perfect pieces: props from our london shops

August 30, 2011  |   column: WHAT'S NEW

take a peek at a few of the playful curiosities, knick-knacks and one-of-a-kind pieces you’ll find adorning our new shops in london, thanks to the expert eye of our in-house visuals team.

1. fit for a lady: this chair by edward wormley for dunbar is one of our favorite mid-century pieces. we love its elegant legs and feminine design. here, we’ve updated it with a punch of bold aqua.

2. on the dot: who can resist a spray of gold polka dots? this charming ceramic vase was plucked from a vintage shop in covent garden.

3. an american import: we found these zebras at a specialty shop in new york city and brought them across the pond for our london debut.

4. it’s a hoot: our creative director deborah lloyd collects owls of all shapes and sizes. she is especially fond of this vintage trio, sculpted by curtis jere.

5. say it with flowers: low bunched hydrangeas in a classic rose bowl is our signature arrangement. you’ll see it in kate spade new york shops around the globe.

6. pillow talk: throw pillows in a mix of stripes, brights and an abstract map of manhattan (by josef frank) lend instant pop to the vintage sofas you’ll see in our shops.

7. bookworm: the newest addition to our kate spade new york library is the classic vanity fair, written by british novelist william makepeace thackeray. we found this quaint copy at a little bookshop on london’s charing cross road.

8. true blue: we love eccentric pottery in unexpected shapes, like this cerulean ceramic ram, imported all the way from israel.

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