If there was ever a spring we all needed a refresh it’s this one. After a year of isolation and near stagnation, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Here’s a quick look at four home accent businesses in Rhode Island that combine artistry and craftsmanship so beautifully they can induce the most spendthrift New Englander to loosen the purse strings and introduce a little brightness into our lives after far too long in the dark.
The first words that come to mind when considering cast iron cookware are not typically ergonomic and beautiful, but Matt Cavallaro is here to change that. This founder and principal designer, inspired by cherry branches, has created a line of cookware and kitchen accessories that feel as luscious in the hand as they look to the eye. A set of napkin rings that resemble black olives may be the most fun and functional worry stone ever created. @nesthomeware
There will be a time in our near future when we welcome people into our homes. Why not greet them with a door that expresses just how excited we are to see them? Michael Healy has created a series of sandblasted door knockers that immediately convey a sense of classic Yankee hospitality and design. Reminiscent of patterns one might find in The Preppy Handbook, these stunning works in solid brass, bronze, and nickel silver are at once timely, fresh, and charming, and can transform your home’s season and spirit in one simple step. @michaelhealydesigns
In 2017, after 20 years working with renowned bed designer Stephen Plaud, master craftsman Scott James Pacheco took the helm to carry on the tradition of creating modern American heirlooms. Customers can find inspiration by combining existing designs, woods, finishes, and embellishments or work with designers to create truly unique custom creations. Act quickly to take advantage of a limited supply of stunning tiger maple outfitted with hidden compartments. @scottjames_furniture
When we turn on a light in our homes, its purpose is to illuminate something else. If you own a hand-blown glass creation by Tracy Glover, you’re likely to spend more time gazing dreamily at the fixture itself than at whatever it was meant to brighten. This RISD grad calls her custom creations “translucent poetry” which will certainly inspire conversation as we ease back into sharing our intimate spaces. Smart shoppers will also pick up stunning sets of glass tableware that glow when set beneath all her creations. @tracygloverstudio