Just a few days before we finished with the demolition last month, my friend Stacy told me she’d be scouting a new site in North West Connecticut for a day. As it turns out, she had a little time before her first appointment. Stacy became my very first impromptu coffeetime guest at the new ABCD Homestead! We nibbled on pain au chocolat and sipped espresso under the arbor in the backyard. It was my first glimpse into entertaining at our new home!Stacy Kunstel is a photo stylist and editor. Her beau, Michael Partenio, is a talented interiors photographer. Such a dynamic duo – wouldn’t you agree? Together, they are Dunes and Duchess. The day of our meeting, Stacy happened to have a prototype of their new product in the back of her adorable little car. She popped open the back of her BMW mini to reveal what Duchy (Stacy) and Dunes (Michael) had designed… wow-ze-wow-wow-wow!Besides the candlesticks, there are lamps and amazing 34″ high hurricane candlesticks in the line too. Ahhhhhmazing. I love the added glass and leather element on the hurricanes! I seriously hope I find the perfect spot for one (or a pair) in the new house! Stacy and Michael based the design off of a vintage candlestick they used in a photo shoot once. They sourced a Mennonite woodsmith to create the turned wood pieces. Dunes and Duchy have updated the look with high-gloss paint. These pretties are 100% pure high-quality artisan-made gorgeousness!