A native of Westchester, Cami Weinstein isn’t new to the Greenwich, Connecticut area, but design practice is–sort of. After a 20-year career in design, Weinstein opened up a Greenwich office five years ago. As a self-professed classic designer, she loves to do “traditional with a twist.” Weinstein walks us through a typical day in Greenwich and how it informs her work.
9 a.m. One of my first stops is Farrow & Ball. I’m constantly there looking over paint samples for clients’ homes. This is one of a few stops I make in Greenwich’s burgeoning Design District. I can easily pop into three or four places within walking distance, such as Waterworks–which has gorgeous tiles and stone for kitchens and baths–and Circa Lighting, to gather a lot of ideas at once.
11 a.m. Greenwich is home to a number of great galleries–I like to see what’s going on in the art world because I love to place art in clients’ homes, and I want to be up-to-date on current trends. My favorites are Weber Fine Art, Samuel Owen Gallery, and Isabella Garrucho Fine Art.
12 p.m. I make a quick stop into Meli-Melo, a French-inspired cafe with great salads. I like it because it’s very fast and I’m always on the run.
1 p.m. Heading to work, I stop at Rogers & Goffigon, a trade showroom that’s essentially a boutique of specialty fabrics. I love their textiles and trims, which I’m currently using quite a bit of on a current project.
2 p.m. I take a detour to Hoagland’s, a gift shop that’s been around since 1937. They have fabulous items and treat their customers to a certain old-world charm. Then I swing by Lynnens on Greenwich Avenue for a wide array of high-end linens. You can get a lot of custom items there.
4 p.m. I always have to check out the fresh-cut flowers at McArdle’s Florist & Garden Center, another Greenwich staple. I use the beautiful buds in clients’ homes, in photo shoots and in my own home.
5 p.m. Whether I’m meeting a client or just needing to end the day with a drink, I’ll go to Gabriele’s Of Greenwich if I’m looking for something Old World–or The Spread if I want something a bit hipper.