Singular Sensations

Off-the-beaten-path Providence shop Source showcases a mélange of unique finds.

“WEIRD THINGS FIND THEIR WAY TO ME,” says Lisa Foster, an interior architect and owner of the design firm Reconstructure. Foster has always had a passion for decorating spaces with one-off acquisitions from estate sales and auctions. After amassing enough treasures to fill a store, she did just that last winter, carving out a retail space, Source, in her design studio. “The aesthetic is certainly funky and definitely eclectic,” Foster says. “It ranges from fussy and whimsical to contemporary to just plain interesting. I like good design, period.”

Photograph by Hornick/Rivlin


ONE  Most Versatile
These bud vases ($80 for three) look great in all seasons.

TWO  Historical Value
Foster bought a pair of Gothic Revival–style church windows ($1,200 each) at auction.

THREE  Owner’s Fave
“This is one of those things I love and wear all the time,” says Foster of Margo Morrison’s beaded necklaces ($435–$995 for a 53-inch piece).

FOUR  Editor’s Pick
Foster reupholstered this chair ($1,250) in a bold cotton fabric.

FIVE  Graphic Appeal
A patterned Jonathan Adler vase ($110) adds a pop of color to any space.

SIX  Best Investment
The Cary buffet from Shine by S.H.O ($2,600) is funky AND practical.

Source, 96 Calverley St., Providence, RI, 401-383-1311,