Worldly Style

A new design destination called PUTNAM & MASON showcases the talent of New York designers Robert Passal and Kim Alessi while also serving as a showroom for some local contractors and luxury vendors. “We really wanted to bring an edge to Greenwich,” says Robert, of this atelier, which feels more like an impeccably furnished loft with pieces collected from around the world: a striking vintage Murano glass chandelier, a ’70s cashmere-covered Jansen sofa and a seventeeth-century Italian painted chest, among other exclusive finds. Contemporary art by Hendrik Kerstens and photos of Cuba by Robert Polidori pop against the deep peacock blue walls. “We wanted to bring a worldly presence to town. Clients enter our space and feel as though they’ve been transported to a luxe, sexy, sophisticated home that’s all sensory, mood lighting and personalized,” he says.A new design destination called putnam & mason showcases the talent of New York designers Robert Passal and Kim Alessi while also serving as a showroom for some local contractors and luxury vendors. “We really wanted to bring an edge to Greenwich,” says Robert, of this atelier, which feels more like an impeccably furnished loft with pieces collected from around the world: a striking vintage Murano glass chandelier, a ’70s cashmere-covered Jansen sofa and a seventeeth-century Italian painted chest, among other exclusive finds. Contemporary art by Hendrik Kerstens and photos of Cuba by Robert Polidori pop against the deep peacock blue walls. “We wanted to bring a worldly presence to town. Clients enter our space and feel as though they’ve been transported to a luxe, sexy, sophisticated home that’s all sensory, mood lighting and personalized,” he says.

In addition to the custom furnishings, antiques, a revolving art gallery, lighting by Zia Priven and accessories such as Fortuny and Chanel-edged pillows, Putnam & Mason features a full-service kitchen with island and cabinetry by Wheelock Design, one of the vendors using the space as a showroom. Clients can enjoy coffee at the custom island and discuss their kitchen plans with a Wheelock rep. The fireplace surround is by Chesney’s, the custom leather framed mirror above is by KLASP Home and the audio system by Phoenix Audio Video, all available for purchase/install via Putnam & Mason.

Local designers are invited to shop Putnam & Mason, too—instead of trekking to the D&D building in the city—for fabrics, wall coverings, rugs, lighting and accessories at a trade discount. They can take a seat at the “Sample Bar” and scope out fabrics from Holland & Sherry, Kravet, Loro Piana and Romo to name a few. The location inspired the name for the design space: It’s at the corner of East Putnam Avenue and Mason Street.


PUTNAM & MASON

34 East Putnam Avenue
203-900-1414
putnammason.com

 

 

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