January 2010: Connoisseur: Register: A Household Name: Jonathan Adler
The clean lines of Adler’s airy, colored-glass light fixtures, like this Capri lamp ($275), keep the look sophisticated.
From wacky psychedelic patterns to bold graphics, these customizable pillows ($98–$298) are the way to throw.
SHOP CLERK’S FAVE
Playful upholstery and a sleek finish freshen up a classic Chippendale armchair ($595).
Walking past one Newbury Street vacancy sign after another was a sure way to get a shopper down—that is, until Jonathan Adler jumped in and livened things up. Located in the spaces formerly inhabited by Comptoir de Famille and Maha Barsom (RIP), Adler’s eponymous boutique offers a highly curated explosion of the designer’s signature bright hues, perky prints, and whimsical shapes. Accessories range from original artwork to those iconic ceramic vases, and the furniture, rugs, pillows, and wallpaper are all customizable. Yes, a fuchsia velvet loveseat atop a zebra-print rug is exactly what your living room needs. ABBY BIELAGUS
Jonathan Adler, 129 Newbury St., Boston, 617-437-0018, jonathanadler.com