summer @ Artefact Home|Garden

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summer hours at Artefact Home|Garden !

                             open: tuesday through saturday, 10am to 6pm                                  closed: sunday through monday

‘out of our minds’ getting client containers designed + planted!  lots of variety in location + plant materials this season.

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aged teak trough from indonesia with ‘structual’ planting of frosty succulents2015-06-24 15.33.45

that’s a ribbon bush in the background

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this client had her own fabulous containers – we added some ‘color drama’ to her outdoor living room with elderberry black lace, plecanthus, bright begonias with cool pointy leaves + salvia ‘black + blue’.

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a pair of our client’s wood planters flank her back deck – fun with cut leaf maples, heuchera ‘autumn bride’, heuchera ‘creme brulee’ (we use it because it’s such a great name), plecantush, salvia

we are still gathering photos for:  a new look at 1000 pleasant street – this season’s Artefact pairing:  red landscape roses, salvia lyrata ‘purple volcano’, heuchera ‘midnight rose’, gaura ‘passionate rainbow’, hosta ‘august moon’, salvia ‘blue hill’ + astilbe ‘montgomery’ – interspersed with the other plantings that ‘made it through the winter of 2014-2015′ – a rather delightful look….and the 2 blue, white, green + purple garden installs we have completed this season, a classic container grouping in belmont, a wild + vibrant yard, modern plantings in old school planters in arlington

‘white is right’

it’s once again that time of year – Wimbledon at The All England Lawn Tennis + Croquet Club – where ‘white is right‘.  we grew up playing tennis at the clubs on the north shore…where proper tennis attire was WHITE! i have always loved the ‘color’ \ – and we have so many wonderful ‘white’ or ‘almost white’ items at Artefact Home|Garden….

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if you like white (our montes doggett pieces make the best wedding gifts…) check out our WHITE collection

summer sale

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wedding gift (or self gift -why not, it's on sale) - porcelain bowls hand painted in gold + platinum - the birds + branches design is a limited edition - designed in massachusetts, made in the usa

wedding gift (or self gift -why not, it’s on sale) – porcelain bowls hand painted in gold + platinum – the birds + branches design is a limited edition – designed in massachusetts, made in the usa

japanese guest towels - no one does cotton like the japanese!  terry on one side, woven cotton on the other in sophisticated charcoal color.

japanese guest towels – no one does cotton like the japanese! terry on one side, woven cotton on the other in sophisticated charcoal color.

turkish towels - 100% cotton - perfect for bath or beach, tablecloth or sarong

turkish towels – 100% cotton – perfect for bath or beach, tablecloth or sarong

stunning glaze + shape - artisan made in massachusetts

stunning glaze + shape – artisan made in massachusetts

ruby bottles - blown glass by up + coming california artisan

ruby bottles – blown glass by up + coming california artisan

paper lanterns - on sale - get a few and group them up!  great gift

paper lanterns – on sale – get a few and group them up! great gift

new from verellen

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these are just a few of the pieces we tested out during our visit to the verellen showroom.  arriving in july at the shop: andrea one arm chair + 1/2, stella ottoman in slate grey hair on hide (oh ya!), round ottoman in a butterscotch hide…a bit later…the arnaud wing chair in a textural charcoal fabric made to order in the usa.

emerson club sofa...very cool - the original emerson collection was dramatic, cool....but not for 'everywhere'....the new 'club style' is a bit more accomodating...we love both!

emerson club sofa…very cool – the original emerson collection was dramatic, cool….but not for ‘everywhere’….the new ‘club style’ is a bit more accomodating…we love both!

the emerson sofa

the emerson sofa

one of our favorite  (and best selling) collections updated - the june by verellen - a nod to mid century modern with classic curves...re-envisioned: the sofa, which was previously an exposed wood frame - now totally upholstered in a velvet, shown with an xl june ottoman in leather - sophisticated comfort!

one of our favorite (and best selling) collections updated – the june by verellen – a nod to mid century modern with classic curves…re-envisioned: the sofa, which was previously an exposed wood frame – now totally upholstered in a velvet, shown with an xl june ottoman in leather – sophisticated comfort!

ADRIAN Ottoman @Verellen Apr2015

adrian ottoman – cool right?

andrea 1 arm chair + 1/2 - the one arm chair is HOT...we are seeing them as singles, as a pair and even as a 4 square living room set up

andrea 1 arm chair + 1/2 – the one arm chair is HOT…we are seeing them as singles, as a pair and even as a 4 square living room set up

the antoine sofa 'screams' media room!  available in a sectional too (can you imagine how fabulous?!?!)

the antoine sofa ‘screams’ media room! available in a sectional too (can you imagine how fabulous?!?!)

this is the side view of the Arnaud Wing Chair - definition of cool.  done here in a wooly herring bone with large detail stitch....soon to arrive at Artefact Home|Garden in a nubbly charcoal (and the same cool stitch detail)...we loved the feel - it does have you leaning back a bit - but it screams

this is the side view of the Arnaud Wing Chair – definition of cool. done here in a wooly herring bone with large detail stitch….soon to arrive at Artefact Home|Garden in a nubbly charcoal (and the same cool stitch detail)…we loved the feel – it does have you leaning back a bit – but it screams “retro relax”

verellen's cross dining table (also available as a coffee table) is classic...what' new is this remarkable charcoal finish - a whole new dimension

verellen’s cross dining table (also available as a coffee table) is classic…what’ new is this remarkable charcoal finish – a whole new dimension

a reminder – if you order your verellen custom pieces in july you will have them well before the holiday season.  fall gets extremely busy with furniture shows + a big rush by clients.  things can get slowed down.  why not visit us in july (we have air conditioning, free parking  – and if you visit at the ‘right time’ – nice cool adult beverages) – select your pieces, place your order and ‘avoid the crazy’!

something extra cool for dad!

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dad’s deserve something special…a few suggestions below

brass bottle openers - design, heft, cool...

brass bottle openers – design, heft, cool…

MAHOGANY CHAIR

solid mahogany camp chairs…nothing ‘campy’ about it! designed + hand crafted of solid mahogany by fred rossi…tried, true, tested – they are comfortable, handsome…cool

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what dad wouldn’t like the sao paulo planter – made in the usa – mold made from architectural detailing of a palace in sao paolo (shown here with crazy grass)….original, great for herbs or floral planting…i can see lettuce growing in this too!….cool!

Cura Glasses

no dainty stemware for dad….drink from these brilliant double layered wine glasses – hand blown + cut in mexico – manly enough for bobby flay’s bbq

F+W Cura Wine Glass

JNC Decanters

decanters from the talented young nate cotterman – red wine, white wine, water…or as is!…..cool!

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the perfect chair for ‘just dad’….introducing the arnaud wing chair – cool lines – classic feel – just right

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does dad spend countless hours perfecting + admiring his lawn? the wire ball could add some focus to the yard (and dad)! cool!

other ideas: iron firepit from indonesia, terra cotta planters from campo de fiori, a big collection of servingware from montes doggett (burger time!)…..

SWIVEL!

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swivel chairs are all the rage!  and why not?  great styling + sensibility!  here are a few of verellen’s swivels

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mabel - cool comfortable crowd pleaser

mabel – cool comfortable crowd pleaser

THEO!  this was one of our favorite pieces at the spring  market - Tom Verellen says this is going to be a big hit

THEO! this was one of our favorite pieces at the spring market – Tom Verellen says this is going to be a big hit

Clarence Club Swivel Chair - just the right arms for reading, lounging

Clarence Club Swivel Chair – just the right arms for reading, lounging in leather, velvet, linen or cotton – just right!

duke swivel chair

duke swivel chair in leather with inside out stitch…not for you? the duke club swivel with a linen slip cover is ‘to die for’

HANNAH Club Swivel @HP Oct2014

Hannah Club Swivel – handsome!

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Hannah Club Swivel in linen slipcover…

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Jan Swivel Chair in buzzi felt!

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a different look – the nixon swivel chair!

NORAH swivel glider @HP Apr2014

not only does norah swivel…she glides too!

VICTORIA Swivel Glider @HP Oct2014

another great swivel glider from verellen – the Victoria

WELLINGTON Club Swivel Chair @HP Oct2014

CLASSIC Club – the Wellington Swivel

it’s green green green in the berkshires – just back from Trade Secrets

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it was a perfect sunday in connecticut…after a blip in our travel plans (talking so much we missed the exit for the mass pike by 20 miles) we reached the berkshires and took a left – headed for the trade secrets garden tour….it was wonderful! and green!2015-05-17 11.06.51 2015-05-17 11.11.59 2015-05-17 11.19.19 2015-05-17 11.22.45

our 1st stop was twin maple farm which, aside from a stunning georgian house, had a really cool woodland walk, stunning tree forms….and a very very round pond

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after a short stop for latte…(what pairs best with stunning gardens?  a rich latte!) we headed to the property of bunny williams (the bunny williams) and john roselli (the john roselli)….what a place….and more wonderful green2015-05-17 13.05.14 2015-05-17 13.08.20-1 2015-05-17 13.11.58-2 2015-05-17 13.20.06 2015-05-17 13.21.53-12015-05-17 13.26.55 2015-05-17 13.31.58-2

at rockwood farm…a lovely shade garden and unique vegetable corral…asparagus is so darn beautiful2015-05-17 14.13.59 2015-05-17 14.14.312015-05-17 14.18.59 2015-05-17 14.19.14 2015-05-17 14.20.51

we did not have time to take in the michael trapp gardens – i am hoping that next year will be the year….this is a tour not to be missed2015-05-17 11.08.19

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some of the reasons we start with a neutral foundation….new at the shop

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at artefact home|garden we start with a neutral pallet (soothing flax linens + porcelain cottons, smoky grey velvets and rich quartz leathers…select woods + finishes, undyed wool rugs…) so when a ‘color-that-can-not-be-denied’ comes along….well it’s easy to mix it right in

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we love texture – this season we have new pillows in soft grey, natural + flax weaves – woven linen throws in soft grey2015-05-14 10.23.11

hand thrown + glazed - vessels of substance

this bowl is a new addition to our creamy + natural vessels collection – a very substantial piece

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vegan racks – every home should have at least one!  cast in resin with a generous dash of golden glamour – on a dark grey wall….vavavoom

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seat cushions + pillows – natural dyes, 100% woven wool, organic cotton back – designed with an oh-so-modern flair in the usa, hand dyed + woven in turkey…find a ‘neutral’ spot for these…it will no longer be neutral!

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one of our favorites…red chevrons highlighted in yellow

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crackled celadon glaze in low bowl – soothing, neutral, beautiful

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new additions to our cream vessels collection – handglazed in china

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japanese maple – chinese vessels – a great combination of contrasting texture + color2015-05-14 10.35.44 2015-05-14 10.35.53

expected late this week or early next week: aged terra cotta planters, iron embracers (think peonies, hydrangea), wood bowls + troughs, woven lighting, cool neutral fringed linen tea towels|dinner napkins, a select collection of drink + small plate + bowlware from a local ceramicist, the much discussed green leather + suede pouf, Stella Chair from Verellen, antique vessels in charcoal, black + cream….the list goes on!  here’s a sneak peak:

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REMINDER

our spring garden sale ends may 31st – 20% off planters from campo de fiori + pennoyer newman (including special orders) – and the amazing mahogany camp chairs by Rossi Custom Woodwork – an Artefact Home|Garden exclusive!

“buy a bowl” for hunger relief

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porcelain05it’s that simple – visit ARTEFACT on sunday, may 3rd and buy a bowl….any bowl

we will donate a percentage of the profits to PROJECT BREAD http://www.projectbread.org/

what a wonderful day to purchase mother’s day gifts, wedding gifts…or a special item you have been coveting

some of our bowls – including artisan blown glass, japanese hand crafted wood, montes doggett, caskata + many more – buy a bowl – support hunger relief

new at the shop

MAHOGANY CHAIRmahogany chairs have arrived – designed + handcrafted by local artisan + friend alfred rossi – solid mahogany, perfectly sized camp chair (more glamping than camping) – picture around a firepit, on a dune for a sunset spectacular…or right on the back patio – separates to 2 intermingled pieces (that’s a whole chair leaning on the back) for easy storage – remember: handcrafted!  if you want these, get your order in now!

a little blue + white – getting ready for summer

cotton pillows with very cool mushroom print - 3 sizes - designed, printed + finished locally awesome linen 'long pillow' in blue strip - fun for camp cots, loungers or the back of a sofa 'roll beds' - linen - throw it down on a sofa, lounge chair, over an adirondack...just about anything - washable!

cotton pillows with very cool mushroom print – 3 sizes – designed, printed + finished locally |  awesome linen ‘long pillow’ in blue strip – fun for camp cots, loungers or the back of a sofa  |  ‘roll beds’ – linen – throw it down on a sofa, lounge chair, over an adirondack…just about anything – washable!

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linen scarves – blue-black, chambray + denim weave

new from pennoyer newman - the alpine bowls - we can not wait to get these planted up (I'm seeing it on an old new england stone wall with moss + small alpine plants...but since the shop is full sun I will need to carefully consider that vision)

new from pennoyer newman – the alpine bowls – we can not wait to get these planted up (I’m seeing it on an old new england stone wall with moss + small alpine plants…but since the shop is full sun I will need to carefully consider that vision)

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rustic canape fork, spreader + spoon, salad servers – pair beautifully with the charcoal bowls + plates

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coming soon – linen napkins, ‘the duke’ and ‘the stella chair’ from verellen, cementitious planters – an amazing ‘just for Artefact Home|Garden’ light fixture and 2 new lines of tableware

 

 

SALE – “don’t get caught with your plants down”

 

honestly – it is almost ‘that time’!  the weather you thought would NEVER come, well, it’s ALMOST here!  get ready for late spring + summer planting

campo de fiori aged moss terra cotta planters in a variety of shapes and sizes - this is rupert (with some shapely succulents)

campo de fiori aged moss terra cotta planters in a variety of shapes and sizes – this is rupert (with some shapely succulents)

20% off all containers, urns + garden elements through May 31st

includes items at the shop + special orders

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