Local Wares // ROAD TRIP
Interior designer Heather Wells
and her business manager, Barry
DeCosta, have worked together for
18 years. For inspiration outside
their daily lives at Heather Wells
Inc. in Boston, they head to
— a beautiful coastal haven where
artists thrive — to visit its shops,
galleries, and museums. “It’s so rich
in history, and there are so many
wonderful things to do,” says Wells.
Here, they share six of their
For Wells and DeCosta, Room
68 is a one-stop shop.
Relocated from Boston in 2014
(it still participates in city
pop-ups), the store carries
clean-lined modern furniture,
accessories, and artwork.
“Our followers come from
all over the world,” says Eric
“It’s such an interesting place full of
bespoke objects,” says Wells, whose favorite
purchase is a one-of-a-kind ceramic stool by
Venezuelan artist Reinaldo Sanguino.
Among paintings, prints, and collages there
3. Wells holds a sculptural vessel
are everyday items such as sleek French
coffee presses, artsy power cords, and funky
speakers. “There’s a little bit of everything,”
says DeCosta, “but the common thread is
cool and modern.” 1. Locknesters puzzle/
sculpture Bears and Gamine
glasses sit on a side table by John
Greiner. 2. Artwork made with cut
sandpaper pieces by owner Brent
Refsland is above a display of
blankets and pillows by Tina
Ratzer and a lamp by Seth West.
by Kim Markel.
377 Commercial Street
;;;;; Heather Wells and Barry DeCosta visit Provincetown’s
Fine Arts Work Center with Wells’s labradoodle, Henry.
WRITTEN BY COURTNEY GOODRICH
PHOTOGRAPHED BY DAN CUTRONA