Say New England and autumn in the same sentence and almost instantly images of those legendary leaves in a kaleidoscope of toasty tones come to mind. For a luncheon in her oceanfront house, artist Susan Harris discards the usual palette suspects and artfully works around cool colors warmed with natural textures. The founder of Seacloth, a fabric and accessory company based in Greenwich, Connecticut, Susan prefers the unpredictable.
“I think you get a friendlier, more welcoming experience from a table that isn’t so expected,” Susan says. “And for some reason, I appreciate entertaining more when winter is approaching. When the weather is cold, you want to nest and share good wine, food, a roaring fire, and conversation with the people you care about the most.”
Photographs by Aimee Herring
Text by Krissa Rossbund