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.
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.
All kinds of vintage finds sprinkled with lovely new pieces. Make 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.