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NEW CANAAN — Laura Mason, proprietor of the Sitting down Fairly house decor store, experienced so several locals visiting her Westport shop that she just lately resolved to shift it to New Canaan.
“I arrived in this article simply because I experienced a ton of terrific customers from New Canaan,” Mason reported. “This city has a amazing downtown with merchants owned by individuals, so every single store has their possess style and charm — pretty own.”
Sitting down Really has a new next ground shop at 111 Elm St. in with colourful items from significantly corners of the world and right nearby.
Mason claimed she curates a broad array of particular and residence products from area artists as properly as from the Netherlands, Italy, Morocco, Japan and France. She sells household furniture, sweaters from France, lamps, puzzle cards, trays, gifts, ottomans and a great deal a lot more.
Prior to COVID-19, she traveled extensively, bringing again things from her trips that she introduced back again to her keep in Sconset Square in Westport.
Quite a few of all those merchandise ended up sold to folks from New Canaan.
The Westport native is excited about shifting her store to New Canaan.
“I like the plan of getting in a town like that,” Mason stated. “The men and women right here are incredibly informed of generating a fantastic vibe.”
Mason, an experienced designer, educated in interior design at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, mentioned she likes the designer Epice from Paris and carries quite a few of the designer’s products. She commenced at initial with Epice scarves.
Touring to France, “I identified they had a household line. I was psyched,” because “I don’t see these products and solutions anywhere else. I was glad to deliver again a thing additional unusual.”
She helps people shop for objects to include flair to their households, by looking at shots of their rooms on their phones.
“I inform them the reality if the merchandise will not get the job done,” Mason said.
Among the her many other offerings are household furniture by inside designer Bunny Williams, paisley pillows by English trend designer Matthew Williamson, Palm Seashore-model chinoiserie prints, equipment from Italy, and needlepoint weekender tote luggage from Stubbs & Wootton.
Sitting down Pretty New Canaan will be featuring signed and numbered good art prints from chosen artists that the store can order from her “look reserve,” like Harrison Howard.
Mason explained she was encouraged to name her shop Sitting down Pretty for the reason that it symbolized getting in a great location in lifestyle, or well-seated.
Other than researching design and style, she also majored in artwork background at the University of Connecticut, decorated residences in Palm Beach County and had her very own style and design studio at the Brooklyn Navy Garden.
Her shop will be open five times a 7 days, Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. She may lengthen her hrs if organization calls for it.
She is also planning on starting up up an e-commerce site.