The celebration of Dash & Albert’s 10th anniversary continues here at Fresh American HQ, with part 2 of our look back at Annie’s first rug designs and customers. (Didn’t get a chance to read part 1? You’re in luck.) Today we’ve got a double dose of terrific trios for you, with three personality-packed woven cotton rugs that have been top sellers over the past ten years, and three top-notch (and very different!) retail stores who’ve been with us pretty much since day one.
Earthy, warm, and rustic, the Saranac rug is just what the style doctor ordered for spaces that could use a bit of sprucing. The brick red—in solid and dashed lines—is eye-catching, and balanced out by skinny stripes with just a hint of sky, celery, and sand.
Annie’s an unabashed aficionado of pink, and the Framboise rug—a very grown-up, sophisticated raspberry hue, contrasted with tan stripes—is a visual stunner, especially as the pattern repeats in larger sizes. It’s perfect for perking up a neutral room, and we love it everywhere from offices to walk-in closets.
Blue Heron is a mainstay on editor’s lists and has made appearances in more than 30 different magazines and blogs (and counting!). There’s something about the juxtaposition of brown and blue that just works for so many people and decorating styles, from coastal to sleek and modern. It’s one of our all-time faves for stair installations, too.
And about those customers . . .
Named for the late, great, and unfailingly tasteful world traveler Jacomina Nicholas, Comina is all about global glam. If you love the high-end and the hand-crafted, Comina—with stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, as well as online—is for you. We love their mix of the colorful, the sleek and modern, and unique antiques, and their commitment to bringing the world to your door. Where else can you find everything from a cheeky pig-shaped butter spreader to a sheepskin armchair and hand-woven mohair throws? Nowhere. So get shopping at Comina, already.
If your tagline is “There’s no place like it,” you’d better be prepared to back up that claim. South Carolina decorating powerhouse GDC Home does exactly that—and then some. Originally a drapery and upholstery-seconds business, GDC has expanded over the years to stock one of the finest furniture, lighting, rugs, and accessories collections we’ve seen. Their three locations—including the flagship Charleston store, which features more than 25,000 square feet of decorating products and inspiration—spotlight everything from crystal pendant lamps to Old World–esque garden planters and tons of gorgeous textiles.
The picture of kick-back-and-stay-awhile American style, Fishers has been the standard-bearer of chic Sag Harbor for more than 25 years. Bedding and rugs? Check. Lighting and furniture? Check, check. How about custom tables and cabinetry, custom-painted case goods, upholstery, textiles, and rare finds from around the world? Fishers is your source for all this and more, and we find something fresh and fun every time we stop in.