When creating a space, our designers spend just as much time on the small details – the accessories on the bookshelves, the objects on the coffee table – as they do on the big ones. After all, it’s these little, unique details that add personality to a home. When they’re working on our Boston projects, the Boston General Store, which has been a SOWA favorite since 2013 and shows up in pop-up stores around town, is a popular place to look for the perfect accessory and the store is going to be a Have a new permanent home in Brookline.
Store owner April Gabriel was inspired to start a store after remembering the childhood summers of her childhood in the Berkshires with her Nanna. In April her Nanna had never bought anything new, instead she made the decision to invest in high quality pieces with a long lifespan. April wanted to give that same sense of permanence to modern design, and so the Boston General Store was born. See some of our most beautiful favorites from this Boston gem.
Wood stainless steel kettle
Handcrafted in Japan, this overflow kettle looks just as pretty from the stove as it does up.
Stone food platter
These food slabs were made by American Stonecraft of Massachusetts and are made from field stones hand-collected on rocky farms. They are then hand sawed with diamonds, hand polished to make them smooth, and sealed with a food-safe, stain-resistant seal. The origin of each field stone is indicated on the underside of the finished stone.
These canoe paddles are almost too beautiful to go into the water. We would love to use them as wall decorations. But if water sports are your thing, these Minnesota-made paddles are perfect for smoothly gliding in the water.
These muddlers are hand turned in Minnesota and each one is unique. This is the perfect bar cart accessory and can help you turn that native mint into a mojito before your guests can count to three.
Spanish wine glasses
Drink Rioja from these Spanish wine glasses and you will be taken to a café in Barcelona. Each glass was handcrafted in Poland to give each glass a uniqueness.
This vintage wooden tray is made from 19th century wood, recovered from old buildings across Europe and then handcrafted in Hungary.
This carafe contains Binchotan activated carbon, which has been used as a water purifier since the 17th century as Japan. It reduces the chlorine in the water, balances the pH and looks great while doing it.