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Find Your Redecorating Inspiration

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So many customers come to the store eager to decorate a new home or to completely change up a room in their existing home. They usually have a theme in mind, but they’re still on a mission to find the right individual pieces to help build their interior design vision.

Our small buying team has been attuned to several related design trends including the widely popular Marie Kondo - “Spark Joy” movement. Kondo asks us to evaluate our possessions and rid ourselves of “things” that don’t bring us happiness. Taking this one step further, we need to also be aware of the things that distract us from enjoying our space.

This has changed the way we decorate, placing an emphasis on meaningful selections that resonate with our spirit, our lifestyle and our vibe.

Here are a few of our favorites that have also proven popular with our customers:

Amira Mini Pendant (Designer Kalizma Home) – This pendant combines a modern, sleek look with rustic earthy elements for the kind of streamlined aesthetic that is trending hot this year.

Amira Mini Pendant - 8-in

This transitional rod-hung mini pendant in brushed nickel features a sphere head with a washed grey driftwood spindle. Rod length is adjustable with 3- 12" pieces and 1- 6" piece (maximum length 60"). 100-watt max rated socket. 

Vaughn Pendant (Designer Kalizma Home)


Vaughn Glass Globe Pendant Lamp - 10-in

We absolutely love this simple, clean pendant that takes a clear 10-in glass globe and combines it with dark textured bronze and antique brass accents suggestive of older or reclaimed elements for a kind of “modern vintage” look. 

100-watt max rated Edison socket and 15-foot cord (can be adjusted). 

Brandon Silver Mini Pendant (Designer Carolyn Kinder) Brandon Silver Mini Pendant - 8-in

This contemporary nickel metal pendant has an abstract design with an encased stretched lining of silver champagne fabric for a spare, yet elegant, feel.

60-wall max socket with 15-foot cord (can be adjusted). Pendant measures 8-in H x 8-in diameter.

We also sell this same style in a larger 3 light, drum style pendant measuring 22-in diameter x 10-in H 

Brandon Silver 3 Light Pendant - 22-in

Create a sense of motion and vibration with geometric lines and rustic elements juxtaposed against neutral concrete and stone...

Tyler Coil Steel Sculpture in Concrete Base - 18-in
Tyler Coil Sculpture - Blackened metal with silver accents in a free form design mounted on a concrete base with natural grey finish. Measures 20-in x 9-1/2-in x 18-in H. 

Lan Free Form Steel Sculpture in Concrete Base - 25-in

Lan Free Form Sculpture - Blackened metal with silver accents in a free form design mounted on a concrete base with natural grey finish. Measures 13-in x 5-1/2-in x 25-in. 

Neutral Wood and Cotton Knot Round Ottoman Stool - 25-in

Minimalist with the woven texture that exudes comfort

Neutral Wood and Cotton Knot Round Ottoman Stool

The generous low height, wide diameter stool has a familiar wide cable knit cotton cover.  Great for holding a tray or for storing an extra blanket and favorite book in any room. Measures 25-in diameter x 12-in H


When strictly minimalist doesn’t fit your vision, try contemporary patterns with older, reclaimed elements.

Braddock Small Cushioned Striped Bench 24-in

This Braddock Bench is constructed of rustic iron frame with a nautical touch, wrapped in natural fiber rope accents. Cushioned top is a sturdy, sailor-striped cotton in crisp navy and cream. Pair with a tray for versatility as a small table. Designer: Grace Feyock. Measures 24-in W x 20-in H x 16-in D. 

We're always available to help you find the perfect piece in store at Mellow Monkey

Howard Aspinwall



About Our Store:
Mellow Monkey is a home decor/design store located in the coastal town of Stratford, Connecticut. In an old warehouse, slightly off the beaten path where the Housatonic river meets the Long Island Sound, Mellow Monkey’s retail store shares space with it's online fulfillment center. Mellow Monkey offers on trend décor, home accents, and gifts featuring a curated blend of offerings from international designers to local artists. A popular statewide destination, Mellow Monkey never fails to live up to its reputation of being "anything but the ordinary."

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  • Tracey Arne Brown on

    Nicely put – “Things that resonate with one’s spirit”… Not just the decorative products seen in trendy magazines and home shows, etc. Always wonderful to be in a home that reflects/shares the uniqueness of the individual(s) living there.

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