ARTmonday: Installation Photos of Webster & Company Artwork

Ok, this is the last post on the #WebsterArtProject. Last Tuesday was the opening party and it was a huge success. If you don’t know the background, thanks to interior designer Dee Elms of Terrat Elms who suggested me for the project, Mr. Webster and I collaborated on this project at his showroom. I picked the artists and presented available pieces to Mr. Webster, and then he, along with his Visual Design Director Jonathan Giacoletto, chose exactly which ones to feature and where to hang them.  We started the last week of August 2015 and by the end of September most of the pieces were installed.

Several pieces have sold since the start, and many more went out for trials in clients’ homes this past week. There are even some commissions brewing. I am so thrilled as are the artists. If you look to the top of this web page, you’ll see I’ve created a new tab—Webster Art Project. There you will find every piece I curated for the exhibition along with sizing. If you are interested in pricing you can email me at

You can follow @StyleCarrot on Instagram and the hashtag #WebsterArtProject along with #StyleCarrotCurates. In addition to the Webster pics, there are shots from the art I curated for the model apartment Troy Boston, visits to museums and art sales, artwork at friends and families’ homes, and of course the art in my own house. You’ll also find the artists’ feeds so you can follow them too.

Since not everyone can trek over to the Boston Design Center, here are a sampling of pieces in situ at Webster & Company.


Alicia Savage


Alicia Savage

Betty Carroll Fuller Black & White Abstract Drawings At Webster & Co.

Betty Carroll Fuller

Betty Carroll Fuller Black & White Abstract Drawing in Graphite At Webster & Co.

Betty Carroll Fuller


Budd Hopkins


Ellen Levine Dodd


Grace Hopkins

Grace Hopkins Abstract Photos In Orange At Webster & Co.

Grace Hopkins

Abstract Painting By Emerging Boston Artist Hilary Tait Norod and Porcelain By Anna Kasabian

Hilary Tait Norod (painting)Anna Kasabian (porcelain)

Jenny Bradley's Dreamy Abstract Paintings at Webster & Company

Jen Bradley

Artist Jen Kelly With Her Abstract B&W Painting at Webster & Co.


Jenny Brillhart + Anna Kasabian

Jenny Brillhart Installation Sculptures At Webster & Company

Jenny Brillhart


Jenny Prinn

Joe Diggs Textural Abstract Panel at Webster & Company

Joe Diggs    SOLD


John Ross

Judyth Katz Abstract Landscape At Webster & Company

Judyth Katz


Linda Pagani


Linda Cordner

MP Landis Abstract Painting at Webster & Company

MP Landis


Sarah Lutz / Schoolhouse Gallery      SOLD

Sarah Lutz's Marine Inspired Abstract Painting at Webster & Company

Sarah Lutz / Schoolhouse Gallery

Stephen Sheffield B&W Self Portraits At Webster & Co

Stephen Sheffield / Panopticon Gallery


Stephen Sheffield / Panopticon Gallery

Steve Barylick's Colorful Abstract Painting at Webster & Company

Steve Barylick


Tess Atkinson      SOLD (more editions available)


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Sunday Bouquet: Succulent in Taylor Ceramics at Remodelista Market This Weekend

Taylor Ceramics Planter At Remodelista Market Boston

Instagram photo by Marni Elyse Katz/StyleCarrot

Succulent in Taylor Ceramics planter
 Remodelista Market New England
Lekker Home, 1313 Washington Street, Boston
Nov. 14 – 15, 2015

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Shopping Trip: 1630 A Colonial Chic PopUp by Visual Dialogue

If you live in Boston and haven’t stopped by the colonial Boston-themed pop-up shoppe 1630, you must. This week. The pop-up, which I wrote about for the Boston Globe is open through Sunday, November 15th. 

Developed and executed by Susan Battista and Fritz  Klaetke, the wife and husband duo behind South End-based design and branding agency Visual Dialogue, the shop and its contents are an exercise in thoughtful, clever, and refined design. Battista and Klaetke are incredibly talented designers with razor sharp skills for curating talent to support their vision. Plus, they took turns working the till every day, adding shopkeeper to their resumes.

The goods, both vintage and locally made, celebrate Boston’s colonial history, elegantly. In a sense, it’s a gift shop for both visitors and absolute natives)= who wouldn’t dream of buying tacky T-shirts and such. In addition to vintage finds, there are a number of items from local artisans that make perfect holiday presents, including chunks of herb encrusted soaps, re-imagined vintage pendants, hand-dyed tote bags, oxford cloth aprons, pressed seaweed prints, handmade metal pens, leather keychains, felt pennants, appealing T-shirts, and the cutest onesie in the city.

The props are covet-worthy too. Artist & builder Doug Weathersby created wooden colonial dudes that populate the shoppe, and also  made an ingenious bar for opening night, out of wood scraps from the said figures. The wall paint color, which you will certainly ask about, is Benjamin Moore HC-156 Van Eeussen Blue.

1630 occupies the former Nanette Lepore boutique on the second floor of 119 Newbury Street between Clarendon and Dartmouth. Stop in and take a selfie with Ben Franklin.


Founding fathers don T-shirts with clever sayings that include “The Original New England Patriot.”


A plate wall of blue and white transferware from Brimfield hang above a little antique chest painted a rusty red.


Fritz at the wrap desk, getting the hang of being a shopkeeper.


Vintage wooden bowl and wooden letters.


Tote bags by local textile designer Fiona Stoltze who went to MassArt.


Artisanal soaps and balms by local maker Red Langler Apothecary in Lowell.


They created pendant necklaces using vintage Monopoly-like charms.


Postcards with Boston landmarks.


Vintage trinkets.


Handmade aluminum & brass pens by local maker Ian Schon.


Felt pennant s by Somerville-based Loyal Supply Co.


Fritz & Susan designed the adorable onesies.


Vintage toy blocks.


Antiques, T-shirts, vintage engravings, and contemporary seaweed prints by Mary Chatowsky Jameson.


Framed map of Boston print by Italian-born, Boston-raised typographer Matteo Gulla.
Notice the oyster shucking kit by Jan Moscovitz in the lower right.


Vintage brass clipper ships.


Handmade leather  key holsters by Loyal Supply Co.


Wooden bowls and spoons look great with the autumn harvest.
Aprons by Jamaica-Plain based artisan Natalie Pangaro.


Vintage cocktail napkins.


Pewter candlestick against the blue/grey walls.


Plywood bar with relief of United States cut into it, made for opening night event by Doug Weathersby.


American flag, vintage trunk, and cheeky T-shirts.


Vintage glass bottles with glass and metal stoppers.


Hancock building weather alert.


Homemade caramel apples.


Susan Battista in floral bow tie blouse and vintage vest.


C’mon by.
1630 is open through this Sunday, Nov. 15.
119 Newbury Street (bet. Clarendon & Dartmouth), 2nd floor, Boston

Upcoming events:
Tues., Nov. 10th 6-7:30pm:
Talk by Beth Carroll-Horrocks, Head of Special Collections at the State Library of Massachusetts.
Sat., Nov 14th 11am-6pm:
Pop-in by Julie Vician of Fairbanks Fancy Goods.
Sun., Nov 15th 11am-6pm:
Pop-in by MassArt illustration students, featuring unique products designed exclusively for 1630.

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ARTmonday: Three New Additions in Shades of Black, White & Grey at Webster & Company

We’ve added seven more pieces to the installation I curated with Mr. Webster for his showroom, Webster & Company, at the Boston Design Center. All abstracts in shades of black, white, and grey, by artists with distinct styles.

The first four are by Betty Carroll Fuller, whose work I first saw on the Outer Cape.  An art professor at Cape Cod Community College, Fuller’s work presents abstract forms, lines, and layers of color that are simple and spare, but not spartan. The next abstract painting is by Jen Kelly, a Hingham-based artist who studied art at Boston College and has a master’s in social work. Kelly paints abstracts and landscapes while combining the arts with social causes. The third is Jen Bradley, who my friend Stephanie Walker of Waitsfield, Vermont gallery Walker Contemporary brought to the mix. Bradley is a Boston-born artist who earned a B.F.A at MassArt and teaches at South Shore Art Center, paint, screen-printing, glazes, and drawing in her abstract works.

Webster & Company is hosting an opening this Tuesday, Nov. 10, 6pm-8pm at the showroom at the Boston Design Center. Please let me know if you’d like to attend.

Betty Carroll Fuller Black & White Artwork at Webster & Co

Betty Carroll Fuller, Family Reunion, 2012


Betty Carroll Fuller, Mean Girls, 2013

Betty Carroll Fuller Black & White Artwork at Webster & Co

Betty Carroll Fuller, Summer, 2011


Betty Carroll Fuller, When Grey Clouds Turn Black, 2014


Jen Kelly, Music to My Ears


Jen Bradley, Paradise V


Jen Bradley, Paradise III


Works by all 21 artists now installed
at Webster & Company, Boston Design Center

See a sampling here.

Next week I’ll post some installation shots in the Webster & Company showroom.

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Sunday Bouquet: Fall Floral Arrangement on Marlborough

Fall Floral Arrangement Outdoors In Boston

This vibrant fall floral arrangement is outdoors in front of a building on Marlborough Street in my neighborhood in Boston. It’s simple but gorgeous, with typical fall flowers, great greens, and a trio of pumpkins.

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