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NEW CANAAN — Laura Mason, proprietor of the Sitting down Very residence decor retail outlet, had so a lot of locals viewing her Westport shop that she recently made a decision to move it to New Canaan.
“I came listed here since I experienced a good deal of great customers from New Canaan,” Mason mentioned. “This town has a wonderful downtown with merchants owned by people, so every single retail outlet has their very own model and attraction — incredibly private.”
Sitting Quite has a new second flooring shop at 111 Elm St. in with colorful goods from significantly corners of the environment and right nearby.
Mason mentioned she curates a wide array of individual and domestic products from nearby artists as nicely as from the Netherlands, Italy, Morocco, Japan and France. She sells household furniture, sweaters from France, lamps, puzzle cards, trays, presents, ottomans and significantly extra.
Prior to COVID-19, she traveled greatly, bringing back goods from her journeys that she introduced again to her retailer in Sconset Sq. in Westport.
Several of these objects ended up marketed to folks from New Canaan.
The Westport native is enthusiastic about relocating her keep to New Canaan.
“I like the idea of becoming in a town like that,” Mason mentioned. “The individuals here are pretty conscious of creating a excellent vibe.”
Mason, an expert designer, educated in inside design at the Artwork Institute of Fort Lauderdale, explained she likes the designer Epice from Paris and carries lots of of the designer’s items. She started off at to start with with Epice scarves.
Traveling to France, “I identified they had a home line. I was enthusiastic,” simply because “I don’t see these goods any where else. I was happy to convey again some thing additional abnormal.”
She assists individuals shop for objects to add flair to their houses, by seeking at photos of their rooms on their telephones.
“I convey to them the truth if the item won’t function,” Mason stated.
Among her quite a few other choices are home furniture by interior designer Bunny Williams, paisley pillows by English vogue designer Matthew Williamson, Palm Seashore-fashion chinoiserie prints, accessories from Italy, and needlepoint weekender tote luggage from Stubbs & Wootton.
Sitting Very New Canaan will be showcasing signed and numbered good art prints from selected artists that the shop can buy from her “look e-book,” which include Harrison Howard.
Mason stated she was inspired to identify her shop Sitting Pretty due to the fact it symbolized getting in a excellent position in lifetime, or effectively-seated.
In addition to researching style, she also majored in art background at the College of Connecticut, embellished houses in Palm Seashore County and experienced her possess design and style studio at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Her shop will be open up five days a 7 days, Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. She might extend her hours if enterprise calls for it.
She is also organizing on beginning up an e-commerce web-site.