Turning the table

We’ve been admirers of Phoebe and Jim Howard’s interiors for years, and their new Mr. & Mrs. Howard collection for Sherrill Furniture is so sophisticated. A favorite of ours is the Mustique Cocktail Table with a brushed brass finish and sterling agate stone top – perfect for any coastal interior from classic to contemporary. sherrillfurniture.com


Ocean tomes

Like many homeowners, some of our clients don’t have enough books to fill their bookshelves, let alone ones that coordinate with their interior color palettes. Books by the Foot offers books – real and faux – in more than 30 styles, with prices starting at $6.99 per linear foot. A novel idea for any ocean home design aesthetic. booksbythefoot.com


A design diva

This aqua Diva Chandelier by Regina- Andrew Design is a little bit mod, a little bit beachy, and a whole lot glamorous. It looks as if it came from Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s Malibu home circa 1972. Deb and I haven’t placed this conversation piece yet, but we’re thinking of hanging three at various heights over a client’s kitchen island. reginaandrew.com


Playing the clown

Piero Fornasetti is best known for his motifs featuring the face of operatic soprano Lina Cavalieri, but this whimsical Acquario clownfish wallpaper by Cole & Son is even more engaging. Deb and I hang it in powder rooms and depending on the paint color, the ambience of the room (and fish) changes completely. leejofa.com


Lighting the way

As a teenager Deb fancied herself as a potter, which is why she’s instinctively drawn to this Niven lamp by Arteriors. I love its organic and retro feel with the many handcrafted clay calla lily shapes clinging to its base. Place one solo on a side table or as a pair on a console. arteriorshome.com