Specialty: New designs, art and a hand-selected collection of vintage items and other pieces.
Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
Some folks just ooze inspiration. Heather Chontos is one of them—and she also wears a lot of creative hats, working as an illustrator, artist, prop stylist, interiors consultant and more. She's just debuted a new project intent on spreading some of her expertise and finely-honed style to the public: Milk Farm Road.
We first came across Heather's paintings years ago and fell in love with her huge canvases, bold colors and subtle home decor themes, but our respect for this talented lady has only grown as we've explored all the work she's done in print and more over the years (14 in the business, to be precise) at publications and companies like British Vogue, Elle Decor, Real Simple, House and Garden, William Sonoma Home, Anthropologie, Food and Wine, Oprah, Country Living, Every Day With Rachel Ray, Travel and Leisure and more.
She's recently opened up a new business for spreading her style called Milk Farm Road: Art, Interiors & Food. In her words: "I am wanting to bring more of my vision from the set to the home or commercial space. Our environment where we work or live and share our lives with family and friends are the most important surroundings for us all. I want to bring the conceptual vision that we may see printed in a magazine and provide it in a more functional way to meet our creatively inspired needs."
Hand-painted fabric? Carefully curated design items? Vintage fabric veggies (supposedly for kids but that we'd like to see displayed in our home)? Yes please. The shop's just gotten up and running so isn't super full yet, but bookmark Milk Farm Road because we have a feeling this is going to be the place to get meaningful items to fill your home with this season.
For more about Milk Farm Road, visit their store page over at Marketplace.
Images: Heather Chontos