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photograph courtesy of antique & artisans center

Managing director Mari Ann Maher is rolling up her sleeves to bring lots of changes to Stamford’s sprawling Antiques & Artisans Center. She’s eager to unveil the just-completed Design Studio, an 1,800- square-foot section showcasing about 450 fabrics. Look, touch and take it all in—and then get ready to transform your furniture and your home.

Maher makes quick work of customizing pieces. If your perusal of the center has turned up a chair you can’t live without, but it’s covered in fabric you can’t stand, never fear: “We can upholster the chair in-house and turn it around in a week,” Maher says. “It’s almost like one-stop shopping.”

And lucky for you, Maher and her team are happy to share their design wisdom too, acquired over years in the business. “For people that come by and are doing things on their own...we can direct them,” Maher says. “We can help them choose fabrics, explain to them what should be backed…show them all different kinds of textiles, and advise on how to use them.” With all the resources available at the Antiques & Artisans Center, why go anywhere else? Visit stamfordantiques.com for more information.

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