Give pride of place — on the wall,
atop a sideboard? — to John
Derian’s decoupage plates.
One could set the décor
tone for a whole room.
Prices range from
$48 for a small 5”
round up to $145
for the beautiful 10
x 14-inch oval. John
Derian Co. Studio,
Each shell in the company’s “Tahiti Shell Collection”
resonates with the sea and beach. The patterns and colors (layouts vary) may move you to try crafting your
own collage. $1,200 for a set of three small collections framed; $1,200 for one large collection framed,
Oly Studio, (775) 336-2100, www.olystudio.com
A carved whale
on your coffee or
dining table will
remind you of summer
days scanning the horizon.
Bliss Studio, Corona del Mar,
CA, $310. (714) 914-7304,
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Megan Fulweiler is a freelance writer
living in Rhode Island.
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