Above: A pair of English mahogany lolling chairs upholstered in a Clarence House cotton velvet cozy up to the fireplace at Artemisia.
ARTEMISIA, a new destination shop specializing in fine textiles, pillows, antiques and home décor, has arrived in Connecticut. Launched by Rosemarie Padovano, an artist and interior designer, and Marcello Marvelli, an art dealer and art historian from Florence, Italy, Artemisia was inspired by the duo’s shared love of art and design. Since making its debut in New York City in 2012, the store has now found a new home in Old Lyme.
Upon stepping inside, customers are greeted by a curated selection of unique objects and furniture that reflect Padovano and Marvelli’s design sensibilities as well as a sophisticated collection of pillows, placemats and ottomans designed and produced by Artemisia. A variety of antique fabrics—such as Ikat, Suzani and European silk velvets—and unique antique furniture, lamps and other pieces are culled with a discerning and fresh eye.
In addition, the shop is also home to Studio Artemisia, the pair’s full-service interior design firm. Together, Padovano and Marvelli create soulful interiors featuring a refined and artistic mix of modern and antique furnishings. Vibrant colors and luxurious fabrics are paired with a cultivated selection of antiques, adding visual excitement and warmth to every project. With a portfolio that includes residential interiors for clients in New York City, Westchester County, Miami and Connecticut, Padovano and Marvelli seek a cultured atmosphere in all they design, honoring both past and present. 23 Lyme Street, Old Lyme; 917-797-7644; artemisiainc.com