Wednesday, October 13, 2010

♥ love and light.

i was first introduced to interior stylist/editor extraordinaire, stacy kunstel,
last year via twitter (find her @stacystyle!), when much to my amazement,
she re–tweeted one of my blog posts only a day after i had revealed it to
the world (ie. my family & friends) and before i had even considered setting
up my own twitter account.

and while i still have not had the privilege to meet her in real life, i feel as
though i have known her forever since i have been keeping up on her blog,
following her tweets, and admiring her work in the innumerable shelter
publications that she has meticulously styled and written for,
for quite some time now :)

and as if she weren't fabulous enough, she has added the role of home accents
designer to her already impressive repertoire, joining forces with her partner
(in business and in life), photographer, michael partenio, to create
a line of romantic yet modern candelabras and lamps, known affectionately
as dunes & duchess (their adorable nicknames!)

so, when this incredibly talented pair is not busy styling and photographing
gorgeous interior spaces, or renovating their historical home sweet wreck
of an island home (read about it here), they are traveling to gift shows,
(like the new york international gift fair) and promoting their
simply de.LIGHT.ful new line.

feast your eyes, my friends,
while i shed a little light on the subject...

these candelabras had me at hello. (as in hello, i love you!)
available in black, white and turquoise, they will add a splash of
color while effortlessly transitioning into any space.

one of my favorite pieces, by far: the eclectic/ electric version of
dunes & duchess' signature candelabra, a tall high gloss lamp
fit for the most glamorous of libraries, powder rooms,
living rooms, bedrooms, any rooms!

and i know it's not possible due to the nature of the
goods, but these hurricane lamps nearly blew me away!!
towering at an impressive almost 3 feet tall, 2 feet across,
this lamp is made up of two large pieces of glass held together
by a custom leather clasp and walnut bolts. love!

for pricing, email:
to follow on twitter find them @dunesandduchess

7 ♥ love notes.:

  1. ohh... i think i'm in love!
    gorgeous! these are by far the sexiest lamps/candle holders i've ever laid eyes on!

  2. Very cool..also love their logo and tag. very clever.

  3. I love candlesticks! They are so romantic as is this duo. Great post!

  4. nice post Sami--how is it you and Stacy have never crossed paths at BDC? 5th floor please...Sami is as glamorous and lovely in person as all of her posts!

  5. wow sami these are gorgeous candlesticks !! What a great collaboration and I will have to check out her site.


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