At Residence in Connecticut with Michael DePerno and Andrew Fry
With a protracted historical past on the planet of design and retail, Michael DePerno has been designing areas and owned properly regarded outlets on each coasts. But it surely was in 2013, when residing in northern California, that he longed for the east coast once more. Settling in Litchfield County, he discovered the proper outdated home to renovate and make his personal. It was then that he met Andrew Fry, whose background in style echoed the identical aesthetic qualities Michael cherished in interiors – high quality, craftsmanship and an understated refinement. Collectively they’ve created a house of straightforward, elevated nation magnificence. Please be a part of Susanna and me at residence in Connecticut with Michael with Andrew at their charming nation residence.
With a love of accumulating, nature and clear strains, Michael and Andrew have stuffed their supremely edited home with classic and trendy items that share an trustworthy timelessness and artisanal authenticity.
And whereas Michael and Andrew have related aesthetics, their visions diverge on the subject of Michael’s penchant for maximalist collections versus Andrew’s pared down minimalism. But they’ve married their preferences with a superbly edited combine of fresh and complex nation stylish.
Coralling collections onto cabinets and in cupboards helps inform their story whereas nonetheless permitting the residing areas to really feel open, celebrating purity of structure, supplies and the clear strains they admire.
And maybe the pièce de resistance is their screened home set amid their lush summer season backyard.
Close by Michael and Andrew proceed their ardour for retail with their way of life store PLAIN GOODS. Initially in a small house within the common procuring mecca of New Preston, they extra lately moved into the long-lasting 1897 Pavillion Corridor, which sits proudly within the heart of city. Their intensive and delicate renovation of the property earned them an award from the Connecticut Belief for Historic Preservation.
The historical past and restoration of the constructing echoes Michael’s and Andrew’s curiosity in positive craftsmanship and artisanal high quality that can be mirrored of their thoughtfully edited merchandise.
Purchasing at PLAIN GOODS is a zen-like expertise, exploring the gorgeous ethereal house crammed with all the things from Japanese style to youngsters’s garments,
classic and new residence furnishings and provisions,
in addition to fastidiously chosen antiques.
all images by Stacey Bewkes for Quintessence
Right here the intersection of timeless and up to date exemplifies a soulful and basic model that fits our trendy instances. So thanks Michael and Andrew – we beloved visiting you at residence in Connecticut!