25 March, 2010

The Duchess Visits . . .

Harbinger, Almont Yard



The Duchess popped into Almont Yard recently (unfortunately didn't run into the Habitually Chic crew -- so sad!) to visit Nathan Turner's place, but found this gem of a shop instead. Harbinger is the retail side of Lucas Studio, Inc., a design firm founded by two veterans of Michael S. Smith, Inc., Joe Lucas and Parrish Chilcoat. Lucas Studio's web site, http://lucasstudioinc.com, features a voluminous portfolio of their work and it is really impressive. Fresh, young, transitional, but with a classic eye and timeless air.



Harbinger too offers goods with a similar style and mood. It's on the smallish side so there is not a massive inventory, but what they do carry is delightful.

A view of Harbinger from the Almont Yard.

Harbinger carries a handful of fabric lines, such as those by John Stefanidis (featured on the sofa below), as well as whimsical, colorful wallpaperings from desinger Katie Ridder, whom the Duchess loves. (As an aside, Katie Ridder was slated to decorate this year's Kips Bay Show House, but the opening for Kips Bay has been postponed until the fall.)



If you are in the market for a playful but classy slipper chair, Harbinger has this one in stock -- and it's on sale too! But the Duchess won't tell you for how much, oh no; dear readers, you should go see it -- and Harbinger -- with your own eyes.

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