Pimlico Premiere

I had actually intended a different post for today but after attending  a festive event celebrating the reopening of New Canaan, CT design destination Pimlico in its fabulous new location, I knew you would enjoy seeing some shots of the space. I had mentioned this chic outpost of style in my very first Behind the Q when the Tilton Fenwick team and I visited the store in its previous home.

Owners Melissa Lindsay and Jill Saunders have been the sole proprietors of the business for the past three years, bringing this small shop to the attention of all local design mavens.

With frequently changing displays, the store can be relied on for continually fresh inspiration.

From furniture

to distinctive case goods and accessories, this chic shop has an eclectic assortment of temptation.

 I of course loved this assemblage of orange

The beautiful Diane James flowers

And the wonderfully styled vignettes

The evocative artwork of Kerri Rosenthal adorned the walls.

You may remember reading about her on blogging friend Elizabeth’s site, Pretty Pink Tulips here.

The food for the event was fantastic – much more than your average cocktail fare.

I was excited to discover it was the creation of chef Brian Lewis who will be bringing New Canaan the much anticipated elm restaurant in January. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Lewis helped create the celebrated Bedford Post with Richard Gere. His modern American cuisine sources fresh seasonal ingredients from farmers and artisans and I for one can’t wait for this latest addition to the local restaurant scene.

So now there will be two new reasons to stop by this stylish spot in Connecticut – chic shopping and fabulous food – it doesn’t get much better!

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24 Responses to Pimlico Premiere

  1. Vicki Archer says:

    What a stunning place to visit… I wish I were closer… xv

  2. Jane says:

    Great looking shop! You have to give credit to those folks who go right ahead and follow their visions even in this crazy economic climate. It’s hard work opening a new shop and a bit nerve racking, but what terrific results.

  3. Wish I had been there, but so glad you wrote about it so I feel like I went! Wonderful store and they have the best items!

  4. I can see it’s time for a drive down to CT. So many wonderful stores to visit and I think I need that daybed with the tuffed mattress it’s gorgeous!

  5. Stunning store! I will have to get up there one day, looks worth the trip. That daybed is so beautiful!

  6. Lisa says:

    Hi Stacey!
    You are so right, it doesn’t get much better than that. Thank you for posting!
    Love the orange too. So you.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    xo Lisa

  7. carey karlan says:

    This is one of my all time favorite spots and the owners couldn’t be nicer! It’s always a treat to stop by.

  8. q-
    I will have to have the divider, the taupe and orange tray and the FOOD!! Beautiful shop.
    Thank you for sharing, and have a great weekend.

  9. Looks phenomenal! And I love the Diane James Homr flowers

  10. Carla Aston says:

    Looks like a beautiful shop. Some great finds there!

  11. Beautiful shop! I always enjoy your posts on the great design stores in your area!

  12. I love this store and can’t wait to see their new digs! xx

  13. I agree! This shop is a worthy interruption of your train of thought. We are in sync with our posts. I am talking about the other Pimlico–the second leg of the triple crown–equestrian style. Naturally, we love the sunburst dove. Thank you for your kind words about my sweet Liza. Forgive me for my stumbling twitter forays.

  14. designchic says:

    So many beautiful things…wish I was closer!!

  15. Lovely! Will go and visit. Would love to see you at Jeffrey Bilhuber booksigning next wednesday, Nov 16th. You will get a chance to also see my showroom (Interieurs 228 East 58th street). Hope all is well with you and that we may get together at some time soon, xo francine

  16. Hamptontoes says:

    Those proprietors have great taste. Love their selection of offerings and the way it is displayed. The subtle pops of orange make me happy (and you too!) Looks like a great gathering! (I think my invitation was lost in the mail, wink wink!) XOXO.

  17. what a fabulous store..would love to shop there…perhaps I will find myself over that way soon and drop in..I’m sure it would be worth it! very lovely aesthetics..

  18. Larry Ruhl says:

    I love seeing other peoples visions for retail. The merchandising is clean and inspired. Looking forward to a visit.

  19. Love the orange display…and all the floral arrangements…and those wooden forks!

  20. Tabitha says:

    Oh goodness, I love everything in that shop, I wish we had places like that here.

  21. Tabitha says:

    Oh in the orange tableau – do you know who makes the grey/orange vases/tumblers? Coveting!

  22. Stitchfork says:

    Hmmm…could browse in there for a good afternoon! Hope you took something orange home with you.
    xo Cathy

  23. as a shop owner i treasure posts about other shops, such a beauty and filled with oodles of inspiration
    thank you

    ps; lucky you, i love new caanan!

  24. pretty pink tulips says:

    OK..this was just so chock full of goodness! Didn’t realize Pimlico had moved…hopefully a bigger space to display all their wonderful wares! Love that you saw Kerri and Sam there….and thank you so much for the mention! :)

    Shall we plan a January lunch at elm?!!!!
    xo E

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