Busy mothers with a passion for modern home décor, Anne Carr and Connie Dirvin launched blinkdecor.com last fall after each successfully completed her own home renovation in Darien. Determined to find unique and stylish resources that were easily accessed via the Internet, they created a website for people looking to decorate or renovate their homes in the “blink of an eye.” The site features a well-edited mix for the fashionable home, including links to modern, contemporary, antiques, and eclectic vendors.
Freshen up the den, office or guestroom with a bold design statement from the multifunctional Twilight Sleeper from DWR. This modern piece ingeniously serves as a single-person daybed or unfolds easily to accommodate two sleepers. With casters for movability and slipcovers for easy cleaning, this cheery, contemporary sofa can transform any room.
Design Within Reach, 36 Elm Street, Westport, 227-9707.
Westport-based interior designer Melissa Makris, of Diluca & Makris Design, says spring is
all about bringing in the outdoors with natural furnishings, such as this antique barnwood table, and zippy chartreuse accents, like these placemats and graphic leaf pillows. She finds inspiration from seashore to backyard by incorporating accessories with shells, starfish, coral, silvery weathered woods, vines and branches, Birch logs, leaves, smooth stones and even water.
DiLuca & Makris Design, Westport, 226-4159; accessories, Simon Pearce, 170 Main Street, Westport, 226-2353; linen leaf pillows, Dovecote, 58 Post Road East, Westport, 222-7500.