“Our home is our sanctuary away from the busy world around us, it tells a story of places we have traveled,” says Nita Burstam from Somethings Unique in Greenville. This store offers a vast array of home accessories from around the world, and a full design service, too. They specialize in incorporating the homeowner’s lifestyle into the decor of the room.
Never understate the importance of accessories: a leather-framed photograph and some stacked antique leather books add warmth to a room. And the trends for animal prints in leather and suede accents remain strong this season and are a simple way to update any look.
There are several new places in Centreville to shop for antique accessories. Susan Trezise from Fabulous Finds has a passion for auction-going to source her unique pieces. “I love things that have history, and the thrill of shopping for found objects that no one else will have, “she says.
This year there is a new trend that has everyone talking—the iPad. As the concept of “the mobile office” has grown to become intrinsically interwoven with our culture and lifestyle, so have our accessories.
The garnishes for these new products are all the rage this season. If you’re planning on buying an iPad, you want to make sure the cover in which you transport it matches its level in style. Ditto the Kindle, the Nook, and the Droid. The good news is that there are some fantastic, innovative covers and cases on the market that do an excellent job in protecting not only the screens but the entire devices.
Big-name designers are getting into the act. Brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Ferragamo have recently launched their collections of iPad cases, all embodying the spirit of fashionable technology. And when you put those devices down in your den or study, you want them to look just as snazzy as they did in your office, your car, or your messenger bag.
For more than 45 years, the world’s leading authority on color, Pantone, has been providing trend analysis inspiring designers and consumers. This year, turquoise was named Pantone’s top hue, replacing the mimosa shade that was so popular last year. In many cultures, turquoise is revered for its protective abilities, bringing happiness and good fortune. Shop for these happy leather iPad and iPhone covers in turquoise at The Pink Turtle in Greenville.
Photographs shot on location at
The Pointe at Brandywine Park
1702 North Park Drive, Wilmington
4001 Kennett Pike, Wilmington
Leather Guest Book, $90.
Leather Box, $235
Powder Mill Square Shopping Center
3834 Kennett Pike, Greenville
Magnifying glass, $36
Mens watch clock, $98
Antique Books, $25 each
5800 Kennett Pike, Centreville
Small round leather box, $20
Leather opera glasses, $45
3801 Kennett Pike, ste. e118
iPad cover, $105
On the Green golf journal, $35
iPhone cover, $48
Passport cover, $48
Everything But The Kitchen Sink
Leather Frame, $62
The Paper Market
103 West State St., Kennett Square