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!
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
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 green
stay tuned for more photos including water features + containers + garden ornaments\\
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
this bowl is a new addition to our creamy + natural vessels collection – a very substantial piece
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
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!
one of our favorites…red chevrons highlighted in yellow
crackled celadon glaze in low bowl – soothing, neutral, beautiful
new additions to our cream vessels collection – handglazed in china
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:
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!
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
mahogany 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
linen scarves – blue-black, chambray + denim weave
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
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
20% off all containers, urns + garden elements through May 31st
includes items at the shop + special orders
designing + creating objects of desire since 2000
happy 15th birthday
the verellen story started in antwerp – an old world city famous for modern design – “a centuries old city…the spiritual capital of just about everything that makes life more beautiful” (well said, Elle Decor). tom + sabine verellen took the best of the place – its vaunted style, its confident, natural blending of the old + the new (think rubens + van dyck; dries van noten + axel vervoodt), its reverance for the planet earth – and emigrated their concept, their “edgy yet sophisticated belgian style” + their family to high point, north carolina…..read more http://artefacthome.com/verellen/
it seems that new things…and replenishments are arriving everyday!
though the wintery weather persists we are celebrating spring with bright greens (ferns + frittilaria), arranging cut flowers in what will soon be an outdoor planter laden with succulents (why not enjoy now as a beautiful island or table centerpiece?)
PILLOWS! we are delighted to offer these wonderful pillows in 100% cotton + blends – made right here in MASSACHUSETTS! (that includes the fabric)…lumbar + square, cool zippers – especially fond of the sophisticated stripes + porcelaine cotton.
BACK IN STOCK – the all natural woven hemp pouf is an artefact classic piece – firm enough for a small tray, perfect for extra seating – and just right to ‘rest your feet on’
cut flower arrangements….your vase or ours –