It’s summer, and I’m thinking about exotic places “Morocco, Beijing, India. My vacation is all in my head, of course, but the souvenirs I’ll bring home are more than virtual. ” Market editor Peggy Levinson. E-mail Peggy at [email protected].
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Bergamo’s new sheer silk and lurex fabric mimics the color and movement of the water at the Blue Grotto on the Isle of Capri. Fata Morgana (the fairy enchantress) is available to the trade at ID Collection, $186 a yard.
Robert Kuo’s cloisonn drum table might be straight out of the Forbidden City in Beijing, and it works beautifully in any home environment “modern or classic. A go-anywhere table. To the trade at David Sutherland Showroom, $5,367.
These mother-of-pearl inlaid armchairs from Art of Old India would be intriguing in a modern dining room. I’d re-cover them in a creamy mohair, such as Silk & Sexy from Great Plains, $390 a yard, available to the trade at George Cameron Nash. Chairs also available to the trade, $7,950 a pair.
This white porcelain urn, decorated with Moroccan motifs in silver leaf, evokes a crowded, exhilarating street bazaar in Casablanca. From Napa Home, $420.
It’s scorching in Venice right now, so I will enjoy this boxed, velvet-bound pictorial history from Assouline, a visual and tactile delight. At Stanley Korshak Home, $300.
Botanical porcelain platters by John Derian remind me of the Day Glo colors of the tropical fish and sea coral at the Baths at Virgin Gorda. Available at Forty Five Ten, $180.