New Year's Day: A Fresh Start


Stangl Art Deco Matt White Two Handled Urn (LEO Design)


The changing of the year always encourages a fresh start.  Quitting bad habits.  Turning new leaves.  I always like the stripped-down freshness of January.  Once the Christmas decorations (as much as I like them) are gone, the spare, angular shape of rooms returns.  Space is broadened.  Everything looks cleaner.

A collection of matte white pottery has a spare, clean look, quite suited to the January chill.  The Art Deco vase, shown above, was made by Stangl in New Jersey.  Click on the photo above to learn more about it.

Happy New Year!


Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well!  Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (

We also can be found in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (

Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only).  917-446-4248