Alex Hitz’s powder room above. I was very pleased to read Mark D. Sikes’ post on the editorial featuring the ravishing Hilary Rhoda accompanied by a collection of wall papered homes. Mark and I certainly share the same sentiment about wallpaper and most other subjects. Be sure to follow his blog too!

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