Just In: Serena & Lily Spring Sale

Update your space for spring. The sale is on at Style Carrot partner Serena & Lily!

Known for their easy, breezy take on casual and comfortable  furniture, dreamy bedding, distinctive lighting, and well-made accessories, Serena & Lily offers pretty much everything you need for a fresh, California-meets-New England coastal modern home.

Get 20% off just about everything at Serena & Lily – furniture, accessories, bedding,  lighting, etc. (but NOT art, gift certificates, or that bike) through March 16, 2020. Use code FRESHMIX to save.

Here’s a selection of dining chairs, stools, and counter stools. Swap out your old ones or just add one or two new. There are crisp whites, nautical blues, and textural natural fiber choices.

Serena & Lily Spring Sale Dining Chairs Counter Stools

1 Rattan Swivel Counter Stool
2 Windsor Counter Stool
3 Bistro Counter Stool
4 Rattan Back Counter Stool
5 Bistro Counter Stool
6 Woven Banana Leaf Counter Stool
7 Backless Bistro Stool
8 Striped Woven Abaca Counter Stool
9 Dipped Backless Stool
10 White Windsor Chair
11 Dipped Backless Stool
12 Dipped Backless Stool

 

ARTmonday: Piñata-Inspired Installation at the Pru

Have you walked into the Prudential Center lately? Next time you’re at the Apple Store, cross the street and have a look. Boston-based public art organization Now + There has kicked off its 2020 season with a temporary, site-specific, and very colorful installation.

¡Provecho! by Justin Favela, which hangs from two towering windows facing Boylston Street, is joyous. The piece, inspired by piñatas is an ode to Boston’s Latinx culture. It is meant to evoke “the happiness, fulfillment, and pleasure we experience after sharing a good meal with family and friends.”

Justin Favela, a Las Vegas-based artist of Guatemala-Mexican-American heritage spoke with Afro-Latina, agitator, activist, and Boston City Councilor, Julia Mejia on The Art People podcast. Listen  here.

Boston Art Installation By Justin Favela Now + There

Boston Art Installation By Justin Favela Now + There

Boston Art Installation By Justin Favela Now + There

Boston Art Installation By Justin Favela Now + There

¡Provecho! by Justin Favela through Now + There at Prudential Center, Boston through March 2020.

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Sunday Bouquet: Dreaming of Purples

Late Summer Purple Flowers From Cape Cod In CB2 Vase

I always forget the name of these purple flowers, but they’re among my summer favorites. They’re wide open when I go outside in the morning to cut flowers to bring inside, but at night, they close up tightly. 

Hat-trick vase from StyleCarrot partner CB2.

Get the Look: 17 Curved Sofas

Curvy sofas are in style again. I’ve been watching season three of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. While I’m not so into the Shy Baldwin musical numbers, I love scenes at the Fontainbleau in Miami Beach particularly the lobby sets. And in that lobby: a curved sofa. (The architecture, by Morris Lapidus, is curved too.)

While only pricey vintage curved sofas were available a few years ago, now you can get curvy seating options pretty much anywhere. There are even curved sofas that are not particularly contemporary looking, which is perhaps a mistake. Nevertheless, for curved sofas, you have options.

Here are 15 curved sofas from StyleCarrot partners, including contemporary swooshes, Art Deco-inspired tufted-back beauties on brass bases, half moon sectional sofas, clean lined mid-century style curved sofas, and more.

Curved Modern Velvet Sofas

Modern Curved Couches

 

S H O P P I N G

1 One King’s Lane  / 2 A+R  / 3 Burke Decor / 4 Overstock
5 Jonathan Adler  /  6 2Modern  / 7 Bloomingdale’s  / 8 CB2
9 Crate & Barrel  / 10 The Well Appointed House / 11 Wayfair
12 CB2 / 13 Wayfair / 14  Horchow / 15 AllModern
16 Crate & Barrel / 17 AllModern

More StyleCarrot sofa shopping posts:
60 Modern Gray Sofas  | 28 Leather Sofas  |  28 Leather Sofas

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ARTmonday: Center for Maine Contemporary Art Auction

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, is a really great contemporary arts institution in Rockland, Maine, that supports local and national emerging and established contemporary artists who have associations with Maine.

CMCA’s Art You Love Auction is online now via Paddle8. Bidding opened on February 14 and closes on Friday, February 28, at 5 p.m. Some pieces are affordable artworks. Proceeds from the CMCA auction support its contemporary art exhibitions and educational programming.

Here’s a sampling of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art auction offerings:

CMCA Paddle8 Contemporary Art Auction Abstract Painting

Kate Russo, Odd Couple #4, 2013
Oil on panel, 6 x 6 in 

CMCA Paddle8 Contemporary Art Auction Still LIfe Painting

Tracy Miller, Blackberries, 2019
Oil on canvas, 10 x 10 in

CMCA Paddle8 Contemporary Art Auction Woodblock Print

Meghan Brady, GG, 2019
Woodcut on kozo, Edition of 10, 10 x 8.5 in

CMCA Paddle8 Contemporary Art Auction Abstract Painting

Peter Halley, Exchange, 1996
Screen print with texture plate, 52 of 100, 22 x 30 in 

CMCA Paddle8 Contemporary Art Auction Fiber Arts Mixed Media

Gail Skudera, Portrait VWoolf/Desert Bloom 3, 2018
Loom woven-photo & color print on paper with cotton, linen, & chenille fibers
8.5 x 11 in 

CMCA Paddle8 Contemporary Art Auction Still Life Painting

Jenny Brillhart, Jade, 9:55am, September, 2019
Oil on Yupo paper, 26 x 20 in 

CMCA Paddle8 Contemporary Art Auction Landscape Painting

Greta Van Campen, August Greens, 2019
Acrylic on panel, 6 x 6 in 

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