New York-based decorator Patrick Mele has a knack for curating design pieces—everything from antiques to vintage costume jewelry. So perhaps it comes as no surprise that Mele’s in Greenwich, Connecticut, houses an enviable collection of refurbished antiques and period pieces, some of which were sourced from the Brimfield Antique Flea Market, to which Mele makes regular pilgrimages.
But the sprawling Brimfield Market is not for the faint of heart. Cue Chairish, an online marketplace for design lovers, who is currently hosting a , featuring 25 items Mele has purchased from Brimfield as well as an additional 120 pieces that are his Brimfield-inspired Chairish picks. Now, all the world can benefit from Mele’s trained eye. Here are six pieces from the sale that you can’t—and shouldn’t—live without.
"This bench has a handmade quality and a timeless shape. It would be great in a kitchen or study."
"These glasses have a light, frothy aesthetic. I would use them to serve a compote of blueberries and blackberries with fresh whipped cream for a total dessert fantasy."
"This coloring book is a nod to Warhol's early work as a commercial illustrator. It has a nostalgic 50's feel that I just love."
"The color combination of this Mali textile is terrific. It would be great layered over the back of a sofa."
"This lamp is petite in size yet strong at the same time. I'm drawn to that yin and yang quality."
"I love the illustrative quality of these multi-colored pastel oyster plates. They have great whimsy to them."