Color blooms throughout the seasons at Sundries Furniture, a home décor store in East Falmouth on Cape Cod known for its laid-back coastal style and boldly hued accent pieces. “We love colorful, comfortable, livable spaces,” says store manager Laurie Long about her and owner Donna Stearn’s design aesthetic—both of whom work together on interior design projects throughout the year.
Since Sundries has been in business for nine years now, they have access to countless product lines and can offer a list of choice items. “The longer you’re in business, the more resources are available to you,” says Stearn, who works regularly with a stable of professional craftsmen to make custom furniture, lighting, upholstery, window treatments and rugs. The home décor options available are vast and varied and wonderfully eclectic.
“The store is fun,” says Stearn. “People love to come in looking for ways to spruce up their home in the summer.” And this summer is no exception. Sundries has put together a list of five must-haves for the home.
Sundries Furniture summer must-haves
Every year Sundries develops a specialty item, available for a limited time only. This year it is a hand-crafted colorful wooden tray with a classic vintage look. “This is a really hot item because a lot of people have farm tables or kitchen islands that could use a splash of color. They are great to put your dried hydrangeas in or as a serving tray.”
Petite Day Bed
“This is one of our favorite things for the summer.” At 75-inches wide and 32-inches deep, it is a little smaller than a typical day bed, but “It makes a great little reading area.” It is made of Sunbrella material, which comes in hundreds of patterns and colors and can withstand fading from the sun, stains and wear and tear.
Made by the Maine-based business Penobscot Bay, this porch swing is a little piece of summer. Comfortable and durable, it is made from awning-grade super-fabric Sunbrella, which is anti-stain and color-fade resistant. “For anyone with a porch, this is a must-have.”
Airy Spindle Chair
Sundries’ number one selling chair, from Miles Talbott, “…is the perfect chair for an open floor plan because it is as pretty from behind as it is in front.”
A Sundries exclusive, this shabby chic bench is custom-made fake watches and can be modified for size and color. Sundries asks: “Who doesn’t have a spot for this bench?” Sturdy and strong, it would be useful in a mudroom, kitchen or porch.