Peacock & Beale

I was walking downtown Essex and stumbled upon this refreshing store.  What I mean by refreshing is… it reminded me of something you would see in LA or New York.   Essex never had a lot of home accessory or interior design boutiques but if it did, it was full of chachkies, a Yiddish word for what I call, dust collectors.  Peacock & Beale is the perfect combination of old and new, very eclectic and well merchandised. After doing more research (I thought I would make a good PI), I discovered the owner, Connie Beale was an interior designer, who began her career in Houston working for Bill Francis & Associates and later moved to Greenwich, CT where she started her own firm Connie Beale.  She has been featured in many publications such as Veranda, House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, Interior Design, etc.  She has since expanded her business and it looks like she brought amazing her talent to Essex, lucky us.  Her store is so beautiful, it reminded me of a lovely, comfortable and well lived in home.  All it needed was a sofa and I would have curled up with a good book and never left.  Take a look for yourself.

Love how these containers for sale are displayed with Rosemary and Ranunculus.




This was my favorite display in the store.  Filled with all kinds of fun vintage finds.



Interior design books displayed beautifully on this lovely table.


I’ve been on a bird kick lately.  Don’t know why but these made me happy!


These  stain glass windows flanking the cashier table looked lovely with the sun streaming through them.  Great way to display them.


I have a thing for tall ceramic or porcelain lamps.  I was drooling over this lamp. Unfortunately, I was so busy taking pictures of the store, I forgot to ask how much it was.P1030395

P1030404  My rival in college.  But it looked so cool hanging down from the cabinet.  It should say Northeastern University :)P1030406

Grain sack pillows.  Love the ones with the monograms.  I just bought five of these at the Long Beach Flea Market last month for my outdoor chairs.

P1030407All kinds of vintage finds sprinkled with lovely new pieces.               P1030400Make sure you stop in and look around.  Essex is a wonderful day trip if you live in New England.  Lots to see and do.  This is a definite don’t miss for anyone that loves design.


Peacock & Beale

21 Main Street

Essex, CT  06426

Phone:  (860) 767-1682



Photo Credits:  All photo’s taken by Peggy & Fritz. 


quintessence said...

Love her style. She has had several stores in Greenwich over the years (one with the same name). I didn't realize there was one in Essex. Lucky Essex!!

Maria Killam said...

Such a great tour, wish I could come for a visit and tour around! thanks for all your sweet comments on my blog today!

Karen said...

Love this store. The mix of charming older items mixed with the new is wonderful. There used to be a few of these in Orange County but sadly most have closed. Guess I'll have to visit Exxex...lol.

Great images.


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