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The picture on the wall at left: Those are all original fashion sketches from the 1920s. I found them at Red Brick Antiques on Wickenden Street. I just totally fell in love with them, and kept going back and buying more and more.
The statue: The statue came from Red Brick. It’s a plaster statue of Joseph that once stood outside a Catholic church. It’s probably about 50-60 years old. My parents collected Christian antiques, and Jahan’s collected Asian antiques. His dad was really interested in pieces that crossed over between the religions. We both sort of inherited that. We have an unbelievable amount of religious items, but we’re not really religious. I’m not sure what attracts us to them – I think it’s the power behind them, and that they’re so beautiful.
The feathered headpiece on top of the statue: That’s a hairpiece that I did for Jonathan Joseph Peters’ first StyleWeek show. I didn’t know where to put it, so it ended up there. It’s feathers, acrylic and old Swarovski components.
The candlestick to the left of the statue: The candlestick is an antique from a funeral home. It came out of an auction, of all places, in Worcester.
The table: The table came from my husband’s parents. It’s old wrought iron garden furniture. Because it’s a glass top it makes the room look more spacious.
The centerpiece on the table: That’s a tagine, a decorative Moroccan serving dish. My sister-in-law does women’s rights work in Morocco, and she gave it to us.
About the Homeowners
Alexa Cach is the co-owner and one of the main designers of House of Cach Jewelry. She lives with her husband Jahan Montague in an 1880s bungalow in Fox Point.