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Slate owner Sarah Phaneuf - OLIVER PARINI

  • Oliver Parini
  • Slate owner Sarah Phaneuf

The word “slate” has several meanings. It refers to a building material and a color. The material — a stone that easily splits into flat pieces — is natural; the color is rich. Slate is also the name of a home décor and furnishings shop on Church Street in Burlington. And, for owner Sarah Phaneuf, the word has added significance: It represents a new start, a clean slate.

“It felt fresh,” she said of the name. “We’re doing fun, new things.”

That new start applies to the store owner herself: Three years ago, Phaneuf, 51, moved to Vermont from Arcata, Calif. There she’d founded Baroni Designs, a jewelry business that employed 35 people and worked with artisans in three countries, and opened a home and

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Anyone else love spring? I love the fresh start it brings to the year … Warm air, flowers blooming, and the sunshine! As much as I love getting outside during the spring months, I also love bringing spring into our home. The number one question I get asked is where to get started or how to approach spring decor. If I had to give one tip on how to approach spring decor it would be to bring the garden in. So how do I do this? I think of the things I might use in a garden … watering can, different tools, plants, gloves, boots, plant markers, etc & then bring those items into my home to use when styling a space! I want to share with you my best tips for bringing the garden into your home …

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