Bright Ideas | New England’s Finest

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Michael Piazza

1. Bulgaria native Boyan Moskov has been working in ceramics since 1987 and creating pottery in the Granite State since 2007. His circle platter ($100) and circle and orange bowls ($30-$100) are dishwasher- and microwave-safe. Boyan Pottery, Contoocook, NH. 603-219-3732; boyanstudio.com

2. Cottage Home’s “Cottage Round End Table” ($335) can be custom-finished in an array of warm colors; here it’s shown in “sunshine.” Cottage Home, Cape Neddick, ME. 207-363-9799; cottagehomemaine.com

3. Tangerine is the “it” color of 2012, and Barbara Perrino uses it to make a statement with her contemporary “Tangerine Ladders” baby quilt ($135), which she makes to order. b/perrino quilts, Wakefield, RI. 401-782-1750; bperrino.com; etsy.com/shop/bperrino

4. Maine-based designer Erin Flett’s 12-inch round blossom pillow in burnt mango ($65), 15-inch logs pillow in ruby ($49), and 20-inch tree and pine-cone pillow in yellow ($75) are all hand-screened on cotton bark cloth. Erin Flett, Gorham, ME. 207-839-7187; erinflett.com

5. Add a splash of color to the floor with a bold canary indoor/outdoor rug in stripes or diamonds ($38-$514), or opt for slightly subtler sunflower-ticking woven cotton ($30-$414). Dash & Albert Rug Company, Pittsfield, MA. 800-658-5035; dashandalbert.com

6. Anne Murdock’s playful red-and-orange fabric pennant bunting ($32) makes any day feel more festive, and you can use it again and again. Murdock Design, Northampton, MA. 413-585-9295; etsy.com/shop/murdockdesign

7. The shades of the fall leaves in Sabra Field’s Hillside, Vermont woodblock print ($200) are arresting–and accurate. (See “Artisan Profile,” right.) Sabra Field, South Royalton, VT. 802-763-7092; sabrafield.com

8. A contemporary take on Adirondack style, Furniturea’s “Shutterback Side Chair” ($490) is available in 24 colors, including “orange 2,” as shown here. Furniturea, Portland, ME. 207-774-7472; furniturea.com


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