Photographs: Gus Cantavero, Jr.
Indulge your need for a stylish home design, because July is prime time to pounce on deals and polish your living space for home entertaining.
Finds abound at Lillian August during the Greenwich Sidewalk Sale Days (July 9-12) and the SoNo Summer Tag Sale (kicks off July 1). Think instant room changers, like mink, leather, embroidered, linen or otherwise exotic throw pillows; lacquer trays; circle metallic lamps; handcarved starburst mirrors; and ivory Mongolian Fur Poufs. Or take on a whole new look by introducing bigger pieces, like loveseats, side tables and pendant lights.
In Greenwich, as you stroll store to store along the Avenue, don’t miss out on the deals at 26 East Putnam Avenue, open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
In historic South Norwalk, the Lillian August Warehouse (even open on July 4) is 40,000-square-foot design haven right around the corner from buzzy restaurants and the Maritime Aquarium. John Weiss, COO adds, “The outlet also offers a really unique shopping experience with a selection of one-of-a-kind pieces, constantly changing inventory and exceptional deals. We have positioned the SoNo Outlet as an emporium with unique finds at sharper price points. It is a great resource for first-time home buyers.”
Lillian August is known for hosting fabulous events, such as book signings and industry events at the outlet, at its stores in Greenwich and New York City, and at its flagship Norwalk Design Center (100,000 square feet of hundreds of brands arranged in vignettes). Founded by a designer and textile devotee, its first retail shop opened in Westport in 1987 and the brand has flourished ever since, becoming a go-to resource for designers and enthusiasts.
See you on the shopping hunt!
Here are a few picks from SoNo to get you thinking.