Angela Pilloud has owned businesses in Denver’s Washington Park neighborhood since she opened Devil’s Food Bakery in 1999. Her collection of sister stores includes Trunk Show, Fern & Lois Florist, The Cookery at Myrtle Hill, and New Americana Home, a home furnishings store where she selected these five things she loves. New Americana Home features a spirited and eclectic mix of one-of-a-kind antiques, such as African mud cloths and Ukrainian pottery, alongside thoughtfully selected new merchandise, including Dash & Albert rugs and Regina Andrew light fixtures, for an inspiring shopping experience.
1In the Mood
Pilloud loves the moody, peaceful feeling this painting by Mary Gregory evokes. New Americana carries several of Gregory’s landscapes and paintings of structures, animals and objects, all printed on canvas and finished with a weathered wood frame made by Gregory’s husband.
2Behind the Facade
New Americana sources these concrete molds from India, where they’re used to create decorative architectural additions. Pilloud loves them because they’re both rustic and ornate at the same time, and every piece is unique. “I always wonder and imagine what each design looks like out in the world cast in concrete on a building’s façade,” she says. “You can really tell it has a history when you find one with flakes of concrete still hanging on.”
Available in a wide variety of organic shapes, these paper mâché vases and bowls are another example of how simple, unassuming material can be elevated to art. Perfect for driedfl ower arrangements, they add unique texture to a space. These pieces can be displayed as a collection or stand alone.
This French circa 1820s sideboard took Pilloud’s breath away the moment she saw it. She admires its spectacular carved details and the simplicity of its stripped-down pine patina. “Just looking at it, you can sense that it has a rich history,” she says.