Designers Kim Alessi and Robert Passal are opening a one-stop-shop called Putnam & Mason, a multifunctional showroom and workspace for both consumers and trade. Available for walk-in visits and appointments, the Greenwich, Connecticut, space is designed as a high-end home.
Robert Passal; Kim Alessi
“The overall concept is to have all clients that enter the space to feel as though they’ve been transported to a luxe, sexy, sophisticated home which is all sensory—mood lighting, personalized, and romantic aroma. Beautiful suites of home furnishings and accessories in which they can envision themselves living, and a background of incredibly motivating music,” says Passal.
Putnam & Mason says it plans to “handle every facet of building and designing a home from new build and renovations to interior and exterior design, including home technology,” with a roster of the area’s top full service contractors, architects, landscapers and AV companies. Local service vendors are Robert Passal Interior Design, KLASP Home, Wheelock Kitchens, Phoenix Audio Video, Eastridge Construction and Gro Pro.
Among the showroom’s offerings: fabrics, wallcoverings, rugs, lighting, accessories and customizable home furnishings. Putnam & Mason will represent collections such as KLASP Home, Robert Passal Wallcoverings & Fabrics, Loro Piana, Romo, Chesney’s, Holland & Sherry, Brett Design, Sacco Carpet, Fromental, Baker and Kravet.
The showroom will also have an onsite a Sample Bar, serving as both a beverage station as well as workstation for designers to layout and present projects.
“Our goal is to offer the majority of the goods for sale from the floor. We are hoping to fulfill the needs of those in the market for instant gratification,” says Alessi.